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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,145 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,145
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 228
Gots: 586 | 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 azorie
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: well its black as night. poured nto shaker pint glass because well its was the only clean one i had atm. Nice really tall foam up, brown, lacy. Nice.

s: no surprise its espresso, go figure. no too boozy. cream like coffee nose, some chocolate, some oak. no hops detected, again no surprise there. strong earthly malt back end.

t: very nice, tasty. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, oak, wood smoke malt. slightly, very slightly sweet malt. some dark candy sugar even as it warms up. be great in the winter.
Nice balance of flavors, complex it changes as it warms, well done. Mine was not bitter at all.

m: oily, slightly chalky, med carb, thick body, smooth.

o: totally a great RIS or whatever they call it.
Price was 9.99 while this is out of my league now, I still enjoyed it a lot.

azorie, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

smithj4, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of craigmj7
3.5/5  rDev -18%

craigmj7, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of drgarage
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drgarage, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bigred89, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a light brown head that recedes rather quickly, but leaves nice, sticky lacing. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and of course, oak and coffee. The taste is remarkable. Rich and bitter at the front, like the regular yeti, but it has some creamy coffee flavor coming in as well as oak. Coffee is also noticeable. It has very slight sweetness, but is mostly overpowered by all the strong, bitter flavors. Very thick, and medium carbonation.

My first of the yeti variations. Great Divide makes a great imperial stout, and the espresso and oak only add to it.

Danny1217, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of sburrough
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

sburrough, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of beav19
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

beav19, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AdamP, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -18%

WDJersey, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of TicoCali
4/5  rDev -6.3%

TicoCali, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (12/19/11) served on 7/28/12 in a Tired Hands wine tulip.

Pour: Pitch black with an oily consistency. A tiny khaki head that recedes to a rim.

Smell: Tons of oak. Bitter dark chocolate and some coffee. Not as much as I remember the first time I had it. Roasty.

Taste: Bitter chocolate first that has a very mocha aspect. Some creamy coffee that sticks through the palate and lingers. As it warms a chewy bit of dark fruit comes out, but only just.

Mouthfeel: Pretty full and creamy, but really tasty. Nice carbonation. A light touch of heat lingers in the through the finish.

Overall: Having this on tap back in April is largely why I love big stouts now. Not as great as I remember then, but still a fantastic stout. Could imagine that bourbon barrel aging would turn this yeti into a real monster.

cfrances33, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of drperry11
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

drperry11, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of abankert12
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

abankert12, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -6.3%

klipper, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark black with a hint of brown around the edges and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts and coffee with dark fruit, milk sweetness, oak, and a bit of booze.

T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate malts and coffee with a touch of raisin and other dark fruits. Through the middle, some oak and vanilla comes through with a bit of milk sweetness and more coffee flavor. The finish is mix of dark chocolate and roasted bitter-coffee with some oak and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. The coffee goes really nicely with the chocolatey Imperial Stout base.

ngeunit1, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of InVinoVeritas
4/5  rDev -6.3%

InVinoVeritas, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of danp14
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

danp14, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of wcudwight
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thick and dark as night. There's not the faintest hint of light getting through. Nice thick milky dark chocolate colored head. Judging the beer by the cover, this one will be a gem. Smells of bitter bakers chocolate and vanilla. Faint hint of coffee aroma but I was expecting much more. Smells good, just not what I was expecting. On first sip I let out an audible, "WOW!" This is one tasty beer. Sweet chocolate and vanilla flavors balanced by the roasted and coffee flavors. By balanced, I mean perfectly balanced. I honestly don't see how Great Divide could improve on this beer. I love coffee beers and this is one of the best I've had. It's right up there with Pisgah Valdez. Mouthfeel is so thick you can chew on it. Wonderful beer and I wished I'd purchased more than one bomber.

wcudwight, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of RMoeNay
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerHunter76, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Greeneagle
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Greeneagle, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ajs4bd
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ajs4bd, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Hopmodium, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

enelson, Jul 10, 2012
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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