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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,079 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,079
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 220
Gots: 583 | 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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Photo of kirok1999
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
Photo of Knoxrb12
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of marine1975
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

marine1975, Aug 14, 2012
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
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 patm1986
5/5  rDev +17.1%

patm1986, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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 bernat1971
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Lanstrum, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

wiltznucs, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of gpawned
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

gpawned, Jan 20, 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
Photo of BKBassist
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BKBassist, May 20, 2014
Photo of fox227
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

fox227, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of GuttaMane138
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

GuttaMane138, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Houser, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of 1424IpA
2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

1424IpA, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev -6.3%

TastyIsBeer, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber dated 1/10/12. poured into snifter.

A: pours jet black. nice tan head. fades after about minute to a nice tan ring. pretty good lacing.

S: chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, leather maybe? coffee is not as strong on the nose as i would have anticipated.

T: I was afraid the coffee would have faded considering the bottle is 13 months old. I was wrong. Very forward coffee. Lots of chocolate. slight vanilla (less than in oaked yeti in my opinion)

M: Very nice. Smooth, creamy, very well carbonated.

O: very good beer.

ilikebeer03, Feb 13, 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
Photo of HopDerek
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
Photo of mulder1010
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
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,079 ratings.