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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A generous infusion of Denver's own Pablo's espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It's official: You can now have Yeti with breakfast.

Added by John_M on 05-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#661
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,763
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of LoganMc
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SiepJones
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shantto
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My wife brought this home from a business trip to Denver and boy am I glad she did! Very complex and unique aged stout. There is a lot going on here and it all goes together very well.

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

2015 vintage
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger dark brown creamy head that eventually reduces to a thin film on top, the head is about as dark as it gets

S- bold mocha espresso on the nose, with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, herbal coffee, big charred malt, milk chocolate, oak & a hint of prune

T- huge charred malt up front gives bold notes of dark chocolate, caramel & toffee. Mid-palate brings out lots of herbal mocha espresso notes, as well as milk chocolate. The finish is oaky, with notes of raisin. Lingers of mocha espresso and charred malt

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety finish, abv hidden well

O- huge roast notes, true to the Yeti style. Espresso and chocolate meld together to create a bold and enjoyable beer. ABV heat is nearly gone at almost three years old, very good

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of btysklind
3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wjbent
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ananddullabh
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmoore32
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DW78715816
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a fantastic beer.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Inky black pour with 2 fingers of thick brown head. Great lacing.

S: Overpowering with charred malts, cocoa, and espresso.

T/F: Rich and decadent... charred grains mixing nicely with the bitterness of the espresso. Some sweetness as well with cocoa and chicory. Vanilla and wood character from the oak. Thick, hearty, and moderately carbonated. Finish is bitter Italian roast.

O: A top notch espresso oak aged Imperial Stout. A powerhouse of a sipper. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of degueulasse
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a dark brown—almost black—with a chocolate brown head that lingers from some time. It smells like very rich coffee. It tastes like coffee and chocolate over a smooth vanilla and caramel base, but it never feels as if it were too sweet. It's a thick, milky beer with strong flavors that packs a full punch.

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

Photo of dogleg_left
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersplosion
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated Feb. 10, 2016. The beer pours black with a huge, thick, foamy tan head that coated the glass in lacing.

The smell is dominated by coffee, but I'm also getting some bourbon, which may just be the wood chips and dark malts. There is also chocolate on the nose.

The taste is also dominated by coffee, but there is a nice dark, bittersweet chocolate and dark malt flavor that balances very well. There is a lingering, bitter coffee afteraste.

The mouthfeel is smooth like velvet and reasonably thick.

Overall a great beer. The afteraste is a bit like burnt espresso after a while and becomes a little much, but the overall look and taste are great.

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Photo of SFNC
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,763 ratings
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