Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,598
Reviews:
1,675
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
364
Gots:
971
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 4,598 |  Reviews: 1,675
Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goliath
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours black and completely opaque. Two fingers of brown head sit on top and receeds fairly quickly.

The aroma is full of flavors. Dark roated malts, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and a slightly bitter character.

Taste is big time. Dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, hop bitterness, and a slight alcohol warmth are all present.

Mouthfeel is full and thick. I'd say creamy yet kind of chewy. The carbonation is low, but appropriate.

Drinkability is fair due to the strong flavors and high alcohol.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

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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Photo of sachie23
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mithrascruor
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice glossy black color. Big dark tan head has good retention and nice lacing.

Smell: Roast malt aroma with chocolate. Slightly nutty, with hints of vanilla and bourbon.

Taste: Big flavor with a strong chocolate component. Nutty and woody flavors float throughout. Warming alcohol at the finish, along with some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and pretty viscous, though not entirely full-bodied.

Drinkability: Strong but not overly so in the alcohol department.

Nice but not my favorite Imperial Stout. There's some good aromas that come out of the beer that I would also like present in the taste.

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Photo of Allurex
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hustlesworth
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- super deep black in a snifter. Puffy cappuccino colored head. Lace blankets the walls of the glass. Head settles to a thick ring.

S- alcohol, vanilla, coffee, cocoa and a district oak aroma. It literally smells like new oak furniture. Crazy. Dark fruits. Blackness.

T- nicely bitter, there's plenty of hops to go around. Roasted bitterness as well with coffee, cocoa, burnt grapefruit, date, more blackness, and oak woodsy flavor. Finish is long and bittersweet.

MF- very full with some tannins that are somewhat disguised by carbonation until the finish where they reappear with aggressive alcohol dryness and sticky lips.

D- this sniffer went down no-prob, but one and done bro. One and done.

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Photo of Anonymous1
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of SilentSabre
3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I really had higher hopes for this one. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Citrus, piney hops make heavy, black, chocolatey stouts SUCK!! Citrus, piney hops are good. Heavy, malty, coffee like stouts are good. But not together! BBQ'd shrimp are good. Vanilla ice cream is good... you see where I'm taking this? This is why I like to buy beer like this and put in the basement and forget about it for about 15 months. But anyway...

This poured absolutely beautifully!! Thick, dark, totally black. Thick, rocky caramel coloured head. Heavy, sticky lacing. This looked wonderful!!! The smell? Coffee, dark chocolate, pine sap, and grapefruit peel. Not a winning combination, IMO. The taste? Sip a cup of coffee and chase each sip with a sip of Hercules DIPA. I can also taste a bit of a woody, earthy taste, as well. Mouthfeel is quite lovely. Very solid, but smooth around the edges. This type of RIS is quite popular with American hop-heads, not so much with me. As far as true RIS's go, I'll take a Sam Smith's, thanks. I'll probably buy a couple of these and put them downstairs and forget about them for about 15 months or so.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bmurray10
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Hopsiam14
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Strix
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours thick, completely opaque black with a brown head.

Smells very nice. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and piney hops.

Roasted and burnt flavors, dark chocolate, wood, and piney hops present in the taste. I do like this better than the regular yeti, but again the hops are a little bit forward for me. This is a big beer.

Mouthfeel very smooth.

Worth finding; a big, interesting beer.

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Photo of patm1986
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Jet black with a moderate brown head that lingers around the edge of the glass, spotty in the middle.

S: Strong malt, chocolate, hop bitterness, can't wait to drink it.

T: Mirrors the nose; robust chocolate, malt, bitter hop, and the hint of that vanilla that was promised on the bottle's description. Alcohol is hidden well.

M: Smooth, heavy, mouth-filling. A noticeable touch of carbonation which is unusual for this variety, but welcome.

O: A great Imperial Stout, proud add the Yeti to my collection of bomber bottles. My interest is piqued to try their other variations (chocolate, espresso).

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Photo of Buebie
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Cellars in Roseville.

Poured from a brown bomber into a 20oz tulip.
Black and inky syrpy texture. 3 finger brown head, medium to mild laceing. Head retention in thick.

Smells of chocolate, mild coffee, black licorice, molassess, sweet malted syrup, vanilla, cinnamon.
Taste is so thick and sweet, charred smokey oak, really sweet for an oak aged, but well balanced all around. Dark chocolate, cream, dry hoppy finish. No alcahol warming present.
Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. Thicker then Ten FIDY. Lightly carbonated and oooh so creamy....did I mention it was silky and creamy?

This is a delicious RIS, will purchase again and again. $6 for a brown bomber, not bad at 9.5 ABV.

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Photo of jopezu
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Finnegan's in Plainfield IL, 8oz snifter

Appearance -- Deep black with a creamy tan head that stuck around quite a while.

Smell -- Rich dark roast, cocoa powder, some oak and ground coffee. Not especially aromatic.

Taste -- Oak is quite apparent. Roast malts, cocoa, coffee-like notes, molasses, faint raisin.

Mouthfeel -- Medium to full in body, a bit slick, with plenty of creamy carbonation. The oakiness adds a bit of drying in the finish. A delightful after dinner beer.

Drinkability -- Very satifying. The oak was quite pronounced, so it is really up to personal taste. Definitely one of the better regularly available RIS's out there.

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Photo of AnalogErik
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,598 ratings.
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