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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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world-class

2,685 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2685
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.84%


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: johnmichaelsen on 05-16-2008)
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bens0n

Texas

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

This beer pours an opaque black with a slight brown hue. Not very much head, but a very considerable amount of lacing given the lack of head.

Smells wise I can pick up on some coffee notes, no dark fruit or anything though. Its got a toasty malt smell going on, not too strong, tiny bit of boozyness you can pick up once the head settles.

Flavor wise the roasted coffee really shines, it dominates the flavor but its not overpowering. There is still a good amount of malt and the chips they aged it on come out and linger along at the end. Very well balanced, I've had a handful of other oak aged brews and this one has just the right amount of oak flavor.

Mouthfeel was nice, slick and oily, very little carbonation, goes down real smooth.

Great beer, exceeded my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 02:30:13 | More by bens0n
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours with a rich mocha brown head. Head retains on edges of the glass. Low carbonation active in the glass.

Smell: A very rich mix of chocolate and oak. Very dark rich barley malt character. Black licorice and molasses sweetness. Subdued overall but excellent.

Taste: The front is sweet malt, caramel, and chocolate. A slightly funky oak body mixes with some brighter then expected hop tones. This is excellent, tones flush together wonderfully.

Mouthfeel: Heavy traditional stout feel on the palate. Malt and oak weigh heavy on the tongue.

Overall: An elite imperial stout. The darkness of this beer mixes well with added flavors. Not too sweet, not too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 17:14:59 | More by KFBR392
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Thick, dark mocha head that sticks around for about a min. Opaque black in color. Zero light coming through. Wonderful lacing. Ring of retention hangs around the whole time. Just a flat out beautiful looking stout!

S- Rich coffee beans, touch of wood, milk chocolate, toffee, faint vanilla. Pretty intense aroma here. Booze ever so slightly makes its way in the end. Some fruity esters. More malt vs espresso than I figured, but not all bad.

T- Robust flavor profile. Big time espresso/coffee character to start it off. Oak settles in nicely. Waves of complexity. bitterness. Finish is surprisingly more harsh than I expected. Overpowering toast? Strong hop bill? A little perplexed by this.

M- Full body, big beer that as viscous as can be. Thick, rich, creamy. A bit boozy as the alcohol is certainly present. Goes down fairly easy though for how big it is. Dry to the next sip.

O- This was a delicious beer and a puzzling one at the same time. Just when I thought it was going to be top of its class, the finish didn't follow though with the high bar set by the start and feel. An impressive stout nonetheless, but just missed the "tell all your friends about it" mark for me.

Bottled 1/9/13
Consumed 6/20/13

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 04:12:26 | More by Bosoxfan20
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into pint glass bottled jan 9 2013

Appearance- jet black 1 finger tan head

Aroma- a lot of coffee espresso, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, some pine, smells amazing

Flavor- even bigger espresso coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, fairly bitter but well balanced and some alcohol warmth but not boozy at all

Mouthfeel- medium heavy, some alcohol warmth, moderate carbonation

Overall- I was very impressed with this. Hits every mark and then some, I need to try a regular yeti to see what the original is. But this is awesome and a must try if you like big stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 03:50:14 | More by LI_PO12
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Patandnik

Florida

4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer. Great brewery. Probably my favorite oak aged stout I've ever had. I could drink this beer everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fantastic flavors of coffee, oak, dark chocolate, and toffee blend perfectly in your mouth and finish off amazingly balanced.

If you haven't had this beer yet, GO GET IT NOW!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 14:44:42 | More by Patandnik
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Premo88

Texas

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into stout glass

(bottled on 1/9/13; drank on 5/19/13)

L: black with tan head; amber at bottom/edges when held up to light

S: burnt wood -- almost like a barbecue pit; hint of alcohol muted by nice dark malt sweetness; raisins but more chocolate than anything

T: the first sip is a 5 -- big chunk of sweet/semisweet chocolate; alcohol shows up immediately, but then fades away to the chocolate; coffee; enough hops to give it some bite, keep the malt in some kind of balance, but this is a malthead's dream

F: perfect; great fullness and weight with plenty of carbonation to make the heaviness drink easy

O: really holds up over the bomber, lasted me almost an hour and a half. i love the burnt wood notes in it, and it's definitely better than the regular Yeti, which is saying something.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 04:39:12 | More by Premo88
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottled on 12/18/12)

A: Pitch black with a nice bubbly thick mocha head, but not as big as the chocolate yeti.

