Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 3,750 ratings
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:
#646
Reviews:
1,064
Ratings:
3,750
Liked:
3,541
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
9.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
841
Trade:
53
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,750 |  Reviews: 1,064
Photo of kdivers
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (bottled 12/13/10) poured into a snifter. Jet black color with a 1-finger mocha head.

Aroma is rich strong coffee and dark roasted malt. A lot of bitterness in the nose.

Taste is rich and velvety, with lots of swirling complexity - espresso, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, oak, and booze. Really robust. Even though this beer is 8 months old, the coffee is right there in harmony with all the other elements.

This is a really good, layered imperial stout and another great version of Great Divide's wonderful Yeti lineup.

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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Pours nearly black with brown edges. Opaque. Thick, creamy brown head with thick, thick lacing. Bitter coffee and espresso aroma with a hearty helping of chocolate. Earthy and woody, but not as much as the regular barrel-aged Yeti. Smooth, slick mouthfeel with a long finish. Bitter espresso and dark chocolate bite up front which stretch out into a warm milk chocolate and coffee-and-cream flavor. Some cereal, but not much Good vanilla and caramel in the back along with the oak. Acidic black coffee and malt finish. Excellent beer.

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Photo of nh2032
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jagada
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. First glance shows a very nice brownish tinted black color and thick khaki colored head that stays till the end; even though reduced only to a layer of carbonation bubbles by that point. Roast, maybe some ash, and of course the coffee dominate the nose. The espresso coffee is extremely upfront and noticeable on the taste buds mixing with roast and smokey ash as it finishes. Smooth, slick mouthfeel and quite easy to drink is what this brew has to offer. In the end, as a chocolate stout lover, I found the coffee too strong for my liking but I still really enjoyed indulging in this stout. So glad I found and had the chance to try it!

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

Photo of GOBLIN
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick, luscious, creamy, . This one pours a rich black with a creamy khaki head that just screams espresso. Aromas are full of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, marshmallows and Roasted malts. Flavors are full and extremely rich. This is a sweet beer but not syrupy or sugary. Feel is thick as well. This is a great example of a desert beer. Reminds me of snacking on those chocolate covered coffee beans. By far my favorite Yeti variation.

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Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a nearly black dark, dark brown with a huge creamy, frothy chocolate colored head. Completely opaque held to light. Leaves great lacing. Absolutely gorgeous.

S- Smells great, lots of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and some vanilla sweetness and alcohol. You can also pick up on just a bit of hops as well.

T- Wow, this is a seriously flavorful beer. A giant wave of coffee and very bitter dark chocolate is the first thing to hit you. Vanilla is still there but definitely takes a back seat to the chocolate/espresso combo. The alcohol creates a slight warming effect but not too much. Finishes with a nice charred coffee bean flavor. Overall it's dominantly bitter instead of sweet.

M- On the full bodied side, very thick and chewy, the carbonation does a nice job of mellowing it out a bit.

O- A really excellent Imperial stout, it's nice to see one that's on the bitter side every once in a while. Must try.

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Photo of jpd026
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of mcrawford
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Motor oil black, freaking dark and seriously opaque. You see the light brown bubbles hovering to the surface of the brew creating a dark tan head just about 2/3".

Smell: An appetizing aroma of coffee, plus a hit of molasses that shakes/ up the nostrils.

Taste: I served this brew cold but indeed let it sit a bit to warm up so I could absorb how rich it is. Strong coffee bean, slightly over shadows the rest of the beer but still outstanding . Little sweet in the end maybe the molasses or the aging (because you definitely feel some vanilla).

Mouth: Medium and sticky, comes a bit dry. The bitter finish is the awesome.

Overall: If you like coffee infused imperial stouts, this one should be at the top of your list. It is a little pricy but it never hurts to treat yourself every now and then. Think of it a a super-sized breakfast stout, breakfast not included. Salud!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MikeWard
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 3,750 ratings
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