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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,071 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,071
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 215
Gots: 581 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kodt, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of marine1975
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

marine1975, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of danieelol
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: nice, very silky appearance. Looks like a volcano bubbling over, head very sludgey. The beer wants to do its own thing. Lacing like a complex topographic map. 4.5

S: Smells a bit more earthy and dry than Peche Mortel with less synthetic smell and brown sugar sweetness and more dry hops. Evokes rye complexities and chocolate. 4.5

T: More complex rye and earthy chocolate. Good bitterness. Had a sweet beer before which may have primed the tastebuds but even then it tastes a little bit sweet to me. 3.5

M: Seems thick enough. 4

O: Good beer. Bit sweet and lacking complexity once it gets to the tastebuds. Drinkable though. 3

danieelol, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jakea, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Mahogany dark dark brown. Rich tan head.
smell: Wow. Bittersweet chocolate, creamy sweetness, a touch of spice. Very nice.
taste: Adult milk-shake. A touch of sweetness but mostly dry, creamy goodness.
overall: This is a markedly better beer than the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti imo. Great job.

cindyjeffsmith, May 20, 2011
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

gpawned, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

wiltznucs, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of OStrungT
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a jet black color, with a thick dark brown head. The head takes forever to fade, leaving a massive curtain of lace in the glass.

Smelling this beer is like walking into a coffee shop. A strong espresso coffee aroma dominates this beer. I detect a mild vanilla aroma. Some sweet caramel malt mixes in. This beer also smells of dark fruit, with a hint of chocolate.

Wow. This beer has a mostly vanilla flavor. Some coffee flavor mixes in. It is very sweet with a huge malty presence. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor. This beer tastes slightly like home made Kahlua.

This beer is very thick. It is low in carbonation, fitting the style nicely. It goes down surprisingly smooth, leaving a vanilla aftertaste.

This beer wouldnt be the best session beer at 9.5% ABV, but it is pretty damn good and easy to drink.

Overall: A huge thanks go out to monsterfat for hooking me up with this winner. It is just plain amazing.

OStrungT, Jan 17, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BKBassist, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Lanstrum, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BUNZILLA, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

fox227, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of klewis
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at GD Tap room 3/19/09

A: Pours deep blackk with a tan head. Good lacing.

S: Big smell of espresso with a boozy Kahlua aroma.

T: huge espresso taste like something from Starbucks. Burnt undertones. Overall, a huge, complex flavor.

M: Full-bodied with light carbonation. Silky smooth and super sticky.

D: Hot damn. Go get some.

klewis, Mar 20, 2009
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/13/09, picked up at Capone's, poured into my Great Divide snifter.

Pours a thick lightless dark, dark brownish black color with nice 2 fingers of foamy mocha and burnt tan head. Great lasting retention and some pretty impressive lacing, with a huge creamy ring at the very top. Smells of roasted malt, espresso, baker's chocolate, floral hops, oak, molasses, coffee, and slightly burnt brownies. Tastes of espresso right off the bat with some citrusy hops following close behind along with a touch of dark fruits like raisins and plum. Roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and light vanilla notes make an appearance as does some nuttiness, anise, and wet oak before a finish of charred coffee grounds and bitter hops. Full to medium full in body with moderate carbonation. Thick, smooth, and creamy but with a chewy finish, hides a majority of its ABV well. Not overly coffee'd out, just a nice extra push from regular Oak Aged Yeti to incorporate more balance into it. A nice Imperial stout, but a little on the bitter side. Easy to drink but not frequently, maybe with age it will mellow out a bit.

HopDerek, Mar 30, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a globe glass.
Bottled on April 2 2010 Opened on 25 April 2011

A-- Poured black. Pretty straightforward there. Quarter finger of dark mocha colored head to this. A couple of bubbles in the head but not much. On swirling the head stays at half a finger and a few more bubbles but overall pretty compact. A couple of spots of lacing and not much else.

