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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,000
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 202
Gots: 563 | FT: 41
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008)
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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

The Yeti series is a pretty safe bet for Imperial Stouts and nice Oak aging, had this one a few times but not for a while, reviewed from notes.

A- Black as oil with a big dark tan head that has good retention. Huge amount of thick lace and a nice dark tan cloud and ring.

S- A dessert. Strong mix of caramel, cocoa and roast malt. Huge oak lends wood notes and a nice vanilla. The coffee also comes into play and adds a great layer.

T- "Massive wood in my face" (lol). The oak is just crazy strong in this one, like chewing on a tree. Finishes with more roast malt, caramel and some espresso (seems to be on and off with the oak). Slight hops at the very end of a bitter cocoa finish.

MF- Nice warming, thick oily body. Moderate sting from carbonation on the palate but smooth.

DB- A very flavorful beer. The oak cannot be missed in this ale. Great meld of caramel, oak and roast malt with some coffee. I would prefer a bit more espresso and a bit less oak but I still love the flavor of this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 16:52:05 | More by cbutova
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

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

Bomber split 3 ways. Time to wake up!

Pours as black as a yeti's heart. Creamy brown head, looks like espresso for sure. Turns to a ring leaving a bit of lacing.

Huge caramel in the scent, oak, coffee very apparent when it warms. Slight hint of fruit.

Starts off with big roasted malt and caramel, coffee appears later on in the taste and especially in the finish. Noticeable wood from the oak chips and light hops. Coffee is a great addition to an already great stout.

Carbonation is on the high side, but mouthfeel is nice thick and malty. No alcohol present.

Yeti Rules.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 14:21:52 | More by Chico1985
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TK5150

Maine

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

A- Pours black with a reddish brown head. Nice lacing. Head consists of small tightly knit bubbles. Very nice.

S- Espresso, chocolate, liquor, dark fruit (plumbs, raisins), licorice.

T- Chocolate, liquor, espresso, sweet and sugary. Roast balances out most of the sweetness. Dark fruit becomes more and more prominent as I drink (and as it warms). It also becomes quite tart which I am not liking.

M- Lighter side of full bodied. Silky. Low carbonation. Feels lighter as it warms.

D- Very drinkable beer that goes down very easily, even for an imperial stout.

Overall, significantly better than the chocolate yeti. Good beer that I would have again. Would like to have fresher next time, so the espresso would take an even bigger role.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 04:02:17 | More by TK5150
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tbart428

Maine

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark bodied beer with khaki colored head that leaves a decent lacing.
S: Sweet chocolate smell with strong coffee smell at the end.
T: Bakers chocolate to coffee that finishes with a roasted oak flavor. Note the oak is an undertone.
M: Full bodied with expected amount of carbonation .
D: Delicious tasting and well done but like most I cant a lot of RIS in the summer. Great beer and will pick another up again in the future

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 03:44:36 | More by tbart428
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elgiacomo

Georgia

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

22oz bottled Feb 12, 2010.

Pours thick black with a large three finger dark brown head that is very foamy and rocky, leaves ring after ring of sticky clumpy lace and holds a solid cap. Beautiful.

Rich, strong aroma of premium coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. The coffee steals the show here and it's some quality stuff. Very inviting.

Flavor...wow...rich dark chocolate, intense coffee, roasted malts, nice vanilla notes from the oak, alcohol is very well hidden for the ABV although makes a light presence on the finish. Overall this has a certain coffee-infused chocolate milkshake thing goin' on. Absolutely delicious.

Mouthfeel is full, velvety, creamy, low to medium carbonation.

Damn this is good. Really good. Probably my favorite of the Yetis, and that's saying a lot cuz I love 'em all. Will definitely grab this fresh next year for a more intense coffee experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 00:58:08 | More by elgiacomo
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almychristopher

New York

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a dark black color with a nice tan head befitting the espresso name. the smell combines the dark malt and coffee aroma very nicely, hiding the hops a little bit. the vanilla flavor from the oak works well smoothing out the coffee and dark malt. the full body and good carbonation make this a very drinkable imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:13:43 | More by almychristopher
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a 1/2" brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome! It has a dry, expresso scent along with a rich, black and chocolate malt aroma. It has a bitter black malt, coffee feel. The taste is great as well. It has a dry, expresso flavor up front with some chocolate malt notes. It goes down easy with minimal warming and a nice subtle oak finish. This is a complex beer with lots going on. The expresso character is quite pronounced. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tremendous beer. I'm a huge fan of the coffee flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:05:13 | More by WesWes
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SShelly

Oregon

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

Pours jet black with moderate offwhite head lots of retention and lacing.

Large coffee and esspreso aromas with roast and dark malt behind.

Flavor follows the aroma, large coffe flavors, moderate roast, the large esspreso flavors really carry the flavors in this.

