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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,073 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 217
Gots: 581 | FT: 41
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

drewone, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

EigenBeer, Oct 09, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Extremely dark brown with ruby appearing at the fringes. Shallow mocha head that all but vanishes, doesn't leave much lace either. Only a small amount of carbonation visible.

S: The espresso is equally matched by the oak, with dark roasted malts giving it a bitter backbone.

T: The oak takes center stage this time, roasted malts and espresso working to back it up nicely. Only a tiny amount of vanilla is present; I do wish there was more. The flavors are still very well balanced, and the bitterness is intense but not nearly overpowering and is also countered by a touch of sweetness. Good length of the finish with some chocolate and espresso notes.

M: Silky with moderate carbonation- just enough to give it zest but not enough to interrupt the smoothness. I always like my stouts thick-thick, so subjectively it could have more viscosity, but pretty hefty regardless of that.

O: An awesome beer, and for a great price. I already had their oak aged IS and trusted them with the barrels, and in this one they proved that they also know how to balance easy-to-oversell flavors like coffee. Very palate-pleasing, great look and feel, and dark enough to put hair on your chest without tasting its bitterness for hours afterwards. Try it with breakfast!

1000lbgrizzly, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

drop6301, Oct 06, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in January 2012. Totally black in color. Poured with a thick, milk chocolate colored foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap that left random sticky lacings on the glass. Sweet, mellow vanilla, dark roasted malt, rich, dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee aromas. Rich, thick, smooth feel. Dark, roasted malt and sweet chocolate flavors up front with hop bitterness on the edges. Flavors mellow through the middle as chocolate and vanilla flavors take over. Finishes with dark roasted coffee and malt flavors with vanilla beneath and hop bitterness on the edges. Incredibly smooth and mellow flavor and feel.

IronLover, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tsauce2, Oct 05, 2013
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KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

adamant1912, Oct 04, 2013
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Los1324, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

HighLowJack, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Yeti1979, Oct 03, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottles hit NY not all that long ago, enjoyed from a great divide snifter.

bottled 1/9/2013 (my wedding anniversary).

a - brew poured a silky, shiny black with a big head (dropped the bottle before opening it, so it was definitely lively at my own fault). great shine and look.

s - oaky hops on a stout. coffee is in there as well. the coffee is a nice compliment to the oaky hoppy stout.

t - gourmet espresso beans. vanilla. hops. oak. chocolate. stout. happiness in a glass. really amazing.

m - SUPER smooth. easy drinking. just a homerun.

o - overall, probably my favorite yeti to date. just phenomenal. not a bad beer in the series, but this one is just killer. the espresso and oak and yeti...oh my.

cosmicevan, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

EJJ1848, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ToddThompson, Oct 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

BlueWinged35, Sep 30, 2013
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.