Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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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
4.3/5 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
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
4.71/5 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
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
Had at Poor Richards, Wexford Ale House
A: Pours a thick rich dark black color with some brownish/redish hues. Provides a nice thick brown tan head with more than sufficient lacing.
S: Lots of big dark coffee/espresso scents. In addition there are some caramel and burnt toast with a slight amount of citrus hops.
T: This beer has big malt flavor. The bready and dark coffee blend together with a slight amount of hops that give this beer a well rounded flavor. The high alcohol is well hidden.
D: This is a great dessert beer, one or two in a sitting a max. A wonderful and delicious stout. If it was not 85 degrees outside I would enjoy this more. This is a beer I would love to have by the fire in the middle of winter.
M: Leaves a creamy rich mouthfeel on the palate.
07-05-2010 21:49:44 | More by IronCitySteve
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
Thanks to Bendurgin for sharing! Poured into a tulip. The color is black with a half inch dark tan head.
The aroma is full of mocha; blending bitter chocolate with coffee grinds.
The taste is thoroughly full of bittersweet coffee. The chocolate malty taste adds some sweetness in the finish for balance. This is pretty close to being one of the heaviest coffee bombs I've had.
This is rich and thick, with a smooth mouthfeel.
I really love Yetis.
03-16-2012 04:00:36 | More by andrewinski1
3.6/5 rDev -15.7%
Poured from 22oz brown bomber (date is illegible Sept 15 2010 maybe?) to pint glass.
A - The beer pours a jet black color. Black edges. Huge 3 finger brown mocha colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Really coats the glass.
S - The espresso wasn't as strong on the nose as I expected. It's there just not over powering. There is a slight vanilla tone as well as a lot of roasted malts. Cannot detect any alcohol or yeast.
T/M - Unlike the nose the espresso is very prevelant in the front of the beer. It really dominates the palette. The middle of the beer brings more balance and character with vanilla, oak, chocolate, deep roasted malt, and mild bitterness. The beer finishes fairly clean and a bit dry with a very noticeable espresso flavor that coats the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Full bodied with good carbonation.
D - Pretty drinkable. Especially if you like coffee.
Overall, this was the second time I've had the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. The first was at the brewery. It tasted about the same as far as I can recall. I am not really a coffee drinker so the espresso is a little over the top for me. If they toned down the espresso and added more vanilla and malt character it would be awesome, but that's just my opinion.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 14:48:10 | More by hopfacebrew
4.9/5 rDev +14.8%
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti's aroma alone lets you know this is a serious beer: the standard Yeti notes (huge chocolate malts, ash, tobacco, and chocolate) are joined by a healthy dose of espresso, bringing a distinctive double mocha tone to the brew.
On the tongue, a combination of black malts, black espresso, tobacco, and ash provides a huge initial blast, tempered only slightly by a thick layer of caramelized sugars and the woody earthiness of oak. Dark fruit esters such as fig and black cherry lurk in the background, trying hard to keep up with the bitter notes. Hops are present in good quantities, though they mainly show through towards the end of the mouthful, after some of the sugars have worn off. The aftertaste is mainly espresso beans and ash, and lingers on the tone for the better part of a minute. For all of the flavor, the mouthfeel only ranks a medium (though it does have an oatmeal smoothness), and carbonation is medium.
Overall, this is great beer, though no doubt far too strong for many--especially those who don't like the taste of coffee or tobacco. But for those who do, this is a definite must-try.
08-01-2011 17:25:55 | More by jondeelee
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
Notes from 7/18/10
Pours pitch black with a wonderful mocha head which gathers a half finger thick. The head gathers at the side in splotches leaving some lacing.
Dark chocolate, espresso, and pine hops help sting my nostrils. There is a bite in the smell which makes me excited to taste it.
Again, dark chocolate and espresso unite in smooth harmony to produce a lovely flavor. A big bitter aftertaste comes from coffee acidity and hop bitterness.
The taste is creamy up front which gives way to a drying finish. A solid mouthfeel.
I would say this has average drinkability for a 9+% ABV drink with a nod toward its overall appeal.
08-28-2010 02:53:22 | More by TCgoalie
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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