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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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3,761 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:
#660
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,761
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
845
Trade:
53
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Ratings: 3,761 |  Reviews: 1,066
Photo of BSiegs
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous beer. Motor oil black pour with ample viscous, sticky brown foam. Retention and lacing are superb. The aroma is chocolate, roast, oak. There is some dark, bitter espresso aroma, but it is not as strong as I expected. On taste, the chocolate, oak, and bitter coffee dominate the palate. The beer is full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet, bitter finish. Overall, a very nice beer.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of aufie
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDis
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a deep motor-oil black with a large mahogany colored head. The The aroma starts with very dark chocolate, maple syrup, and lots of brown sugar, accompanied by some scorched caramel and vanilla. The flavor is rich and roasty, with chocolate and vanilla most prominent to start, followed by big notes of brown sugar and burnt caramel, and then the coffee comes through very powerfully at the end, including some nice tingly acidity from the coffee beans. The mouthfeel is fairly full, but cut through by biting, sharp small bubble carbonation. Overall this is a hell of a beer - not my favorite yeti variant, but a damn nice way to start my Sunday.

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

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

Pours jet black with a thick oily appearance. Thin, one finger brown head quickly dissipates leaving some spotty lacing on the glass and a thin tan film around the outside of the beer.

Smell has aromas of roasted espresso beans, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Undertones of vanilla and oak.

Taste has notes of roasted espresso and dark chocolate up front. Nice roasted malt character throughout with a definite noticeable bitterness from the hops. Aftertaste is a pleasantly mellow cocoa and espresso blend. Overarching that there is a mild undertone of vanilla and oak. The oak is slightly harsh, but the vanilla is very nice.

Feel is very nice for a stout. Mild carbonation, decently smooth, drinkable.

Overall a very good stout, probably my least favorite of the Yeti series, but still very good.

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Photo of diddy4l
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pezhead_79
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I enjoy coffee flavored beers. This is definitely a strong coffee flavor and profile. While not as enjoyable as the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, it is still a top class beer.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a medium-thick foamy dark caramel head. Fair retention with good lacing left behind at the top of the glass, but none later. Picking up roasted malts, with hints of espresso and oak in the aroma. Taste is roasted malts throughout, with sweet espresso notes. Sweet as in sugary. Feel is medium-thick, with some mouth coating ability. Overall, a pleasant imperial stout, but a bit on the sweet side so be wary. Otherwise, it's a pleasant sipper/drinker.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Zaktcc
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotiks
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rkf1976
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBull3030
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Clippershipp
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twenteone
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of turntable1973
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,761 ratings
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