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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,315
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 259
Gots: 683 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
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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4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajpowell5
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mta11c
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boldenglishale
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nazzz
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of earljones199
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radiosox
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmgeng
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoy GD's Yeti and I assumed that the amplified coffee flavor would be even better.

A - Pours a thick jet black and has tons of plentiful dark brown colored head with very strong lacing. Darkest foam I have ever seen.

S - Rich roasty aroma with the coffee on top. There is some maltiness along with some chocolate but the char and espresso are dominant.

T - Very similar to the smell; has the roastiness and the coffee accompanied by the rich chocolate. It is distinctly bitter from all of the dark malts so that the espresso flavor is more true than in a sweet stout. It is not balanced and is similar to sucking on a dark roasted coffee bean. I prefer the base beer over this version due to the other flavors being more balanced and harmonious instead of the espresso onslaught.

M - Big mouth-feel. High carbonation. This one just erupted with carbonation as I poured not expecting such vigor from the solution. I like the carbonation because even though it is a pretty viscous beer the carbonation and bitterness do a good job of tricking your mind into thinking that it is lighter. This beer finishes dryer and bitter on the back of the tongue.

Overall, this is a very good coffee stout but it isn't a good representative of the base beer. My preference is for sweeter Imperial stouts and this one is more one sided and not as complex but it is still a very solid beer if you really enjoy the dark roasted coffee flavor. If you want to just mix your java fix and beer then give this one a try.

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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tuckerster
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFear
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nearly pitch-perfect imperial stout. It pours a beautiful, pitch-black, ruby-tinged hue with a creamy brown head that makes the beer resemble a cappuccino. The aroma is redolent with espresso and vanilla. The taste is a bit bracing -- bitter espresso, heavily roasted malt, and a surprising level of hop flavor. Still, the vanilla from the oak lends a bit of smoothness. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected; Imperials tend to be more viscous, but the oak aging probably took a bit away from that. Regardless, really nice, aggressive Imperial Stout. Almost as wonderful as Stone's Espresso Imperial Russian Stout from 2013.

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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,315 ratings.