Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 3,749 ratings
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
Ranking:
#648
Reviews:
1,064
Ratings:
3,749
Liked:
3,540
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
9.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
306
Gots:
840
Trade:
52
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Photo of gordo7
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Photo of Casey10
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer from Gordon's Liqour store in Waltham, MA. A BMC lover thought this was so good he wanted to but another after I let him try this brew!!!!

A - Dark chocolate, deliousious, great beer.

S - Chocolate Coffee let this warm up trust me.

T - Very yummy chocolate expresso coffee.

M - powerful, yummy, very good.

D - Tough one here very drinkable but dont drink alot as it will be rough the next day.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter glass.

Pours black as oil with some ruby highlights around the edges when held to the light; shows off a full, thick cloud of brown foam, settling down slowly and sticking heavily to the sides of the glass and leaving a gorgeous stained glass-like array of rings and patches.

A delightful aroma wafts into the nose, filled with an initial whiff of vanilla, coffee and chocolate, with citrus hops dancing into the mix, creating a surprising yet delightful sensation.

Flavors of chocolate and coffee open up the show; a wallop of fruity, citrus hop notes fill in the middle, with oaky vanilla notes rounding out the edges, all riding in the midst of a thick, smooth body that rides down with a slightly dry, roasty, semi-sweet finish.

Delicious and drinkable, perhaps too much so: with an ABV of 9%, it can be sneaky, especially as the alcohol fails to show itself on the palate.

This brew is wonderfully complex and amazingly tasty, but perhaps to bring out its true identity, a bit more aging might be necessary, as the hop character is a bit to vibrant and needs some time to mellow. Or perhaps it just helps to add to the uniqueness of this ale; it's difficult to tell.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, did I get lucky the last time I was in Denver. Stopped by the Great Divide tap house for a quick pint, and was offered a taster. One sniff and I ordered a full glass, served in a logoed snifter, straight from the source. Doesn't get any better.
Viscous, black color, short but thick cap of foam. Swirling leaves good legs and thin lace. Very nice coffee aroma, lightly roasted. Slight chocolate, woody, and vanilla. The taste is great. The espresso coffee flavor melds nicely with the stout. More roasted malt and chocolate, and the oak and vanilla comes through as well. Rich, full body, but still easy to drink. Creamy and smooth, the alcohol is not a problem. Very enjoyable!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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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