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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,100
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 223
Gots: 589 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -18%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
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
Photo of JackieTH
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
Photo of MikeWard
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
Photo of FreshZ
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

FreshZ, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of kodt
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

kodt, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

TheRuss9585, May 14, 2013
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
Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Houser, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beer21, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of fox227
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

fox227, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Walkerjgt
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Walkerjgt, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev -6.3%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of jarrgal
4/5  rDev -6.3%

jarrgal, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of CHADMC3
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black body beneath the thick, creamy, mocha colored head that patiently dissipates to leave behind a dense, sticky lacing.

Aromas of oak, dark chocolate, and espresso float from the glass with faint hints of vanilla.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma highlighted by the espresso and oak notes and again offering hints of vanilla with a stronger coffee-like finish.

Thick and viscous mouthfeel with medium to generous carbonation and more pronounced woody profiles as it warms.

This is a fantastic oaked Imperial Stout. The oak is not overwhelming and does not take away from the traditional American Imperial Stout flavors. Great flavors and aromas that are exactly as advertised.

CHADMC3, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of marine1975
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

marine1975, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Rempo
2/5  rDev -53.2%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Dec 16, 2011. Poured from a bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Pour is fairly viscous and nearly black. There is a huge tan head that leaves excellent lacing. Looks fabulous! Nose has nice notes of coffee, baker's chocolate, toasted malt, and a hint of vanilla.

This beer has a full body, creamy mouthfeel, and the flavor was something of a surprise. I've had the regular Oak-Aged Yeti and, while I enjoyed it quite a bit, I thought it was a little bitter. With the addition of coffee, I figured this beer would be even more bitter, but I was wrong. The beer is certainly bitter, but it is still sweeter than I expected. In the front of the palate I get creamy chocolate and vanilla notes, then at mid-palate the slightly astringent oak, hop, and coffee notes kick in. The finish is fairly sustained, leaving nice coffee notes lingering behind.

Overall, this is an outstanding coffee stout. I have to rank it below Alesmith Speedway Stout, but it's pretty close to Founders Breakfast Stout. Definitely recommended.

deadonhisfeet, Apr 22, 2012
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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
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black as night, lots of foam and a ring of lacing around the snifter. Legs that won't quit.
Smells of a decent amount of dark coffee and a good bit of chocolate. Mild bitter hop notes as well.
Taste is mostly chocolate. Nicely bitter with a mild amount of sweetness. Lots of bitter chocolate in the finish, in the 80% bittersweet chocolate range. Feels dense and rich and lingers well into the finish.
I really don't get the espresso part of this. It's all about chocolate and really well done. I could sip this all night.

kirok1999, Mar 25, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TastyIsBeer, Mar 10, 2013
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
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Mar 18, 2013
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,100 ratings.