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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,164 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,164
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 240
Gots: 592 | FT: 42
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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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Dec 23rd, 2013. About a month old.

A: Pitch, pitch black pour with one of the darkest brown heads ever (almost pure black itself). Tall, dense head to boot. Heads fades super slowly with great retention. Moderate thin streaks of lacing everywhere.

S: Ohhhh yeah. Beautiful coffee notes. Chocolatey and sweet coffee notes, more like a mocha or even a sweet iced coffee. That is to say, not an acrid, bitter coffee aroma. Touch oaky when swirled. Even a little char/smoke here and there.

T: Again, loads of coffee. A bit more bitter here but backed with lots of sweet chocolate still. Delicious mocha flavor, very creamy and thick with great chocolate notes. Flavors turn a bit less sweet and becomes more of a lightly bitter coffee bean and bittersweet chocolate. Never gets truly acrid though. A bit of oak in the finish mixes with the bittersweet chocolate/coffee combination.

M: Heavy, creamy, smooth. Decadent.

O: Delicious. I really enjoyed this one. Bold flavors and well balanced. A bit one-note with all the coffee and chocolate but I don't mind much because it's so tasty. Drinkability is fantastic with the smooth, creamy mouthfeel as well.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours jet black. Has a great reddish brown head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring.

S-Smells just like coffee, but further inspection reveals the oak. Just fantastic smelling.

T- Just like the smell, it immediately tastes like espresso, but leaves a great oak aftertaste. Dangerously drinkable.

M-It has a thick, velvety body that is light on the carbonation.

O-It's hard to go wrong with any variety of Yeti, but this has to be my favorite by far. A great, balanced espresso flavor that doesn't leave an overly intense bitterness in your mouth makes this another stand-out from Great Divide.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 year, 2 months aged.

A - Pours like motor oil, chocolate milk colored head.

S - A bit of booze, iced coffee, roasted malt.

T - Espresso loud and clear, sweeter than expected, dry chocolate. Alcohol is non-existent.

M - Silky and smooth.

O - Excellent, but more oak flavors would put bump this badboy up a few points.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at St. Gambrinus in Boerum Hill Brooklyn.

Poured a thick jet black with a creamy delicious looking khaki colored head. The lacing hung around from the initial diminish to the last sip. Great pour for a beer named a Yeti.

Smell was a bitter black coffee explosion. If you like the aroma of espresso in the morning, this is for you. After the initial blast of coffee, I picked up some hints of dark chocolate and some sweet notes from the oak barreling process in the form of vanilla. Extremely pleasant.

The taste was more of the nose. The coffee is dominant. From the first sip to the last, this was all about the coffee. It's got a bite, and is slightly acidic just like your morning coffee. Eventually it opened up to the vanilla notes (more vanilla in this IMO than the Oak Aged Yeti) and the dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel was thick and coated my entire mouth. A touch too sticky for me. Since the coffee profile is a touch bitter, it lingered for a bit.

If you like coffee forward stouts, this is for you. Extremely delicious beer by Great Divide.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,164 ratings.