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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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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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three-finger brown head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is coffee and flavor is almost burnt coffee and hints of oak, some caramel sweetness. Higher ABV is hidden. Pricey at $11.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of t420o
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Espresso oak aged yeti

Served around 55 deg

Bottled: January 20, 2012 
Consumed: April 8, 2012

A- pour produces a 2 finger head that is dark brown. Decent retention.  Beer is very dark brown to black in color. Good lacing. 4.5

S- big espresso, dark chocolate, and toffee notes. Smells bold and excellent. 4.5  

T- dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso,  oaky/vanilla, very light hop taste. Just a very solid stout. A pleasure where I enjoyed every sip. 4.5  

M- good mouthfeel. Not as viscous as it appeared though. 4  

O- extremely pleasant beer that would have paired excellent with a cigar. 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A - Oil black. You can't see in, and it can't see out. A finger of brown head that dissipates into a brown film where the slick stout caresses the glass. Great looking stuff

S - smells like a typical stout. Strong roasted malts with some chocolate qualities to it. Dark fruits are prevalent as well. No real coffee/espresso smell, which seems odd for a espresso RIS...

T - Oh! Ok, thats where the espresso is! This is better than how I wanted it to taste. Coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits with some chocolate undertones. Favorite tasting stout at this point! Great stuff

M - Reminds me of the mouthfeel of Ten Fidy. Coats the mouth, slight carbonation and full bodied. A pleasure to drink.

O - I was hesitant to spend the $11 for the bomber, but I am glad that I did! Top notch RIS for being a great espresso RIS

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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2.74/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pour is like every other stout known to man. Pitch black, caramel head.

OK the smell has hops everywhere. Theres an unexpected hop presence in the smell. Sweet chocolate as well.

Hm. Theres a ton going on. Its so bitter. Woody bitterness, earthy hop presence. Lesson learned, hops and chocolate do not go well together. All the flavors are there that would make this thing great: chocolate, stout, bitterness, and oak, but they dont mesh together.

Exhales produce a hop bitterness that I dont really want.

Honestly, it just has this odd kind of overly bitter feeling that reminds of a liquor that I cant get rid of. It seems unbalanced and a mess. I really wanna like this thing, but I just cant. Its like a cheap red wine, thats the only thing I can think of. Bad Pinot Noir or Cabernet.

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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" creamy brown head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, chocolate and roasted barley.

T: Bitter toasted malt followed by oak, coffee, chocolate, roasted barley with a pine, grassy and earthy hop bite in the finish.

M: Creamy with a medium to thick viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Highly drinkable and nicely balanced. A unique Imperial Stout that I will definitely pick up again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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