Lots of alcohol and a moderate to large mouthfeel make this a tasty beverage, very happy I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 23:30:55 | More by SShelly
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours totally jet black in color with a generous one fingered toffee colored head. The lacing sticks to the sides of the glass and clings like glue.

S - Dominated by expresso and coffee, bitter chocolate, and with a mild smokey character.

T - The name lives up to the taste. This beer is a big time, in your face type of coffee/expresso stout. Expresso flavor totally dominates...and I do mean DOMINATES! There's a mild bitter chocolate, somewhat smokey flavor with alot of charcoal mixed in. Burnt malt in the back ground leaves a sticky, mouthsmacking impression of just sucking down a mouthful of raw coffee beans. Pour this in place of your morning cup of java and it will definitely kick start your day!

M - A little chewy, thick, full bodied, and rich.

D - I couldn't drink more than one. I'm not a fan of coffee, but I do enjoy Imperial Stouts and this is definitely worth checking out. I'd have to say this is the biggest and strongest coffee flavored beer I've had to date.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 02:35:43 | More by jzeilinger
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Kelly88

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Kentucky Ale snifter.
A- a great looking stout! Dark as asphalt with a one finger dark khaki head that settles into a scattered thin cap. Web lacing surrounds the glass.

S- I'm guessing this is what coffee beans would smell like if dipped in chocolate. I wish it was more pungent but what is there smells very enticing.

T- starts off with some milk chocolate then a blast of coffee. Dark fruits appear briefly but the coffee obviously takes center stage. Very well balanced with sweet chocolate and bitter coffee.

M- great mouthfeel that is full and perfectly carbonated. Nothing distracting just a nice full heavy feel. Just how I prefer My stouts.

D- finished off a whole bomber by myself and I the only way I can tell its 9.5% is BC I'm a little buzzed. Alcohol is no where in sight when your enjoying only when You're finished!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 01:23:13 | More by Kelly88
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 7/18/10

Pours pitch black with a wonderful mocha head which gathers a half finger thick. The head gathers at the side in splotches leaving some lacing.

Dark chocolate, espresso, and pine hops help sting my nostrils. There is a bite in the smell which makes me excited to taste it.

Again, dark chocolate and espresso unite in smooth harmony to produce a lovely flavor. A big bitter aftertaste comes from coffee acidity and hop bitterness.

The taste is creamy up front which gives way to a drying finish. A solid mouthfeel.

I would say this has average drinkability for a 9+% ABV drink with a nod toward its overall appeal.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 02:53:22 | More by TCgoalie
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Anaz

California

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

This is my first Yeti, and I wish I'd had the tried the unaged version without the espresso first.

It's a dark beer, black with a faint red brown at the edges of the glass and a thick, persistent head that brings espresso crema to mind.

The coffee aroma comes on strong with chocolate and a faint hoppiness in the background.

This is definitely a coffee beer, and the espresso character dominates, with hints of dark chocolate and maltiness fighting their way through the intense coffee presence. The coffee flavor fades a bit on the aftertaste, and an astringent chocolate flavor comes forward, like really dark chocolate or cocoa powder. There is a sweetness that lasts, tempered by alcohol and a coffee and hop bitterness.

This beer has a surprisingly light body for an imperial stout, and the mild carbonation makes it much easier to drink than I would have expected. It is a big beer, but it doesn't drink like one. The alcohol is perceptable, and there is a lingering bitterness that can be pleasant, but thankfully it's not syrupy at all.

I wanted to like this beer a lot, and my high expectations probably influenced my enjoyment of this beer for the worst. I did like it, but I was far from crazy about it. I'll drink it again in a different situation, but I'm not in any rush to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 06:03:55 | More by Anaz
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vkv822

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter.
bottled on: Feb.12, 2010

The beer pours with a motor oil thickness, and is black in color. The head is a beautiful mass of tiny, tan, mocha colored bubbles topped by larger milk chocolate bubbles. I can't recall ever having seen a multi-layered head like this before, very cool looking.
The aroma is strongly of coffee and oak, though the coffee notes seem strongly roasted. There are also some roasted malts and light chocolate notes blended in as well. The coffee is really very over-powering, to the point of distracting from and masking the other flavors.
The taste is predominately of coffee, though it isn't quite as over powering as in the aroma. There are also nice roasted malts and light chocolate and oak notes, though it does finish with more bitter, charred coffee.
The mouthfeel is fairly thick and creamy, with a nice balance of carbonation.
This is a pretty good Imperial Stout, though I felt that the prominence of the coffee did detract from the complexity of this beer. I would like to see what some age would do to this.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 04:58:13 | More by vkv822
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joeysmokedporter

Maryland

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

Served from a 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

A: wow. pours like motor oil into the glass. Visible viscosity. Opaque black, no hint of color. Head is a very dark tan and pours about 3 fingers thick, and quickly dissipates.

