Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
4,601 Ratings
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on new French and American oak chips.

Added by Crosling on 08-09-2004

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of GPHarris
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cellared since 9.2006

a - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into a goblet. left a think ring throughout with some light sheeting. the body was dark and black.
s - powerful aromas of vanilla and chocolate with a light oakey scent.
t - oak, vanilla, dark fruits like cherries with a light oak finish. nice bite from the alcohol too. this is well-balanced.
m - creamy and smooth.
d - what a wonderful sipper. this is a delicious beer.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillHilly
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2011 Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: pours black with a nice 1 finger head, dissipates to outer edge and retains.

S: coffee, hops, chocolate & roasted malt

T: Drinking fresh it still has a hop presence, chocolate and coffee malt, not overly sweet, pretty balanced.

M: Phenomenal mouthfeel...carbonation is excellent, not overly thick for a beer of this ABV and style...well done.

O: Solid brew overall, wish it had more of an oak/barrel presence, but the beer is fantastic overall.

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Photo of ryanflc
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobhits
2.83/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

An amazing looking beer. Black, HUGE head that's thick and leaves lacing all over the place.

An amazing nose, dark chocolate, oak that reeks of vanilla, and dark burnt malt.

Sadly the appearance and nose are the end of the praise. This is simply a mess of a beer. Huge dark chocolate and malt are terribly complemented with some sour oak notes and even worse hop presence. This is a style of a beer I truly love so I can't say that I completely dislike this beer, it's just not good. For a style I'm sure I'd lean toward overrating this isn't a success. It is easily the worst big oak aged stout I've had.

The mouth feel here is pretty darn nice, creamy, a bit of carbonation and a bit of a bite that works well.

This is a hard beer to keep drinking. The problems with the taste just linger and linger. I fully understand I am attacking a beer loved by many. All this said I think the idea of a chocolate or coffee bean version of this will be a damn good improvement. This beer just needs something else to make it work.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BigRedDog
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a midnight black, with a rich, mocha colored head.

Smell is chocolate, licorice, slight coffee, some vanilla as well. Slight woodiness.

Taste is roasted malt forward. Bitter chocolate mingles with smoky wood and some slight vanilla flavor. Finish is slight licorice and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Some booze warmth.

Overall a good beer, but I kinda prefer the original Yeti.

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Photo of BostonHops
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz served in a snifted.
bottled date 01/06/10

pours a viscous, opaque jet black with a luscious finger of creamy, mocha toned head. good retention and gorgeous walls of lacing. just a beautiful presentation, top to bottom.

nose is fairly bold and offers a lot of the usual suspects: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. i get a touch of oak, maybe vanilla. there's also a hint of a hoppy character loitering in the background. roasted malt jumps out front in the flavor with a notable presence of hops opening up mid-palate. notes of oak, vanilla, and chocolate intermingle throughout. 9.5% ABV virtually nonexistent (i've also been sitting on this one for about a year). a touch of hoppy bitterness present in the finish.

rich, creamy, medium-full bodied mouthfeel... oustanding. this one's a step away from being a meal... overall a killer RIS.

originally reviewed: 02-22-2011

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the 2006 vintage of this beer at a friends cellar cleaning share. May have been a little past its prime but was still dark, chocolaty and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oak aged Yeti

Pours a deep solid black with a fluffy finger of brown head. Lots of tan lace.

The nose is straight chocolate fudge, sweet cream, some bakers chocolate and some tannin.

The taste is Willy Wonka's chocolate river. Tons of bitter chocolate that transforms it a sweet paradise. Nice and roasty as well. Extremely dessert-like and enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, rich and thick. Lower carbonation suits it perfectly.

Overall, my favorite Yeti yet (havent had barrel aged). Just a fantastic display of chocolate desserts.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of marine1975
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Tertullian007
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,601 ratings
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