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
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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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

A - Pitch black liquid with a thick mocha head that takes it's time slowly melting to a stable head. Light does not pierce this turbid brew.

S - Roasted espresso beans enveloped in milk chocolate malt. similar to a crushed whopper. Heavy cocoa powder and slight whiffs of alcohol as it warms.

T - Iced espresso laced with vanilla. Oak is present and provides great rounded vanilla character. Chocolate is darker in the flavor than the nose. Roasted woody grain and a touch of hops on the back end. Finishes with robust coffee and dark chocolate.

M - Full bodied. Smooth and flows silky across the palate. Perfect carbonation.

This is way better than the Oak Aged Yeti and not quite as good as the regular, but it's close. The oak works harmoniously with the espresso to create a synergistic layer of awesomeness to an already outstanding Impy stout.

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4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It doesn't get any better. It pours a thick, viscous black inky looking liquid. The head is roughly a finger in size, and brown. It's the way beer should look.

Roasted coffee and smoke fill the nose. Enough said.

The taste buds pick up the same things as the nose. Roasted coffee is dominant, but not overbearing. In addition, there's some bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and some woodiness to it.

This is a creamy beer, with some complexity. Early on, it's smooth and easy going. As it works its way to the back of your mouth, the bitterness starts to shine through. Despite the high alcohol, it's a very gentle and easy beer to drink.

For someone who likes dark, chewy beers, this approaches perfection. As the beer warms, the vanilla starts to come to the front and provides a balance of sweetness that really puts this beer over the top.

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4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky to grab a bomber of this fresh from the distributor.

A: beautiful dark brew with bright caramel head the whole way through.

S: strong notes of espresso and oak with a slight note of booz.

T: also strong espresso and oak most of the way through with a finish of more boozy than I prefer or hoped for. However, with the ABV that it has I guess you could make a case for it being smooth.

M: surprisingly clean (whatever the heck that means). I was expecting a much larger and fuller mouthful - very malty and almost milkshake-like. It was much more drinkable and smooth, until the boozy finish. Definitely worth a bomber though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter. Jet black in color with an above average tan head. It smells like you walked into a starbucks. Lots of esspresso flavor, hints of chocolate and vanilla, no oak. It finishes with bitter coffee. Full in body and well carbonated. A good coffee stout.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer didn't pair well with me and Amanda's homemade chicken margherita pizza buuut it was a delicious meal in its own. Quick side note: On the side of the label it says ,"Pairs well with breakfast burritos, eggs benedict, and hash browns..." I dont see this pairing with hash browns lol. Goin off a hazy bag-wine-hangover memory, this beer starts completely black and thick with a big 'ol chocolate head. Crazy sticky lacing. Nice subtle aroma of rich chocolate and coffee. I didn't realize this was oak aged even though it says it in HUGE letters on the bottle, so I didn't notice any oaky flavors coming out very aggressively. I didn't notice any oak at all. Pretty cut and dry brew. Coffee, chocolate. But oh so damn good! Just so many levels of those two flavors. It's nuts. Full thick body. Nice crisp carbo. Classic baybuh.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Poured from a 22 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 1/3/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - pours a thick, motor oil black that builds a creamy mocha head. The head settles and leaves caked layers of lace!
Smell - cream, vanilla, some hazelnut and hints of espresso!
Taste - bold, robust coffee flavors; bitter dark chocolate and some vanilla bean!
Feel - body is not too heavy, and the 9.5% ABV is very well hidden! The bitterness and robust flavors are very enjoyable!
Overall - fantastic beer, though the price point will likely lead me to other options.

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4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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