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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,420 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,420
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 255
Gots: 736 | FT: 53
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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Ratings: 3,420 | Reviews: 1,016
Photo of dqsg22
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ridiculously good. It's a 9.3% but tastes like a 4%. It'll get you fucked up.

Photo of tjk135
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A rich and chocolaty stout with an outstanding coffee flavor. This beer is perfect for dessert all by itself.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Bright espresso black with a pillowy tan to brown 1” persistent foam cap that grips the side of the glass.
S: Espresso with traces of coffee and faint vanilla.
T: Rich malt with sweet cocoa and vanilla balance with the roast flavors form the malt and the added espresso.
F: Creamy silky smooth with a big body and ine soft carbonation.
O: A delightful beer that improves with age for at least three years.

Photo of JoeBond
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful coffee flavor, great aroma and great stout look and feel. Pours black as night with a thick head. I'm not a coffee drinker, but this has a great balance of favors to it and the coffee accentuates the flavor without being too overpowering. I agree world class beer here.

Photo of bluehende
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome coffee stout. If you like coffee this one if for you. Heavy coffee flavor that does not interfere with the base stout. Outstanding

Photo of DoctorZombies
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour with lite tan head. Oaky nose. Oak chocolate and hazelnut flavors. Medium mouthfeel and woody finish. Good but not great.

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured like motor oil. Tasted of burnt grains, espresso and faint woodiness.

Photo of larryarms847
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours solid jet black and rather slick and oily in appearance, but with a solid finger of thick and frothy dark brown foam.

Huge notes of espresso and roast with some more subtle chocolate, oak, and vanilla undertones.

The oak and woody note comes out much more strongly in flavor than it did in aroma, but the espresso and roast still comes on strong. The vanilla is nowhere to be found.

Heavy-bodied, medium carbonation, slick, oily, chewy, sticky. A bit too much like tar.

Overall, this is a must try for any espresso or coffee fan, but the heavy oak flavor took away from my overall opinion and scoring of this.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip tumbler. Bottled on Jan 7, 2015. Pours like a chocolate syrup, espresso and oak aged not overpowering but still this smooth, unique flavor. Outstanding beer.

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass:

Appearance: Dark, obsidian-black color, with a thick, frothy chocolate mousse head. Lots of speckled lacing throughout drinking, with minimal bubbles.

Aroma: Lots of roastiness and chocolate, with much less coffee than I expected. Delicious and desserty, with just a little bit of booziness in the nose.

Taste: Not overly coffee-forward as I expected, and as advertised as being a breakfasty beer. Delicious nonetheless though, with a really solid roasted malt backbone, and vanilla, dark chocolate and coffee coming forward as the beer warmed a little. Really a delectable, rich flavor.

Feel: The only area I was a little disappointed in. The body was a little thinner than I would've preferred, and with the decadence in the other areas, I feel like a bit thicker, more astringent body would elevate this one just a bit more.

Overall: A really great stout; the type to drink as a treat. Not available where I typically drink and buy beer, but if I saw it in any liquor store, I'd buy it again. Definitely on par with Founders Breakfast Stout if comparing to a pillar of coffee stout style.

Photo of kkleu357
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 3/30

On tap at Great Divide. Also, this is the nitro version. Excellent beer. Sweet cocoa flavor with lost of espresso taste. Bought a bottle to take home. My guess is I’ll like the non-nitro version even more.

Photo of ajm5108
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Some medium chocolate & vanilla espresso on the nose, but it has more of a roasted coffee flavor. Not quite as rich or creamy as you might think given the namesake. You can certainly get fragments of the espresso as well chocolate mocha, but most of it is the roasted coffee, not that it is a bad thing. It has a smooth feel & finishes pretty easy.

Photo of nodder
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber

A- Pours oily black and thick. A dark brown head fades leaving bands of sticky lacing.

S- Dark coffee, dark chocolate mainly. Can smell the oak just slightly.

T- So much coffee flavor in this beer. There is dark chocolate, vanilla, slight oakiness present also. Strong black coffee is predominant.

M- Medium body and actually a bit lighter than I expected from the pour. Still very creamy, though. Very carbonated.

O- I like coffee. So, I love this beer. One of the most coffee forward stouts I've tried. Nice "in your face" stout. Recommended if you like coffee.

Photo of Mmar0228
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber bottled on 1/08/15 into a footed stout glass. Fridge temp and allowed it to slowly come up to cellar temp.

Pitch black with no translucency. Two inch mocha head that dissipates within a few minutes. Sticky lacing that slowly creeps and reappears with each sip.

Smells upfront dark chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, vanilla, earthy and strong espresso.

