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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,014 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,014
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 206
Gots: 565 | 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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squaremile

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Awesome deep black color with brown foamy head, the nose is all espresso. Taste is a major dose of coffee as is expected, but it does not overwhelm, and as it warms more subtle notes of vanilla and regular yeti come through, although I did not get any oak. Solid on tap, but a bit too expensive overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2009 15:41:51 | More by squaremile
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very black color, with a fairly nice sized brown head. Heavy aromas of bitter, burnt coffee, espresso and roasted malt. On the palate, the aforementioned coffee clearly dominates, along with dark chocolate, vanilla and just a hint of oak. Balance seems a little off, with an overbearing coffee flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2010 23:26:38 | More by emmasdad
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into a perfect pint and a snifter

pours a coffee black, very thin tan/almost brown head. sticky lacing on each sip.

smells like a chocolate espresso, bit of malt, but pretty straight to the point.

very rich and roasted. bitter coffee dominates the flavor with some chocolate poured in. everything tasted double roasted. full bodied that was thick and creamy. i forgot it was even aged in oak barrels. there was no oak in the taste or smell, but it obviously made this beast even darker and more robust.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 16:12:41 | More by Anthony1
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle served in my DFH snifter. Bottled on 2/13/2009 indicated on the label. Poured one shade shy of black with a dense, mocha-colored cap embedded with ringlets. Head dissipates within seconds into a cluster of bubbles and a frothy band around the edges of the glass. Some spots of lacing appear as the brew recedes. Nose suggests espresso roast and bittersweet chocolate. More espresso roast in the mouth, but taste is somewhat charred and bitter rather than roasty. Some woody characteristics, but missing the vanilla. Bitterness lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Some carbonation burn on the front of the tongue, but as it dissipates it leaves behind a residual milky slickness. Alcohol is well-hidden on this one, but balance is off - way too bitter. May improve with cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 01:42:01 | More by Jwale73
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled Dec 20, 2010. Tulip glass.

A: Pours oily, viscous black with a few centimeters of dark brown, red tinted foam. The head vanishes within a minute or so, leaving behind a ring. So-so retention and leaves a few streaks of lacing.

S: Huge, rich roastiness and faintly fruity espresso. Wow, this is a big one. Also features some dark cocoa, chocolate, woody/vegetal/earthiness underneath, some sour/acidity, but is dominated by espresso and roast.

T: Loads of espresso, roastiness, finishing with a lightly sour coffee + bitter aftertaste and lingering on the palate. I'm impressed that the coffee is still present after a year of age.

M: A mouthcoating full body and light carbonation. Alcohol is hidden.

O: A little abrasive and fatiguing to drink alone. On the other hand, it's big enough to stand up to a rich dessert and has the right flavors to complement.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 06:27:21 | More by pmarlowe
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MADPolo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-10-2012 01:33:57 | More by sneth019
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-09-2013 01:31:10 | More by Psychmusic
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RandyKemka

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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dachp

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Travisnin

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Geobus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

06-30-2014 00:16:13 | More by Geobus
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joshtrich

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-25-2012 14:38:43 | More by joshtrich
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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DTown

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-17-2013 16:40:22 | More by DTown
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-18-2012 17:45:51 | More by chrispoint
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-08-2013 01:22:24 | More by AngusOg
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CBPAS

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-04-2012 23:41:14 | More by CBPAS
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JJChrist

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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dav

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-11-2012 08:31:02 | More by dav
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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