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
Ratings:
3,733
Reviews:
1,060
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
835
For Trade:
52
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Ratings: 3,733 |  Reviews: 1,060
Photo of caahare
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/2/14. Pours dark as night with significant head, dissipates fairly quickly. Coffee influence is still present albeit perhaps a bit too bitter for me at this stage. The barrel presence is clear at this stage. I'd like it to be a bit more chewy / viscious but I'm so used to the extremely high ABV stouts I have to adjust expectations accordingly for 9.5%. Overall, a pleasing offering and I'm sure I would rate this one higher if I had a fresher bottle!

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Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mmulebarn
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a jet black thick motor oil like pour with about 3 inches of dark brown head. smells sweet like chocolate milk, coffee beans, caramel.. no scent of alcohol. the taste is dead on with smell, except a bit heavier on the coffee and slightly bitter because of the roastiness.

full body, lightly carbonated, very creamy, nice warm feeling.

this is a ridiculously good stout and well worth every penny. a heavy sipper but delicious throughout the whole time. barely tastes like alcohol.

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Photo of Beer4B
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky to grab a bomber of this fresh from the distributor.

A: beautiful dark brew with bright caramel head the whole way through.

S: strong notes of espresso and oak with a slight note of booz.

T: also strong espresso and oak most of the way through with a finish of more boozy than I prefer or hoped for. However, with the ABV that it has I guess you could make a case for it being smooth.

M: surprisingly clean (whatever the heck that means). I was expecting a much larger and fuller mouthful - very malty and almost milkshake-like. It was much more drinkable and smooth, until the boozy finish. Definitely worth a bomber though.

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Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bbadger
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Budlum
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codynevels
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ksimons
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-basically black with no visible highlights and two fingers worth of dark tan head that sticks to the glass

S-Roasted coffee and malt, dark chocolate, and some light alcohol

T-Huge espresso taste. Big roasted malt, espresso, and dark chocolate. Some light alcohol but not overpowering.

M-medium to full body, light to medium carbonation, very smooth, leaves a dry coffee aftertaste

Overall the espresso flavors in this beer work very well. Really well blended flavors make this beer easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
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 Lantern
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of brystmar
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mugs.

Super foamy pour, tan head erupts from the black body and clings to my glass. Strongly roasted, deep coffee aroma. Toffee and caramel too.

Deliciously viscous body brings a hearty roast to my tongue. Tons of dark coffee and minimally sweet caramel for a second. Goes right back to being dry as the drink wraps up.

For an easily accessible imperial stout, this is great!

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Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Mahogany dark dark brown. Rich tan head.
smell: Wow. Bittersweet chocolate, creamy sweetness, a touch of spice. Very nice.
taste: Adult milk-shake. A touch of sweetness but mostly dry, creamy goodness.
overall: This is a markedly better beer than the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti imo. Great job.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
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 djtomain
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. The last of the 5 Yeti's we sampled at cvm4's tasting.

A: Very brown. A tan, half finger head that lingers. Ample lacing.

S: Licorice, chocolate, expresso. malts.

T: Expresso dominates, as it should, with a light toffee finish. Chocolate and anise give it a firm center that's heaven on the pallette. A light oak taste balances things. Didn't feel the ABV until it was too late.

M: medium, creamy; light carbonation.

O: Another excellent IRS from Great Divide. If you like your stouts on the coffee side, this one delivers.

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Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate coffee with undetectable oak.

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Photo of vkv822
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter.
bottled on: Feb.12, 2010

The beer pours with a motor oil thickness, and is black in color. The head is a beautiful mass of tiny, tan, mocha colored bubbles topped by larger milk chocolate bubbles. I can't recall ever having seen a multi-layered head like this before, very cool looking.
The aroma is strongly of coffee and oak, though the coffee notes seem strongly roasted. There are also some roasted malts and light chocolate notes blended in as well. The coffee is really very over-powering, to the point of distracting from and masking the other flavors.
The taste is predominately of coffee, though it isn't quite as over powering as in the aroma. There are also nice roasted malts and light chocolate and oak notes, though it does finish with more bitter, charred coffee.
The mouthfeel is fairly thick and creamy, with a nice balance of carbonation.
This is a pretty good Imperial Stout, though I felt that the prominence of the coffee did detract from the complexity of this beer. I would like to see what some age would do to this.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,733 ratings.
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