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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,120 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,120
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 224
Gots: 588 | FT: 40
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

510a, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of klewis
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at GD Tap room 3/19/09

A: Pours deep blackk with a tan head. Good lacing.

S: Big smell of espresso with a boozy Kahlua aroma.

T: huge espresso taste like something from Starbucks. Burnt undertones. Overall, a huge, complex flavor.

M: Full-bodied with light carbonation. Silky smooth and super sticky.

D: Hot damn. Go get some.

klewis, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of vandemonian
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti is a delicious Imperial Stout that tastes of malt and bitter coffee. Yum.

A: Black colour and a 1 cm brown head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malt and coffee along with a hint of alcohol. 4.5

T: Malty with some roasty, earthy coffee flavours. There is some bitterness and sweetness present that taste almost like dark chocolate. So good. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 4.5

vandemonian, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of HopDerek
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/13/09, picked up at Capone's, poured into my Great Divide snifter.

Pours a thick lightless dark, dark brownish black color with nice 2 fingers of foamy mocha and burnt tan head. Great lasting retention and some pretty impressive lacing, with a huge creamy ring at the very top. Smells of roasted malt, espresso, baker's chocolate, floral hops, oak, molasses, coffee, and slightly burnt brownies. Tastes of espresso right off the bat with some citrusy hops following close behind along with a touch of dark fruits like raisins and plum. Roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and light vanilla notes make an appearance as does some nuttiness, anise, and wet oak before a finish of charred coffee grounds and bitter hops. Full to medium full in body with moderate carbonation. Thick, smooth, and creamy but with a chewy finish, hides a majority of its ABV well. Not overly coffee'd out, just a nice extra push from regular Oak Aged Yeti to incorporate more balance into it. A nice Imperial stout, but a little on the bitter side. Easy to drink but not frequently, maybe with age it will mellow out a bit.

HopDerek, Mar 30, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a globe glass.
Bottled on April 2 2010 Opened on 25 April 2011

A-- Poured black. Pretty straightforward there. Quarter finger of dark mocha colored head to this. A couple of bubbles in the head but not much. On swirling the head stays at half a finger and a few more bubbles but overall pretty compact. A couple of spots of lacing and not much else.

S-- Oak, espresso, molasses, and roasted malt. Undertones of chocolate and vanilla. Oak at first then followed by the molasses and espresso smell. Once it gets more air it really is about the espresso, chocolate and molasses as the oak backs off a bit and is in the undertones of vanilla. Big rich smell of chocolate espresso.

T-- Espresso and Oak well paired and work with each other quite well up front. Also some bitter coco as well.

M-- Gets a bit thin in the middle of the palate but still quite good. Get some coffee acidity, smooth milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. Finishes with bitter acidic coffee, a big dose of Oak and aftertaste of chocolate and vanilla mixed again with coffee. long lasting flavor with this and coffee dominated with a bit of chocolate.

O-- I still prefer regular Yeti to this but on its own it is fantastic. Well paired flavors and in this format it is a better beer to age as the Oak version does get more Oak taste in it with age. Here with a year of age the Oak does drop off a bit more and the coffee is much more obvious. Well hidden ABV and a treat to drink. Some of the best variations of a base beer out there to get.

mulder1010, Apr 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

craft_shannie, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Patrick999
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bit muddled, but I believe the lettering on the bottle reads Apr 2010. Modest brownish foam, looks like a good espresso crema. A very, very dark beer, as it should be.

Coffee highly present in the aroma, it smells like chocolate and coffee, big time. Not a whole lot else getting in the way of the chocolate and coffee here, which I actually prefer in these big coffee stouts. Give me that big chocolate and coffee aroma and I'll rate it highly. I don't want a lot of char or hops getting in the way, and they don't here.

Oh yeah, that's tasty. Slam dunk easy rating. Again, not terribly complicated, just a ton of real quality espresso taste with great bitter chocolate undertones and a little of the vanilla you'd expect from oak chips. Very dry and long finish, with some pretty bitter hop on the aftertaste that just goes and goes. Feel is silky and smooth; it has the feel of something you'd drink at dessert or *for* dessert.

It's big, but at one year there's not much assertive alcohol to taste, which always aids drinkability. Still, at this strength, you will feel it when you drink a bomber yourself, certainly.

Patrick999, Apr 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jsurfs82, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Agentveba, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of JizackFH
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours black in color, and it has a nice frothy 2-finger mocha colored head on it. The head has great retention, and leaves some great spiderweb lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of dark roasted malts and chocolate up front. There are also notes of coffee, molasses, some dark fruit, and oak. This thing smells delicious.

T - It tastes of dark roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate. There are nice notes of oak, dark fruits, vanilla, and molasses. The finish has some lingering roasted bitterness, as well as some lingering espresso and chocolate flavors. There is also a small alcohol presence.

M - This has a medium to full body and goes down very smooth. It has a rich and creamy feel to it. The finish has some lingering bitterness and a slight alcohol warmth.

O - This has good drinkability. The flavor is great and it goes down very easy. Overall, I think this is a great imperial stout. It looks smells and tastes great. I definitely recommend trying this one.

JizackFH, Apr 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AlexChillton, Nov 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

HopsintheSack, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Sazz9, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Casey3236, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ahbithwabm, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BigGingDrinker, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Skunkdrool, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mscudder, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MattSharpless, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of videofrog
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a snifter at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Thanks go out to the bartender for serving this perfectly and giving me the 12oz when barrel-aged brews were supposed to only be 1/2 pint.

A: Dark black with a creamy brown head that sits atop the brew nicely the entire time. Slight spiderweb lacing.

S: Here's where they hit a home run. Coffee & chocolate up front, oak & slight alcohol in the background. Some dark fruity notes come into play after it warms a little.

T: Much like the smell, but was able to detect the oak and vanilla a little more here. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Thick bodied, light carbonation, something to chew on.

O: Have been a fan of imperial stouts for a while now, but this was my first barrel-aged. REALLY enjoyed it. I took my time with it and savored every sip. Would highly recommend.

videofrog, May 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

July2Nov, May 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

tswater, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BYOFB, May 11, 2013
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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