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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,079 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,079
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 220
Gots: 582 | 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 videofrog
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +17.1%

WritersBlock, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Agentveba, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of jsurfs82
5/5  rDev +17.1%

jsurfs82, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of gpblackgt
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Vdubb86
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sukwonee, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of RMoeNay
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of MattSharpless
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MattSharpless, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Ristaccia
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Ristaccia, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of mscudder
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mscudder, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of beerdrifter
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! Pitch black pour with a beautiful two finger caramel-colored head with great retention and crazy lacing. Huge roasty coffee nose with hints of dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa, coffee grounds, vanilla, and subtle oak. The taste is bold and flavorful with the roasty espresso front and center. Hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, leather, coffee, vanilla, booze, bitter hops, and a ton of oak as it warms. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and mouth coating with medium carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a bold and flavorful beer that you don't have to sell your sister to get.

beerdrifter, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bwagner1122, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MrVonzipper, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Sazz9, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tclipse, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

tastymug, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

craft_shannie, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mkennedy119, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

csmartin6, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Skunkdrool, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Traquairlover
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle poured int tulips.

A = Deep dark chestnut brown bordering on black with large frothy dark reddish head, very good retention and leaves heavy lacing.

S = Bitter coffee, vanilla, semisweet cocoa powder, slight herbaceous smells.

T = Good bitterness but less than I expected from the smell, the taste of finely ground coffee beans is definitely present, but so is vanilla, cocoa powder, light traces of cinnamon, treacle.

M = Heavy body, great mouthcoating, good frothy carbonation feel, alcohol is just slightly too hot.

D = Drinks surprisingly well for the monster it is.

Traquairlover, Nov 07, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Booner818, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Quackus, Jun 21, 2013
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,079 ratings.