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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

2,954 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,954
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 201
Gots: 555 | FT: 40
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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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 7/18/10

Pours pitch black with a wonderful mocha head which gathers a half finger thick. The head gathers at the side in splotches leaving some lacing.

Dark chocolate, espresso, and pine hops help sting my nostrils. There is a bite in the smell which makes me excited to taste it.

Again, dark chocolate and espresso unite in smooth harmony to produce a lovely flavor. A big bitter aftertaste comes from coffee acidity and hop bitterness.

The taste is creamy up front which gives way to a drying finish. A solid mouthfeel.

I would say this has average drinkability for a 9+% ABV drink with a nod toward its overall appeal.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 02:53:22 | More by TCgoalie
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-05-2014 04:05:08 | More by jarrgal
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-17-2013 19:22:15 | More by gpblackgt
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Nightrain87

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-25-2012 19:24:09 | More by Nightrain87
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2014 12:21:49 | More by kodt
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JRed

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cola-black with dissipating cinnamon head. Aroma of Coke float with chocolate ice cream and some brownies and coffee/toffee. Flavors of dark chocolate, cola, coffee, cinnamon, slight bourbon. Medium-thick body with a soda feel. So the Yeti went to Starbucks and confused us all. A nice brew but sometimes the original can't be beat.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 04:10:33 | More by JRed
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

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

Serving: Bomber into a small snifter

A: Opaque. Light neither enters nor escapes any vessel which this stuff fills. Poured with a minimal head. Half a finger's width of head residing atop the serving, reminiscent of the crema atop a shot of espresso.

S: Dark chocolate with a roasted, malted background. Very pleasant.

T: coffee, chocolate, and a huge hint of what tastes like cherry.

M: Very full feel on the tongue. Smooth, velvety. Lingers on the palate long after it's departed.

O: Good stuff. A perfect compliment to dessert, or a fine way to otherwise wind down. Definitely something I'll come back to.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 01:18:01 | More by Retail1LO
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-05-2013 04:39:03 | More by elkinbrown
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-05-2014 19:03:00 | More by MikeWard
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-11-2014 02:05:42 | More by DanGeo
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-20-2014 12:39:57 | More by ncelauro
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-27-2013 09:22:46 | More by Maillard
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

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

Had at Poor Richards, Wexford Ale House

A: Pours a thick rich dark black color with some brownish/redish hues. Provides a nice thick brown tan head with more than sufficient lacing.

S: Lots of big dark coffee/espresso scents. In addition there are some caramel and burnt toast with a slight amount of citrus hops.

T: This beer has big malt flavor. The bready and dark coffee blend together with a slight amount of hops that give this beer a well rounded flavor. The high alcohol is well hidden.

D: This is a great dessert beer, one or two in a sitting a max. A wonderful and delicious stout. If it was not 85 degrees outside I would enjoy this more. This is a beer I would love to have by the fire in the middle of winter.

M: Leaves a creamy rich mouthfeel on the palate.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2010 21:49:44 | More by IronCitySteve
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2013 00:44:29 | More by wiltznucs
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-19-2012 19:55:08 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2014 06:02:01 | More by Erik-P
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-25-2014 00:01:03 | More by JakerLou
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2013 00:33:01 | More by lunarbrew
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rapidsequence

Virginia

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

22 oz capped and foiled bottle. It was $10.99, and I think I got it at Pints O'Plenty. Bottled Dec 20, 2010, so its about 11 months old.

Appearance: Its increbibly dark and thick, pours like used motor oil. A very large, dark brown, foamy head. The head fades over a few minutes and leaves just a few brown bubbles. Nice spots and globs of lacing.

Smell: One of those beers that you smell and say "Wow!". Rich roasted and chocolate malts with loads of sweetness. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla.

Taste: Big mouthful of dark chocolate and strong cold coffee. Roasted malts are not overpoweringly roasted, burnt, or bitter-- very smooth roast (if that's a thing). There is a lot of sweetness, but a lot of balancing bitterness from the roast and a hit of oak that comes through on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Quite full, creamy, smooth. A bit of tannic oaky dryness in the finish accentuates the bitterness.

Overall: This is an excellent stout. I expect the espresso has faded somewhat, but I wouldnt want it to have more coffee presence. I'll definitely get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:25:31 | More by rapidsequence
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2011 16:27:12 | More by richbrew
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sukwonee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-19-2013 09:25:13 | More by sukwonee
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videofrog

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a snifter at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Thanks go out to the bartender for serving this perfectly and giving me the 12oz when barrel-aged brews were supposed to only be 1/2 pint.

A: Dark black with a creamy brown head that sits atop the brew nicely the entire time. Slight spiderweb lacing.

S: Here's where they hit a home run. Coffee & chocolate up front, oak & slight alcohol in the background. Some dark fruity notes come into play after it warms a little.

T: Much like the smell, but was able to detect the oak and vanilla a little more here. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Thick bodied, light carbonation, something to chew on.

O: Have been a fan of imperial stouts for a while now, but this was my first barrel-aged. REALLY enjoyed it. I took my time with it and savored every sip. Would highly recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 14:46:31 | More by videofrog
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours out loose, not thick, but substantial enough to let you know you are dealing with a decent sized beer here. Smooth, brownish black body with two inches worth of a bloody plum/chocolate kind of deep dark red, purple and brown colored head that fades into a cap, there are some pretty decent alcohol legs on this beer as well.

S: Toasty coffee, dry, dark chocolate, faint caramel. Lots and lots of chocolate, more so than any coffee aspects. Perhaps some time on the shelf sapped some of the coffee aroma but there certainly isn't any lack of chocolate. More of a mocha aroma than any kind of coffee I am familiar with. Slightly creamy but dry mostly, which is weird to me as I didn't think something could smell like both, but somehow it does.

T/MF: Chocolate, dark and dry and bitter. Not really that much coffee, bits here and there but much less than I was expecting going in. Finishes with a slightly drying alcoholic finish that pinches the back of the throat ever so slightly. Medium side of full bodied and quite quaffable if a bit one dimensional.

D: I am sort of on the fence about what to think about this beer. On one hand it sort of delivers what it promises, a coffee infused imperial stout, and on the other hand it delivers what it promises, a coffee flavored imperial stout that lacks any kind of depth or complexity behind the initial blast of coffee and chocolate flavors. It does taste pretty darn good and goes down quite easy but it sort of reminds me of a McDonald's chocolate shake, not that this beer tastes like a chocolate shake, but more so what it feels like after you've finished a chocolate shake from McDonalds. You knew you wanted chocolate going in and it was good while you were drinking it but when you finished the shake you already have forgotten what it tasted like. Yes, it tasted like chocolate but beyond that there was really nothing more there, you asked for chocolate and that's what you got, nothing more. The same thing sort of happens with this beer. You get what you were expecting, maybe even a little less, it tastes good but beyond that there was nothing else there, the depth and complexity that you find in other stouts was not there, the dark fruits, the earthiness, the roasty/toasty flavors that dry the tongue after an initially dark and fruity kick are not here. You get what you ask for out of this beer and not much more. A good beer, but not really worth another ten dollar investment.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 15:49:34 | More by bluemoonswoon
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-01-2012 04:11:34 | More by JSchock7
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-18-2012 03:24:36 | More by illini4x4
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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