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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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3,761 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:
#660
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,761
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow - this is a quad-shot espresso forward Imperial Stout!! Starbucks should be worried as the price of this per ounce isn't that much different than my normal morning beverage.

Pours jet black like used motor oil with a lovely , velvety mocha head which looks creamy and retains well. Nose is all roast malts and espresso. Flavor is heavily dominated by the coffee and espresso but you pick up the oak smokiness and a little char from the malts. This is one of the better coffee stouts that I've had, but be warned that it is a little unidimensional and much less complex than a KBS or Bourbon County. I think the six shots of espresso kind of offset the 9.5% ABV, so theoretically you could drink this all night!!

I enjoyed it a lot, and I'll be back to it.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel snifter.

Jet black color with a huge shake like 2 finger head that lasts a long time. Incredible lacing clings to the glass.

Big expresso and bitter chocolate on the nose. Light hops sit in the background. Quite a bit of oak in this. No booze in the smell. Very inviting.

Taste mimics the nose. Sweet coffee and chocolate hit right away. Finishes with a big amount of bittering coffee and wood. Super nice and delicious.

Creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation results in a smooth sipper.

This is an impressive variation of the original. Fantastic flavors that pop and blend perfectly. Well made and really enjoyable. Highly recommended. An awesome desert beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: very dark brown but completely opaque and poured thick with basically no head like motor oil. There was some thin mocha lacing around the top.

S:the first thing that you smell is the expresso/coffee and it is a pretty powerful and dominant which is what I look for in a coffee stout, it really is a deep dark coffee smell but there are hints of alcohol that I am confident will come out with age.

T: wow so the espresso part is really no joke here you can taste it as soon as it touches your lips. There is a shock of bitter expresso there is a tiny hint of hops too. This then more on into a more deep dark coffee to chocolate like flavors that are strong flavors they even have some sweetness to them. There is also notes of smokiness that clearly come from the oak that complement the powerful coffee well. It's almost more like coffee then stout but I like that though it could use more balance.

M: it is very thick and heavy as it is so full of coffee/expresso that you can almost feel the grit of the coffee as it goes down. That being said it still does go down smooth and is drinkable in sips despite being a little hot from the alcohol but as I said that should go away with age.

O: this thing is one if the most in fm your face coffee beers I have ever had the only thing comparable to this level of coffee is WnB and even that doesn't give a solid caffeine buzz halfway through the bottle. I really like it because I like the in your faceness but it could use a little more balance. All that being said it is definitely my favorite yeti so I do recommend a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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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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