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:
#677
Reviews:
1,068
Ratings:
3,768
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 3,768 |  Reviews: 1,068
Photo of krl2112
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickS95
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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Photo of Beer-Zombie
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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Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of amalburg
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bismarksays
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mattyb79
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Beer4B
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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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.

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Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a jet black thick motor oil like pour with about 3 inches of dark brown head. smells sweet like chocolate milk, coffee beans, caramel.. no scent of alcohol. the taste is dead on with smell, except a bit heavier on the coffee and slightly bitter because of the roastiness.

full body, lightly carbonated, very creamy, nice warm feeling.

this is a ridiculously good stout and well worth every penny. a heavy sipper but delicious throughout the whole time. barely tastes like alcohol.

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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.

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Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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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.

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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.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 3,768 ratings