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Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged

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RATINGS: 2245   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Crack open Yeti Imperial Stout’s sophisticated sibling -- Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. Although these beers come from the same clan, they have entirely different personalities. Aging on a blend of French and toasted oak chips infuses a subtle oak and vanilla character into Yeti’s already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile. Who says you can’t tame a Yeti? 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
650 ml Bottle at home, 28th March 15. Rating #1100. Purchased in Orlando, 2013, bottled 2012. Pours a great rich black drink, with a lovely fluffy head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, wood. Taste is rich and smooth, the oak comes through well and complements the base beer. Good bitterness, prevents this from been too sugary and sweet. Great stuff

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3494) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours black with a huge dark brown head.

The aroma offers some nice sweetness & roastiness. It’s got a good chocolate thing going on for sureAs it opens up a little bit of toasted marshmallow comes thorught. The oak is mild on the noes and the fruity hoppiness of yeti is a little more subdued in this one.

The flavor is pretty oak forward, not in a bad way... just in a surprising way. There is a nice hoppy punch to greet you with this beer akin to it’s un-oaked counterpart. The beer has nice dark fruit a good level of bitterness, some mild sweetness and a nice dark chocolate character all around. Honestly this one handles that whole big imperial stout without a big sweetness thing extraordinarily well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (3135) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
Kveldens siste på M2, nok en kveld med mange kjempegode øl og gemyttelig selskap. Svart med cappucinoskum. Superb aroma og smak, avrundet og lekker - en perfekt avslutning på aftenen. Ganske slank for sine 9,5 men allikevel fantastisk komples og balansert. Mmm, høykvalitetskaffe, lekker sjokolade og litt vanilje. Life is good. Stor takk til Sigmund og Cardinal.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2053) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and coffee with amazing outdoorsy overtones, particularly in the aroma. Drink this out in the woods and your head will probably explode.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Side by side with yeti. Lots of oak. Thick and black like oil. Traces of vanilla. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1494) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.03.15. Black. Foamy and dense brown head and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and wood. Similar taste. Rather good. Soft mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (126) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, cold coffee, vanilla and oak. Flavour is bitter chocolate, coffee and a little salty. Full bodied, oily texture, low carbonation. Finish is bitter and roasted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (326) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
Aroma is heavy and dark chocolate notes combined with some licorice and wet wood. The taste is like the regular Yeti’s long lost big brother coming home from a trip in the woods, with all kinds of stuff in the fur after wading through cold wooden creeks, tree branches and moist forest vegetation. Roasted but rounded and heavy malts, coffee, licorice. In the aftertaste the sweetness takes over more, but there’s also a kind of lingering bitterness in the background.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
seehaferb23 (27) - - MAR 18, 2015
We had mixed feelings on this beer that cost around $9. Part of the reason was it was so unique.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lawger (179) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
Jet black with smallish tan head. Huge roasted aroma, slightly smoky or charred, some dark forest floor notes, chinese mushroom soy and a deep, dark fruitiness. Full bodied palate, big malty body, some sweetness and a rather big bitterness towards the long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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