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
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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- espresso oak pours a mocha opaque body with good creamy head of foam that lingers on the edges

S- creamy vanilla, oak, cocoa nibs, and some coffee with massive cream and sugar

T- so creamy with the dark cocoa and chocolate flavor. Good vanilla and oak flavors slides through

M- smooth and creamy as it gets

O- nice brew from great divide. Put some more coffee in this and I'll buy a case

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[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

The pour was a deep dark pitch black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown frothy head that slowly receded, eventually puddling with very good sheets of streaky lacing.

The aroma was robustly bold of a dark roasted malt, light resin hops and a strong leathery yeast with notes of molasses, baker’s chocolate, dark roasted coffee, a bit of oak, a touch of vanilla and a very mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was lightly sweet and a tad bitter with a good malty feel and notes of bitter chocolate and molasses early on, progressing into a slightly bitterer taste with a strong espresso flavor with a mild woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a good long while after the swallow, with a nice espresso mocha taste left behind to settle on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was on the high side of full in body with a dry, oily texture and a solid medium carbonation.

Overall can I say "WOW", this is one tasty fulfilling brew. It possesses tons of flavor, a bold roastiness and an awesome drinkability and on top of that does a great job concealing the high ABV. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves dark beer, give this one a try it is truly exceptional...

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

From a 22 oz bottle (bottled on January 11, 2012) into a snifter.

A-The brew is, uh, espresso brown. Almost black, and you can't see any light through it. The head is pretty dark brown, too. There is about one finger of foam that sort-of percolates as the beer settles. I saw just a few tiny bubbles on the glass.

S-The smell started out like milk chocolate and caramel, with a touch of oak and vanilla. As the brew climbed toward room temperature, the coffee came on stronger. There was just the slightest whiff of sweet alcohol, as well.

T-The espresso/coffee flavor is quite apparent even though this bottle is nearly a year old. For an espresso brew, the flavor is only mildly bitter. There is also some of that milk chocolate and a nice, smooth oat flavor. Very little in the way of hops, but you do get just a touch of hoppy bite on the finish.

M-Definitely on the heavy side, but not as oily as some imperials. The feel is creamy and there is just enough carbonation to keep things alive and moving on your palate.

O-I enjoyed this imperial stout quite a bit. I typically favor sweeter stouts, but the bitterness on this Yeti was kept in check (perhaps by the age on the bottle?). The coffee flavors really came through in a pleasing way without tasting fake. Mouthfeel was balanced and all of the flavors really combined well.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,776 ratings