Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by mechamifune:
3.8/5 rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours jet black with about a .5in mocha head that slowly recedes. Nice retention and lacing. Good looking beer.
Smell is somewhat subtle given the style. Notes of chocolate, wood and sweet malt in the nose. Pleasant enough if not overly assertive.
Taste is notes of vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Only the slightest hints of coffee. A slight tart kick in the finish, which, as the glass warms, seems to start transfering to the front of each sip.
Mouthfeel is solid for the style. Maybe a bit thin given the flavors involved, but I can't fault it too much.
Overall, this kind of fails as a coffee beer, but is generally sucessful as an imperial stout. If espresso wasn't in the name, I would never identify this as a coffee beer. I suppose that the coffee may have faded since the bottling 6 months ago, but i've not had similar problems with other coffee beers. A pleasant enough beer, but not worth seeking out at the price tag.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2012 03:45:22 | More by mechamifune
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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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