Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.27/5
3,757 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:
#647
Reviews:
1,064
Ratings:
3,757
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
307
Gots:
842
Trade:
53
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ocelot2500
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque, deep brown color with a small, tight mocha head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of big chocolate and coffee notes.

Tastes of the big roasted notes. Coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar dominate. Notes of vanilla, oak, and anise also add to the mix, but are a bit more subtle. Alcohol is noticeable and adds a bit of warmth in the throat.

Mouthfeel is full with a creamy amount of carbonation.

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

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of Warren2621
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at Local Option in Chicago, served in a Gulden Draak tulip glass. Review from notes.

Pours a nice jet black color, hues of dark brown when struck by some light. A nice big tan colored head rises from the glass, recedes quickly with lots of lacing. The aroma is pleasant, day old steeped coffee, rich chocolate brownie, chewy oak, a bit of grassy hop aromas peek out as well, nice balance of sweet and bitter, but the oak does leave me wishing there was some bourbon presence. The flavors are a bit more interesting, big coffee flavor right away, chewy chocolate cake, sweet and earthy oak, a bit of brown sugar and caramel sweetness comes out before some earthy hop flavors help the coffee to bitter this beer up. The body is nice, fairly more carbonated than expected, lots of liveliness as it goes down.

Verdict: A very nice coffee forward stout from Great Divide. Probably my favorite variant yet, but I still wish these were bourbon treated.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

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

A - Pitch black liquid with a thick mocha head that takes it's time slowly melting to a stable head. Light does not pierce this turbid brew.

S - Roasted espresso beans enveloped in milk chocolate malt. similar to a crushed whopper. Heavy cocoa powder and slight whiffs of alcohol as it warms.

T - Iced espresso laced with vanilla. Oak is present and provides great rounded vanilla character. Chocolate is darker in the flavor than the nose. Roasted woody grain and a touch of hops on the back end. Finishes with robust coffee and dark chocolate.

M - Full bodied. Smooth and flows silky across the palate. Perfect carbonation.

This is way better than the Oak Aged Yeti and not quite as good as the regular, but it's close. The oak works harmoniously with the espresso to create a synergistic layer of awesomeness to an already outstanding Impy stout.

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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

I poured from a bomber into a snifter. Jet black in color with an above average tan head. It smells like you walked into a starbucks. Lots of esspresso flavor, hints of chocolate and vanilla, no oak. It finishes with bitter coffee. Full in body and well carbonated. A good coffee stout.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer didn't pair well with me and Amanda's homemade chicken margherita pizza buuut it was a delicious meal in its own. Quick side note: On the side of the label it says ,"Pairs well with breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, and hash browns..." I dont see this pairing with hash browns lol. Goin off a hazy bag-wine-hangover memory, this beer starts completely black and thick with a big 'ol chocolate head. Crazy sticky lacing. Nice subtle aroma of rich chocolate and coffee. I didn't realize this was oak aged even though it says it in HUGE letters on the bottle, so I didn't notice any oaky flavors coming out very aggressively. I didn't notice any oak at all. Pretty cut and dry brew. Coffee, chocolate. But oh so damn good! Just so many levels of those two flavors. It's nuts. Full thick body. Nice crisp carbo. Classic baybuh.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,757 ratings
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