1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,682 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2682
Reviews: 950
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,682 | Reviews: 950 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tectactoe:
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 2009. Pours dark as hell and thick as hell. Surprisingly good amount of foam for a three year old imperial stout. The head is beautiful - dark tan leather, huge and foamy. The nose is full of intense bouts of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Upon taking a sip, the bittersweet cocoa hits you right away. A slight punch of bitterness on the back of the tongue with a nice sweetness that takes it over halfway through. Warmth brings out the deep coffee flavor in the brew, which is very dominant on the palate once it's picked up. Throughout the brew, you're battling back and forth between chocolate and coffee, trying to decide which one is more prominent. Sometimes you get a sip that reminds you of a dark roasted Columbian coffee, other times you'd swear you were drinking a liquid Godiva bar. Some sweetness at the end, which almost is reminiscent of figs or anise - very, very faint, however. The body is extremely rich, creamy, and chewy with a low level of carbonation.

This stout is simply delicious. It has two main flavors which battle for your tastebuds throughout the whole experience - coffee and chocolate - and it's quite amazing. Very rich and definitely something you'll want to sip, however one of the best stouts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 04:08:04 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-17-2014 13:57:19 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
Photo of shacawgo24
shacawgo24

Illinois

4.96/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

M-Medium-low body. Low-high carbonation. Chocolate, oaky, coffee start in feel, (bitter-sweet). A dark fruit sour is the middle. The finish has the sour still clasped, onto bitter dank hops. The after-feel gives slightly numbing sensations due to quality hops. A roasted air is always persistent. Gets sticky and stickier as you sip.

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 13:10:59 | More by shacawgo24
Photo of BMos
BMos

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-16-2014 21:33:21 | More by BMos
Photo of mhind52
mhind52

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 19:02:35 | More by mhind52
Photo of brandon911
brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 16:10:24 | More by brandon911
Photo of bcp5296d
bcp5296d

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 13:52:04 | More by bcp5296d
Photo of berkshire413
berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 13:40:03 | More by berkshire413
Photo of funkyaudio
funkyaudio

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-16-2014 03:08:08 | More by funkyaudio
Photo of gmendez1122
gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2014 23:00:21 | More by gmendez1122
Photo of dxbq48
dxbq48

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-15-2014 20:45:37 | More by dxbq48
Photo of Gunch52
Gunch52

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-15-2014 02:49:27 | More by Gunch52
Photo of ScotNH
ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

04-14-2014 21:55:05 | More by ScotNH
Photo of prtwin2a
prtwin2a

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-14-2014 20:58:23 | More by prtwin2a
Photo of BRClemons
BRClemons

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-14-2014 18:58:29 | More by BRClemons
Photo of Sanchezrox23
Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2014 05:30:26 | More by Sanchezrox23
Photo of Ohiovania
Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2014 04:31:33 | More by Ohiovania
Photo of blastoderm55
blastoderm55

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2014 03:12:35 | More by blastoderm55
Photo of Bhoward0698
Bhoward0698

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-13-2014 18:40:23 | More by Bhoward0698
Photo of Edvice04
Edvice04

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 15:49:37 | More by Edvice04
Photo of trevor_s
trevor_s

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 06:16:54 | More by trevor_s
Photo of mattreitz49
mattreitz49

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 05:06:45 | More by mattreitz49
Photo of Bolivian22
Bolivian22

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 04:00:06 | More by Bolivian22
Photo of markgugs
markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-13-2014 03:17:02 | More by markgugs
Photo of SlamLord
SlamLord

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2014 01:01:53 | More by SlamLord
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,682 ratings.