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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,069 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 214
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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EB1, Sep 28, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +5.6%

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! Pitch black pour with a beautiful two finger caramel-colored head with great retention and crazy lacing. Huge roasty coffee nose with hints of dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa, coffee grounds, vanilla, and subtle oak. The taste is bold and flavorful with the roasty espresso front and center. Hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, leather, coffee, vanilla, booze, bitter hops, and a ton of oak as it warms. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and mouth coating with medium carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a bold and flavorful beer that you don't have to sell your sister to get.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ahbithwabm, Apr 30, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

22-oz bottle poured int tulips.

A = Deep dark chestnut brown bordering on black with large frothy dark reddish head, very good retention and leaves heavy lacing.

S = Bitter coffee, vanilla, semisweet cocoa powder, slight herbaceous smells.

T = Good bitterness but less than I expected from the smell, the taste of finely ground coffee beans is definitely present, but so is vanilla, cocoa powder, light traces of cinnamon, treacle.

M = Heavy body, great mouthcoating, good frothy carbonation feel, alcohol is just slightly too hot.

D = Drinks surprisingly well for the monster it is.

Traquairlover, Nov 07, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Had at Poor Richards, Wexford Ale House

A: Pours a thick rich dark black color with some brownish/redish hues. Provides a nice thick brown tan head with more than sufficient lacing.

S: Lots of big dark coffee/espresso scents. In addition there are some caramel and burnt toast with a slight amount of citrus hops.

T: This beer has big malt flavor. The bready and dark coffee blend together with a slight amount of hops that give this beer a well rounded flavor. The high alcohol is well hidden.

D: This is a great dessert beer, one or two in a sitting a max. A wonderful and delicious stout. If it was not 85 degrees outside I would enjoy this more. This is a beer I would love to have by the fire in the middle of winter.

M: Leaves a creamy rich mouthfeel on the palate.

IronCitySteve, Jul 05, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tclipse, May 30, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to Bendurgin for sharing! Poured into a tulip. The color is black with a half inch dark tan head.

The aroma is full of mocha; blending bitter chocolate with coffee grinds.

The taste is thoroughly full of bittersweet coffee. The chocolate malty taste adds some sweetness in the finish for balance. This is pretty close to being one of the heaviest coffee bombs I've had.

This is rich and thick, with a smooth mouthfeel.

I really love Yetis.

andrewinski1, Mar 16, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -15.7%

Poured from 22oz brown bomber (date is illegible Sept 15 2010 maybe?) to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a jet black color. Black edges. Huge 3 finger brown mocha colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Really coats the glass.

S - The espresso wasn't as strong on the nose as I expected. It's there just not over powering. There is a slight vanilla tone as well as a lot of roasted malts. Cannot detect any alcohol or yeast.

T/M - Unlike the nose the espresso is very prevelant in the front of the beer. It really dominates the palette. The middle of the beer brings more balance and character with vanilla, oak, chocolate, deep roasted malt, and mild bitterness. The beer finishes fairly clean and a bit dry with a very noticeable espresso flavor that coats the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable. Especially if you like coffee.

Overall, this was the second time I've had the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. The first was at the brewery. It tasted about the same as far as I can recall. I am not really a coffee drinker so the espresso is a little over the top for me. If they toned down the espresso and added more vanilla and malt character it would be awesome, but that's just my opinion.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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RMoeNay, Jul 15, 2012
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.