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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,999 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,999
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 202
Gots: 563 | 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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thebeerdoctor

Ohio

2.65/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A fan of Great Divide beers, I was surprised to discover one I do not like, and this is it. Way over the top, it seems it can not decide whether it wants to be coffee or stout. Cloying sweet combined with full alcohol strength. This is meat for somebody else. An expensive waste of time.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 10:20:58 | More by thebeerdoctor
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TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-06-2012 01:29:55 | More by TheBeerologist
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josssmith

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-05-2012 22:12:28 | More by josssmith
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happy5930

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-05-2012 13:51:13 | More by happy5930
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usofar

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-04-2012 19:35:21 | More by usofar
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in March, 2009 and aged since in the beer fridge.

Dark inky black pour with a rich dark chocolate 1/2 finger head.
Faint retention. Nice thick lace.

Nose is intense. Espresso coffee, dark roast malt, a shot of vanilla cream, all compliment a rich chocolate aroma. Very nice.

Very smooth up front and then all kinds of flavors break loose. Deep, rich espresso, dark roast malt all give way to a bitter coffee finish. Not much in the way of hops, but lots of chocolate bitterness in the end. Getting more chocolate midway through the glass. Very well done.

Feel is a little thinner than expected. Slightly oily and resiny from the chocolate, but other than that pretty thin.

Overall a great example of an impy stout and worth seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 01:37:09 | More by beer2day
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divineaudio

Michigan

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

bomber split with my gf. bottled on 2/12/10.
snifter

a - pours a thick, greasy, dark brown and forms a finger of thick medium brown head that lasts for quite a while. leggy lacing.

s - dark chocolate, espresso, black currants, faint spicy hops, slight earthy funk.

t - rich dark chocolate malt with espresso front and center. faint dark fruity notes, faint oxidation. bittersweet finish. not much oak flavor though.

m - full bodied with the right amount of carbonation. slightly chewy.

o - delicious and decadent. drinks well, but i doubt i could have more than a glass or two in a night. definitely a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:59:32 | More by divineaudio
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Paul68

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-02-2012 03:33:01 | More by Paul68
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MTBBright

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1st Review
Poured from a bottle into Duvel tulip.
Bottled date - Jan 10 2011

Pours rich black with a nice brown head that lingers.

Smells of roast and coffee. Not overly strong.

Tastes of chocolate up front that leads into the espresso. It is almost like easting chocolate covered espresso beans.

Nice carbonation and good mouthfeel.

Great beer. the coffee flavor stays for a long time. Could use a little more sweetness. Nice beer to start the new year with.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:25:17 | More by MTBBright
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JoRado

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-01-2012 20:31:36 | More by JoRado
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bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

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

First beer of the day!

Pours a dark, dirty motor oil...awesome! Brown head that lingers throughout the entire consumption. Not one bit of light coming through this brew.

Aroma is amazing. Heavy coffee aroma with chocolate and toffee notes. Slightest bit of oak character in the smell, but very very nice. Balanced.

Taste lived up to my expectations. Smooth. Marshmallow meets chocolate and coffee. Oak character is minor, but I think it works well. Great Lingered coffee flavor!

Awesome first brew of the day.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 18:16:13 | More by bitterbeerguy
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-31-2011 03:08:31 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-30-2011 23:36:35 | More by ROBSTARR
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bmoney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-30-2011 20:42:31 | More by bmoney
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-30-2011 16:07:16 | More by jriggins6
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HopNelius

New York

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Served on draft at Blue Monk in small snifter glass. Dark Black with a small creme head, frothy like expresso.

Smell-Notes of burnt expresso and dark chocolate coming through.

Taste-surprisingly not boozy at all for 9.5ABV. The Expresso taste is there but not overwhelming, also the Oak taste is well balanced with the expresso coming through and they compliment each other perfectly. This was my first beer of the night and three days later I am still thinking about it.

Mouthfeel-nice finish, not overpowering and each time I felt a little more coming through.

Fantastic Beer for those that love Oak aged and or Expresso/Coffee beers. I found it to have an amazing drinkability for such a unique beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 15:51:54 | More by HopNelius
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-29-2011 23:33:22 | More by CGMLS3
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Stiggy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-29-2011 02:27:24 | More by Stiggy
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-28-2011 22:54:40 | More by PhineasGage
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MarkVegas

Nevada

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-28-2011 19:29:46 | More by MarkVegas
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Label says Bottled on Dec 20 2010. Over a year old...yes!

A- Pours the blackest of blacks with a full finger's worth of dark tan head that retains and eventually disperses to a 1/4 inch ring around the edge of the glass along with full trails of lacing.

S- Smells of burnt wood and dark chocolate. Not getting much coffee aroma though. It's there, just not very apparent.

T- The espresso comes through in the flavor well though. Burnt coffee mixed with dark chocolate, some smoky char notes and a metallic aftertaste which fades after a few sips. The alcohol has certainly mellowed out after a year of being in the bottle. It's well-hidden now, making for a very smooth drink. The oak also is more calm than in other younger Oak-Aged Yeti incarnations I've recently had.

M- Substantially thick with medium carbonation that provides a more lively feel.

O- A great take on the Yeti that only gets better with age.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 06:48:48 | More by Immortale25
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2011 16:27:12 | More by richbrew
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-26-2011 13:55:06 | More by cdwil
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-24-2011 20:59:19 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Drinkerofales

California

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

Pours pitch black, with a thick dark mocha head and great lacing.

Smells of dark sweet roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffe and a forest after it rains, very nice.

Taste is complex, a touch of bitter chocolate sweetness, roasted malts, black coffee beans, a touch of floral hops on the end and another taste of coffee in the aftertaste.

Feels thick, and cots the tongue, yet silky and easy to drink. Hides its abv well.

I am relatively new to the Imp Stouts, but I really loved this beer. Big and bold, a great blend of flavors and texture, a very well made beer. Even my wife(a hop head to the core) liked this one, and that's nothing short of amazing.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 09:02:05 | More by Drinkerofales
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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