Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,487
Reviews: 1,036
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 260
Gots: 757 | FT: 55
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Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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Ratings: 3,487 | Reviews: 1,036
Photo of LADaveBN
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The bitter coffee is strong with this one. Guess the name fits. Just like sipping an alcoholic espresso. Similar feel too.

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like dark chocolate, black coffee, and alcohol, this beer is for you.

Photo of shleepy
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black, or perhaps almost black, with a very dark, brown head. Smell has lots of chocolate and coffee. Smooth taste, with some (not altogether surprising) bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Solid and well-balanced for the style.

Photo of hophugger
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on nitro tap, wow, this was amazing. Deep coffee black with big and bold tan head. Aroma hits hard of coffee. Taste is incredible with espresso coffee pounding you from the get go. Hints of chocolate are also present but take a back seat to the coffee. No notice of the oak aging IMO, but this beer does not let you down. Sip by Sip, this beer continued to amaze !!!!!!!

Photo of njtmayhem
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is absolutely amazing. Every variant of yeti I have had has been perfect. This would have gotten a solid 5 if the smell was a bit stronger.

Photo of marieli
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Looks great. Very dark rich brown. Espresso/coffee are more present than chocolate, but thus the name! I could have done with a little less bitterness, but a very nice stout!

Photo of Kerih711
2.41/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not a huge fan of stouts but was hoping the coffee flavor would be a little stronger in this

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 5 - Couldn't ask for a more ideal appearance as far as stouts go. Extreme dark, burnt caramel colored head, as dark as they come. Pitch black, oily colored beer. Extremely impressive head potential and retention, especially when considering the high ABV. Really impressive, solid walls of lacing left behind on the glass. Very thick, dense and creamy head.
S - 4.75 - Tons of black, rustic coffee grounds, almost to a smokey level, very roasty. Vanilla bean, tons of malt, light touches of dark chocolate and an extremely distant, red pepper spiciness. The espresso is the center stage focal point here.
T - 4.5 - Medium sweet espresso, chocolate and malt upfront, fades into vanilla bean and a light almond nutiness, marzipan perhaps. Ends on a decently bitter, black coffee bean note. Excellent.
F - 4.5 - Nice medium/full creamy and thick body and mouthfeel.
O - 4.5 - Really awesome imperial stout. Definitely focused on the coffee, but not to a palate tiring extent. Would make a fine breakfast food pairing brew, but also works great as a warming, slow sipper. I tried this beer fresh since it is easily obtainable locally for, to determine if I want to buy another to let age. Yes! Definitely buy a second one to let age, has a decently noticeable hop profile that will surely fade with age and make the malt much more deep and robust. Highly recommend to fans of the style!

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little more coffee than I prefer. But a very good beer.

Photo of Mattbryan1981
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From the look and aroma I thought I was about to chew espresso beans. My thought was wrong. In my opinion the taste was perfectly balanced with chocolate, coffee and stouty goodness. No need to age this one.

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti pours a black color with a huge long lasting lacing tan head. There is a a chocolate espresso aroma with hints of oak. The taste is so creamy, nice chocolate notes, big oatmeal base, creamy espresso mixes in perfectly with the hints of oak. Big flavor, good body, very creamy. Overall a top beer. Big complex flavors, very creamy, its excellent.

Photo of tlema1
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this beer is awesome

Photo of MattLBC
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark body and head. Strong espresso flavor, a nice zing for the abv. Smooth and tasty.

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cannot find anything wrong with this beer. I will be consuming much more in the future. On par with Sump from Perennial(only a little booze taste is the difference) in my opinion. With greater availability this guy is a winner.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a snifter)
This beer pours a classic obsidian black body with a thick deep tan head that last a good bit. The aroma is full of cold pressed espresso beans and a creamy note to the finish. The taste has even more depth with earthy rich dark roast coffee and a slight char in the finish. The soft oak in the finish supports nicely with some licorice character coming though as it opens. The lingering taste of mellow black roasted malt hangs on the tongue with a touch of sweetness. A nice alcohol warmth supports the flavor.

This beer has an excellent stout base with great espresso flavors and a good support of oak in the background. A great winter sipper.

Photo of bongobeer
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Small tan head, good lacing, dark brown to black color

Great coffee shop smell with sweet chocolate and little hops

Smooth coffee up front with bitter sweet finish

Creamy smooth medium to heavy mouth feel

Great beer...love Yetis...smooth creamy, not too much bitter coffee bite

this was bottled on 1/3/14, enjoyed 1/16/15

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle...less coffee, more oak

Photo of Tele
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 11.29.14

A: 4.75 Looks really viscous on the pour. Pitch black with a very pretty reddish-brown head.

