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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,015 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,015
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 206
Gots: 566 | 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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-17-2012 02:28:55 | More by brez8791
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-16-2012 16:00:00 | More by adrian21
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amrozga

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-16-2012 04:21:54 | More by amrozga
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-15-2012 22:27:33 | More by sharpski
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jsulko

Illinois

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

Bomber poured into a snifter glass

Pours a dark black with a chocolate / mocha head that lingers for a decent amount of time.

Smell is of coffee and some of the malt backbone

Taste is smooth with a slight thickness. Coffee flavors come through strong. Alcohol was well hidden for me.

Loved the first glass out of the bomober, interest faded near the end of the second glass. Very good stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 03:54:22 | More by jsulko
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-15-2012 01:13:12 | More by jfcaa193
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ThickNStout

Georgia

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

On tap at Taco Mac (Woodstock, GA). Served in 12oz goblet. 

Deep black with a quarter finger mocha head that recedes quickly. Laces beautifully all the way down. 

Smells of bittersweet coffee, chocolate and maybe faint raisins. 

Huge delicious burnt coffee taste hits first. Smokey wood and bitter dark chocolate follows with lighter hints of mild vanilla and cherry. Long bitter expresso finish. The alcohol is consistently there in the background. 

Medium heavy body with very little carbonation. It drinks powerful and heavy. 

My favorite Yeti. Dark, thick and tasty. We all know that the base stout is a classic- the expresso and oak aging really brings out it's best. I'm glad I found it on tap to remind me that I should go pick up a couple more bottles. 

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 13:11:06 | More by ThickNStout
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ltdantheman

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-13-2012 07:49:52 | More by ltdantheman
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely ebony pour with a dense, sticky head. Looks viscous and slurpy.

Luscious espresso notes matched with vanilla, oak, dark grains, and cocoa powder. Mocha, blackberry, and mild licorice. Wonderful.

Great espresso character with a deep, dark roast patterned with cocoa, booze, licorice, smoke, and woody oak. Rich at first, bitter and almost piney hop bursting in the finish.

Perfect mouthfeel. Velvety smooth, little bite from the carb. Alcohol presence is appealing. Bitter and sweet. Feels great.

This was my first Yeti variation love. Such a fan of the series. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 04:02:02 | More by thecheapies
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-12-2012 23:29:23 | More by prg1976
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Maltus

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-12-2012 00:57:05 | More by Maltus
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mkvi

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-11-2012 20:57:52 | More by mkvi
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-11-2012 16:44:53 | More by Tyrawlings
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dav

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-11-2012 08:31:02 | More by dav
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: pours dark, dark brown. divine mocha colored head. great look to this one

s: coffee and roasted malts primarily. Booze comes through as well

t: very strong coffee taste with a touch of chocolate mixed in. not overly sweet. A good amount of bitterness.

m: thick and creamy. carbonation seems just right. Finishes a tad dry

o: if you enjoy a stout infused with coffee, this one's for you. Incredibly drinkable. Did not get much of the vanilla oak flavor but a solid stout nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 03:46:13 | More by Jaycase
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

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

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a jet black coloring that looks viscous and smooth, with a thick, foamy, dense, dark chocolate colored head. Pours beautifully, and looks delicious. Aromas are heavy in mocha coffee, with a dark, bitter characteristic to it, as well as a highlight of sweet, creamy chocolate. Flavors are super bitter, with a hint of the alcohol into the roof of the mouth and the sinuses. The palate is completely coffee based, with a strong, roasted, dark presence throughout that is heavy in espresso, with an earthy and woody balancing undertone. Minimal cling that slips down the glass slowly while you drink, catching up to the surface of the remaining beer if left for more than a minute. The aftertaste has the roast coffee and bitterness of spent coffee grounds, with a somewhat drying effect. The finish is rich, robust, and eerily similar to a pressed espresso lingering behing on the palate, with a boozy kick.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:06:16 | More by GarthDanielson
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PorterBoy14

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-10-2012 12:50:14 | More by PorterBoy14
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-10-2012 01:33:57 | More by sneth019
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schoun

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2012 18:04:06 | More by schoun
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JazzIPA55

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-08-2012 05:16:58 | More by JazzIPA55
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ChumleyX

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-08-2012 03:03:08 | More by ChumleyX
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the best Yeti, but not worst either!

A: 1+ finger head of cocoa brown color forms atop this deep brown bodied brew and displays good retention and fairly solid lacing.

S: Coffee scents (to be expected) that are very pleasant, like walking into a cafe. Oak scents are mild and are overshadowed by chocolate malts and hints of booze. Hop profile is quite low in the nose and not indicative of the series.

T: Hops reveal themselves in the tasting, but more subtle than other Yeti's. Coffee is quite strong and the oak makes more of a showing than in the nose. Vanilla builds as the beer warms and allows brown sugar hints to surface.

M: Medium/heavy, well carbonated, fairly dry, especially on the backend.

O: Very good beer, still enjoy the oak aged version more.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 23:18:47 | More by tjkinate
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jsurfs82

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-07-2012 20:22:49 | More by jsurfs82
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obrike

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A buddy split his bottle with me on Super Bowl Sunday.

Really loved the look on this one...like melted dark chocolate in a beer bottle...almost looked thick when poured. So black, blacker than black...just beautiful. Tall tan head with clingy lace for the duration.

Getting vanilla, bitter coffee, and booze in the scent...smells hot...dangerous.

Wow, this one's got a lot going on. A great combo of bitter expresso and sweet vanilla, and a very big shot of booze. A pretty hot stout, but one that hits the spot on a cold night.

Uber smooth, goes down like butta, but again, the heat on this one was a bit noticable to me. That's the only tiny flaw I saw in this bad-ass Imp. Great job by Great Divide!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 03:24:47 | More by obrike
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-06-2012 16:45:42 | More by beef13
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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