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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

3,194 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,194
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 243
Gots: 616 | FT: 42
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with one finger mocha head. Smell is strong chocolate, lots of earthy coffee, and a bit of black currant. Flavor is huge chocolate with that Yeti bitterness to go along. Coffee adds and extra kick and shines in the aftertaste and finishes this nice and clean. Thick and viscous mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. This is up there with the best coffee stouts around and it's on the shelf all the time. Stock up on this one!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: center-pour into a large snifter: void black body; finger of dark foam slipped away but left a little frothy dark collar behind, some sticky lace motes clung just above the surface

S: dark roasted cocoa and espresso - as if they'd been ground together and brewed into beer

T: nicely dry and smoothly bitter dark roasted malt with lighter tones of wood hovering overhead; espresso flavors are rich and dominant, chocolate-iness is sublte and bitter more than sweet; the wood aging adds a nice sophistication to this very stout stout

M: creamy smooth and full-bodied; any stickiness is ameliorated by the dryness of cocoa, espresso, and oak

O: excellent craftsmanship is apparent - this is decadent, but avoids the cloying sweetness that some stouts fall prey to; very classy and elegant.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a growler...second day of being opened.
Pours black with large brown head...poured in Scotch Silly tulip glass.
Aroma of espresso, dark roasted malts, sweet malts, Mexican chocolate.
Moderate carbonation and big tongue piercing mouthfeel.
Flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, chocolate molten cake, dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, carob, bitter chocolate, slight chili pepper, vanilla, candy sugar, bitter hops. Oooh la la...absolutely delicious for an impy stout lover, but, oh yeah, there's a butt!!... like another of my favorite imperial stouts, Alesmith Speedway Stout, I don't know that the addition of Espresso (or oak, or even barrel aging), improves from the original. The one exception with the Yeti for me is the Belgian Yeti, which I usually love (there are slight variations in batches, or at least handling).
Nevertheless, even as a non-coffee (or espresso) drinker, this is super fine. Rich, smooth, bold, fulfilling, challenging, strong and something I could drink way too much of alone with an open growler!

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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-pours oily black with a nice sticky tan head

S-definitely a nice mix of oak and espresso as well as rich chocolate. Also a very noticeable hop presence as well, makes it a tad grassy. Good strong scent.

T-comes in with a great oak flavor along with a rich flavor of chocolate espresso. The oak is definitely most prominent here. It is long lasting with an awesome matching after-taste. Great flavors, nothing off.

M-thick and creamy with a dry finish

O-this has got to be one of the best easily obtainable stouts out there. I'm extremely impressed. The oak flavor is done so well, it's very prominent yet it isn't overdone. It's got so much flavor to it that I can imagine drinking this as a meal. Great drinkability, alcohol isn't noticeable

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4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served from a 22oz bottle, suspected of being a bit colder than optimum. Sampled just after a New Belgium Lips of Faith - Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout (NBICCS).
Pours black and opaque with a durable tan head.
An extreme beer with loads of flavor, mainly from the roasted malts and expresso.
Notably sweeter, especially in the aftertaste than the NBICCS, which I found too bitter from the finish on. Plenty of oak in the nose but less in the flavor which still has a noticeable oak note.

{Review tweaked with on-tap tasting in March 2013. Excellent and aroma and mouthfeel compared to memory/notes from bottle.]

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,194 ratings.