S: 4.25 Tons of dark coffee and roasted malt. There’s a little bit of sweetness as well, bringing some caramel and vanilla. Earthy aromas from the coffee really dominate everything else.

T: 3.75 Strangely enough, the coffee comes in second, right a quick burst of sweetness with caramel and vanilla. Roasted coffee, liquorish, and bitterness follow very quickly and are much more aggressive than the sweeter flavors. The bitterness is pretty nice, however it gets a bit out of hand toward the end, turning into a slightly unpleasant astringency.

M: 4.75 Rich and thick just like an imperial stout should be. Carbonation is spot on as well.

O: 4 I was expecting a bit more from this beer. Regular Yeti is great, but the addition of the espresso is not as balanced as other coffee stouts and there is little to no oak presence.

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 1/3/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - pours a thick, motor oil black that builds a creamy mocha head. The head settles and leaves caked layers of lace!
Smell - cream, vanilla, some hazelnut and hints of espresso!
Taste - bold, robust coffee flavors; bitter dark chocolate and some vanilla bean!
Feel - body is not too heavy, and the 9.5% ABV is very well hidden! The bitterness and robust flavors are very enjoyable!
Overall - fantastic beer, though the price point will likely lead me to other options.

Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, extremely dark brown and firm head, topping a deep, coffee-bean-brown brew.

The aroma is everything this beer promises on the label: tons of espresso mixes with chocolate, with caramel, toffee, vanilla, and oak in the background.

Flavor is less rich and more balanced, but still features all of the above.
Chocolate up front, but it's less sweet and more bitter and dark.
Earthy hops provide some bite on the mid-palate, where the oak starts to come in.
Strong but smooth bitter, dark coffee bean finish, which also features a bit more of the oak, and a return of the chocolate flavor.
Roasted barley is represented throughout primarily by a chocolate flavor, but there are also plenty of roasted and toasted grains, providing a nice thick base brew.

Surprisingly thin feel, although it's still quite thick and silky. Absolutely no hint of alcohol. Bitter throughout, but not unbalanced; it's just a hop-forward and very roasty brew. Sticky, oily coating for a long finish. Not a particularly lively brew - no sting, no foaming - but that is not at all a criticism.

This is one of the better Yetis I've tried. The espresso definitely provides a rich depth of flavor and character, and the oak - while comparatively subtle - brings along nice notes. My personal take is that the Yeti series is too hop-forward, but with everything else going on in this beer, that provides a wonderful balance and bite to what otherwise might be too rich.

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 2 0z bottle in a wide mouth Chimay glass, this fantastic imperial stout pours as black as sin and as thick as used motor oil. With a vigorous pour a HUGE brown head emerges with some light soapy lacing. Nose of bakers chocolate, espresso coffee, DEEPLY roasted grains, and thick rum like barrel aromas. Flavors are up front dark bittersweet chocolate, deep rich black espresso coffee, and dark rich fruits of the sides and back of black plum, raisin, and some oaked aftertaste that seemed hidden in the nose from all the roasted grains and malts. MOST EXCELLENT. Tons of alcohol warmth, tons of rich imperial flavors, just a TON OF A STOUT!

CHEERS!

Photo of StoutBrotha602
5/5  rDev +16.8%

When i tried this beer i had it with Pork ribs on a hot summer evening a few years back.. i would say this beer is the Go to Stout for All ice cream and Milkshake /fusions if you wanna call it that.

The Pour: is Velvety and the head is smooth.. i love how it comes out in the Glass.. im always diggin through the stout pile at Total Wine to fine some chocolate Yeti or this if i had say between the two. i copped this as a sale one lucky friday and it was only 4 duckets as opposed to 5.75.. which still isnt bad.


The taste: is Rich, heavy, and silky leaves nothing to be desired the heavy roast and oaked espresso hits you as you relax while sipping. you swallow and the smokey after effects soothes away at your finish.

The look in the glass: the head is awesome if you pour it perfectly! if you get a 22 ounce yeti get a big stout glass from somewhere and Drink this like a beast..! PLEASE!!

Photo of Dwkasper
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, strong and thick espresso stout. All yeti beers are great

Photo of Rich1818
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%

this doesn't come close to KBS, Big Bad Baptist, Parabola....

Photo of beerdrifter
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! Pitch black pour with a beautiful two finger caramel-colored head with great retention and crazy lacing. Huge roasty coffee nose with hints of dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa, coffee grounds, vanilla, and subtle oak. The taste is bold and flavorful with the roasty espresso front and center. Hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, leather, coffee, vanilla, booze, bitter hops, and a ton of oak as it warms. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and mouth coating with medium carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a bold and flavorful beer that you don't have to sell your sister to get.

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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