S: mix of french-roasted coffee, char, and dark chocolate. A little woody. Also some herbal hop aroma that complements the above nicely.

T: charred wood dominates but mixes in with coffee beans and a little background chocolate. Definitely an alcohol flavor, like a thick stout laced with a fine Scotch. These flavors dominate and there is a very slight hint of dark dried fruit but not really much. Some tanniny wood flavor in the later stages.. The finish puckers a bit with the dry alcohol, a very firm hop bitterness, and a substantial but not overwhelming oak flavor.

M: oily, chewy, and heavy. The alcohol definitely warms the mouth (and the belly). Somewhat puckering.

D: share with a friend if possible, and pair with a creamy dessert (even something as simple as vanilla ice cream) for a nice contrast. After a few sips I definitely can feel it. Would definitely serve this as a closer in a flight, and I will also seek out the other oak-aged Yeti variations.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 01:09:06 | More by joeysmokedporter
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ratedz

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Boulevard snifter. Bottle was dated 04/02/2010.

A: This beer pours coffee black with a thin chocolate brown colored head. The head dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Smells like dark roast coffee that has been sitting in a pot on a burner for just a little too long. I'm also picking up a little bit of chocolate and a hint of bitter hops.

T: Dark roast coffee is the predominate flavor, but I'm getting a little bit of chocolate up front also. My wife took a sip and, after thinking for a second, said that it tastes like drinking a cup of pure coffee grounds and therefore it was delicious. I've never tried straight coffee grounds and since she's the coffee drinker, I'll take her word for it. A hint of oak is in there too, but it's definitely overpowered by the coffee flavor.

M: Medium to full bodied. Slightly creamy with mild carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly bitter as a result of the coffee.

D: The alcohol is very well hidden, which makes it easier to drink. The bitterness of the coffee does, however, reduce drinkability ever so slightly.

Overall, I enjoyed the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. I like coffee as much as the next guy, but it almost got to be a bit much as it overpowered other scents and tastes. I don't regret buying the bottle, but I don't know if I'd rush out and buy another. There are several other imperial stouts that I enjoy more.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 00:02:14 | More by ratedz
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into NBB snifter. Bottle stamp says bottled on April 2, 2010.
A: Pours a luscious, syrupy opaque black. Absolutely no light comes through with backlighting. The faintest of dark chocolate heads forms and recedes quickly. Very nice.
S: Dark chocolate with mild coffee and alcohol notes (not quite espresso here although the bottle says that is what is added to the brew). Not very complex.
T: Bitter semisweet chocholate and bitter dark roast coffee. Take away or soften some of the bitter edge and it would be great (perhaps a little time will soften and improve it). Dark/charred roast malt.
M: Medium body (lighter than expected). Initially smooth with a hint of creaminess, but quickly giving way to a bitter tingle. Dry and tannic finish.
D: Given the ABV, it has good drinkability. It will catch up with you though. A nicely crafted brew, but I like some of the other Yetis better. This one seems to want to go big in all things...super malt, super hops, oak, espresso, high ABV, etc. Personally I would tone down the hops on this one (maybe a little oatmeal to soften it too).

9/22/12 update: Cellared another bottle (from the same bottling) and finally got around to it. This one definitely improves with age--softening and smoothing the edges. Smooth, sweet, and luscious now. In hindsight, drinking this one 4 1/2 months after bottling wasn't the smartest thing to do. Current rating would be 4.5/4/4/4.5/4.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 04:03:31 | More by mwilbur
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arturorg

Spain

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served into an oversized wine glass.

A: Pours beautifully black (or very dark brown) with a brown head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a watery persistent lace, at pouring it feels very heavy (thick bodied) with a small carbonation.

S: Coffee (d'uh), alcohol, malts, caramel, vanilla, bread and a hint of orange?? (that one I'm not 100 percent)

T: Coffee all the way....and then the caramel and vanilla, leaving a bittery warming feeling what else can you ask from a beer with a shot of expresso.

Overall I would have it again, not my go to beer, but depending in the occasion...I prefer the Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout if I have to pick one to buy.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 17:54:00 | More by arturorg
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CBlack85

South Carolina

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

On tap at Duckworths in Charlotte. Served in a pint glass.

Beer is black with very little in the way of highlights and has a large-ish dark tan head that slowly recedes leaving behind decent lacing.

The nose is exactly what I expected from a coffee stout. Lots of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of oak. I also get just a hint of earthy hops, and a slight bit of alcohol.

The taste seems to be dominated by coffee. There is a slight hint of vanilla, and a hint of earthy hops as well. As the beer warms the chocolate seems to really develop quite nicely. Full bodied with a silky mouthfeel. A little more carbonated than I would expect for the style. The alcohol is very well masked, just the slightest hint of alcohol burn.

