Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by blitz134:
3.98/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I didn't even know Great Divide was doing an espresso version of the Oaked Yeti. Had to pick a bottle up.
Motor oil from the bottle with a slow to form but solid inch of dark tan, whipped head. Reduced slowly leaving a thin layer behind and rings of lace.
Expected roasty and chocolate notes in the aroma, but not overly so. Overlying leafy hoppiness. The oak with vanilla wafts come through with the alcohol mainly.
Rich fudge brownie like chocolate initially and throughout with some slight dark fruit hints...but mostly chocolate and some slight roast. Flicker of leafy hops again. The oaky tannins and restrained coffee notes show through after the swallow. Breath of alcohol after that.
Viscous and thick, though a touch prickly. Slides around the pallate and coats everything in a thick layer of roasted goodness.
This is an awesome beer. A sipper, no doubt. Some roughness around the edges and the alcohol edge will make this bomber last for a while.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2009 01:52:12 | More by blitz134
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3.93/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance is a deep dark brown almost black color. There is more than a finger of head that took some time to dissipate. The nose has roasted notes. The body is hearty and the roast profile is robust. There are also slight hints of vanilla and coffee in the flavor profile. Unfortunately, there is the undeniable presence of an off-flavor that is difficult to place.
This offering also has the hoppiness of a black ale. However, the lingering bitterness appears to come more from the roast than the hops.
Serving type: on-tap
04-22-2014 21:44:10 | More by 57md
4.09/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Bottled on date of 12/23/13
Appearance - Pours thick, viscous and black with a dark tan, finger width head. Fair retention.
Smell - Mocha dominates the aroma, as chocolate, vanilla and coffee notes blend in unison to deliver a marvelous bouquet. Hints of earth and oak.
Taste - Follows the nose. Nice roasty flavor off-set by some light vanilla and chocolate sweetness. Woody notes, and a leafy bitterness in the undertone. Earth. Milk chocolate and light coffee roast linger in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - This brew loses a lot here. Closer to medium than full in body; very thin for the style, leaving the beer feeling a bit hollow. Low carbonation. Really detracts from what is an otherwise amazing beer. Smooth, in the least.
Overall - Great flavor, but a disappointing mouthfeel. Not sure if the addition of espresso caused the weak body or what, because I don't recall the regular Oak Aged Yeti being this thin and lifeless. I don't know that I'd buy it again; just too many great impys out there for a better price.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 01:16:30 | More by TheSixthRing
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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