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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,746
Reviews:
1,062
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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Photo of mfavoino
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle marked 12/19/2011 poured into a pint glass on 1/31/12.

Appearance: A rich dark brown that is totally opaque. One finger of an espresso colored head sits on top, but quickly recedes.

Smell: Roasted caramel malts and big coffee notes. Some chocolate in there as well, making me feel like I'm about to have dessert.

Taste: Bold roasted coffee flavors with significant malty sweetness. Finishes with a very mild hop bitterness and the alcohol hits too.

Mouthfeel: Heavy and average carbonation.

Overall: If you enjoy a cup of joe, you're probably going to like this version of Yeti. The coffee flavors definitely highlight the experience.

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Photo of creaghphish
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of doughanson78
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Super dark pour, as black as they come. Two finger fluffy dark mocha head with amazing retention and lacing.

S: Roasted espresso is the dominate aroma. Light notes of chocolate and light oak aroma. A touch of alcohol. Nothing complex and lighter that I expected but pretty good.

T: Chocolate upfront. Roasted espresso with a nice subtle oak flavor. Finishes with a roasted mocha flavor and a touch boozy.

M: Full bodied, pretty thick. Medium carbonation. Medium creaminess.

O: Very good version of Yeti. Probably my second favorite next to BA Yeti.

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Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

650ml bottle.

It pours a deep, dark blackish brown with a huge frothy, foamy tan head. It leaves some great lacing. Amazing appearance.

The smell is pretty slick. Chocolate, espesso, oak, vanilla, some fruitiness. There is a mild alcoholic astringency and a big of caramel/sugar. Pretty quintessential for a coffee/ba beer.

The flavor is huuge. Initially there is a big hit of espresso. I am wondering if this is gonna five me a kick of caffeine. There is a sharp bit of caramel/vanilla going through this one which makes it smoother than anticipated.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ASUGeog
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

bottled on dec 19, 2011, purchased from tyler's bottle shop, downtown raleigh.

aggressive pour to bring the head out, pours like motor oil.

a. opaque black, nice brownish head, which disappears fast, leaving heavy lace.

s. not as strong coffee aroma as you'd expect considering the coffee addition. smells like coffee though. faint amount of oak scent comes through as it warms up a bit.

t. sweet, but not too sweet. definitely taste the coffee/espresso. not overwhelmingly boozy considering abv. absolutely delicious though, and gets better as it approaches room temp. oak comes through ever so slightly as it warms as well.

m. chewy, thick, wonderful. perfectly carb'd

o. I wish I could drink this with breakfast as the bottle suggests, but I couldn't wait to dig in. overall, I think this beer is every bit as good as founders breakfast. if you like coffee stouts, this one is great, I hope to find it on draft to try again... and maybe get a couple bottles to age. all the yeti's I've had so far have been awesome, but this one may take the cake. would love to have some crime brûlée to pair, as the bottle suggests.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kjyost
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle received from TheSevenDuffs. Thanks! Bottled on March 5, 2010. Poured around 6C into a Duvel snifter.

A: Amazingly deep and opaque beer with ruby red edges and a half finger tan head. The head drops straight away though and leaves no lacing.
S: A real odd nose going on here. Definite coffee and cocoa notes but they seems at odds with oak that is evident. As it opened up though, it got better. Initially had this pegged at 3.5...
T: Roasted grains are foremost here with notes of coffee and vanilla over time that develop. Sweetness remains too. Earthy hops.
M: Thick and viscous without being sticky. Very light carbonation and a bit of hop bitterness in the finish to keep the palate from being gunned up by the beer.
O: The beer really grew on me through the pour. At first I was "Meh", but now I am sold. Well made beer, worth seeking out again.

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Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of kennylopez
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2010 22oz bottle into a mini snifter.

Appearance: a dark black color with a tan brown head that fades and leaves little lacing.

Smells: a light roasted malt and a sweet chocolate malt and oak notes.

Tastes: this a layered and flavorful brew with the milky coffee and bitter chocolate backbone. the oak flavors are delicious and give off a vanilla hint as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: there is a fair amount of carbonation in this beer and the 9 and a half percent is smooth and very drinkable.

Overall: this is a great deal for $8 for 22ozs I bought as many as I found. I am not a coffee drinker but this was great for breakfast.

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3.61/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz brown bomber (date is illegible Sept 15 2010 maybe?) to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a jet black color. Black edges. Huge 3 finger brown mocha colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Really coats the glass.

S - The espresso wasn't as strong on the nose as I expected. It's there just not over powering. There is a slight vanilla tone as well as a lot of roasted malts. Cannot detect any alcohol or yeast.

T/M - Unlike the nose the espresso is very prevelant in the front of the beer. It really dominates the palette. The middle of the beer brings more balance and character with vanilla, oak, chocolate, deep roasted malt, and mild bitterness. The beer finishes fairly clean and a bit dry with a very noticeable espresso flavor that coats the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable. Especially if you like coffee.

Overall, this was the second time I've had the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. The first was at the brewery. It tasted about the same as far as I can recall. I am not really a coffee drinker so the espresso is a little over the top for me. If they toned down the espresso and added more vanilla and malt character it would be awesome, but that's just my opinion.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BeRanger
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Great Lakes Tulip from a 22 Bomber bottled on 12/11/2011.

A: Pours Jet Black, with about one finger of light brown head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate, Expresso, Vanilla, Oak, Roasted Malts.

T: Chocolate and roasted malts hit up from, the backbone consists of an oak taste and coffee notes. Finished with a little bit of a bite.

M: Full body with proper carbonation.

O: This was my first Great Divide beer - I really love the smell here, the taste didn't yield as much coffee as I had expected.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Mahlik
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from Bridgetown Beerhouse. Poured into a Deschutes snifter. Bottled 12/20/2011.

A- Pours an opaque black with a huge three-finger, dark mocha head. The head looks very creamy. Has a slight viscous appearance. Nice sticky lacing. Head dissipates to a thin creamy cap with thick ring around the glass.

S- A big roasty aroma with dark chocolate, sweet caramel, oak and subtle vanilla notes. The espresso really helps take this yeti up a notch. Freshly roasted coffee/espresso help round this aroma out. Very sublte hop character hangs in the background.

T- Wow, hello coffee. Lots of roasted coffee/espresso pops out here. The malts give this beer a burnt, roasty character. An underlying dark chocolate flavor coats the palate for a second. It all finishes out with a mild bitterness from the hops.

M- Medium-thick body with just enough carbonation. Big, rich mouthfeel. The alcohol's presence is limited.

O- Another great Yeti variation. While not my favorite variation, this is well worth grabbing a bottle or two of, especially if you are a fan of espresso/coffee stouts. A big, bold stout with plenty of roastiness combined with bitter espresso and dark chocolate.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 3,746 ratings.
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