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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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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

A- Dark thick pour with a thick deep tab head. Almost looks like oil.

S- Roasted malt with strong notes of coffee.

T- Thick roasted goodness with a strong coffee presence. Very filling and very delicious.

M- Thick mouthfeel, but drinkable. Carbonation balances out the body.

O- Very impressive, everything you would want from a coffee infused stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle, this Yeti has got to be the thickest beer I've ever poured. It looks like melted chocolate flowing into my glass. Jet black in color with a finger of brown foamy head. Excellent head retention, and lots of lacing are left after each sip.

The aroma is loaded with coffee/espresso, dark roasty malt, wet oak, and hints of alcohol. A good swirl releases moderate amounts of alcohol sweetness ranging from chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice.

The flavor is of smooth velvety chocolate and coffee with undertones of vanilla, oak, and sweet fruit. The finish has a lingering dark chocolate bitterness and perhaps a bitter hop character. It's baffling how smooth and rich this beer is. Definitely way too drinkable for it's own good; but I guess having the consistency of spent engine oil is only helping the cause. It's so sludgy that I bet it would cure a sore throat.

Granted, I haven't had KBS, CBS, or BCBS, regardless of that, this is definitely the best stout I've ever had. The regular Yeti is phenomenal on it's own, but the espresso and oak aging give it some serious oomph. Good lord is it delicious, and man is it squatchy.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti is a delicious Imperial Stout that tastes of malt and bitter coffee. Yum.

A: Black colour and a 1 cm brown head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Malt and coffee along with a hint of alcohol. 4.5

T: Malty with some roasty, earthy coffee flavours. There is some bitterness and sweetness present that taste almost like dark chocolate. So good. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of shanblur
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into a snifter. Bottled on 12/13/10. A - Pours dark and stays dark in the glass with a rich mocha head which leaves intricate lacing. S - Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts mingle nicely. T - A perfect balance of roasted malt and coffee. Oak not very pronounced. M - Velvety and smooth. A better mouthfeel you will not find. A great addition to the Yeti lineup. Worth a try and then another and another.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a snifter glass

Pours a dark black with a chocolate / mocha head that lingers for a decent amount of time.

Smell is of coffee and some of the malt backbone

Taste is smooth with a slight thickness. Coffee flavors come through strong. Alcohol was well hidden for me.

Loved the first glass out of the bomober, interest faded near the end of the second glass. Very good stout.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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