Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted side by side with regular Yeti and Oak Aged Yeti, so there's some comparison.
22 oz. bottled 02.12.2010 poured into a Chimay chalice. Poured very very dark - even the stream was opaque! The color of the huge head can put the color of some feebler stouts to shame! As the head subsided, some lacing stuck around on the glass and upon sipping or swirling, distinct legs were seen. Very good looking stout!
The regular Yeti smelled of sweet malts, strong roast with some vanilla-cream undertones, and hops. Espresso version had all that Yeti brought to table and then some heightened coffee & cream notes.
Fruity and bittersweet tasting, with distinct dark chocolate notes and intense roast. Clean and warming finish. The Espresso version stood out in terms of a present coffee soul to its acidity and was easily the favorite. As far as I know, the coffee flavors fade over time so I am going to buy this one again as soon as I get paid, because this is the season!
Yeti and Oak Aged Yeti were both smooth but not to the extent of velvety and the Espresso version felt silkier than others. The carbonation was spot on, and while the body seemed a little thin at times, it was still quite "meaty". Excellent stout with great drinkability for its alcohol and size.
Scores: 5, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 03:41:30 | More by tewaris
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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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