S-- Oak, espresso, molasses, and roasted malt. Undertones of chocolate and vanilla. Oak at first then followed by the molasses and espresso smell. Once it gets more air it really is about the espresso, chocolate and molasses as the oak backs off a bit and is in the undertones of vanilla. Big rich smell of chocolate espresso.

T-- Espresso and Oak well paired and work with each other quite well up front. Also some bitter coco as well.

M-- Gets a bit thin in the middle of the palate but still quite good. Get some coffee acidity, smooth milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. Finishes with bitter acidic coffee, a big dose of Oak and aftertaste of chocolate and vanilla mixed again with coffee. long lasting flavor with this and coffee dominated with a bit of chocolate.

O-- I still prefer regular Yeti to this but on its own it is fantastic. Well paired flavors and in this format it is a better beer to age as the Oak version does get more Oak taste in it with age. Here with a year of age the Oak does drop off a bit more and the coffee is much more obvious. Well hidden ABV and a treat to drink. Some of the best variations of a base beer out there to get.

mulder1010, Apr 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti is a delicious Imperial Stout that tastes of malt and bitter coffee. Yum.

A: Black colour and a 1 cm brown head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malt and coffee along with a hint of alcohol. 4.5

T: Malty with some roasty, earthy coffee flavours. There is some bitterness and sweetness present that taste almost like dark chocolate. So good. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 4.5

vandemonian, Feb 18, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bit muddled, but I believe the lettering on the bottle reads Apr 2010. Modest brownish foam, looks like a good espresso crema. A very, very dark beer, as it should be.

Coffee highly present in the aroma, it smells like chocolate and coffee, big time. Not a whole lot else getting in the way of the chocolate and coffee here, which I actually prefer in these big coffee stouts. Give me that big chocolate and coffee aroma and I'll rate it highly. I don't want a lot of char or hops getting in the way, and they don't here.

Oh yeah, that's tasty. Slam dunk easy rating. Again, not terribly complicated, just a ton of real quality espresso taste with great bitter chocolate undertones and a little of the vanilla you'd expect from oak chips. Very dry and long finish, with some pretty bitter hop on the aftertaste that just goes and goes. Feel is silky and smooth; it has the feel of something you'd drink at dessert or *for* dessert.

It's big, but at one year there's not much assertive alcohol to taste, which always aids drinkability. Still, at this strength, you will feel it when you drink a bomber yourself, certainly.

Patrick999, Apr 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

comfortablynirm, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of JizackFH
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours black in color, and it has a nice frothy 2-finger mocha colored head on it. The head has great retention, and leaves some great spiderweb lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of dark roasted malts and chocolate up front. There are also notes of coffee, molasses, some dark fruit, and oak. This thing smells delicious.

T - It tastes of dark roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate. There are nice notes of oak, dark fruits, vanilla, and molasses. The finish has some lingering roasted bitterness, as well as some lingering espresso and chocolate flavors. There is also a small alcohol presence.

M - This has a medium to full body and goes down very smooth. It has a rich and creamy feel to it. The finish has some lingering bitterness and a slight alcohol warmth.

O - This has good drinkability. The flavor is great and it goes down very easy. Overall, I think this is a great imperial stout. It looks smells and tastes great. I definitely recommend trying this one.

JizackFH, Apr 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AlexChillton, Nov 19, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

1424IpA, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip glass, bottled 1/02/12. Poured aggressively and got a 4 inch mocha head, that slowly dissipates leaving layers of lace. Smell is roasted expresso, vanilla, maybe tobacco, and some leather. Taste is 95% Expresso and 5% the other flavors from the nose. Body is large like all the Yetis, a nice amount of life for the style, maybe a little on the dry side, and for stout lovers very drinkable. This is like all Yetis, wonderful. Great Divide is the master of stouts.

SawDog505, Apr 11, 2012
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,071 ratings.