Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged

RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is a new addition to the Yeti clan. A generous infusion of Denvers own Pablos 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. Its official, you can now have Yeti with breakfast.

Suggested food pairings: Breakfast burrito, eggs Benedict, hash browns, cheesecake, creme brulee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (2538) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2017
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with brown head. Coffee, roasted aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, caramel taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (1111) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 27, 2017
My 100th United States of America rating. Tasted from the tap on the 25/03/2017. Opaque black colour with a large and persistente tan brown head. Aroma of coffee, oak barrels, dark chocolate and some vainilla. Taste of roasted coffee grains, medium liquor and vanilla. Medium sweet and dry aftertaste. Soft carbonation and medium liquor finish. Next one please!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4584) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
Jet black, mocha head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, hint of soy sauce. Bitter flavour, coffee, sweet brown sugar hint. Finish hops and coffee. Nice!
(from draught @ Gollum, Antwerpen)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8973) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
200 ml. draft @ Gollem: USA Beerweek(end) #2. Expensive affair. Regular Yeti was way back the first RIS I ever tried, instant love so this is nostalgia. Black with thick very dark creamy mousse head. Nose is big roast, more bitterness than expected, thick molasses, syrupy, sweet dates, sugar with huge roast, roasted, not really getting the oak unless if they burned it or something. Taste is mix of bitter roasted coffee and molasses, sweet syrupy molasses with strong bitterness, bitter mocha, bitter espresso, huge roast, mocha. Thick molasses, bitter mocha body, touch boozy finish. Far more bitter than I prefer but very nice all the same, very thick roasted molasses structure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
0.6l bottle from somewhere Ive completely forgotten. I have Actually been keeping this for a couple of years waiting for an occasion. It never really came so om just popping it now. It says its bottled on Jan 2012. Looks like in pouring black motor oil in the glass and it has a really big and impressive looking super dark and heavy lacing creamy head. Flawless. Lots of aromas in this. Its so dominated by dark chocolate and dry cocoa powder but it also has a kinda sweetish fudge like sweetness. I had to leave the glass for a while and when I came back I has just popped completely with all these vanilla woody lovely aromas. It reminds me a bit of this really fantastic home made dark chocolate pudding I once made with extra vanilla pods and a shot of dark coffee and rather pricey dark chocolate. Its just amazing to hold against the nose. Oh my this is good. Its so thick and pleasing in the mouth. A bit like drinking double cream just added small prickling bubbles, and the flavor! Damn, this is roasted this. Im so pleased that it actually still tastes extremely clear of espresso. That dark bitter and really flavorful little cup of espresso that always goes away much to fast, just this time I have a full bottle of the that flavor. Lots of dark chocolate and chocolate pudding in the taste also. I get a clear flavor that this has been oaked but its as far off from being mouth-drying as you can get. Almost velvety. Also it never gets to much because it, despise its age also has a strong hop presens all the way. The aftertaste is of the kind that never stops. So roasted and flavorful. Reminds me of the first time I had George. This one just blew me away. Fantastic! 08.04.2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UNCCTF (573) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2017
On tap. Opaque black, big tan head. Aroma of dark coffee, molasses, maybe some toffee. Big coffee flavor, super smooth finish for 9.5%. Loved this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1216) - , Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
have always loved the yetis. Loved. had this one twice and for some reason (changing taste buds?) not feeling it. bottle aged 2 years - 1/7/2015. too much burnt/overcharred taste. bitter hops. still a yeti but least favorite one. need to try the regular one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, molasses and grains. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, espresso, chocolate, herbs, molasses and coffee. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dawsemeister (38) - - DEC 31, 2016
The aroma is fairly subtle, but the coffee is present. Once this is in your mouth though, the flavour explodes! Lots of coffee and malty chocolate, with warming brandy notes and lingering hops. It is all very well balanced, so no one flavour dominates, making this complex and moreish stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1759) - CANADA - DEC 6, 2016
Appearance: solid unrelieved black with one fat finger of dense creamy dark brown head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, roasty malt, dark fruit, grassy. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: full viscid body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and slightly astringent warming finish. (4/5) Damn. Big and bombastic, with enough of a battle royale going on between the sweet and bitter (with the added sideshow of the espresso/coffee) that youre completely distracted from the high ABV. And when I say "milk chocolate", I aint lying - the head smells and tastes (and feels!) pretty much exactly like a chocolate milkshake. This is really good, verging on great, but I cant help but wish I had tried the non-espresso version first. Not just because I prefer to try the original before trying variants, but also because in this case I think the espresso might be adding some astringency to the finish that otherwise might not have been there. I rather suspect the base beer has enough complexity that the added coffee notes werent strictly necessary. Ah, well - maybe on my next trip to the Excited States. (17/20)

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