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:
3,739
Reviews:
1,060
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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305
Gots:
836
For Trade:
52
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle for $13 from 12/12, poured into a FFF Teku glass.

A: Dark brown to black, dark khaki head of 2+ fingers with great retention and lacing.

S: Espresso and roasty malts are quite aromatic. Some oak and vanilla as well. Nice nose.

T: Follows the nose well, strong on the roast malts and the espresso does not disappoint. Some oak and vanilla. No heat whatsoever, remarkable for the abv.

M: Thick but not as thick as it could be. Sticky, a tad dry, very smooth.

O: A great coffee, oak-aged RIS. I imagine it may be perfect with a bit more mouthfeel, possibly an added barrel and bourbon character. Still thoroughly enjoyed though, this is definitely wonderful, I would think it makes the world-class cut.

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

A-Black in the glass, two finger head that leaves behind nice lacing.

S-Coffee, good deal of it, chocolate, oak and roasted malt.

T-Coffee is at the forefront but does not dominate. Chocolate oak and roasted malt round it out.

M-Medium to heavy, nice carbonation and creamy.

O-A wonderful coffee oak aged beer. Not as good as BCBCS, but a serviceable substitute at a nicer cost as well

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

Bottle: 12-23-2013

A - Pours black. Has a very viscous appearance to it. Almost like it wants to cling to the inside of the bottle for a bit more, begging to live another day. A slight amount of brown head that fades relatively quickly. Lacing on the glass is nice. As I swirl it in my glass, it coats the glass walls like cough syrup would, leaving it's brown coat behind to slowly fall back into the mass.

S - All espresso. All day.

T - The obvious notes say hello from within. Espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and dark malt for me. Very tasty. As it warms the taste develops a bit and the different characters begin to blend nicely.

M - Smoooth. Absolutely one of the smoothest beers that I have had. Goes down smooth. Mouthfeel is full and abundant. Very little carbonation as expected.

O - A very good beer overall. Leaves the pleasant subtleties lingering in your mouth afterwards. The 9.5%ABV sneaks up on you a bit as it is very easy to drink. A great beer for a relaxing night.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,739 ratings.
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