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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:
#659
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,759
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a stout/porter glass.

Appearance - 5.00 - Looks great! Beer itself is pitch black with a 3 finger deep brown head of fine bubbles that leaves an excellent lacing of perfect rings on the glass. This beer is probably the best I've seen of it's class.

Smell - 4.75 - Wow, really clean coffee/espresso/roasted smell with hints of chocolate, vanilla, cream. Like a nice coffee from Starbucks in beer form.

Taste - 5.00 - Creamy, roasty malts that taste of chocolate, espresso, coffee, vanilla beans. Nice bitterness balances it out, almost a little citrusy at points. The beer itself is so smooth it's hard to believe, equal to or greater than Ten Fidy.

Mouthfeel - 5.00 - A creamy, huge beer with a nice alcohol warmth that would keep me warm if I was anywhere other than Arizona. This beer is just the right amount of bitter and leaves a bitter aftertaste w roasted flavors.

Overall - 4.75 - I'm not sure if I should just give it a 5, it's basically perfect. So complex and beautiful, and readily available for those who want it. At 10 dollars a bomber this is a good deal too, and I've never said that for a 10 dollar 22 oz bottle before. I guess I would say it's on a level with the great Belgian Quadruples, and I feel pretty comfortable saying that.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an opaque black with a slight brown hue. Not very much head, but a very considerable amount of lacing given the lack of head.

Smells wise I can pick up on some coffee notes, no dark fruit or anything though. Its got a toasty malt smell going on, not too strong, tiny bit of boozyness you can pick up once the head settles.

Flavor wise the roasted coffee really shines, it dominates the flavor but its not overpowering. There is still a good amount of malt and the chips they aged it on come out and linger along at the end. Very well balanced, I've had a handful of other oak aged brews and this one has just the right amount of oak flavor.

Mouthfeel was nice, slick and oily, very little carbonation, goes down real smooth.

Great beer, exceeded my expectations.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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