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%
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
835
For Trade:
52
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Photo of ManBearPat
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Reckage
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sliprk314
3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevCan
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 22 oz. bottle from Hazel's in Boulder, CO. Bottled on Feb 10, 2016. Poured into an Avery cognac snifter.

Look: Very dark with medium brown head. More head than I would have expected for this high of ABV.

Smell: Surprisingly strong hop profile. Very roasty malt. Coffee. Smells like Founders Breakfast Stout.

Taste: Nicely balanced, but a little bitter when it's still cold. Not as complex as I was expecting, to be honest. Could use a touch of sweetness to balance the espresso.

Feel: Medium plus body, medium carbonation. Pretty dry finish.

Overall: Okay, not great. This promised a lot from the name and description, but falls short of other beers in the same style.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dasotelo50
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exactly what a stout is suppose to look like. Toasty malt slight coffee, not much scent. Strong boozy espresso taste. Medium body light carbonation, smooth and yummy. Incredible beer!

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Photo of Akeah
2.96/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thatche2
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is jet black with one finger thick head and excellent lacing around the glass.

Smell is oak, roasted malt, bitter coffee and alcohol.

Taste is like the nose except the oak comes through much stronger and the coffee not as strong. There is moderate sweetness throughout and some heat on the finish.

Mouth feel is medium-heavy in body and creamy with fairly low carbonation.

Overall this is a solid stout with a strong oak presence.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours jet black with a thick dark cream colored head. nice looking stout.

smell is fantastic, very creamy aroma. lots of coffee and chocolate in this, very nice so far.

taste hits hard with coffee and oak. finishes bitter and dry, with an oaky flavor. can taste the wood in this, in a good way. slight alcohol burn as well but still a damn good flavor. i'm not a barrel aged fan but this is subtly different and i like it.

pretty damn good beer, a full flavored oaky flavor coffee stout.

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

Photo of TildenKatz
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmgallag
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Chewy awesomeness here. Head that lasts forever. No innuendo intended. You get the coffee upfront, but a sweetness at the back of it. Rich and smooth in texture. Nice viscosity. Very solid brew. If I could afford it, I would drink more of these.

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Photo of yoshie
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hermit990
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anon
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick, oily, opaque black with zero penetration of light. Deep coffee colour crown, nice and foamy, topping off this version of the Yeti beautifully. Trails of lace clinging to the glass on the way down. Smells very malt forward with subtle Oak and burnt coffee grounds. I'm not sure what I'm picking up here, but there's also a light metallic scent that's a little off putting to me. Maybe my nose was just off today and the next bottle will up my rating on this trait.

That small nuance aside, this tastes phenomenal. Crushing malt profile lays the smack down on your taste buds. Sweet, sweet goodness of toffee and caramel give way to a hefty dose of roasted barley, followed by a heavy blast of bitter chocolate and coffee. Hints of lactose, molasses, earth, vanilla, marshmallow fluff, oak and a resonating note of pine resin round the Yeti out. Thick, creamy, chewy and full bodied. Fantastic.

Pouring this beautiful brew with the gold foil makes it seem like royalty, and it's oh so close. I still prefer the regular Oak Aged Yeti over this one, as the coffee overpowers the oak, here, but this is by all means still an excellent stout that I intend on enjoying again.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blowpez
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really coffee, which is the point, but it's too much for me.

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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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