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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

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95
world-class

2,691 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2691
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%


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: johnmichaelsen on 05-16-2008)
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Reviews by LI_PO12:
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into pint glass bottled jan 9 2013

Appearance- jet black 1 finger tan head

Aroma- a lot of coffee espresso, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, some pine, smells amazing

Flavor- even bigger espresso coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, fairly bitter but well balanced and some alcohol warmth but not boozy at all

Mouthfeel- medium heavy, some alcohol warmth, moderate carbonation

Overall- I was very impressed with this. Hits every mark and then some, I need to try a regular yeti to see what the original is. But this is awesome and a must try if you like big stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 03:50:14 | More by LI_PO12
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Bottled on 12/24/13.

Pours opaque black with a 1/2 inch brown head that fades to a thin film and a ring on top that leaves curtains of lace.

The smell is dominated by spent black coffee grounds with accents of chocolate and burnt wood. I cannot wait to tear into this.

The taste is of bitter black coffee, dark fruit, smoked barley, herbal/ almost menthol hops and a hint of anise.

The texture is on the thicker side of medium bodied with low carbonation.

The look and aroma of this brew are off the chart. However, the flavor falls off a bit in my opinion. The dominant herbal and menthol notes seem somewhat out of place here.

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A-Ink black body. Dark brown head is half finger thin. A sudsy thin top layer remains with time. One of the few beers that is truly pitch black. Not darkest of browns or, black with brown edging. Truly pitch black.

S-Baker's chocolate. Woodsy. Earthy. Roasted steaming coffee. Hints of lactose. Inky. Molasses. Leathery. Chestnuts, acorns, other hard nuts. Great balance of sweet & pungent.

T-Sweet chocolate. Sweet malts. Coffee. Bright twang of dark fruits on the middle sip. Plums, prunes and raisins. Tobacco. The sip finishes a delicious bitter via dank hops. A perfect see-saw exchange of sweet and bitter in the taste.

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O-Near perfection beer. My only qualms are the appearance and feel. A slightly bigger head could be present even if it is a stout. All the glorious pictures of Espresso Yeti are a freeze-frame in time. The head will flatten quickly in time ticking reality, almost as quick as your done pouring. I dunno. Maybe other pours will prove different. And the feel, the carbonation is subdued. A below average range. Thank goodness the body is creamy and flavorful to where it sips like a stout-spiked mocha-coffee. So one isn't all bent out of shape about carbonation. And there is a persistent slight sizzle that keeps the beer from being flat. Kudos. Mind you, the look and feel are still better than most beers. Espresso Yeti is Heaven On Earth if not Actual Heaven.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.