I had the opportunity to try both this beer and the chocolate oak aged yeti on tap to try side by side, and I have to say this version is quite a bit smoother and more drinkable. The aroma is much bigger and more appealing. I have not tried any other versions of this terrific beer, but I will definately be on the lookout. Just a terrific beer...

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2010 17:15:16 | More by CBlack85
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

06/22/10- Had an 04/02/10 bomber of this one.
A: Black with some dark brown hues and a nice creamy chocolate head.
S: Espresso, vanilla, chocolate, oak, banana, slight caramel cream.
T: French oak, chocolate milk converting to roasted bitter espresso raisin with a lingering caramel banana finish, especially charred wood.
M: Syrupy and really creamy and frothy. Almost too sticky.
D: Only OK.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 21:38:03 | More by ne0m00re
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cheftasia28

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a half-gallon growler into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: It pours like a dark coffee opaque elixir. Needless to say, this is the most intimidating stouts I have ever seen. It looks like a trans dimensional portal to a stout bliss. A dark brown back is a touch lighter than the original Yetti.

S: Is this coffee or beer? Just from the smell I can tell I will not be needing my mourning coffee tomorrow because I have the Yetti! With all the original notes of the Yetti Imperial Stout, an intoxicating and strong espresso aroma erupts. This coffee note is laced with hints of vanilla.

T: I'll ask again, "Is this coffee or beer?" The hops bitterness is perfectly married with the bitterness found from the espresso barrels. With the original hints of berry found in the original Yetti, this is a truly delicious beer with a lingering hops after taste.

M: Very viscus, and It is not carbonated much at all except for the slight bight one feels when swallowing. It almost has the consistency of a good syrup.

D: As much as I really LOVE this beer, it is still an Imperial Stout! One glass is enough for me, two tops (ask agent munky about man gulping this beer, not fun but delicious). I highly recommend this beer especially to coffee lovers. Another stout worthy of the title Yetti.

Serving type: growler

08-08-2010 21:32:09 | More by cheftasia28
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jgasparine

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A- Poured from the bottle with a thin tan-colored head, which completely evaporated with time. No lacing; just a little collar on each. The body was completely opaque and jet black in appearance.

S- A very roasty sweet nose, with a heavy influence of coffee. Nothing that jumps out as oak, but there are little nuances of semi-sweet chocolate present. But a very rich nose overall the aromas can be picked up several inches from the glass.

T- Wow- this is a punch in the face! You get sweet stewed and roasted malts up front, which are quickly overwhelmed by a tannic and roasty bitterness. This bitterness begins to DOMINATE the palate, and muddle everything else going-on in the palate. Overall, it starts-out sweet and finishes very dry with some moderate-alpha-acid bitterness.

M- A big chewy body with some creaminess imparted by a soft carbonation. Moderate astringency and some moderate heat from the ethanol. The astringency is what holds-back this beer form a better rating on mouthfeel.

D- Drinkability is hindered by the overwhelming bitterness and astringency. This is definitely a beer worth tasting... but not worth drinking 22oz. of...

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 13:18:19 | More by jgasparine
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A deep, rich black color with a very fine brown head that rose about two fingers. Great looking.

S - Nice oak, some espresso in there, but more milky cocoa than espresso in there. Nice smelling.

T - Very milky tasting. Nice bitter coffee taste and a lot of milk chocolae. Tiny bit of hops, and something sugary and sweet.

M - Milky, creamy, very smooth. I wish it had some more carbonated bite though.

D - Don't get any alcohol in this, so drinkable, but not a huge fan of it enough to seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 03:48:07 | More by AgentZero
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Brewmiser

Pennsylvania

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

Appearance: Very Dark Black color
Smell: Dark roasted coffee & chocolate
Taste: what a great combo, it's like throwing a shot of expresso in your stout.(make that 2 shots)
Mouthfeel: a thicker feel like you would get from a stout.
Drinkability: very tempted to try this for breakfast.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 15:30:07 | More by Brewmiser
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a completely thick consistency. There was an inch of creamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of espresso, along with chocolate and malt. Very aggressive and powerful.

T: Tasted of espresso above everything else, but there were also hints of chocolate, malt, and a woody component. Complex, with a big, bold flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Full-bodied.

D: Like all of Great Divide's Yetis, this one is very tasty and incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 12:23:20 | More by avalon07
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

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

Probably my favorite Yeti variation.

An opaque dark and satisfying back color. 2 finger dark beige head. Good retention but the lacing is lacking.

Aroma is licorice, dark chocolate and dark roasted espresso. Sweeter rather than roasty which isn't what I'd expect from a coffee stout. I like it though.

Flavors come wrapped in a pleasant alcoholic warmth. Light espresso bitter, molasses tang: flavors cut through the thick, heavy, sweet malt. Mouthfeel is full and viscous: tar-like.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 01:39:46 | More by donkeyrunner
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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