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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,168 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,168
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 240
Gots: 593 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on: Jan 02 2012

A: Super black with a medium brown head that settles into big craters and bubbles. Huge, sticky lace and great retention. Can a Stout look better? Not really.

S: Fairly complex and so inviting. It smells creamy and luscious, if that makes sense. Roasted malt, charred wood, molasses, caramelized brown sugar, some booze, and espresso beans. The coffee isn't as strong as expected but it allows the beer to be balanced from start to finish in the nose.

T: Everything in the nose and sooo smooth and creamy. Incredible finish. You notice the mellowed qualities after some age but some booze is still there that lends a great sweet quality to the beer. The roasted malt and espresso comes out in full force.

M: What can I say? Incredibly smooth, body is full and divine, perfectly toasty and sweet, carbonation is spot on, and the finish is top notch.

O: A little over a year in the bottle has treated this beer well. The flavors have mellowed and melded to create a superb Imperial Stout.

Photo of Stigs
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, served in a DFH oversized snifter

A - pours with a quarter inch or so of frothy dark khaki colored foam. absolutely deathly black beer.

S - insanely fresh (and strong) french roasted coffee. some dark bakers chocolate, roasted an slightly burnt malt, oak, vanilla, subtle dark fruits. finishes with an earthy warming bitterness. i love coffee (drink it strong and black), and this is money.

T - that wonderful coffee assault...melds pretty nicely with roasted malts resembling slightly burnt toast, hershey's syrup, oak. i'd buy this if it was a non-alcoholic energy drink. lacks some complexities of the other Oaked Yeti's, but I dont care.

M - thick and syrupy body, carbonation is tight and alive but pulled off well. finish leaves a coat of coffee and chocolate flavor all over the mouth.

D - only fault here is that after awhile, it can be a bit much. but, i still love it. not graceful, subtle, or complex by any means just yummy. want this with breakfast every day!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Poured into my pint glass. One finger, tan head consisting of fine bubbles atop a dark brown clear body. Head color was appropriate for the style.

Aroma was of roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little vanilla, and some oak tannins. A little rich coffee at the end.

Taste started with rich roasted malt, mingled with bitter chocolate. Roasted malt and coffee were both present in the aftertaste. Very nice.

Mouthfeel was smooth and silky, good body that supported the flavors. Well balanced, not watery at all.

Good drinkability marks for this one. One bottle went down well. Price was a little high for me to make this a regular offering, but I would readily have another were it available.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

A-basically black with no visible highlights and two fingers worth of dark tan head that sticks to the glass

S-Roasted coffee and malt, dark chocolate, and some light alcohol

T-Huge espresso taste. Big roasted malt, espresso, and dark chocolate. Some light alcohol but not overpowering.

M-medium to full body, light to medium carbonation, very smooth, leaves a dry coffee aftertaste

Overall the espresso flavors in this beer work very well. Really well blended flavors make this beer easy to drink and enjoy.

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4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle with my FW snifter glass
*Notes from 05/31/13

A: Jet black body sits totally opaque in the glass. A closer inspection of smaller sample size does reveal a lighter walnut brown edge. Fizzy and active carbonation forms a nice thick two fingers worth of mocha tan head. Decent retention efforts despite the vigorous bubble action. Minimal lace with just a few ribbons of splash down the glass.

S: Roasty aromas full of dark coffee and chocolates with a pronounced vanilla oakiness. I am surprised at the amount of oak presence actually. Getting some subtle grainy character of toasted oats in there as well. The Espresso really blooms as the beer settles towards room temp in the glass.

T: Rich bold roast flavors meet with a firm hoppy bite. Dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla crème integrate with subtle espresso roast coffee developing some nice complex layers throughout the drink. There is an upper level of hoppy bitterness with a bit of pine noted and some earthy grit to it. Alcohol is noticeable adding a dash of spiced heat. Finishes with some very moderate char and a whisper of licorice. Very nice roast flavors without the astringency which I appreciate. There is a big hop presence to the beer and the oak treatment is evident. Espresso is a bit restrained however it is a nice addition to the base beer and works well here.

M: Great consistency. Should be a big full bodied beer but the spritzy carbonation carries it well. Combine that with an upper level of hop bitterness and you get a nice dry crisp action on the finish. Some warming alcohol. Creamy overall with a nice protein coating left on the tongue.

D: Damn solid variant to the base beer. Lots of layering going on with the dark grains, oak, hops, and espresso. Suprisingly well balanced and drinkable for such a beast of a beer. Worthy of the price tag.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours pitch black and quite thick with an inch of dark toffee colored head that's loaded with microbubbles. The nose is spent coffee grounds upfront with sweet toasty malts laying beneath along side a bit of hoppiness. The taste of this exceptional brew is heavy on the coffee. Big time. Bitter and sweet chocolate can be tasted ending with a bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thick and full, coating the palate and leaving a long tasty aftertaste. The drinkability is moderate based on the thickness and viscosity, however, the ABV is well hidden beneath the massive coffee explosion, thus boozy undertones are not seen here.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,168 ratings.