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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
Ranking:
#661
Reviews:
1,066
Ratings:
3,763
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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845
Trade:
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into an unlabeled snifter 6/1/2014.

A- Dark cola-coloured body, one finger mocha head with fine retention. No lacing. The beer has some nice legs, quite oily as it is swirled in the snifter.

S- Dark fruits, damp oak, black coffee grounds, dark chocolates.

F- Dark chocolate, coffee, oak, a little bit of booziness. Some dark fruit. I could be tricked into thinking this had some bourbon. A bit heavy on the oak.

M- Full bodied. Lower in carbonation. The oak is very strong here and may even be a bit overpowering along with the earthiness. Very dry oak lingers with a slight medicinal finish.

O- Good coffee RIS; the oak is a bit too strong in this one for me but there is a nice bit of complexity with the expected RIS flavour profile and coffee.

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Photo of EveningCordial
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter from 22 oz. bottle.

A- Exceptionally dark. I've been pouring some other stouts that I thought were dark recently, this one makes them look light. The frothy dark brown head was about a finger thick. Lacing seemed to stick around. I couldn't stare at it too long, as it's an enticing looking pour.

S- Expresso and ground coffee up front. Cocoa, dark chocolate, and a little carmel. Undertones of burnt malts and grains, as well as slight hints of oak and wood. Hops hiding in the back.

T- Excellent. The expresso taste isn't quite as strong as it smells, but it is still very present and goes excellent with the chocolate present. Extremely smooth tasting and well balanced between the expresso, roasted malts, and hops. A bit of the oak present after the finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

M- This is definitely a tad lighter tasting than it appears, but in a good way. I thought it would be a fatter, more full-bodied feel, but although its still pretty thick, it didn't quite feel as dark as it looked. Smooth on palate and a great finish.

O- Awesome stout. Im a fan of expresso/coffee stouts and this one definitely goes near the top of my list. I also like the fact that its usually not too hard to find near me. I will continue to go after this one for as long as GD puts them out there. Thank you for an excellent drink.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,763 ratings
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