Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
4.14/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
22oz from Belmont Station.
A: Pours with a big foamy dark mocha head. So black it obscures the printing on my Bailey's tulip. Some good stains.
N: Lots of smoke, espresso, and oak. Strong enough to smell from a few feet away. Chocolate, tobacco and leather. Overtures of vanilla. Coffee brings an overt acidity. Dry earth. Worth savoring.
T: Starts with the hoppy bitterness. Lots of smoke and coffee which adds another element to the bitter side. Oak dries this out. There's not a ton of sweetness, but it is there. Like drinking a heavily roasted espresso.
M: Oily and heavy, though it doesn't coat the palate like some other RISes. Still it's not slouch. Alcohol is well-hidden.
O: A hoppy coffee forward stout that has a lot of layers and which I very much enjoy. I wish it had a bit more sweetness to prop up the coffee, but it's a minor complaint. Well done. Need to buy more next year.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2013 04:05:28 | More by writerLJBerg
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Was lucky to grab a bomber of this fresh from the distributor.
A: beautiful dark brew with bright caramel head the whole way through.
S: strong notes of espresso and oak with a slight note of booz.
T: also strong espresso and oak most of the way through with a finish of more boozy than I prefer or hoped for. However, with the ABV that it has I guess you could make a case for it being smooth.
M: surprisingly clean (whatever the heck that means). I was expecting a much larger and fuller mouthful - very malty and almost milkshake-like. It was much more drinkable and smooth, until the boozy finish. Definitely worth a bomber though.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 16:43:34 | More by Beer4B
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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