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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,018 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,018
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 206
Gots: 566 | 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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HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-21-2012 04:07:40 | More by HopsintheSack
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-31-2014 19:28:58 | More by comfortablynirm
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-02-2013 22:47:57 | More by WritersBlock
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-31-2014 01:19:58 | More by JamesStreet
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MrVonzipper

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-21-2013 18:33:50 | More by MrVonzipper
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

03-22-2013 13:28:03 | More by tastymug
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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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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-11-2013 01:20:50 | More by ToddHolder
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csmartin6

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-07-2013 00:13:15 | More by csmartin6
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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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Traquairlover

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle poured int tulips.

A = Deep dark chestnut brown bordering on black with large frothy dark reddish head, very good retention and leaves heavy lacing.

S = Bitter coffee, vanilla, semisweet cocoa powder, slight herbaceous smells.

T = Good bitterness but less than I expected from the smell, the taste of finely ground coffee beans is definitely present, but so is vanilla, cocoa powder, light traces of cinnamon, treacle.

M = Heavy body, great mouthcoating, good frothy carbonation feel, alcohol is just slightly too hot.

D = Drinks surprisingly well for the monster it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 19:42:28 | More by Traquairlover
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2013 04:34:14 | More by mkennedy119
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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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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-30-2013 00:37:03 | More by woodchip
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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

Thanks to Bendurgin for sharing! Poured into a tulip. The color is black with a half inch dark tan head.

The aroma is full of mocha; blending bitter chocolate with coffee grinds.

The taste is thoroughly full of bittersweet coffee. The chocolate malty taste adds some sweetness in the finish for balance. This is pretty close to being one of the heaviest coffee bombs I've had.

This is rich and thick, with a smooth mouthfeel.

I really love Yetis.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 04:00:36 | More by andrewinski1
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-21-2014 06:33:19 | More by taospowder
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber (date is illegible Sept 15 2010 maybe?) to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a jet black color. Black edges. Huge 3 finger brown mocha colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Really coats the glass.

S - The espresso wasn't as strong on the nose as I expected. It's there just not over powering. There is a slight vanilla tone as well as a lot of roasted malts. Cannot detect any alcohol or yeast.

T/M - Unlike the nose the espresso is very prevelant in the front of the beer. It really dominates the palette. The middle of the beer brings more balance and character with vanilla, oak, chocolate, deep roasted malt, and mild bitterness. The beer finishes fairly clean and a bit dry with a very noticeable espresso flavor that coats the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable. Especially if you like coffee.

Overall, this was the second time I've had the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. The first was at the brewery. It tasted about the same as far as I can recall. I am not really a coffee drinker so the espresso is a little over the top for me. If they toned down the espresso and added more vanilla and malt character it would be awesome, but that's just my opinion.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:48:10 | More by hopfacebrew
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti's aroma alone lets you know this is a serious beer: the standard Yeti notes (huge chocolate malts, ash, tobacco, and chocolate) are joined by a healthy dose of espresso, bringing a distinctive double mocha tone to the brew.

On the tongue, a combination of black malts, black espresso, tobacco, and ash provides a huge initial blast, tempered only slightly by a thick layer of caramelized sugars and the woody earthiness of oak. Dark fruit esters such as fig and black cherry lurk in the background, trying hard to keep up with the bitter notes. Hops are present in good quantities, though they mainly show through towards the end of the mouthful, after some of the sugars have worn off. The aftertaste is mainly espresso beans and ash, and lingers on the tone for the better part of a minute. For all of the flavor, the mouthfeel only ranks a medium (though it does have an oatmeal smoothness), and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is great beer, though no doubt far too strong for many--especially those who don't like the taste of coffee or tobacco. But for those who do, this is a definite must-try.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 17:25:55 | More by jondeelee
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-29-2012 00:22:48 | More by vcoggins
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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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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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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-09-2014 13:30:49 | More by MattSharpless
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1424IpA

California

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

07-30-2014 04:17:11 | More by 1424IpA
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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