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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

3,016 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,016
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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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-18-2012 19:54:02 | More by csustar001
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2012 03:15:06 | More by jakea
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scottyshades

Florida

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

Picked up a bomber at Scrooge's Spirits in Anderson, SC for about $9

A: Pours like 10W-40...extremely viscous and thick, creating a dark mocha colored head that retains excellently and leaves thick sheets of foam along the glass.

S: Cocoa powder, lots of espresso and coffee grounds, bittersweet chocolate, lots of strong oak notes (wood), vanilla, burnt malts, burnt sugar, and molasses. Definitely less balanced than the Oak Aged Yeti (which had a solid amount of hops on the nose). The oak is actually quite strong, and adds a unique note; a little must, almost like the inside of a sauna

T: Wow, much much different than the regular Oak Aged Yeti. Oak is extremely potent and very very strong, almost taking away from everything else happening. Espresso is less pronounced than in the nose. Bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, fudge, lots of lactose for that creamy flavor, and a brooding bitterness from the hops (although I cannot really count them in the profile because they are so subtle). Very very rich- best to share a bomber. I'm not sure if the Espresso Yeti has 75 IBUs like the Oak Yeti, but if so, they seem to be more subdued and give less to the balance.

MF/D: Extremely viscous (possibly the thickest stout I've come across), velvety creamy feel, lingering espresso and oak flavor.

Differences from Oak Aged Yeti:
-Hops are much more prominent in OAY, and much less in the Espresso Yeti
-Oak is very strong, almost overpowering in the flavor of the Espresso Yeti
-Espresso Yeti seems to be a bit thicker and has a better feel

Winner; Oak Aged Yeti for a more balanced and less intense flavor

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 21:36:46 | More by scottyshades
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mscudder

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-25-2013 01:57:28 | More by mscudder
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-21-2013 00:29:44 | More by Quackus
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-08-2014 02:42:34 | More by fthegiants
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kevanb

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at Local Option in Chicago, served in a Gulden Draak tulip glass. Review from notes.

Pours a nice jet black color, hues of dark brown when struck by some light. A nice big tan colored head rises from the glass, recedes quickly with lots of lacing. The aroma is pleasant, day old steeped coffee, rich chocolate brownie, chewy oak, a bit of grassy hop aromas peek out as well, nice balance of sweet and bitter, but the oak does leave me wishing there was some bourbon presence. The flavors are a bit more interesting, big coffee flavor right away, chewy chocolate cake, sweet and earthy oak, a bit of brown sugar and caramel sweetness comes out before some earthy hop flavors help the coffee to bitter this beer up. The body is nice, fairly more carbonated than expected, lots of liveliness as it goes down.

Verdict: A very nice coffee forward stout from Great Divide. Probably my favorite variant yet, but I still wish these were bourbon treated.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 19:20:20 | More by kevanb
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

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

Bottled in January 2012. Totally black in color. Poured with a thick, milk chocolate colored foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap that left random sticky lacings on the glass. Sweet, mellow vanilla, dark roasted malt, rich, dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee aromas. Rich, thick, smooth feel. Dark, roasted malt and sweet chocolate flavors up front with hop bitterness on the edges. Flavors mellow through the middle as chocolate and vanilla flavors take over. Finishes with dark roasted coffee and malt flavors with vanilla beneath and hop bitterness on the edges. Incredibly smooth and mellow flavor and feel.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:32:56 | More by IronLover
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-24-2014 15:27:37 | More by thufflife
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2012 17:29:28 | More by ajs4bd
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VaTechHopHead


4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-19-2013 21:17:00 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2013 20:35:43 | More by Skunkdrool
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Sazz9

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2013 23:51:03 | More by Sazz9
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-25-2014 00:20:25 | More by Houser
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tzieser

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap in the middle of a blizzard at the pour farm tavern in new bedford.

pours an opaque black with a dark tan head, which slowly settles into a very thin lacing that disappears. i wish it was a tad more carbonated.

big malty nose with notes of roasted coffee, dark roasted malts and subtle chocolate aroma. very roasted all around. has a nice earthy/vanilla-y background to it. i like it.

good flavor. coffee is definitely there, but it isn't overpowering like some others i've had (for the record, i love founder's breakfast stout, but sometimes i feel as though there's a bit too much coffee in it). aforementioned vanilla earthiness is there, thanks to the oak. well rounded with huge flavors of roasted malts and subtle mocha like flavor. aforementioned vanilla earthiness is there, thanks to the oak. very well hidden ABV.

smooth mouthfeel; good drinkability.

excellent imperial stout. great choice for the nor'easter!!

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2010 23:43:43 | More by tzieser
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-22-2013 16:32:44 | More by HopsHopenstein
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-09-2013 15:06:23 | More by browniewithnuts
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-24-2013 02:07:47 | More by Mark000
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-26-2012 19:43:13 | More by johnyb
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-30-2013 18:59:01 | More by Fargrow
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topdown

California

2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

08-06-2013 20:56:36 | More by topdown
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-08-2013 23:52:47 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-14-2012 17:33:55 | More by xdefeatsy
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Rado

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-24-2012 00:07:26 | More by Rado
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Lucnifter

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-05-2014 18:24:55 | More by Lucnifter
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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