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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
Ranking:
#662
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,759
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
844
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,759 |  Reviews: 1,066
Photo of bonkers
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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Photo of ksimons
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
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 stumac
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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Photo of bismarksays
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of amalburg
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
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 Mattyb79
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled dated Jan 10, 2013.

A - Pours a motor oil black with a one-finger dark brown head. Head dissapates quickly leaving a nice amount of lacing.

S - Subtle notes of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.

T - Lots of dark roasted espresso right upfront. Some roasted malts are also present. Finish is lingering bitter espresso.

M - Heavy bodied with low carbonation. Dry sticky mouthfeel. Lightt alcohol burn in the finish.

O - Excellent stout. A must try for anyone for enjoy coffee forward stouts.

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Photo of Beer4B
4.14/5  rDev -3%
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 GonzoHomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of dental
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite of the Yeti's, this one pours the same pitch black with a dark tan head that sticks well. Love the aroma of this one, with the deep roasted malt and espresso blending perfectly. Flavor is right on pace with the nose, with a subtle contribution from the oak. Nice and bitter, not too sweet like some Imperial Stouts, good medium feel that isn't overly rich or thick, and hugs the line bordering a RIS. Overall, this is a wonderful Imperial stout and as I've stated above, my favorite of the Yeti's. I Believe. Cheers!

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a thick black with a dense mocha colored head with excellent retention
S: Smells of coffee, chocolate, bitter roast malt and a little bit of wood
T: espresso, chocolate, slight oakiness, roast malt, and slight hop bitterness. swallow brings mocha and more roast.
M: thick and viscous with soft carbonation. nice and velvety
O: Yeti is always a pleasure and the espresso version is no exception. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of sposter4
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
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 memphischas
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mmulebarn
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
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 RickS95
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It doesn't get any better. It pours a thick, viscous black inky looking liquid. The head is roughly a finger in size, and brown. It's the way beer should look.

Roasted coffee and smoke fill the nose. Enough said.

The taste buds pick up the same things as the nose. Roasted coffee is dominant, but not overbearing. In addition, there's some bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and some woodiness to it.

This is a creamy beer, with some complexity. Early on, it's smooth and easy going. As it works its way to the back of your mouth, the bitterness starts to shine through. Despite the high alcohol, it's a very gentle and easy beer to drink.

For someone who likes dark, chewy beers, this approaches perfection. As the beer warms, the vanilla starts to come to the front and provides a balance of sweetness that really puts this beer over the top.

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Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bbadger
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,759 ratings
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