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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,150 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,150
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 228
Gots: 586 | FT: 41
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, extremely dark brown and firm head, topping a deep, coffee-bean-brown brew.

The aroma is everything this beer promises on the label: tons of espresso mixes with chocolate, with caramel, toffee, vanilla, and oak in the background.

Flavor is less rich and more balanced, but still features all of the above.
Chocolate up front, but it's less sweet and more bitter and dark.
Earthy hops provide some bite on the mid-palate, where the oak starts to come in.
Strong but smooth bitter, dark coffee bean finish, which also features a bit more of the oak, and a return of the chocolate flavor.
Roasted barley is represented throughout primarily by a chocolate flavor, but there are also plenty of roasted and toasted grains, providing a nice thick base brew.

Surprisingly thin feel, although it's still quite thick and silky. Absolutely no hint of alcohol. Bitter throughout, but not unbalanced; it's just a hop-forward and very roasty brew. Sticky, oily coating for a long finish. Not a particularly lively brew - no sting, no foaming - but that is not at all a criticism.

This is one of the better Yetis I've tried. The espresso definitely provides a rich depth of flavor and character, and the oak - while comparatively subtle - brings along nice notes. My personal take is that the Yeti series is too hop-forward, but with everything else going on in this beer, that provides a wonderful balance and bite to what otherwise might be too rich.

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Enjoyed from the 2 0z bottle in a wide mouth Chimay glass, this fantastic imperial stout pours as black as sin and as thick as used motor oil. With a vigorous pour a HUGE brown head emerges with some light soapy lacing. Nose of bakers chocolate, espresso coffee, DEEPLY roasted grains, and thick rum like barrel aromas. Flavors are up front dark bittersweet chocolate, deep rich black espresso coffee, and dark rich fruits of the sides and back of black plum, raisin, and some oaked aftertaste that seemed hidden in the nose from all the roasted grains and malts. MOST EXCELLENT. Tons of alcohol warmth, tons of rich imperial flavors, just a TON OF A STOUT!


Brutaltruth, Nov 04, 2014
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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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