S: A bit of dark chocolate, with a lot of that acidic espresso scent.

T: Espresso acidity with a nice slightly sweet malt backbone. Black coffee all the way. Just a bit of vanilla oak in there to complement it. It really comes across in the bitter aftertaste that is just like coffee. Only a bit of warming malts here. There is a bit of chocolate taste in there as well.

M: Almost no carbonation, it is very subtle and masked, just a hint of coarseness so it isn't completely flat and gives it a bit of character.

O: I love that the Yeti offers an affordable way to try variations on a single base stout. I think I said this before in another review but I'm not a huge coffee/espresso guy, but they can really put in that flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 21:23:51 | More by gillagorilla
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hopsputin

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a: pretty much pitch black, hint of ruby red at the bottom of the glass. nice healthy looking beige head, 2 fingers.

s: dark roasted chocolate malts, espresso, dark chocolate, candy sugar, slight dark fruity raisin/fig. nice smooth oaky vanilla aromas in here as well. smells like it could be good for your soul

t: big bold espresso upfront. bittersweet chocolate, oak. big sweet roasted malt on backend. something almost grassy in here as well. there is no alcohol in the taste, but you do feel the burn a bit. this finishes much sweeter than i expected, but its balanced out by the espresso as you first sip.

m: full and silky. very very faint carbonation

o: definitely a coffee stout. if your not a fan of the roasted coffee/espresso flavors in your beer, this may not be for you. also if you don't like sweet beers, you may want to steer clear. me? i love both of those things, and am enjoying this. its a sipper for sure, and will linger in your mouth for a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 02:37:39 | More by hopsputin
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Totally opaque dark brown with a lighter brown frothy layer on top. Head fades to a thin bubbly top while leaving scattered spotty bits on the glass. Head comes back somewhat with a good swirl.

S: Aroma is chocolate, lactose, lightly fruity and bright, with slight coffee musk book ending everything. Perhaps some orange and pine in the sweet chocolate mix.

T: Flavor goes to the next level. Surprisingly refined milky cocoa, bitterness, and fruit. The coffee is clearly there but at the same time it's subtle and you find yourself focussing on the other flavors. You can't tell in the smell but in the flavor alcohol has a presence.

M: Texture is great. Smooth and silky soft. Carbonation is evident in the finish but is otherwise so well mingled it is barely notable. Full body with a light feel.

O: This slow drinking beer is pleasant & delightful. The coffee is worked into this perfectly. Overall, awesome.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 01:29:11 | More by tastybeer
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wedge

North Carolina

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

Pours black, about as dark a beer as I've ever seen, with a gorgeously thick, frothy head of slowly receding tan cream on top. The coffee presence is brighter than expected, not so dark and oily as most espresso roasts. Sweet and woody with milk chocolate, a variety of vinous fruity esters, and some toast. Heavier roasted malt in the mouth...dark coffee bean, cocoa, and oak. Faint vanilla and char towards the end. Rich, but nothing close to cloying. Thick and beautifully creamy going down easy with a touch of heat after the swallow. Very, very nice. Some alcohol creeps into the flavor, but plays nicely with the wood. Excellent integration of coffee into an already terrific base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 01:15:34 | More by wedge
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with deep amber accent and thin, brown, relatively quickly dissipating head. Nice lacing.

Smell consists of dark cherries, roasted malt, anise, and coffee. For an espresso stout, the coffee is rather subdued.

Tastes of roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee. Again, coffee is definitely present, but not overbearing. Sweet, slightly alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel suits style. Full bodied.

Overall, this is a really pleasant beer. As for Yeti variants, I put this in a close second place to the Choco Yeti, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 01:48:08 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a thick, dark, motor oil style black. Puffy one inch coffee colored head forms, with spots of foam down the glass as I drink.

Smells like bright, just brewed esresso, chocolate, and darkly roasted malt.

Tastes like bitter espresso, sweet milk chocolate, vanilla (likely from the oak-aging), a bit of oak, and some slight hop bitterness.

