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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,106 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,106
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 224
Gots: 589 | 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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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 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
Photo of jsurfs82
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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

AlexChillton, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of craft_shannie
4/5  rDev -6.3%

craft_shannie, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of ahbithwabm
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ahbithwabm, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of KG710
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KG710, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BigGingDrinker, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of HopsintheSack
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

HopsintheSack, May 21, 2012
Photo of MattSharpless
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

MattSharpless, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Agentveba, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of July2Nov
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

July2Nov, May 31, 2014
Photo of tswater
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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

BYOFB, May 11, 2013
Photo of davey101
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.

davey101, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

tastymug, Mar 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

GennyCreamAle, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tclipse, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

alysmith4, May 07, 2013
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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%

rdooley, Apr 27, 2013
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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