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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,143 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,143
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bozodogbreath, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

C2H5, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of lurpy1
2.63/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I like oaked beer and love coffee. Until yesterday, I'd never had a GDBC beer I didn't like, and never had a Yeti I didn't love. Imagine my surprise when this became my first of both.

The pour as always is beautiful - gloppy with a polluted looking head. Nice. The smell is a bit subtle, roast, oak, but not a lot of coffee. Not bad, but a bit...hmmm.

Taste is a problem, the coffee is completely absent. Oak and roast are there, but they merge with a totally unexpected shot of hop to create a bitterness that is borderline intolerable. Just not fun to drink. Wonderfully creamy consistency, as is the case with all Yetis. But taste matters most, so this beer is thumbs-down. I will still go after other Yeti mutations, but I am done with this one. Still a bit shocked.

lurpy1, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of tatums1984
3.5/5  rDev -18%

tatums1984, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -6.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of hopburster
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

hopburster, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Vierenner
3.23/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours very dark, with a dense, frothy head ... one of the best looking pours I've seen ... strikingly beautiful. Smell is sweet, chocolate, coffee, light hops ... very inviting. However the taste seems unbalanced and harsh. A bitterness arises immediately at mouth entry, strengthens as the taste buds are activated and persists long after the beer has exited the mouth. I wished it tasted like it smelled:(
Great Divide, if you are reading this, please create a beer without such a strong hop bite ... it will be a hit!

Vierenner, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of codsmith
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours jet black with a thick dark espresso colored head that dies down after a while, but still leaves a decent complete covering over the stout. Laces the glass nicely.

S: Nice sweet coffee aroma

T: Loaded with chocolate, some nice roasted grains that provide a mellow bitterness, a great coffee flavor really comes through and a mellow wood taste. There is a slight hot alcohol taste.

M: Full bodied, but easy drinking. Carbonation might be a touch over done, especially for the ABV.

O: I have tried a bunch of different Yeti versions from GD and have usually been disappointed, but this one is very good. I might have to pick you another bottle or two while I can.

codsmith, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of kspongeworthy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kspongeworthy, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

areich6, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark fudge brownie color with a dense cinnamon colored head.

Huge smells of coffee and fudge. It smells like dessert in a glass.

True to the name, espresso is the center piece. Dark roast and chocolate join the party. It's pretty much two dimensional but they're both done well.

Smooth with medium carbonation. Heavy body as it should and the alcohol is masked well.

This is a really good stout and I think my favorite of the Yeti variations.

Vonerichs, Jan 10, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1-10-11

Pours into a tulip a solid brown/black. Massive chocolate colored head that retains well and leaves some rings of lacing.

Roasted malt, light espresso, some chocolate, faint grassy hops.

Rich roasty malts, chocolate pudding, light oak, still some light espresso notes left even after aging, pretty strong grassy hop presence yet too. Very tasty overall.

Smooth beer that is pretty close to a full body. Not heavy and thick like others in the style.

Drinks with relative simplicity. Very solid for the style and drinks very well just like the original Yeti. Great beer.

jera1350, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jstark5150, Jan 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bhir, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

swatsjon, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Listers, Jan 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

RandyKemka, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dlello2, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of thebeerdoctor
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.

thebeerdoctor, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TheBeerologist, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

josssmith, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

happy5930, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

usofar, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of beer2day
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.

beer2day, Jan 04, 2012
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,143 ratings.