Full, sludgy mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated.

The best Yeti variant I've had yet. One of the purest coffee expressions in beer I've had. So thick, and so good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 01:37:17 | More by GreesyFizeek
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice dark tan head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee, espresso, chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla and oak.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet chocolate, coffee, espresso, rich dark roasted malts, some woody oak, vanilla and maybe even molasses.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 19:02:46 | More by SebD
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Nugganooch

California

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle with my FW snifter glass
*Notes from 05/31/13

A: Jet black body sits totally opaque in the glass. A closer inspection of smaller sample size does reveal a lighter walnut brown edge. Fizzy and active carbonation forms a nice thick two fingers worth of mocha tan head. Decent retention efforts despite the vigorous bubble action. Minimal lace with just a few ribbons of splash down the glass.

S: Roasty aromas full of dark coffee and chocolates with a pronounced vanilla oakiness. I am surprised at the amount of oak presence actually. Getting some subtle grainy character of toasted oats in there as well. The Espresso really blooms as the beer settles towards room temp in the glass.

T: Rich bold roast flavors meet with a firm hoppy bite. Dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla crème integrate with subtle espresso roast coffee developing some nice complex layers throughout the drink. There is an upper level of hoppy bitterness with a bit of pine noted and some earthy grit to it. Alcohol is noticeable adding a dash of spiced heat. Finishes with some very moderate char and a whisper of licorice. Very nice roast flavors without the astringency which I appreciate. There is a big hop presence to the beer and the oak treatment is evident. Espresso is a bit restrained however it is a nice addition to the base beer and works well here.

M: Great consistency. Should be a big full bodied beer but the spritzy carbonation carries it well. Combine that with an upper level of hop bitterness and you get a nice dry crisp action on the finish. Some warming alcohol. Creamy overall with a nice protein coating left on the tongue.

D: Damn solid variant to the base beer. Lots of layering going on with the dark grains, oak, hops, and espresso. Suprisingly well balanced and drinkable for such a beast of a beer. Worthy of the price tag.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 17:12:43 | More by Nugganooch
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter. Jet black with a thick brown head that sticks around. Smells of rich chocolate and espresso, caramel, as well as oak. The oak seems to bring out some hop smells as well. A bit of alcohol comes through in the smell too. Taste is dark roasted malts, sweet chocolate and bitter espresso, and some oak smoothness at the end. Mouthfeel is big and creamy. This is a great stout, would be great with dessert.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:40:11 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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CHickman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 1/9/13: Pours motor oil black color, like a black hole, with a thick 1 finger creamy/foamy light brown head that faded very slowly with lava like bubbles popping as it eased down leaving excellent lacing gripping the sides with foamy rings after each sip. A layer remains on top, officially making this a very impressive stout to admire as the aroma seeps out of the glass like an alluring siren (yes, siren was used in the classic mythology context…).

Smells of fresh coffee beans, chocolate syrup or hot fudge, cocoa powder, vanilla, peat moss, burnt wood which I assume is the oak aged influence, and a whole muddled wave of chocolate and coffee malts mixed together for an incredibly rich aroma. Might be detecting hints of brown sugar and molasses, but in the grand scheme of things the differentiation is not required as this is dominated by coffee and chocolate and it smells really damn great.

Tastes as good as it smells, and if you are into coffee stouts then this is sublime perfection: roasted malts, fresh coffee beans, chocolate syrup or hot fudge, cocoa powder, vanilla, peat moss, burnt wood, oak notes, brown sugar, molasses, burnt grains, burnt toast, light floral hops, and what seems like dry chalk ; it’s quite acidic and bitter, but the robust coffee and chocolate notes cradle the hops to balance this just enough not to make this like a cold stale coffee, but in fact like a dynamic espresso infused stout. This Yeti series pretty much nails it every time and this brew is smooth, flavorful and extremely complex for a beer that is actually dependent on two main flavors which somehow seem to alter a bit with each sip as it warms up. The bottle states that this is a stout aged on oak chips with coffee added in the mix, so that must be the secret to the hyper reaction of the intense mixed flavors. I don’t know how else to explain the complexity of the ingredients used, but I can surely state that I have enjoyed every sip of this bomber.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and slick for such a thick, chewy beer with a heavy body, mild carbonation, lots of coffee bitterness like a cup of Starbucks, and a semi-dry finish that trails off with plenty of roasted malts, cocoa and coffee notes. The alcohol is kept in check, and while it peeks through at times it is just another element in the very complex brew that doesn’t let up.

