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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kbutler1
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Recieved as a gift from my honey on Valentines Day and just opened. Poured into a tulip glass a really dark brwon color with a big fluffy dark tan head. Oaky, coffee notes dominate the nose. Very nice lace left as the head settles out. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Roast espresso coffee flavors abounf from start to finish with oak flavors popping in towards the end. They they said espresso oak aged, they were spot on! Some dark fruit and molasses flavors too. Like.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beerwolf77
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've recieved several of these from multiple trade partners so thanks to all you guys for hooking me up with this beer.

split and poured into my pint glass the beer is pitch black with about a finger of dark chocolate head. Thick webs of lace are left behind in the receding heads wake.

The aroma is full rich mochachino. A perfect blance of coffee and chocolate. The hops are fairly potent giving off a pungent pine aroma. Smoked roast malt is present as well with just atouch of camp fire.

The flavor is simialr to the nose although the hops come through a bit more pronounced. Like chocolate pine cones. Roasted malt and hints of camp fire start to really come on as it warms. Bitter dark chocolate finish.

Full viscous body. Mouth filling for sure. Light if any carbonation.

Overall a very good RIS. The Yeti series has yet to dissapoint me. I think the original Yeti is still my favorite but this one is a close second.

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

I love the look of the Yeti’s. Always super dark bodied with a large dark mocha head.

The nose on this is great. It hits on all cylinders: oak, vanilla, chocolate and the namesake espresso/coffee.

Such a heavenly smooth and heavy bodied beer. Big coffee and chocolate flavor. There is a pop of bitterness that subsides quickly but lingers in your mouth. The oak is slightly noticeable.

So good.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Jimmys
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber split at a 2013 yeti tasting. bottled on: JAN 09 2013

pours a very dark brown with a very dark brown head. first impression is espresso filled. continues to the drink and hangs long into the finish. a minor alcohol heat. very warming. sweet chocolate too. really good shit. the coffee is drying and makes this big beer even more drinkable.

probably my favorite yeti of the group. the oak didn't have as much of a presence compared to the massive espresso flavor, but that is not a bad thing. get some.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a taster glass.

Pours a very dark black with a smalldark brown head. Nose is amazing, coffee oak and chocolate.

Taste is just as good, dry and bitter and creamy with lots of espresso highlights. Super creamy and rich, very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danobold
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of drone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gillagorilla
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottled on 12/18/12)

A: Pitch black with a nice bubbly thick mocha head, but not as big as the chocolate yeti.

S: A bit of dark chocolate, with a lot of that acidic espresso scent.

T: Espresso acidity with a nice slightly sweet malt backbone. Black coffee all the way. Just a bit of vanilla oak in there to complement it. It really comes across in the bitter aftertaste that is just like coffee. Only a bit of warming malts here. There is a bit of chocolate taste in there as well.

M: Almost no carbonation, it is very subtle and masked, just a hint of coarseness so it isn't completely flat and gives it a bit of character.

O: I love that the Yeti offers an affordable way to try variations on a single base stout. I think I said this before in another review but I'm not a huge coffee/espresso guy, but they can really put in that flavor.

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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- A rough pour into a snifter will coax a 2 finger very fluffy coffee colored head. It leaves plenty of lacing. The beer is obviously black.

S- Dank, wet coffee filters, hops, tobacco, black pepper.

T- Pungent coffee, vanilla, oak, grassy and spicy hops

M-Low carbonation makes for a creamy smooth body.

D- I dont really like really hoppy stouts. This one was simply average to me.

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