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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,196 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,196
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 245
Gots: 619 | FT: 43
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:
Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black in tulip glass. Light tan head with some serious sticky lacing along sides of glass.

Smell is heavy with chocolate, coffee, darkly toasted malt, vanilla and hoppy citrus.

Taste follows the smell. This is very complex with lots of toasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and coffee. Nice hoppiness to it. Lots of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Full bodied with perfect carbonation.

Overall I think this is excellent. One of my new favorites.

Photo of howard12
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours black, oily, and with a very thick brown head that turns into lacing around the glass.

Aroma is of roast and coffee. No hop or yeast aroma.

Beer taste is malty, full, creamy texture, chocolate and coffee fill the palate.

Full bodied.

An outstanding beer. All around delicious. Aroma, appearance, and taste all come together to make a great treat.

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of EROCK75
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SaneMan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of IlludiumQ36
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of theCoder
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of bowlerjoe2
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of tmarretti
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Grohnke
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours oily black. Creamy, dense, tightly-packed, milk chocolate colored head. Holds extremely well, before it slowly falls, leaving a scattered film.

Smells of fresh coffee grounds, heavy roasted malt, and muted bakers chocolate. Soft, underlying vanilla, with a slight hint of alcohol.

Taste is similar to nose. Strong coffee and roast, almost competing for the spotlight. Vanilla comes out stronger than it did on the nose. Light bakers chocolate. A strong, bold, woodsy oak finish with moderate to high hop (or is that coffee) bitterness.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Creamy body. Slight residual malty stickiness. Liberally bittered finish. The sweetness is strong on the aftertaste.

This is likely the oakiest beer I have ever had, its almost distracting. The coffee characteristics are bold, without being overbearing (fd: Im a coffee addict). The subtle vanilla note is perfected throughout. A bit harsh on the bitterness, and I would have liked to see more sweetness.

Photo of Stumpy29er
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin head, opaque red-brown.

Rich malt, some cocoa and coffee nose.

Rich, pretty bitter from malt and even some leafy hops, even though this apparently expired last February. Bold flavor, and there's some oak and alcohol burn. Some leather and chocolate.

Standard mouthfeel.

This is pretty harsh, even with the age on it. Why would espresso need hopping so heavy?

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

Bottled Jan 9, 2012

Beer is black with a large tan head. Good retention, some lacing.

Big, bitter coffee scent in the nose, along with oak, roasted malt. A nice smell, probably nicer the more into coffee you are.

Taste is like the nose. A lot of coffee but it is balanced somewhat by the oak, resulting in vanilla and wood flavours. The roasted malt is present as well. Mildly bitter. A bit of a caramel flavour in the finish. More coffee than I would like but nice.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very smooth, quite silky.

Overall, really nice. I am not a coffee drinker and generally do not like a strong coffee flavour in my stouts. However, the oak balances the coffee flavour in a way that makes it very nice. Better than I expected it to be.

Photo of StealieClimber
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of fritts211
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer picked up from Chicago area Binny's downtown for 11.99. Reviewed during tasting.

A- Gorgeous appearance, One finger thick brown head, black body with a small tint of ruby.

S- Espresso predominately, bittersweet chocolate, undercurrents of caramel, hint of vanilla.

T- Coffee, roast, vanilla, bitter chocolate on the aftertaste. Delicious.

M- A bit light on the mouth feel, but still thick and delicious. Tongue coating isn't very heavy, but the flavors still linger well. I wish it was just a bit creamier, but still quite good.

O- Absolutely awesome. I really love this beer. I've been spoiled recently with Goose Island Bourbon Stout variations (the beer that won me over to thick, awesome stouts), but this is great in many ways, from the roast to the espresso/chocolate flavors. Price tag makes it hard to drink consistently for me , but when available I would always pick up at least one every couple of months for a treat.

Photo of originsbrewery
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of flashablecards
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with light brown head

S: Coffee and alcohol

T: I taste the coffee and oak, probably a little more alcohol and oak than coffee though. If you leave it on tongue for a second, you can almost get a slight hint of sweetness.

M: Heavy and rich with a tinge of carbonation.

O: Definitely enjoying it. There's a richness to it that balances the alcohol. And as always I sure do love these high ABV beers (9.5%).

Photo of jeremy13586
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black. Poured two finger khaki head. Head lasted for a little bit and left some decent lacing. looks a lot like other impy stouts

Very smokey. Tons of coffee and roasted malts. Booze is masked incredibly well.

Mellow esspresso but very heavy on the oak and smoke. Nice bitter roasted malts. Just like in the nose, the booze is masked very well. Nice finish of cocoa.

Pretty heavy, but very smooth. Chewy with mellow carbonation and a clean finish.

I felt that the espresso flavor could have been a bit more, but it was covered by a bit too much of the oakyness. Other than that, it was still a very enjoyable brew and I highly recommend it.

Photo of Heff19
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an oily black with a very nice tan/brown head on top, very tight and, well, pretty looking. Good retention, eventually settling to a thin cap on top. Thin lacing that sticks around and never leaves.

S: Lots of burnt/bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Not as much coffee/espresso as I was expecting at all. There is a bit of oak and caramel as well. Reminds me of regular oak aged yeti.

T: More dark chocolate and roasted malt. Definitely some woody oak, but just like the aroma I am not really getting much espresso/coffee. For a bottle that is only a few months old, I am quite surprised.

M: Full bodied and rather thick. A nice level of carbonation, abv well hidden.

O: A good beer, but not very different from plain oak yeti. Where as chocolate yeti has a ton of chocolate flavor, this one is a bit of a let down.

Photo of akttr
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: onyx, mild dark brown hue, finger THICK
khaki head, creamy lacing encasing my goblet!

S: mild chocolate, hint of vanilla, oak, malt,
caramel, nuty oats

T: mild dark chocolate, nutty malt, big Espresso,
hint of boozy, long roasted bitter finish

M: heavy body, smooth/chewy mouth

O: Great Divide is very underrated, in my humble
opinion. This is a fine beer that will be purchased
again by this beer fan.


Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,196 ratings.