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

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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Poured the full bomber into an oversized mug.

Pours a motor-oil black, in color and consistency. A weak, light-brown head tops off the pour.

The aroma is a bit chocolatey, with a bit of a coffee bite. There's a touch of a generic hop smell as well.

Big flavor here. It's chocolate forward like the nose (and like the other Yetis I've tried). The coffee adds some dry bitterness, and quite a bit of classic coffee flavor. The dryness here is not surprising, as the dominant flavors are dark chocolate and java. This gets much, much better and flavorful as it warms, so do yourself a favor, and let it sit out of the fridge for a half-hour before pouring.

Mouthfeel is solid, but just a bit syrupy. In addition to being syrupy, it's somehow just a touch too thin. These are minor issues, though.

This is a nice, versatile, potent brew. Lots of flavor, but would seriously be suitable for breakfast as well as dessert. Typical of a Yeti brew, it's almost too dry and bitter to get through the whole thing, but I did it anyway.

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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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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,766 ratings
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