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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,069 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 214
Gots: 581 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

tswater, Mar 09, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottled on: February 12, 2010. 22 oz bottle with gold foil into a DFH signature glass.

A - Pours a jet black body with three fingers of dark mocha foam. Thick edging with solid lacing and retention.

S - Rich milk chocolate, cocoa butter, roasted malts, vanilla and some light bitterness. Oak is there but obviously not as complex as a a barrel. The coffee is definitely faded and about as noticeable as any non coffee stout which develops some of those bean notes via the malts. A bit harsh and boozy on the finish.

T - Rich and decadent chocolate, cocoa powder, woody oak, light roast, a touch of vanilla and then faded coffee beans. The oak is very noticeable and quite tasty against the chocolate backbone but the coffee is just an afterthought now. Luckily there is no awkward bitterness from the coffee left over, which is something I've found in KBS with a year or two on it. Mouth feel is thick and creamy.

O - Probably a former shell of itself as the large selling point, the espresso, is all but gone. Fortunately the oak shines through and the standard yeti is a delicious chocolate bomb which makes for an outstanding stout with nearly 2.5 years on the clock.

davey101, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

RuckusDu, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

HopsintheSack, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TastyIsBeer, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip glass, bottled 1/02/12. Poured aggressively and got a 4 inch mocha head, that slowly dissipates leaving layers of lace. Smell is roasted expresso, vanilla, maybe tobacco, and some leather. Taste is 95% Expresso and 5% the other flavors from the nose. Body is large like all the Yetis, a nice amount of life for the style, maybe a little on the dry side, and for stout lovers very drinkable. This is like all Yetis, wonderful. Great Divide is the master of stouts.

SawDog505, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jarrgal, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Houser, Apr 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

GennyCreamAle, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BYOFB, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

alysmith4, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

July2Nov, May 31, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Is a deep brown in color with a thick, creamy tan head. Exquisite lacing down the sides of the glass as the head reduces.

This beer has a very complex smell. Chocolate, coffee and hops hit you first, followed by a hint of vanilla and some malt.

I let it warm before drinking, and I'm glad I did. Very creamy and smooth, tasting of deep coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. Right behind that is hops, giving this stout a little bitter bite. The oak aging is definitely having a mellowing effect, but I still taste alcohol.

A great sipper, one which I will definitely have again, perhaps when it gets cooler outside.

TheHoppiest, May 02, 2010
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

WritersBlock, Mar 02, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

Served on tap into a snifter at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Thanks go out to the bartender for serving this perfectly and giving me the 12oz when barrel-aged brews were supposed to only be 1/2 pint.

A: Dark black with a creamy brown head that sits atop the brew nicely the entire time. Slight spiderweb lacing.

S: Here's where they hit a home run. Coffee & chocolate up front, oak & slight alcohol in the background. Some dark fruity notes come into play after it warms a little.

T: Much like the smell, but was able to detect the oak and vanilla a little more here. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Thick bodied, light carbonation, something to chew on.

O: Have been a fan of imperial stouts for a while now, but this was my first barrel-aged. REALLY enjoyed it. I took my time with it and savored every sip. Would highly recommend.

videofrog, May 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Beer21, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Ncpogs, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a midnight blackness with a dark rich sexy finger of dark brown foam on the surface. The aroma has coffee notes to it and a decent level of fumes that are pungent on the nostrils. The flavor is a good mixture of dark chocolate and espresso. It reminds me of a mocha with an extra shot of espresso in it to give it that jump in bittering roast. It went down pretty smooth especially when you consider the bitterness of the malt bill involved. This is a good beer and I would have no problem with it gracing my lips with it's presence again.

Vdubb86, Feb 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Agentveba, Dec 17, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +10.3%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mscudder, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sukwonee, Jan 19, 2013
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.