Tastes of chocolate, malty, vanilla, roasted espresso and ends slightly bitter and a hint of oak. ABV masked well.

Creamy mouth feel, moderately oily and medium bodied.

One of my favorite coffee stouts and and would put it right next tho FBS. I cant find to much wrong with this one.

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like regular Yeti to me. I am not really picking up on the oak or the coffee. Not as good as I was hoping.

Photo of Csikic93
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers of all time wish I had bought more of them.

Photo of Smokee
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle into a spiegelgau snifter.

It pours brown with maybe a little orange/red. Decent retained head with mostly small bubbles. Smells chocolate, malt, bread, a tiny bit of pepper and fruit.

Great mouth feel, smooth and bubbly at the same time. Chocolate first then some coffee, not very boozy untill the last minute. Just great all the way through. Very enjoyable.

Photo of Bone53
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A free 3/4 filled growler @ Market District because they ran out mid pour. Lucky me!

Appearance: Black motor oil pour with a half finger brown head. Absolutely wonderful looking in the glass

Smell: Deep espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, slight oak. Amazing

Taste: Big espresso characters upfront, chocolate and slight vanilla notes in the middle, with an oaky espresso finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very light for an imperial stout. Not as chewy as most, but the drinkability is great. I dont feel much if any of the alcohol

Overall: Iv loved every yeti iv had to date, so im not suprised i enjoyed this one so much. This may be the best in the series. I rated the regular oak aged Yeti higher, but thats because it was aged a few years and was less bitter. Enormous espresso aromas and flavors. The oak character adds a very nice complexity to it. This is underrated if you ask me, and would be up there with Breakfast stout if the aftertaste lingered longer.

Photo of buckslayer50
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good God this was good, the espresso comes through really strong and it looks and tastes beautiful

Photo of hotpauko
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy crap this beer was a mouthful. I'm a hophead and don't drink coffee but I did like this one. Burnt coffee/non-sweet chocolate aroma and flavor start to finish. Coffee really sets in strongly after but maybe very noticeable for me because I don't drink coffee. Not much sweetness and any hops is hard to pull out. Very creamy mouthfeel. Wow 5 minutes later coffee flavor still lingers strongly. This was very good and I look forward to comparing with others.

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After having this several times it is time I give this a proper review -enjoyed from the bomber in a goblet at cellar temp.

The color is dark like used oil with thin medium tan head with very fine bubbles and lace that clings. The smell is great with a lot of hop aroma and strong espresso with a moderate amount of citrus from the hops with light cocoa and nutty oak character with a light vanilla quality and mild dried fruit odor. The feel has a light woody texture and smooth quality from the espresso and light roasted middle with a slight sweet character and gentle alcohol in the finish.

The taste is great with lots of espresso up front with light vanilla type quality and slight hop flavor which adds a pine-like taste in the dark cocoa covered espresso bean flavor with mild dark toasted malt flavor supporting with cocoa and coffee quality and slight woody flavor comes through in the finish. Overall one of the better stouts made with espresso available -I would drink this repeatedly if it weren't for the 9.5% ABV level.

Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On nitro at the brewery in Denver. One of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Perfect thick light brown head, approximately 1.5 in. Feels and tastes a little too milky for me, but an excellent stout nonetheless.

Photo of Cuttlephish
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a dense, lingering, oak colored head. Smell is dates, dried dark fruit, lightly toasted coffee and slight hop bitterness. Taste hits with bitter, almost burnt roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is less smooth and oily than other aged stouts but is not unpleasant. Overall very nice especially if you enjoy the pungent, bitter and earth flavors of coffee and oak.

Photo of Tylertut
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I usually don't review beers but I made an exception for this one.
Poured into a Teku Glass and slightly over celler temp.

Look: The color is right on par with other stouts, a dark, almost black, brown. But the head was a beautiful dark brown raj left a bit of lacing for me to stare at as I drank it.

Smell: lots of coffee with a bit of chocolate and roastiness.

Taste: Oh. My. God. Lots of bitter coffee with just the right amount of chocolate to cut the bitter to an appropriate level. Long coffee at the end as well which was wonderful.

Mouthfeel: Seemed it was a bit thin for me but I usually prefer thick body stouts. Still pretty good.

Overall: An amazing coffee stout that blows the regular out of the water. My general comparison for coffee stouts is FBS and never had a stout outdone that one like this one has. Wish I would have picked up another bottle.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a few inches of espresso/dark brown head.
Smells of strong espresso and chocolate.
Tastes very creamy and the espresso has a nice kick to it.
Medium amount of carbonation.
A very good stout. Highly recommend it!

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,420 ratings.