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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

2,952 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 201
Gots: 555 | 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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justinlaz

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2012 16:37:54 | More by justinlaz
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black beer with a foamy 2 finger dark coffee tan head sitting on top majestically. The head looks a lot like a thicker version of the crema that sits on top of espresso. It sticks around for a while, finally dissapating to a thin sheet after leaving some patchy lacing. The sweetness of the other Yeti's is there in its chocolatey form, but there is an bitter edge to this one. Fresh coffee beans come to mind, giving it a very nice coffee/espresso aroma. Its all backed by dark roasted malts. Not incredibly aromatic, but pleasant.

Definitely a prominent coffee taste over top the imperial stout flavors of dark roasted malts and unsweetened chocolate. Some dark dried fruit flavors peak through, only to be out-done by the espresso flavors. It definitely has that extra bite that espresso has over normal coffee, leading to a wonderfully long finish and lingering espresso aftertaste. The unsweetened chocolate helps give the mouthfeel a very nice creamy texture despite the tingle of alcohol. The hops add a nice finger of bitterness to the espresso that works very well together. A bit more than a hint of booze tingles in the middle, adding more depth and character to this impressive beer.

What happens when you take an awesome imperial stout and add coffee to it? You get an even more awesome imperial stout. This was a very nice treat, and would absolutely make a great companion at breakfast, as long as you have a fun day ahead of you already. If you've got stuff to do, maybe save it for another morning. It has the potential to put you on your butt for sure!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 05:01:47 | More by chodinheaven
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jonathaniler

Florida

1/5  rDev -76.6%

02-02-2012 22:08:58 | More by jonathaniler
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Durb777

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-02-2012 18:27:17 | More by Durb777
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jlove5

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-01-2012 16:21:43 | More by jlove5
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mfavoino

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle marked 12/19/2011 poured into a pint glass on 1/31/12.

Appearance: A rich dark brown that is totally opaque. One finger of an espresso colored head sits on top, but quickly recedes.

Smell: Roasted caramel malts and big coffee notes. Some chocolate in there as well, making me feel like I'm about to have dessert.

Taste: Bold roasted coffee flavors with significant malty sweetness. Finishes with a very mild hop bitterness and the alcohol hits too.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and average carbonation.

Overall: If you enjoy a cup of joe, you're probably going to like this version of Yeti. The coffee flavors definitely highlight the experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 02:13:02 | More by mfavoino
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creaghphish

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-01-2012 01:46:49 | More by creaghphish
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glockmanpat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-01-2012 00:33:50 | More by glockmanpat
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Madjr

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2012 20:38:44 | More by Madjr
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doughanson78

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Super dark pour, as black as they come. Two finger fluffy dark mocha head with amazing retention and lacing.

S: Roasted espresso is the dominate aroma. Light notes of chocolate and light oak aroma. A touch of alcohol. Nothing complex and lighter that I expected but pretty good.

T: Chocolate upfront. Roasted espresso with a nice subtle oak flavor. Finishes with a roasted mocha flavor and a touch boozy.

M: Full bodied, pretty thick. Medium carbonation. Medium creaminess.

O: Very good version of Yeti. Probably my second favorite next to BA Yeti.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 01:45:11 | More by doughanson78
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2012 01:19:30 | More by scott2269
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crossovert

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle.

It pours a deep, dark blackish brown with a huge frothy, foamy tan head. It leaves some great lacing. Amazing appearance.

The smell is pretty slick. Chocolate, espesso, oak, vanilla, some fruitiness. There is a mild alcoholic astringency and a big of caramel/sugar. Pretty quintessential for a coffee/ba beer.

