Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by uawildcat:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 1 1/2 year old bomber. Found at the local BevMo!, sitting at low 70s. The guy at the checkout said that they got it on accident, so it was a lucky find.
Pours extremely dark, forms a nice reddish-brown head that slowly goes away leaving lacing in my oversized Bordeaux wine glass. Looks perfect for a stout of this kind.
Putting my nose in the glass gives mostly oak smell. Which is strong vanilla aroma. I was a bit sad that there wasn't any espresso smell.
Maybe the age helped mellow this bottle out. There isn't much of a taste of alcohol, its very well hidden. The taste is much like the smell. A lot of vanilla flavor from the wood which is balanced out with the dark malt which brings a burnt carmel flavor. The finish tastes like bitter chocolate and espresso beans, kind of a like the coffee beans covered in dark chocolate.
The mouthfeel is very creamy. I would say this beer is medium to heavy bodied. It feels kind of thick, but not too much so.
Overall, this is a well made beer that I wish I could find more of. Not sure if the age on the beer or storage conditions have altered the flavors.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2011 02:56:20 | More by uawildcat
More User Reviews:
4.96/5 rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
A-Ink black body. Dark brown head is half finger thin. A sudsy thin top layer remains with time. One of the few beers that is truly pitch black. Not darkest of browns or, black with brown edging. Truly pitch black.
S-Baker's chocolate. Woodsy. Earthy. Roasted steaming coffee. Hints of lactose. Inky. Molasses. Leathery. Chestnuts, acorns, other hard nuts. Great balance of sweet & pungent.
T-Sweet chocolate. Sweet malts. Coffee. Bright twang of dark fruits on the middle sip. Plums, prunes and raisins. Tobacco. The sip finishes a delicious bitter via dank hops. A perfect see-saw exchange of sweet and bitter in the taste.
M-Medium-low body. Low-high carbonation. Chocolate, oaky, coffee start in feel, (bitter-sweet). A dark fruit sour is the middle. The finish has the sour still clasped, onto bitter dank hops. The after-feel gives slightly numbing sensations due to quality hops. A roasted air is always persistent. Gets sticky and stickier as you sip.
O-Near perfection beer. My only qualms are the appearance and feel. A slightly bigger head could be present even if it is a stout. All the glorious pictures of Espresso Yeti are a freeze-frame in time. The head will flatten quickly in time ticking reality, almost as quick as your done pouring. I dunno. Maybe other pours will prove different. And the feel, the carbonation is subdued. A below average range. Thank goodness the body is creamy and flavorful to where it sips like a stout-spiked mocha-coffee. So one isn't all bent out of shape about carbonation. And there is a persistent slight sizzle that keeps the beer from being flat. Kudos. Mind you, the look and feel are still better than most beers. Espresso Yeti is Heaven On Earth if not Actual Heaven.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 13:10:59 | More by shacawgo24
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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