Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.27/5
3,757 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:
#645
Reviews:
1,064
Ratings:
3,757
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
307
Gots:
842
Trade:
53
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Ratings: 3,757 |  Reviews: 1,064
Photo of mac31
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coffee, chocolate, coffee, and ash notes in the entry. Spot on with the espresso notes. I'm a huge espresso fan so this hits home for me. GD nails it in the espresso department. Dark chocolate, almost bittersweet cocoa, falls in just after the espresso. This is a palate banger, for sure. The chocolate adds an under note of nuanced sweetness and backbone. It just keeps all the bold coffee and chocolate in from running rampant. As the beer warms, the beer softens up, as does the coffee/espresso notes. I pulled and poured this beer (tulip) at about 48F and let warm. The hops are present also. Notes of herbs, modest hoppy spiciness, along with a hint of minty "greeness"/freshness. Body is slightly creamy and carbonation is sudsy and welcoming. Big ash/acrid notes and black licorice-like spices linger on the palate. Overall, this is a very good beer. If you're not the breakfast stout type, walk away. If you are a fan this will be on the extreme edge of the sub-style. For me personally, it's a bit much on the coffee and roasted flavors. If it had just a little more pronounced sweetness, I would love it. That said, I like it. It's well crafted. I have friends who love beers like this. If you can find bottles I would suggest trying at least once. I will sit on my second bottle for a year or so and see how it mellows.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanner83
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler into pint glass. Pours an opaque black with a big, durable dark-tan head. Initial impression is bitter dark chocolate, strong coffee and oak, plus a pretty evident alcohol burn. Pretty smooth, though. Mouthfeel is medium - I'd prefer if it were a little thicker. Carbonation is medium - could be a little lighter, for the style. Finish is lighter than I'd expect, dry, and expresso-bitter.
This is definitely not a sweet liqueur-type stout. It makes you sit up and take notice.

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Photo of brocktune
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bierman9
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoying a 12oz snifter pour at the Nashua Garden during Happy Hour.

It's dark and thick like sludge, with a creamy layer of mocha colored foam covering the surface. Lacing is exquisite, with nice stick all over. Has a great mix of mocha, espresso, vanilla and dark choco in the nose. Body is more than medium though surprisingly not real full or chewy. Still very smooth though.

Taste is superb, with more roasty coffee, bitter dark choco, espresso and hints of dark fruit. Has some earthy, tobacco notes and a decent amount of florality in the finish. Quite tasty; would love to try this side-by-side with the standard Yeti. Prosit!!

4.27/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of silverblaze540
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - Motor oil black, no head.

S - Prunes and malts.

T - Sweet with prominent notes of bourbon and espresso.

M - Tasted very flat with a medium body. Maybe possible that the bottle leaked before opening.

O - Was pretty disappointed by the flatness. Otherwise the taste was good. I may have to try to find this one again and see if the bottle leaked before opening.

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

Photo of psdonnelly
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iski100
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jagada
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpb123
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samibr
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sanitarium16
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite of the Yeti's, this one pours the same pitch black with a dark tan head that sticks well. Love the aroma of this one, with the deep roasted malt and espresso blending perfectly. Flavor is right on pace with the nose, with a subtle contribution from the oak. Nice and bitter, not too sweet like some Imperial Stouts, good medium feel that isn't overly rich or thick, and hugs the line bordering a RIS. Overall, this is a wonderful Imperial stout and as I've stated above, my favorite of the Yeti's. I Believe. Cheers!

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,757 ratings
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