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:
3,742
Reviews:
1,060
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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304
Gots:
835
For Trade:
52
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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 RickS95
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
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 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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Photo of lunarbrew
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of krl2112
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of rudabegga9
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Proteus93
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sample of this last night with dkachur, CrellMoset and IBUnit63. Now having more, so I suppose it made a good first impression!

A: Midnight black with a very rich head of brown... a darker brown, at that, almost chocolatey, almost 3 fingers tall with quite a nice retention. This is one good looking beer.

S: The big coffee scents stand out quite a bit, along with a deep roasted malt and the added scents of both chocolate and vanilla.

T: Quite a bitter brew, like a good shot of espresso in the morning. I imagine this isn't a great choice for the evening (which is how I'm consuming it!) but it's tasty, nonetheless! That dark roast coffee flavour along with bitter dark chocolates. Intense and rich.

M + D: Quite well carbonated, with a good bit of sting on the tip of the tongue. That said, it does kind of become a muddy, thicker feeling as it goes down and with each subsequent sips. Alcohol becomes much more apparent and it starts to get rather hot and boozy. This is certainly more suited to be a slow sipper, but it's quite a nice tasting beer in the end. Recommended.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Thick, dark mocha head that sticks around for about a min. Opaque black in color. Zero light coming through. Wonderful lacing. Ring of retention hangs around the whole time. Just a flat out beautiful looking stout!

S- Rich coffee beans, touch of wood, milk chocolate, toffee, faint vanilla. Pretty intense aroma here. Booze ever so slightly makes its way in the end. Some fruity esters. More malt vs espresso than I figured, but not all bad.

T- Robust flavor profile. Big time espresso/coffee character to start it off. Oak settles in nicely. Waves of complexity. bitterness. Finish is surprisingly more harsh than I expected. Overpowering toast? Strong hop bill? A little perplexed by this.

M- Full body, big beer that as viscous as can be. Thick, rich, creamy. A bit boozy as the alcohol is certainly present. Goes down fairly easy though for how big it is. Dry to the next sip.

O- This was a delicious beer and a puzzling one at the same time. Just when I thought it was going to be top of its class, the finish didn't follow though with the high bar set by the start and feel. An impressive stout nonetheless, but just missed the "tell all your friends about it" mark for me.

Bottled 1/9/13
Consumed 6/20/13

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4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oxymoron
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ess-press-yo-self. Sampled a black midnight color, with a viscous appearance. A limited head with bigger bubbles. Did swirl (after a taste or two) and brought out some thicker foam. Good lacing.

The nose has a noticeable coffee aroma but somewhat hides the beer behind it. There is a light roast aroma with a subtle lactic kick to it. A minor chocolate notes that blends well with the coffee. Some woody notes with more of a vanilla thing. Some lighter yeast and alcohol notes as well but subtle.

The taste is fantastic. The coffee is blended very well with the beer itself. To start the coffee comes out first with a more espresso flavor, with more of a milky taste than lactic. The malt really blends nicely with a small bit of astringency, but nice roast and chocolate notes comes out. The vanilla characteristics back off with not much of the wood flavors. The alcohol and esters back off as well, leaving a cleaner flavor overall. Very good.

The body is big but still easy to drink. The coffee really does a nice job balancing the astringency and alcohol notes and makes this a very enjoyable beer. A silky texture with a great blend of flavors.

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3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,742 ratings.
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