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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

2,958 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,958
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 201
Gots: 557 | FT: 40
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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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2013 19:19:05 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Gmann

New York

4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a tight creamy brown head that settles into a light ring. There is no seeing through this bad boy.

The stout has a lovely ground coffee and brownie batter aroma. Some dusty cocoa powder and milk sugars. More chocolatey than coffee-y.

All sorts of roasty and chocolatey in the first sip. Fairly big roasted flavor that brings some anise and burnt toast. The chocolate presence is of the bitter dark kind. Some coffee flavors as well but they seem to get overwhelmed by the roast, though that could be the espresso roast I guess. Deep caramel brings some sweetness. Some berry type flavors that can be found in a RIS. Big bold flavor.

Moderate to full feel, a bit thinner than I expected. Some sweetness on the palate but there is tons of bitter roast notes. Besides the bitterness it does drink smooth and finishes sticky with more bitterness.

A very flavorful stout and quite bitter. The espresso seems to bring in more of a bitter flavor than a coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 18:21:42 | More by Gmann
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2013 04:34:14 | More by mkennedy119
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Tumble

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-01-2013 21:28:08 | More by Tumble
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BBrewington

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-01-2013 21:17:24 | More by BBrewington
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MarkFy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-01-2013 15:12:18 | More by MarkFy
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Dressage74


5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-01-2013 03:02:45 | More by Dressage74
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JamesWn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-28-2013 20:22:39 | More by JamesWn
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imyourhero21

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-28-2013 19:59:00 | More by imyourhero21
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 16:33:47 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 10:06:15 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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BigBarley

Texas

4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Extremely thick, extremely black. poured hard into a goblet, the head rolls up to about a finger, before receding by half. Head is a khaki brown color, very deep

S - Oaky vanilla, sweet cocoa, bitter coffee, mild hop notes, roasted notes, more coffee, mild alcohol presence... This beer is packed with aroma. I could smell this all day without having to drink it.

T - I'm glad I decided to stop smelling and start drinking. Sweet all over, with an aggressive coffee profile. Accenting this is that same oaky, wooden presence, and some definite traces of vanilla beneath it all. Plenty of hops to work in conjunction with the dark coffee, and a decent note of alcohol that works well with the chocolate coffee madness. All around delicious and even more flavorful than the nose promised.

M - Very thick, very creamy. Intensely satisfying, but somehow still refreshing. Active carbonation and thick body come together to make one hell of a milkshake. Amazing beer, one of the best RIS for mouthfeel.

O - Amazing beer. Everything great about Oak Aged Yeti, with the compliments added by an aggressive coffee profile. Big beer stuffed with character.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 11:08:07 | More by BigBarley
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-27-2013 09:22:46 | More by Maillard
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-27-2013 03:24:51 | More by lilnicky068
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CreightonSM

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2013 00:57:07 | More by CreightonSM
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JoninVT

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-27-2013 00:29:27 | More by JoninVT
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Schwillis

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2013 07:00:10 | More by Schwillis
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-25-2013 18:52:29 | More by muskiesman
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-25-2013 05:19:24 | More by ralphw56
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BigLittleHokis

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-25-2013 04:01:24 | More by BigLittleHokis
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-25-2013 00:03:53 | More by rolltide8425
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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-24-2013 01:30:00 | More by MrBoh
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hardrock

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-23-2013 21:55:12 | More by hardrock
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-23-2013 21:37:00 | More by stealth
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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
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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