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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,121 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,121
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 224
Gots: 588 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

stealth, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kodt, Feb 26, 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%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Houser, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Blanco
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - standard stout black with a chocolate milk colored head. strong lacing.

S - roasted malts, chocolate upfront followed by faint coffee, but not getting much on the expresso. smells like regular yeti, which is very good nonetheless.

T - very smooth flavor, the coffee is definitely present and tastes very much like a cafe mocha. slightly bitter, and a tiny alcohol bite. I'm not picking up much "oakiness" but that's more of an observation than a complaint. very nice.

M - very nice mouthfeel, as with the taste, reminiscent of a cafe mocha.

D - very drinkable, incredible smooth. the coffee flavor is a nice twist on regular yeti, if that's what you are in the mood for that day.

Blanco, Oct 16, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

moonknight31, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

wiltznucs, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of VncentLIFE
2.73/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pour is like every other stout known to man. Pitch black, caramel head.

OK the smell has hops everywhere. Theres an unexpected hop presence in the smell. Sweet chocolate as well.

Hm. Theres a ton going on. Its so bitter. Woody bitterness, earthy hop presence. Lesson learned, hops and chocolate do not go well together. All the flavors are there that would make this thing great: chocolate, stout, bitterness, and oak, but they dont mesh together.

Exhales produce a hop bitterness that I dont really want.

Honestly, it just has this odd kind of overly bitter feeling that reminds of a liquor that I cant get rid of. It seems unbalanced and a mess. I really wanna like this thing, but I just cant. Its like a cheap red wine, thats the only thing I can think of. Bad Pinot Noir or Cabernet.

VncentLIFE, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

yamar68, Jun 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

alamode, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Motor oil black, freaking dark and seriously opaque. You see the light brown bubbles hovering to the surface of the brew creating a dark tan head just about 2/3".

Smell: An appetizing aroma of coffee, plus a hit of molasses that shakes/ up the nostrils.

Taste: I served this brew cold but indeed let it sit a bit to warm up so I could absorb how rich it is. Strong coffee bean, slightly over shadows the rest of the beer but still outstanding . Little sweet in the end maybe the molasses or the aging (because you definitely feel some vanilla).

Mouth: Medium and sticky, comes a bit dry. The bitter finish is the awesome.

Overall: If you like coffee infused imperial stouts, this one should be at the top of your list. It is a little pricy but it never hurts to treat yourself every now and then. Think of it a a super-sized breakfast stout, breakfast not included. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, May 13, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 44 days ago.

A: Pours a thick pitch black with a tannish brown 2 finger head. starts out with dense head and dissipates to a film with fisheyes and 1/8" around the rim. Way too dark to see any carbonation.

S: Tons of coffee grounds up front. Strong chocolate aroma too. Hints of vanilla and you can smell a slight oaky alcohol tinge at the end. I can't wait to take a sip of this beer.

T: Very deep and complex flavor. Great coffee start leading into a few notes of oak and ending with a chocolaty after taste that has hints of vanilla. More oak comes out as this warms up (pulls 22 out of the fridge). Certainly some hops in the aftertaste. More comparable to Troegs Java Head than Founders Breakfast Stout. Can only imagine how tasty this is after a year or so of aging.

M: Good carbonation resulting in a lighter than anticipated beer. Still dark and heavy though dont get me wrong. Slightly sticky from the hops. More oily than milky. I'm sure the mouthfeel will improve with aging.

Overall I'm glad I got to try this beer and wish I had the conditions to age it properly. I've been impressed with the Yeti series and looking forward to their next addition.

CloudStrife, Feb 25, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured rich into a 22-oz glass an opaque oil black with a massive dark brown head leaving thick lacing. Very inviting.

Smell: Coffeehouse aroma with chocolate, fresh hewn oak, caramel and roasted malt.

Taste: Massive espresso, sweet chocolate and oak. It's sweet, but between the coffee beans, dark cacao and hop, it's very well balanced. This must be what it was like before glassware was invented and people used oak cups. I don't get any alcohol anywhere. Finishes slightly bitter with lingering chocolate notes.

Mouthfeel: It's rich and smooth but with moderate carbonation. I would have liked to see it a bit thicker.

Drinkability: Very good considering the heaps of flavor and high ABV. Oak. Oak. AND Oak. Yeti brews several very good stouts in this line. I will buy this one again, definitely.

JackieTH, Sep 10, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

fox227, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beer21, Feb 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

TheRuss9585, May 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Walkerjgt, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Wayne17, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

blabaer, Mar 12, 2014
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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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