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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,759 Ratings
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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Ratings: 3,759 |  Reviews: 1,066
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hopsputin
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a: pretty much pitch black, hint of ruby red at the bottom of the glass. nice healthy looking beige head, 2 fingers.

s: dark roasted chocolate malts, espresso, dark chocolate, candy sugar, slight dark fruity raisin/fig. nice smooth oaky vanilla aromas in here as well. smells like it could be good for your soul

t: big bold espresso upfront. bittersweet chocolate, oak. big sweet roasted malt on backend. something almost grassy in here as well. there is no alcohol in the taste, but you do feel the burn a bit. this finishes much sweeter than i expected, but its balanced out by the espresso as you first sip.

m: full and silky. very very faint carbonation

o: definitely a coffee stout. if your not a fan of the roasted coffee/espresso flavors in your beer, this may not be for you. also if you don't like sweet beers, you may want to steer clear. me? i love both of those things, and am enjoying this. its a sipper for sure, and will linger in your mouth for a while.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Totally opaque dark brown with a lighter brown frothy layer on top. Head fades to a thin bubbly top while leaving scattered spotty bits on the glass. Head comes back somewhat with a good swirl.

S: Aroma is chocolate, lactose, lightly fruity and bright, with slight coffee musk book ending everything. Perhaps some orange and pine in the sweet chocolate mix.

T: Flavor goes to the next level. Surprisingly refined milky cocoa, bitterness, and fruit. The coffee is clearly there but at the same time it's subtle and you find yourself focussing on the other flavors. You can't tell in the smell but in the flavor alcohol has a presence.

M: Texture is great. Smooth and silky soft. Carbonation is evident in the finish but is otherwise so well mingled it is barely notable. Full body with a light feel.

O: This slow drinking beer is pleasant & delightful. The coffee is worked into this perfectly. Overall, awesome.

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Photo of wedge
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, about as dark a beer as I've ever seen, with a gorgeously thick, frothy head of slowly receding tan cream on top. The coffee presence is brighter than expected, not so dark and oily as most espresso roasts. Sweet and woody with milk chocolate, a variety of vinous fruity esters, and some toast. Heavier roasted malt in the mouth...dark coffee bean, cocoa, and oak. Faint vanilla and char towards the end. Rich, but nothing close to cloying. Thick and beautifully creamy going down easy with a touch of heat after the swallow. Very, very nice. Some alcohol creeps into the flavor, but plays nicely with the wood. Excellent integration of coffee into an already terrific base beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of HansumFilly
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with deep amber accent and thin, brown, relatively quickly dissipating head. Nice lacing.

Smell consists of dark cherries, roasted malt, anise, and coffee. For an espresso stout, the coffee is rather subdued.

Tastes of roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee. Again, coffee is definitely present, but not overbearing. Sweet, slightly alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel suits style. Full bodied.

Overall, this is a really pleasant beer. As for Yeti variants, I put this in a close second place to the Choco Yeti, but still very good.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a thick, dark, motor oil style black. Puffy one inch coffee colored head forms, with spots of foam down the glass as I drink.

Smells like bright, just brewed esresso, chocolate, and darkly roasted malt.

Tastes like bitter espresso, sweet milk chocolate, vanilla (likely from the oak-aging), a bit of oak, and some slight hop bitterness.

Full, sludgy mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated.

The best Yeti variant I've had yet. One of the purest coffee expressions in beer I've had. So thick, and so good.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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