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

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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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.31/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Gorgeous pour! That light to dark flowing transition that appears with only the prettiest stouts. Thick billowy mocha colored head over a black ichor. Thick bands of lacing joined by delicate webs. They don't make them prettier than this...

S - Espresso, iron, sweet chocolate malt - makes for a potent mocha aroma... plus... umm, iron.

T - Initially, it tastes of coffee, chocolate and iron. Aftertaste is a lingering coffee bitterness with a bit of a metallic and chicory flavor. The flavor is rather disappointing.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, refreshing.

D - Caffeine AND alcohol! Normally this combination isn't too bad, but I'm really feeling the caffeine in this one. A bomber to be shared for sure. I love Yeti. I love oak-aged Yeti. I've never had Chocolate yeti - but 10:1 I'd love it. This is not my cup o' beer. The flavor is strong, but not always in good ways. The brew is desiccating and it makes it a little much. In a 6 oz snifter this would be alright, but only coming in bombers makes this not worth buying in bottles.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Jet black appearance with a very dark mocha colored head with pretty good lacing. Dark chocolate, fine ground espresso beans, vanilla and heavy cream with hints of cherries and oak chips. Sort of an overly sweet Hershey's syrup-like overall aroma. Overly huge espresso bite with overwhelming alcohol sourness and smoked wood on the first sip. Settles into a tamer dark chocolate mouthfeel while the heavy cream and vanilla flavors follow. Ends with smooth, milky cacao with a sour espresso finale. Lower carbonation with a medium sized body. I guess i was expecting something smoother and richer: what i got was spicy and aggressive. Looking at this objectively, it's pretty damn good.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

A: Pours black with three fingers of dark brown head that fades into a thin layer with good lacing.

S: Roasted malts up front followed by dark chocolate and lots of robust, roasted coffee notes. There are woody oak characters as well with a sweet finish.

T: Roasted malts up front followed by a big blast of oak and coffee flavors. There are some dark chocolate flavors mixed in, but the oak and coffee dominate in a wonderful combination that finishes lightly bitter and roasted with some char notes. Delicious.

M: Thick body with a relatively lively carbonation (for an imperial stout) that accents the oak and coffee flavors very well.

O: A great beer, overall. Its relative ease of access makes this beer overlooked, but it is better than many much more hyped imperial stouts. I'd like a bit more complexity in the aroma, but other than that it's a superb beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-basically black with no visible highlights and two fingers worth of dark tan head that sticks to the glass

S-Roasted coffee and malt, dark chocolate, and some light alcohol

T-Huge espresso taste. Big roasted malt, espresso, and dark chocolate. Some light alcohol but not overpowering.

M-medium to full body, light to medium carbonation, very smooth, leaves a dry coffee aftertaste

Overall the espresso flavors in this beer work very well. Really well blended flavors make this beer easy to drink and enjoy.

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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  rDev -6.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a goblet

A - Pours black, thick, solid, sticky looking. Strong head formation, mocha colored. Well retained with a frothy film and a little bit of lacing.

S - Deep dark flavors, heavy roast from barley and a much more coffee like astringency. A little bit of dark chocolate in the background. Could this be yesterday's coffee?

T - Starts off lightly roasted, a little burnt flavors. Mid-stream gets a hefty coffee /espresso flavor - like a double shot. Finishes with a strong bitterness and a sticky burnt oaky flavor. Strong aftertaste of chocolate and char.

M - Full bodied beer, moderate to light carbonation. Well hidden alcohol - but then nothing could make it past that coffee.

O/D - An interesting winter warmer for me. I am not that big of a coffee lover or perhaps I would connect with this one better. Not very filling, alcohol is potent.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yeti is black velvet, passing no light and reminiscent of molasses. The dark, walnut mousse builds on top, leaving thick rings of lace on a Dogfish Head Snifter.

The aroma is equal parts roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate. There is some pine tar and alcohol, perhaps whisky. Whisky and cocoa powder build with warmth.

The flavor follows the nose, adding some cherry, fig and vanilla. Bitterness comes on strong just before and long into the finish. The flavors continuously develop through layers of warmth.

This stout is bold, almost dense, with a velvety texture, warm alcohol, and lively carbonation. The finish is dry.

This beer is recommended for reading, contemplation, or as a digestive.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One year old properly cellared bottle. Poured into a Gulden Draak flute. Pours jet black with a fine one finger, medium brown head with good retention and lacing. Nice looking. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark malts, slight oak and cherry. Taste is complex; coffee, rasted and smoky malt, chocolate, changing to a drier woody, neutral malt and finishing with a coffee bitterness with and oaky dryness Finish just a little dry allowing the bitterness to overwhelm the malt. Medium creamy body, but very nicely made and interesting. Excellent stout.

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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark opaque (in a pilsner glass!) with lots of foam/lacing.
S - Coffee and roasted grains.
T - Complex. Chocolate, coffee, roast grains and some hops. The main flavors are roasty/coffee. slightly acrid, but works with the flavors. Oak is there, but blends with the other flavors.
M - Thick with light carb.
O - This one is very good. Deep and roasty, enjoyable if you pace yourself. Yum!

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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