Espresso Oak Aged Yeti / Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Blend | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Swim424 on 02-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - this is one hell of a beer in terms of appearance. It pours like a quart of motor oil, viscous and jet black. The thick, creamy head holds forever and the color is fantastic -- a deep brown with copper notes. A very complex looking brew.

S - Charred oak dominates the scent. Secondary to this robust feature are notes of dark roasted espresso, darkened chocolate (over 72%, I'm sure), and an abrasive wave of smoke that coats the palate. I founit was a bit much, but I liked the brew more and more the deeper I got into the bottle.

T - Of course, the barrels are the main players here. I found the smoke to linger a bit too long, and it enhances the flavor of the charred oak. At first, I thought it was a bit much, but I liked the brew more and more the deeper I got into the bottle. This is an extremely tough beer, and it'll knock your socks off if you're faint of heart.

M - Lightly carbonated and oily beneath the bubbles. This is my favorite aspect of the brew.

O - This is an abrasive, robust, in-your-face beer -- one that deserves some respect for sure. I think it is a little tough to get into, but the payoff is pretty high. This is one hell of an adventure of a beer.

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

I am starting to really enjoy coffee/espresso aged beers. This is definitely one of the better ones I've had next to Prairie Bomb. Great taste and flavor. Definitely get hints of coffee and vanilla throughout and I like the thicker texture. If you enjoy the coffee beers like I do then this is one for you to try.

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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti / Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Blend from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 111 ratings
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