Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of FishPondManager
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber, bottled 12/10/11

A - Poured into stout glass. Black, thick, creamy brown head to about 1.5 inches. Fantastic

S - Coffee aroma, chocolate, some alcohol. Molasses and sugar.

T - Rich coffee, toffee, chocolates. A little nutty. Hops and bitterness on the finish.

M - Nice medium-low carbonation let's the rich favors melt over your mouth.

O - A nice desert addition to the Yeti family. Buy as many of these as you can.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of HopHeadAndy
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti has a body that is almost black and a thin, dark brown head. The retention is decent, and a few scraps of lacing remain behind on my glass.

Espresso dominates the aroma, with notes of hops and chocolate as well.

This is one that definitely needs to warm up, because when it's cold basically all you can taste is the hops. As it warms, the coffee really asserts itself and the flavor is quite nice. The hops are there, of course, with a hint of citrus and a lot of pine and resin. The bitterness is noticeable. Notes of chocolate and a hint of roast are present as well, pairing with a nice oak flavor in the background. A little bit of warmth comes through in the finish.

The mouthfeell full-bodied, warm and bitter.

I like all of the Yeti various, this one included. A lot of coffee flavor comes through for such a big beer. Let it warm first!

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Photo of jaasen64
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle dated Jan 2, 2012

A- Pours a dark purplish black. Very little head, but what head there is is an off-white purplish brown. Average carbonation. Nice layered brown lacing.

S- Espresso, chocolate, caramel, malts, hints of oak.

T- Sweet but not overly sweet. Espresso, chocolate, caramel, malts. Slightly sweet aftertaste with a nice light oak finish.

M- Medium bodied, a little bit on the lighter side for an imperial stout. Well balanced between all of the flavors. Alcohol well hidden.

O- This was a very good imperial stout, one of the better ones that I've had. It is kind of similar to the Breakfast Stout by Founders, but is a little bit lighter, a little bit less sweet, and has a slight oak taste. The Espresso Yeti had a nicely balanced taste between the sweetness, espresso, and oak. The oak definitely added an interesting aroma and taste to the beer. Would definitely drink again.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 44 days ago.

A: Pours a thick pitch black with a tannish brown 2 finger head. starts out with dense head and dissipates to a film with fisheyes and 1/8" around the rim. Way too dark to see any carbonation.

S: Tons of coffee grounds up front. Strong chocolate aroma too. Hints of vanilla and you can smell a slight oaky alcohol tinge at the end. I can't wait to take a sip of this beer.

T: Very deep and complex flavor. Great coffee start leading into a few notes of oak and ending with a chocolaty after taste that has hints of vanilla. More oak comes out as this warms up (pulls 22 out of the fridge). Certainly some hops in the aftertaste. More comparable to Troegs Java Head than Founders Breakfast Stout. Can only imagine how tasty this is after a year or so of aging.

M: Good carbonation resulting in a lighter than anticipated beer. Still dark and heavy though dont get me wrong. Slightly sticky from the hops. More oily than milky. I'm sure the mouthfeel will improve with aging.

Overall I'm glad I got to try this beer and wish I had the conditions to age it properly. I've been impressed with the Yeti series and looking forward to their next addition.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 3,749 ratings
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