Overall an excellent stout, and with almost 6 months of aging it was delicious, so I’m hoping the next bottle I open at year’s end is even better with some age adding more depth and flavor. This was a great beer and one I highly recommend trying if you are a fan of big, bold coffee stouts. World class indeed.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 04:22:14 | More by CHickman
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very cool label in the Great Divide style. Label gives bottled on Date(1-10-13), web info, ABV info, Brewery info, a small description of the beer, food pairing info, Cap is wrapped in an attractive gold foil.

Appearance: Pours out a deep black that lets no light penetrate, with a deep brown 1½ finger of a medium density. Head retention was 2min 44sec before fading to a very thick frothy coating and ring. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is intoxicating with strong hints of deep espresso beans along with a sweet dark cocoa. Oak and a slight vanilla also come through along with a slight alcohol scent. A very slight hoppiness is detected. Impressive.

Flavor/Taste: Taste starts out with a smoked oak along with sweet dark chocolate flavor, followed by an ever so slight vanilla that quickly turns bitter with a nice hop bite. Finishes very roasty with a slight warming alcohol bite.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Thick, creamy, and full bodied with a medium carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall/Comments: Wow. This beer was impressive. The nose was intoxicating and complex leaving me wanting to just enjoy the aroma all day. The flavor profile was just as impressive and complex. I was left wanting more. Highly recommended. Consumed 3/24/13. Classified as an American Double/Imperial Stout at 9.5% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 14:45:50 | More by thegodfather1076
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I’ve been anticipating this Yeti ever since I tasted the oaked version; adding a little coffee to that stout sounds like a prescription for awesome.

Brewed over five months before the date of this tasting (December 17, 2012).

A: The body pours thick, colored a chocolate brown with reddish hues. It’s covered by a dark tan head that bubbles slowly out of existence, leaving a few strings of lacing behind.

S: An unrelentingly coffee-forward nose, erupting with intense aromas of rich roasts, mocha, hazelnut, and charred oak barrel – an aromatic coffee tone on a bed of chocolaty, round tones. Cocoa, cinnamon-sugar, and the warm hint of bourbon are blended beneath.

T: Like the other Yetis, this is dense and chocolaty: chalky, bittersweet cocoa, fig, anise, and vanilla taffy form the base character. Bitter hop flavors of earthy pine and grass intensify the palate, coupled with a woody, astringent alcohol taste. Though one-dimensional, there is an oaky, smoked finish that brings this beer to a dry, toasted aftertaste. Simple, sweet, satisfying.

M: Moderate body with a pronounced crack of fizzy carbonation. While this is a high-alcohol stout, there’s nothing here that’s too thick to keep it from being undrinkable.

O: Though it’s a potent coffee stout, this beer, like most of the Yetis, has a blended flavor – it’s tough to pick out individual tastes, that is, when everything runs together with a single roasted character. Nonetheless (again, like most of the Yetis), I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 06:44:42 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/9/13. Poured into a chalice.

A great beer! Overwhelmingly coffee flavored as one might expect from the beer's name, but a beer more complex than that. This beer exhibits the whole range of the dark roast flavor palate. A cold winter's day beer. I would rate this beer higher if not for the alcohol finish.

A - Pours a dark opaque brown with a light reddish brown rocky head, which dissapates quickly (-).

S - Coffee, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, black licorice.

T - Dark roast coffe, even some dark fruit, some sweetness, medium bitterness, slight unassuming alcohol taste. oak/whiskeyy flavor begins to dominate as the beer warms and the session lasts.

MF - A medium body beer, slight mineral edge, not the viscousness or even the creaminess one might expect. Definitely alcohol in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 01:27:08 | More by Sludgeman
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours dark black, thick like molasses, no light gets through this beer. Half finger dark tan head that dissipates quickly.

S: deep wood nose, slight notes of chocolate. Espresso is subtle and blends well with the other notes this beer hits

T: wow, instant wood!

