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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

3,165 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,165
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 240
Gots: 590 | 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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Photo of kfsv034
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black with a thick tan head that bubbled down and left some lacing.

S - strong burn coffee smell, slight chocolate, maybe some hops but mostly coffee

T - Follows the nose with a vanilla finish

M - Medium to full bodied

D - dont pick up on the alcohol much.

Photo of Domingo
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Normally I'm a huge Great Divide fan and the other two Yeti beers are among my absolute favorite beers, period.
However, the espresso coffee notes kill off most of the subtle other notes in the beer. It still looks really good and maintains the right texture...but the flavors have all shifted over to roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Even the hop notes seem to be lost. It went from having a ton of depth to being a boozy coffee beer.
It's still okay if you want a coffee strong stout, but I don't think it's as good as the other ones I've had, like the Founders examples.
The other two Yeti beers have a flavor list a mile long. This one falls into that increasingly large group of imperial stouts that have roasty flavors and little else. It's still "good" but I'd say it's a big fall-off compared to the others.

Again, this is still a good beer...but it's a miss when compared to it's predecessors.

EDIT: Future tastings actually have me even questioning if this IS a good beer. I just don't like it. It's all coffee and very little else. I'd say the 2010 version is even more so. I'll pass on this one, and I'm a giant Great Divide fan.

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass. Bottled on 2/12/10, drank on 3/21/10.

a - Pours a dark brown with 3 fingers of brown head. No carbonation evident and very good retention and lacing. Almost identical to the Chocolate Oak Ahed Yeti, but a little more head.

s - Coffee obviously dominates the smell. Also getting some oak, chocolate, and roasted malts.

t - Again coffee dominates here. Also a little chocolate, oak, malt, and maybe a hint of vanilla.

m - Full body and almost no carbonation to it. Very smooth and creamy.

d - A pretty good stout. I personally felt as though the coffee dominated the smell and taste, hiding some of the other flavors/smells. I personally liked the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti better, but if you like yeti and coffee you'd probably love this. I'd try it again but given the opportunity, would buy Chocolate or regular Oak Aged Yeti over this.

Photo of Preismj
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Fluffy and pitch black. This is a beautiful looking brew with a half in head that is sinfully dark brown. Sticky sticky foam.

s: Strong espresso scent and a potency of alcohol steps through.

t: overpowering coffee flavor. I get a lot of bit here from the abv, and surprisingly so. With how potent the espresso is I didn't expect this much heat.

m: almost chewy...very heavy beer and lots of carbonation makes it feel like i'm chewing on coffee grinds as it combines with the taste. coats the palette very well though.

o: A pleasure to try, but that is all I'll ever need. It has a wonderful coffee taste and an incredible look and nose, though I don't think this is anything I'll be looking for in the future.

Photo of alenonbeeradv
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - black and brown. they both go nicely. creamy frothy head.

s - ice cream. vanilla ice cream. coffee. sweet chocolate.

t - espresso up the wazoo. damn thats a lot of coffee. like biting into 4 or 5 coffee beans at once. chocolate in the finish. cocoa.

m - seriously bitter. definitely outdoes most the flavors. ive had this beer in the past and i dont really remember the coffee being quite so strong.

o - theyre not joking. espresso. as my friend put it, its young. definitely a beer to be aged a while.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours black with a thick, foamy dark tan head. Aroma of oak, bitter coffee grounds, and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is quite oaky with only mild roasted malt and vanilla. The oak really dominates the flavor and the coffee notes do not really come through. They should rename this beer "Super Oak Aged Yeti."

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,165 ratings.