The flavor is huuge. Initially there is a big hit of espresso. I am wondering if this is gonna five me a kick of caffeine. There is a sharp bit of caramel/vanilla going through this one which makes it smoother than anticipated.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 15:27:02 | More by crossovert
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brealbg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-30-2012 13:02:47 | More by brealbg
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ASUGeog

North Carolina

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

bottled on dec 19, 2011, purchased from tyler's bottle shop, downtown raleigh.

aggressive pour to bring the head out, pours like motor oil.

a. opaque black, nice brownish head, which disappears fast, leaving heavy lace.

s. not as strong coffee aroma as you'd expect considering the coffee addition. smells like coffee though. faint amount of oak scent comes through as it warms up a bit.

t. sweet, but not too sweet. definitely taste the coffee/espresso. not overwhelmingly boozy considering abv. absolutely delicious though, and gets better as it approaches room temp. oak comes through ever so slightly as it warms as well.

m. chewy, thick, wonderful. perfectly carb'd

o. I wish I could drink this with breakfast as the bottle suggests, but I couldn't wait to dig in. overall, I think this beer is every bit as good as founders breakfast. if you like coffee stouts, this one is great, I hope to find it on draft to try again... and maybe get a couple bottles to age. all the yeti's I've had so far have been awesome, but this one may take the cake. would love to have some crime brûlée to pair, as the bottle suggests.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 22:19:19 | More by ASUGeog
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-29-2012 04:07:07 | More by jrohrbacher
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

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

Bottle received from TheSevenDuffs. Thanks! Bottled on March 5, 2010. Poured around 6C into a Duvel snifter.

A: Amazingly deep and opaque beer with ruby red edges and a half finger tan head. The head drops straight away though and leaves no lacing.
S: A real odd nose going on here. Definite coffee and cocoa notes but they seems at odds with oak that is evident. As it opened up though, it got better. Initially had this pegged at 3.5...
T: Roasted grains are foremost here with notes of coffee and vanilla over time that develop. Sweetness remains too. Earthy hops.
M: Thick and viscous without being sticky. Very light carbonation and a bit of hop bitterness in the finish to keep the palate from being gunned up by the beer.
O: The beer really grew on me through the pour. At first I was "Meh", but now I am sold. Well made beer, worth seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:28:50 | More by kjyost
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-28-2012 21:48:00 | More by jminch
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kennylopez

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2010 22oz bottle into a mini snifter.

Appearance: a dark black color with a tan brown head that fades and leaves little lacing.

Smells: a light roasted malt and a sweet chocolate malt and oak notes.

Tastes: this a layered and flavorful brew with the milky coffee and bitter chocolate backbone. the oak flavors are delicious and give off a vanilla hint as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: there is a fair amount of carbonation in this beer and the 9 and a half percent is smooth and very drinkable.

Overall: this is a great deal for $8 for 22ozs I bought as many as I found. I am not a coffee drinker but this was great for breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 20:25:39 | More by kennylopez
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber (date is illegible Sept 15 2010 maybe?) to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a jet black color. Black edges. Huge 3 finger brown mocha colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Really coats the glass.

S - The espresso wasn't as strong on the nose as I expected. It's there just not over powering. There is a slight vanilla tone as well as a lot of roasted malts. Cannot detect any alcohol or yeast.

T/M - Unlike the nose the espresso is very prevelant in the front of the beer. It really dominates the palette. The middle of the beer brings more balance and character with vanilla, oak, chocolate, deep roasted malt, and mild bitterness. The beer finishes fairly clean and a bit dry with a very noticeable espresso flavor that coats the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable. Especially if you like coffee.

Overall, this was the second time I've had the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. The first was at the brewery. It tasted about the same as far as I can recall. I am not really a coffee drinker so the espresso is a little over the top for me. If they toned down the espresso and added more vanilla and malt character it would be awesome, but that's just my opinion.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:48:10 | More by hopfacebrew
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-27-2012 01:50:44 | More by hilgart1
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cnthix

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.1%

01-27-2012 00:01:41 | More by cnthix
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-26-2012 12:57:02 | More by ninner00
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Great Lakes Tulip from a 22 Bomber bottled on 12/11/2011.

A: Pours Jet Black, with about one finger of light brown head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate, Expresso, Vanilla, Oak, Roasted Malts.

T: Chocolate and roasted malts hit up from, the backbone consists of an oak taste and coffee notes. Finished with a little bit of a bite.

M: Full body with proper carbonation.

O: This was my first Great Divide beer - I really love the smell here, the taste didn't yield as much coffee as I had expected.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 03:29:29 | More by BeRanger
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-25-2012 23:58:28 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-25-2012 23:26:40 | More by mfield14
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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