M: thick, light carbonation. Alcohol is hidden beautifully. Coats the mouth lettinge savor ever moment.

O: great beer, very well balanced. Oak, subtle chocolate and espresso with a nice malty char wood finish. I'm defiantly getting more to put away. Can't wait.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:23:02 | More by Fcolle2
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a pitch black, motor oil color with a thick, creamy light brown colored head with lovely retention. Foam coats the entire glass and sticks to the side in one of the thickest latticeworks I've ever witnessed.

S-Dark chocolate, meat grilled over oak chips, a bit nutty, bitter and dark chocolate with the faintest twinge of alcohol. Booziness is well hidden for a 9.5% abv brew.

T-Sweet dark chocolate comes through at the front with a touch of nuttiness that precedes the charred oak in the middle of the palate. Finishes with a bitter taste of coffee (as expected) with a faint twinge of booziness again. Lingering aftertase of vanilla. Malty sweetness is balanced well with the bitter coffee and oak chips. Outstanding.

MF-Sticky as hell. Probably the stickiest beer I've had as it clings to the glass and does not want to let go. Body is full and thick, finishes like whole milk with a touch of carbonation. Well played, Gread Divide.

O-The best version of the Yeti series. And probably my favorite Imperial Stout so far. Balance is perfect. Complex as hell and the alcohol is hidden well. Absolutely no complaints.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 01:54:00 | More by Jacurdy60
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Motor oil black, freaking dark and seriously opaque. You see the light brown bubbles hovering to the surface of the brew creating a dark tan head just about 2/3".

Smell: An appetizing aroma of coffee, plus a hit of molasses that shakes/ up the nostrils.

Taste: I served this brew cold but indeed let it sit a bit to warm up so I could absorb how rich it is. Strong coffee bean, slightly over shadows the rest of the beer but still outstanding . Little sweet in the end maybe the molasses or the aging (because you definitely feel some vanilla).

Mouth: Medium and sticky, comes a bit dry. The bitter finish is the awesome.

Overall: If you like coffee infused imperial stouts, this one should be at the top of your list. It is a little pricy but it never hurts to treat yourself every now and then. Think of it a a super-sized breakfast stout, breakfast not included. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 04:35:26 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark black with a one finger mocha head, which fades to 1/4 inch and holds, leaving nice lacing. The aroma has dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and roasted malt.

The taste is more coffee forward than chocolate forward, as the name suggests. There is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, and oak. The oak is pretty strong, and a bit too strong in my opinion. Still solid though.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Has a strong coffee aftertaste. Another good effort in the Yeti series from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 04:08:50 | More by hardy008
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davey101

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: February 12, 2010. 22 oz bottle with gold foil into a DFH signature glass.

A - Pours a jet black body with three fingers of dark mocha foam. Thick edging with solid lacing and retention.

S - Rich milk chocolate, cocoa butter, roasted malts, vanilla and some light bitterness. Oak is there but obviously not as complex as a a barrel. The coffee is definitely faded and about as noticeable as any non coffee stout which develops some of those bean notes via the malts. A bit harsh and boozy on the finish.

T - Rich and decadent chocolate, cocoa powder, woody oak, light roast, a touch of vanilla and then faded coffee beans. The oak is very noticeable and quite tasty against the chocolate backbone but the coffee is just an afterthought now. Luckily there is no awkward bitterness from the coffee left over, which is something I've found in KBS with a year or two on it. Mouth feel is thick and creamy.

O - Probably a former shell of itself as the large selling point, the espresso, is all but gone. Fortunately the oak shines through and the standard yeti is a delicious chocolate bomb which makes for an outstanding stout with nearly 2.5 years on the clock.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:34:34 | More by davey101
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
The beer itself comes closer to a really dark brown that borders on black. The foam is a coffee colored tan.

Smell:
Coffee and sweet dark chocolate dominates the nose.

Taste:
The main notes are coffee and dark chocolate with a bit of hops that tastes pretty nice. I get tiny bit of vanilla that along with the dark chocolate balances well against the strong coffee tastes.

Mouthfeel:
Barely any carbonation. Very full-bodied.

Overall:
A fairly decent Imperial Stout and one that I would probably pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 23:03:08 | More by HattedClassic
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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