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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,164 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,164
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 240
Gots: 592 | FT: 42
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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very cool label in the Great Divide style. Label gives bottled on Date(1-10-13), web info, ABV info, Brewery info, a small description of the beer, food pairing info, Cap is wrapped in an attractive gold foil.

Appearance: Pours out a deep black that lets no light penetrate, with a deep brown 1½ finger of a medium density. Head retention was 2min 44sec before fading to a very thick frothy coating and ring. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is intoxicating with strong hints of deep espresso beans along with a sweet dark cocoa. Oak and a slight vanilla also come through along with a slight alcohol scent. A very slight hoppiness is detected. Impressive.

Flavor/Taste: Taste starts out with a smoked oak along with sweet dark chocolate flavor, followed by an ever so slight vanilla that quickly turns bitter with a nice hop bite. Finishes very roasty with a slight warming alcohol bite.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Thick, creamy, and full bodied with a medium carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall/Comments: Wow. This beer was impressive. The nose was intoxicating and complex leaving me wanting to just enjoy the aroma all day. The flavor profile was just as impressive and complex. I was left wanting more. Highly recommended. Consumed 3/24/13. Classified as an American Double/Imperial Stout at 9.5% ABV.

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3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I’ve been anticipating this Yeti ever since I tasted the oaked version; adding a little coffee to that stout sounds like a prescription for awesome.

Brewed over five months before the date of this tasting (December 17, 2012).

A: The body pours thick, colored a chocolate brown with reddish hues. It’s covered by a dark tan head that bubbles slowly out of existence, leaving a few strings of lacing behind.

S: An unrelentingly coffee-forward nose, erupting with intense aromas of rich roasts, mocha, hazelnut, and charred oak barrel – an aromatic coffee tone on a bed of chocolaty, round tones. Cocoa, cinnamon-sugar, and the warm hint of bourbon are blended beneath.

T: Like the other Yetis, this is dense and chocolaty: chalky, bittersweet cocoa, fig, anise, and vanilla taffy form the base character. Bitter hop flavors of earthy pine and grass intensify the palate, coupled with a woody, astringent alcohol taste. Though one-dimensional, there is an oaky, smoked finish that brings this beer to a dry, toasted aftertaste. Simple, sweet, satisfying.

M: Moderate body with a pronounced crack of fizzy carbonation. While this is a high-alcohol stout, there’s nothing here that’s too thick to keep it from being undrinkable.

O: Though it’s a potent coffee stout, this beer, like most of the Yetis, has a blended flavor – it’s tough to pick out individual tastes, that is, when everything runs together with a single roasted character. Nonetheless (again, like most of the Yetis), I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/9/13. Poured into a chalice.

A great beer! Overwhelmingly coffee flavored as one might expect from the beer's name, but a beer more complex than that. This beer exhibits the whole range of the dark roast flavor palate. A cold winter's day beer. I would rate this beer higher if not for the alcohol finish.

A - Pours a dark opaque brown with a light reddish brown rocky head, which dissapates quickly (-).

S - Coffee, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, black licorice.

T - Dark roast coffe, even some dark fruit, some sweetness, medium bitterness, slight unassuming alcohol taste. oak/whiskeyy flavor begins to dominate as the beer warms and the session lasts.

MF - A medium body beer, slight mineral edge, not the viscousness or even the creaminess one might expect. Definitely alcohol in the finish.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours dark black, thick like molasses, no light gets through this beer. Half finger dark tan head that dissipates quickly.

S: deep wood nose, slight notes of chocolate. Espresso is subtle and blends well with the other notes this beer hits

T: wow, instant wood!

M: thick, light carbonation. Alcohol is hidden beautifully. Coats the mouth lettinge savor ever moment.

O: great beer, very well balanced. Oak, subtle chocolate and espresso with a nice malty char wood finish. I'm defiantly getting more to put away. Can't wait.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a pitch black, motor oil color with a thick, creamy light brown colored head with lovely retention. Foam coats the entire glass and sticks to the side in one of the thickest latticeworks I've ever witnessed.

S-Dark chocolate, meat grilled over oak chips, a bit nutty, bitter and dark chocolate with the faintest twinge of alcohol. Booziness is well hidden for a 9.5% abv brew.

T-Sweet dark chocolate comes through at the front with a touch of nuttiness that precedes the charred oak in the middle of the palate. Finishes with a bitter taste of coffee (as expected) with a faint twinge of booziness again. Lingering aftertase of vanilla. Malty sweetness is balanced well with the bitter coffee and oak chips. Outstanding.

MF-Sticky as hell. Probably the stickiest beer I've had as it clings to the glass and does not want to let go. Body is full and thick, finishes like whole milk with a touch of carbonation. Well played, Gread Divide.

O-The best version of the Yeti series. And probably my favorite Imperial Stout so far. Balance is perfect. Complex as hell and the alcohol is hidden well. Absolutely no complaints.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,164 ratings.