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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

3,062 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,062
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 213
Gots: 579 | 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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Arbitrator

California

3.45/5  rDev -19.2%

Shared at a Yeti comparison tasting. Received in a trade from drgonzo3705. Thanks Paul!

A: A decadent motor oil black capped by a mocha-colored head. Each sip is accompanied by a wash of foam as I drink, but nothing sticks to the glass.

S: Surprisingly, chocolate is first and strongest on the nose, with espresso following after. I can pick up some roasted grains in there.

T: Again, the chocolate dominates the taste, but it very quickly gives way to an espresso flavor that remains for the duration of the taste. Roasted grains, oak dryness, and vanilla make appearances throughout. Some caramel as well. There is a substantial hop bitterness toward the end that reminds me where the base beer came from.

M: Huge body, well pronounced taste with a nice complexity, and a bitter finish. The ABV is noticeable, but not unbearable, and there's just enough carbonation to cleanse the palate without becoming too foamy.

D: I wasn't impressed with my first glass of this, but I came around to the second. It is a nice variation on the Yeti. I still prefer the base beer, as I'm not a coffee fan, but I could see myself getting some of this if Great Divide ever manages to distribute to CA.

07-08-2009 04:21:09 | More by Arbitrator
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squaremile

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -19.2%

Awesome deep black color with brown foamy head, the nose is all espresso. Taste is a major dose of coffee as is expected, but it does not overwhelm, and as it warms more subtle notes of vanilla and regular yeti come through, although I did not get any oak. Solid on tap, but a bit too expensive overall.

03-19-2009 15:41:51 | More by squaremile
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%

Pours a very black color, with a fairly nice sized brown head. Heavy aromas of bitter, burnt coffee, espresso and roasted malt. On the palate, the aforementioned coffee clearly dominates, along with dark chocolate, vanilla and just a hint of oak. Balance seems a little off, with an overbearing coffee flavor.

04-15-2010 23:26:38 | More by emmasdad
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%

poured into a perfect pint and a snifter

pours a coffee black, very thin tan/almost brown head. sticky lacing on each sip.

smells like a chocolate espresso, bit of malt, but pretty straight to the point.

very rich and roasted. bitter coffee dominates the flavor with some chocolate poured in. everything tasted double roasted. full bodied that was thick and creamy. i forgot it was even aged in oak barrels. there was no oak in the taste or smell, but it obviously made this beast even darker and more robust.

07-11-2009 16:12:41 | More by Anthony1
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%

22oz. bottle served in my DFH snifter. Bottled on 2/13/2009 indicated on the label. Poured one shade shy of black with a dense, mocha-colored cap embedded with ringlets. Head dissipates within seconds into a cluster of bubbles and a frothy band around the edges of the glass. Some spots of lacing appear as the brew recedes. Nose suggests espresso roast and bittersweet chocolate. More espresso roast in the mouth, but taste is somewhat charred and bitter rather than roasty. Some woody characteristics, but missing the vanilla. Bitterness lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Some carbonation burn on the front of the tongue, but as it dissipates it leaves behind a residual milky slickness. Alcohol is well-hidden on this one, but balance is off - way too bitter. May improve with cellaring.

03-29-2009 01:42:01 | More by Jwale73
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -18.5%

Bottled Dec 20, 2010. Tulip glass.

A: Pours oily, viscous black with a few centimeters of dark brown, red tinted foam. The head vanishes within a minute or so, leaving behind a ring. So-so retention and leaves a few streaks of lacing.

S: Huge, rich roastiness and faintly fruity espresso. Wow, this is a big one. Also features some dark cocoa, chocolate, woody/vegetal/earthiness underneath, some sour/acidity, but is dominated by espresso and roast.

T: Loads of espresso, roastiness, finishing with a lightly sour coffee + bitter aftertaste and lingering on the palate. I'm impressed that the coffee is still present after a year of age.

M: A mouthcoating full body and light carbonation. Alcohol is hidden.

O: A little abrasive and fatiguing to drink alone. On the other hand, it's big enough to stand up to a rich dessert and has the right flavors to complement.

12-06-2011 06:27:21 | More by pmarlowe
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MADPolo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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dachp

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Travisnin

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Maine

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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