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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:
#661
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,761
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice dark tan head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of coffee, espresso, chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla and oak.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet chocolate, coffee, espresso, rich dark roasted malts, some woody oak, vanilla and maybe even molasses.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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

22oz bottle with my FW snifter glass
*Notes from 05/31/13

A: Jet black body sits totally opaque in the glass. A closer inspection of smaller sample size does reveal a lighter walnut brown edge. Fizzy and active carbonation forms a nice thick two fingers worth of mocha tan head. Decent retention efforts despite the vigorous bubble action. Minimal lace with just a few ribbons of splash down the glass.

S: Roasty aromas full of dark coffee and chocolates with a pronounced vanilla oakiness. I am surprised at the amount of oak presence actually. Getting some subtle grainy character of toasted oats in there as well. The Espresso really blooms as the beer settles towards room temp in the glass.

T: Rich bold roast flavors meet with a firm hoppy bite. Dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla crème integrate with subtle espresso roast coffee developing some nice complex layers throughout the drink. There is an upper level of hoppy bitterness with a bit of pine noted and some earthy grit to it. Alcohol is noticeable adding a dash of spiced heat. Finishes with some very moderate char and a whisper of licorice. Very nice roast flavors without the astringency which I appreciate. There is a big hop presence to the beer and the oak treatment is evident. Espresso is a bit restrained however it is a nice addition to the base beer and works well here.

M: Great consistency. Should be a big full bodied beer but the spritzy carbonation carries it well. Combine that with an upper level of hop bitterness and you get a nice dry crisp action on the finish. Some warming alcohol. Creamy overall with a nice protein coating left on the tongue.

D: Damn solid variant to the base beer. Lots of layering going on with the dark grains, oak, hops, and espresso. Suprisingly well balanced and drinkable for such a beast of a beer. Worthy of the price tag.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter. Jet black with a thick brown head that sticks around. Smells of rich chocolate and espresso, caramel, as well as oak. The oak seems to bring out some hop smells as well. A bit of alcohol comes through in the smell too. Taste is dark roasted malts, sweet chocolate and bitter espresso, and some oak smoothness at the end. Mouthfeel is big and creamy. This is a great stout, would be great with dessert.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,761 ratings
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