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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

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world-class

3,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,373
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 255
Gots: 712 | FT: 49
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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Ratings: 3,373 | Reviews: 1,001
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours absolutely gorgeous just like a big stout should, hosting a nearly four finger thick malted milk chocolate brown head. Great retention as it slowly fades leaving a wall of fat lace and rocky bubbles. Body is thick tar blackness. Nose has tones of smoked malts, espresso beans, dark fruits and even faint minerally hop character. Wow, they were going for an espresso feel(of course) with this one and they hit it o the nose. The first thing you taste is full rich espresso feel that is silky as it glides across the tongue. The second thing I notice is the distinct oaky feel which I may have overlooked as hops on the nose. Definitely more oaky than the other aged Yeti. As you drink that oak feel really wears on the tongue and becomes to dominate for me. Mouthfeel is of oak and dry dark fruits. Drinkability would be much better if the oak wasn't so overpowering.

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3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a 2-finger, milk chocolate colored head with good retention and no real lacing (the pours upon warming gave some slight lacing). Dark, opaque, brown body.
The smell is coffee, a bit of booze and some dark chocolate.
The taste is bitter coffee that lingers and alcohol at the end. The oak aging makes it's taste present and the chocolate in the smell seems to be missing foor the most part.
Mouthfeel is medium when warmer and has a dry finish.
Drinkability is OK. I found the bitter taste (not any hops bitterness) and the booziness a little off-putting for me. I can see how some might like this but this one's not for me. Yeti is great and there are coffee stouts that I do enjoy but not this one.

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3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found this one at Julios randomly...

A: Awesome look. Dark as night with a nice thick mocha head that slowly disipates.

S: Smells slightly hoppy with nice oak eminating through the nose. Not much else going on in the scent.

T: Eh, not too crazy about this one. A little too hoppy with not enough coffee taste to be called "Espresso". Tastes kind of like a regular Oak Aged Yeti. Kind of disappointing.

M: Aweome amount of carbonation. Helps to make this brew much better.

D: Goes down mediocre. A little hard because of the hoppiness. It would been great with more coffee flavor.

All in all, this is a little bit disappointing. I thought it would be better than it was. I expected more coffee flavor for an espresso oak aged. It just tasted like a standard oak aged.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours dark oily black with about a finger of dark mocha colored head. A bit of spotty lace.

The aroma is robust dark roasted malts with semi sweet. Bakers chocolate in the background and lots of bitter espresso. Big roasted malt flavors with a big espresso flavor and a little bit of an oaky chocolate flavor to round this out. This one really hits the mark.

The feel is great. Smooth and silky with a full body and soft carbonation. Overall really enjoyable here. The yetis are simply well done stouts.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Acquired in a trade with tai4ji2x. Thanks bud!

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Matte black (except for the very outermost bottom edge, which was brown). Creamy brown head sits on top and retains well. Excellent ring-like lacing.

Smell: Lots of black coffee/espresso and dark chocolate. Solid roasted malt backbone - smells thick. There's that same sharp, dark fruit smell I got in regular Yeti. Yum. Some piney hops emerge from the shadows. Nice.

Taste: Hmmm... that's a lot of coffee. Should I be surprised? No. But there is something astringent in there that I'm not too keen on. Dark, roasted malts and tons of bitter hops. Lots of roasty, espresso-ness. Isn't that what it's supposed to be? Yes, I suppose... Tons of alcohol in the back. Aftertaste = yuck.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, well carbonated, a little syrupy and quite dry. Drier than it should be. Full-bodied but not overly heavy.

Drinkability: Letdown. Yep, letdown. Not a bad imperial stout, but doesn't even touch Yeti or OA Yeti. Too much espresso and too much alcohol. A lot of good aspects, but a couple of glaring bad ones. Glad I tried it, but I won't be seeking this out again.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Insanely thick and dark brown head, not a speck of light passes through this brew, moves like a lightly warmed maple syrup, patches of sticky foam along the edge of the glass - 5.00, S: Elements of the two ingredients mentioned on the label - espresso and oak, has a coffee ground like smell, some molasses, hard to decipher the hops, some charring in the aromas as well - 4.25, T: Like the nose, there is lots of espresso and charring as well as vanilla, the charring balances nicely with the thick syrupy sweetness, some concentrated prunes and dates, hop bite just comes through at the end of this monster - 4.50, M: Creamy and medium bodied - 4.50, D: "But this one goes up to 11", Wonderful desert beer, one that would likely cellar well - 4.50

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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Couldn't miss out on a variation of the always delicious Yeti. This was no exception, although it was certainly quite a different beer than the more traditional versions. Deep brown with a perfect tan head that sits around. Big coffee and chocolate in the nose, with a touch of roasted malt. Likewise in the flavors, with the roasted malt mixing nicely with some quieter hops underneath all that giant mocha. Feel is thick and full, sort of a mix of creamy and oily. Nice. Overall, this one was excellent, would love to try it in a bottle that had been ageing.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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