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:
3,749
Reviews:
1,064
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Wants:
306
Gots:
840
For Trade:
52
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Ratings: 3,749 |  Reviews: 1,064
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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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fabulous chocolate pour with an espresso colored foam head of 1-2 fingers. Gorgeous pour. Malt and coffee aromas blend nicely. Taste is spot on - an espresso stout. Great beer that's actually available

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greels
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyantheReformer
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerrat
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rsquared59
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 amnoor01
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FerarriPaul
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The espresso here is a very welcome spin on the regular ol' Yeti I've grown to love. It pours just as dark as it's Imperial famous brethren with that inherent tar appeal. The coffee addition to the Yeti morphed to be far more brunch worthy than expected. Hints of robust espresso officially saddle this Stout right up next to those tailored for that 10am beer breakfast. The coffee boasts a faint, but noticeable scent in this beer yet remains fairly within the foreground of Yeti's overall flavor. It won't consume nor overpower like most other Espresso Stout's in this growing field.

Like a heavy creamed Colombian coffee, the Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti can stiffen a weekend morning for any potential task; a caffeinated addition to an already delicious and hoppy friendly recipe.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanmextorf
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfish2942
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,749 ratings.
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