Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 22 oz bottle (bottled on January 11, 2012) into a snifter.
A-The brew is, uh, espresso brown. Almost black, and you can't see any light through it. The head is pretty dark brown, too. There is about one finger of foam that sort-of percolates as the beer settles. I saw just a few tiny bubbles on the glass.
S-The smell started out like milk chocolate and caramel, with a touch of oak and vanilla. As the brew climbed toward room temperature, the coffee came on stronger. There was just the slightest whiff of sweet alcohol, as well.
T-The espresso/coffee flavor is quite apparent even though this bottle is nearly a year old. For an espresso brew, the flavor is only mildly bitter. There is also some of that milk chocolate and a nice, smooth oat flavor. Very little in the way of hops, but you do get just a touch of hoppy bite on the finish.
M-Definitely on the heavy side, but not as oily as some imperials. The feel is creamy and there is just enough carbonation to keep things alive and moving on your palate.
O-I enjoyed this imperial stout quite a bit. I typically favor sweeter stouts, but the bitterness on this Yeti was kept in check (perhaps by the age on the bottle?). The coffee flavors really came through in a pleasing way without tasting fake. Mouthfeel was balanced and all of the flavors really combined well.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 02:48:01 | More by spoony
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