Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by krisandajt:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up this bottle a while ago, figured I'd get to drinking it...
Appearance: Poured from the bottle into my DFH Chalice, this brew is a thick, smooth black with a good inch of cocoa colored head. The creamy head fades slowly, settling down to a thin ring of foam around the edge of the brew.
Smell: Getting the chocolate and the oak-aging, plus a nice roasted malt sort of quality. Unfortunately I think I sat on this one too long as there's not much of a coffee quality to it. Good thing I've got a fresher bottle in the cellar, guess I should crack that one open soon.
Taste: Well the coffee is a bit more apparent here, which is good. The roasted quality has taken a bit of a backseat and I'm getting a lot of smooth, creamy milk chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Great texture, smooth creamy medium body, perfect carbonation.
Drinkability: A great drinking stout. Not sure why I waited so long to crack this one open, but I'm glad I did. I'll be picking up some more of this the next time I see it.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2011 02:04:40 | More by krisandajt
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4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a sludge-like deep, deep brown with a finger of dense, dark khaki head, like the crema on top of a shot of espresso. Impressive lacing for an imperial stout.
Smells of bitter chocolate, black licorice, roasted, borderline burnt barley and a touch of oak.
Tastes big and bold -- bitter chocolate, black coffee, oaky vanilla, milk chocolate. A little caramel sweetness. Smooth espresso on the finish. Nice lasting roasty bitterness.
Full mouthfeel that coats the entire palate and lingers. Creamy, with slightly prickly carbonation.
Overall, this is a roasty, roasty stout with just enough sweetness to balance it out. There doesn't seem to be a huge oak presence, but I guess it may have served to soften the edges and meld the bold flavors. A great barrel aged impy stout, though not the best.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:21:01 | More by Mongrel
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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