Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
3,759 Ratings
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutEspresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,759 |  Reviews: 1,066
Photo of bschmidt_37
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of codynevels
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate coffee with undetectable oak.

38 characters

Photo of drone
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like dark chocolate, black coffee, and alcohol, this beer is for you.

76 characters

Photo of brewskifan55
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. The last of the 5 Yeti's we sampled at cvm4's tasting.

A: Very brown. A tan, half finger head that lingers. Ample lacing.

S: Licorice, chocolate, expresso. malts.

T: Expresso dominates, as it should, with a light toffee finish. Chocolate and anise give it a firm center that's heaven on the pallette. A light oak taste balances things. Didn't feel the ABV until it was too late.

M: medium, creamy; light carbonation.

O: Another excellent IRS from Great Divide. If you like your stouts on the coffee side, this one delivers.

 552 characters

Photo of Jimmys
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bomber split at a 2013 yeti tasting. bottled on: JAN 09 2013

pours a very dark brown with a very dark brown head. first impression is espresso filled. continues to the drink and hangs long into the finish. a minor alcohol heat. very warming. sweet chocolate too. really good shit. the coffee is drying and makes this big beer even more drinkable.

probably my favorite yeti of the group. the oak didn't have as much of a presence compared to the massive espresso flavor, but that is not a bad thing. get some.

 511 characters

Photo of Lantern
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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

On tap at Mugs.

Super foamy pour, tan head erupts from the black body and clings to my glass. Strongly roasted, deep coffee aroma. Toffee and caramel too.

Deliciously viscous body brings a hearty roast to my tongue. Tons of dark coffee and minimally sweet caramel for a second. Goes right back to being dry as the drink wraps up.

For an easily accessible imperial stout, this is great!

 388 characters

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of djtomain
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

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

Photo of brycevolk
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of vkv822
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter.
bottled on: Feb.12, 2010

The beer pours with a motor oil thickness, and is black in color. The head is a beautiful mass of tiny, tan, mocha colored bubbles topped by larger milk chocolate bubbles. I can't recall ever having seen a multi-layered head like this before, very cool looking.
The aroma is strongly of coffee and oak, though the coffee notes seem strongly roasted. There are also some roasted malts and light chocolate notes blended in as well. The coffee is really very over-powering, to the point of distracting from and masking the other flavors.
The taste is predominately of coffee, though it isn't quite as over powering as in the aroma. There are also nice roasted malts and light chocolate and oak notes, though it does finish with more bitter, charred coffee.
The mouthfeel is fairly thick and creamy, with a nice balance of carbonation.
This is a pretty good Imperial Stout, though I felt that the prominence of the coffee did detract from the complexity of this beer. I would like to see what some age would do to this.

 1,067 characters

Photo of Alpha309
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of kbutler1
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Recieved as a gift from my honey on Valentines Day and just opened. Poured into a tulip glass a really dark brwon color with a big fluffy dark tan head. Oaky, coffee notes dominate the nose. Very nice lace left as the head settles out. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Roast espresso coffee flavors abounf from start to finish with oak flavors popping in towards the end. They they said espresso oak aged, they were spot on! Some dark fruit and molasses flavors too. Like.

 471 characters

Photo of lochef81
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerwolf77
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've recieved several of these from multiple trade partners so thanks to all you guys for hooking me up with this beer.

split and poured into my pint glass the beer is pitch black with about a finger of dark chocolate head. Thick webs of lace are left behind in the receding heads wake.

The aroma is full rich mochachino. A perfect blance of coffee and chocolate. The hops are fairly potent giving off a pungent pine aroma. Smoked roast malt is present as well with just atouch of camp fire.

The flavor is simialr to the nose although the hops come through a bit more pronounced. Like chocolate pine cones. Roasted malt and hints of camp fire start to really come on as it warms. Bitter dark chocolate finish.

Full viscous body. Mouth filling for sure. Light if any carbonation.

Overall a very good RIS. The Yeti series has yet to dissapoint me. I think the original Yeti is still my favorite but this one is a close second.

 932 characters

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love the look of the Yeti’s. Always super dark bodied with a large dark mocha head.

The nose on this is great. It hits on all cylinders: oak, vanilla, chocolate and the namesake espresso/coffee.

Such a heavenly smooth and heavy bodied beer. Big coffee and chocolate flavor. There is a pop of bitterness that subsides quickly but lingers in your mouth. The oak is slightly noticeable.

So good.

 399 characters

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RobertColianni
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer has a ring of caramel around the outside edge, but aside from that it is black. No head. A little spotty. Not laced, but will leave lines.

S: It's nice. Sort of makes me want to crack another bottle of Lost Abbey Angel's Share... Smells like chocolate pudding with a little bit of coffee grinds. Maybe even like a dark mousse.

T: It's really nice. Light. Not overwhelming. It's a cooled down version of Yeti with a sweet, black coffee/espresso hint.

M: There may be a little too much carbonation to this one for my liking, but it's interesting, because the carbonation thins out the stout allowing that dry oily black coffee feel to come out.

OVERALL: I'm breaking down a bomber of 2010 in 8oz. pours. This beer isn't going to get old any time soon. It's a great beer to nurse. Very well done. Ultimate compliment: My mother doesn't come across many beers that she likes, but Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter, Nut Brown, and Oatmeal Stout were some of her favorites. She loves this Yeti.

NOTE: Live review.

 1,018 characters

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,759 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.