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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,316 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,316
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 259
Gots: 685 | 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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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm hot and tired after snow blowing some of the heaviest snow I have come across and this is my reward. Whole bottle into my over sized Old Style glass.
Definitely coffee and hints of the wood (more than vanilla oak). Other roast and hints of chocolate.
Attractive like all the Yeti's are. Nice full rich dark tan and dense head. Black body.
Nice firm and full mouth feel. Almost chewy. Satisfying. Coffee lingers for a long, long time with a coffee grainy quality. Coffee is not over-balanced in the flavor. Blends nicely with a subdued oak. That great Yeti stout is there and this is just another enjoyable version.
Well done.

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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz bomber dated 1/2/2014 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours an opaque black with thin brown/rust head that lasts and laces.

S-Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood.

T-Taste of chocolate, coffee, pepper, oak, and booze.

M-Full bodied, huge mouthfeel. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, pepper, oak, and booze. Slightly boozy finish.

O-Overall a great coffee stout. Has a nice touch with the oak. They should make a six pack with all the Yeti.

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3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up recently at the new Bottle King on the Livingston Circle, having never had this beer before. I enjoyed the Yet and the Oak Aged Yeti and also noticed that this was rated highly. While not a bad beer, this had a bit too much going on to fully sit back and enjoy and the ashen, woody notes nearly overtook everything else when it came to the flavor of this. I love Stouts as dessert beers but this needed a big glass of water to wash it down once I had finished this off.

The pour to this was great, as this beer had a nice, rich dark brown hue and solid tan head that was present but not overly thick. Lots of brown lacing was present down the side of my glass as I worked my way through this as well. The aroma wasn't that strong but there was enough bitter chocolate and espresso in it to live up to this beer's potential. Both of those were present in the taste but that, as well as the vanilla and roasted malt were inundated by the woody mouthfeel to this. Had this been a bit creamier and lighter on the booze, I would have mistaken this for an Irish Dry Stout. There was a bit of whiskey in the aftertaste and this did feel a bit too strong at times, because the flavors weren't long-lasting enough to compensate for the strength of the alcohol.

This wasn't like a Russian Imperial Stout when it came to the ABV but I would have preferred this to be just a hair weaker. It felt quite roasted and the espresso didn't thin this beer out enough to make it feel completely true to form. While not a bad choice, this wasn't an improvement over the other Yeti's that Great Divide offered and after a while, I got the impression that variations on a theme are only worth it if they augment the original in some way. Coffee and caffeine addicts may get something out of this but for me, this was only worth a go one time around. Just a bit too generic for some that came across as being different from the pack.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,316 ratings.