Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Is a deep brown in color with a thick, creamy tan head. Exquisite lacing down the sides of the glass as the head reduces.
This beer has a very complex smell. Chocolate, coffee and hops hit you first, followed by a hint of vanilla and some malt.
I let it warm before drinking, and I'm glad I did. Very creamy and smooth, tasting of deep coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. Right behind that is hops, giving this stout a little bitter bite. The oak aging is definitely having a mellowing effect, but I still taste alcohol.
A great sipper, one which I will definitely have again, perhaps when it gets cooler outside.
05-02-2010 00:20:08 | More by TheHoppiest
4/5 rDev -6.3%
Served in a pint glass
This beer pours a midnight blackness with a dark rich sexy finger of dark brown foam on the surface. The aroma has coffee notes to it and a decent level of fumes that are pungent on the nostrils. The flavor is a good mixture of dark chocolate and espresso. It reminds me of a mocha with an extra shot of espresso in it to give it that jump in bittering roast. It went down pretty smooth especially when you consider the bitterness of the malt bill involved. This is a good beer and I would have no problem with it gracing my lips with it's presence again.
02-07-2011 06:00:57 | More by Vdubb86
4.6/5 rDev +7.7%
Served on tap into a snifter at the Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX. Thanks go out to the bartender for serving this perfectly and giving me the 12oz when barrel-aged brews were supposed to only be 1/2 pint.
A: Dark black with a creamy brown head that sits atop the brew nicely the entire time. Slight spiderweb lacing.
S: Here's where they hit a home run. Coffee & chocolate up front, oak & slight alcohol in the background. Some dark fruity notes come into play after it warms a little.
T: Much like the smell, but was able to detect the oak and vanilla a little more here. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
M: Thick bodied, light carbonation, something to chew on.
O: Have been a fan of imperial stouts for a while now, but this was my first barrel-aged. REALLY enjoyed it. I took my time with it and savored every sip. Would highly recommend.
05-14-2011 14:46:31 | More by videofrog
4.71/5 rDev +10.3%
22 oz bomber dated 1/10/12. poured into snifter.
A: pours jet black. nice tan head. fades after about minute to a nice tan ring. pretty good lacing.
S: chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, leather maybe? coffee is not as strong on the nose as i would have anticipated.
T: I was afraid the coffee would have faded considering the bottle is 13 months old. I was wrong. Very forward coffee. Lots of chocolate. slight vanilla (less than in oaked yeti in my opinion)
M: Very nice. Smooth, creamy, very well carbonated.
O: very good beer.
02-13-2013 21:57:16 | More by ilikebeer03
4.51/5 rDev +5.6%
Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! Pitch black pour with a beautiful two finger caramel-colored head with great retention and crazy lacing. Huge roasty coffee nose with hints of dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa, coffee grounds, vanilla, and subtle oak. The taste is bold and flavorful with the roasty espresso front and center. Hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, leather, coffee, vanilla, booze, bitter hops, and a ton of oak as it warms. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and mouth coating with medium carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a bold and flavorful beer that you don't have to sell your sister to get.
08-02-2014 18:11:53 | More by beerdrifter
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
22-oz bottle poured int tulips.
A = Deep dark chestnut brown bordering on black with large frothy dark reddish head, very good retention and leaves heavy lacing.
S = Bitter coffee, vanilla, semisweet cocoa powder, slight herbaceous smells.
T = Good bitterness but less than I expected from the smell, the taste of finely ground coffee beans is definitely present, but so is vanilla, cocoa powder, light traces of cinnamon, treacle.
M = Heavy body, great mouthcoating, good frothy carbonation feel, alcohol is just slightly too hot.
D = Drinks surprisingly well for the monster it is.
11-07-2010 19:42:28 | More by Traquairlover
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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