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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,319 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,319
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 257
Gots: 687 | FT: 49
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a flute. It has a bottled on date but it's a little unclear. I think it's from either March or May of this year, but I'm unsure.

Appearance: Beautiful brown head had a little cascading action after it was first poured. The body is, unsurprisingly, jet black. Lacing is very nice.

Smell: The vanilla aroma from the oak aging is the first thing I notice. Smells very sweet as well.

Taste: Taste is pretty extraordinary. The vanilla and espresso flavors are very complimentary to each other.

Photo of eulerthegrape
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottled Feb 12, 2010.

Pours thick black with a large three finger dark brown head that is very foamy and rocky, leaves ring after ring of sticky clumpy lace and holds a solid cap. Beautiful.

Rich, strong aroma of premium coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. The coffee steals the show here and it's some quality stuff. Very inviting.

Flavor...wow...rich dark chocolate, intense coffee, roasted malts, nice vanilla notes from the oak, alcohol is very well hidden for the ABV although makes a light presence on the finish. Overall this has a certain coffee-infused chocolate milkshake thing goin' on. Absolutely delicious.

Mouthfeel is full, velvety, creamy, low to medium carbonation.

Damn this is good. Really good. Probably my favorite of the Yetis, and that's saying a lot cuz I love 'em all. Will definitely grab this fresh next year for a more intense coffee experience.

Photo of axeman9182
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, one of my parting gifts from volunteering at EBF, allowed to warm slightly before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

Espresso Yeti pours night black, with a tall, burnt caramel head. The foam cap has the consistency of key lime pie, and has crazy stamina. Lacing is very good, rings of foam are left stuck to the inside of the glass. It's just short of where it needs to be for a 5 though. The nose is entirely too one dimensional though. It smells almost like straight up cold coffee, with just barely a appreciable hint of dark chocolate. The beer comes across with much better balance on my palate. Coffee is still the star of the show, but rich dark chocolate has a much bigger presence. Anise comes in in the background to further balance the beer. Any kind of hint of oak or vanilla would really finish this beer off, but the flavor profile as is is pretty outstanding. The body is everything you'd want in an imperial stout... rich, creamy, and smooth. I'd be willing to bet there were some oats in the grain bill. Unfortunately, the carbonation is a bit over the top, coming across as a distraction at times. Espresso Yeti toes the line for how coffee forward a beer can be for me, but manages not to cross it, and the result is one of the better imperial stouts I've had in a while.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IBUnit63
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Needless to say, when poring over the combo ransom note/bottom of the eye chart that is the Sunset Grill's draft beer list I almost $#!+ my pants when I saw the Espresso Yeti on there and practically fell over myself ordering this one. Let's see if the collar matches the cuff...

Nothing wrong with this pour into a tulip - nothing whatsoever. Almost jet black (of course the lighting in Sunset isn't the greatest in the world so everything looks a little dark in there most of the time - if you go to the bar on the right side it's better but not on this visit). There's a head of chocolate ice cream with great thick lacing. It's actually the texture of a mash tun that I'm imagining here.

Literally smells like a cappucino - cinnamon, velvety espresso notes...a little hop grass and huge...HUGE-@$$ roasted chocolate malt.

Be SURE to let this warm a while 'cause at first sip it actually seems a little watery but 3 minutes later it's all in...copious bitter coffee and hop grass. Alcohol is a little hot but by no means obtrusive. Malt is actually on the quiet side but provides a backbone of sheer stability.

As with the taste sensation of this offering it rolls a little light out of the gate but warmth fixes all. Deep, dark and soothing. Warm as hell - not an alcohol burn...just warm. Finishes a little tight from espresso notes and hoppy bitterness.

This one goes way too quickly, but still, sip it anyway and savor as much as you can. Won't be easy - awesome stuff.

Photo of Eighty
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Stigs
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, served in a DFH oversized snifter

A - pours with a quarter inch or so of frothy dark khaki colored foam. absolutely deathly black beer.

S - insanely fresh (and strong) french roasted coffee. some dark bakers chocolate, roasted an slightly burnt malt, oak, vanilla, subtle dark fruits. finishes with an earthy warming bitterness. i love coffee (drink it strong and black), and this is money.

T - that wonderful coffee assault...melds pretty nicely with roasted malts resembling slightly burnt toast, hershey's syrup, oak. i'd buy this if it was a non-alcoholic energy drink. lacks some complexities of the other Oaked Yeti's, but I dont care.

M - thick and syrupy body, carbonation is tight and alive but pulled off well. finish leaves a coat of coffee and chocolate flavor all over the mouth.

D - only fault here is that after awhile, it can be a bit much. but, i still love it. not graceful, subtle, or complex by any means just yummy. want this with breakfast every day!

Photo of speedvagen
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass. One finger, tan head consisting of fine bubbles atop a dark brown clear body. Head color was appropriate for the style.

Aroma was of roasted malts, dark chocolate, a little vanilla, and some oak tannins. A little rich coffee at the end.

Taste started with rich roasted malt, mingled with bitter chocolate. Roasted malt and coffee were both present in the aftertaste. Very nice.

Mouthfeel was smooth and silky, good body that supported the flavors. Well balanced, not watery at all.

Good drinkability marks for this one. One bottle went down well. Price was a little high for me to make this a regular offering, but I would readily have another were it available.

Photo of user785335
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,319 ratings.