Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.8/5 rDev +12.4%
Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip glass, bottled 1/02/12. Poured aggressively and got a 4 inch mocha head, that slowly dissipates leaving layers of lace. Smell is roasted expresso, vanilla, maybe tobacco, and some leather. Taste is 95% Expresso and 5% the other flavors from the nose. Body is large like all the Yetis, a nice amount of life for the style, maybe a little on the dry side, and for stout lovers very drinkable. This is like all Yetis, wonderful. Great Divide is the master of stouts.
04-11-2012 02:41:16 | More by SawDog505
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
3.9/5 rDev -8.7%
Pours cola-black with dissipating cinnamon head. Aroma of Coke float with chocolate ice cream and some brownies and coffee/toffee. Flavors of dark chocolate, cola, coffee, cinnamon, slight bourbon. Medium-thick body with a soda feel. So the Yeti went to Starbucks and confused us all. A nice brew but sometimes the original can't be beat.
05-16-2010 04:10:33 | More by JRed
4.47/5 rDev +4.7%
Serving: Bomber into a small snifter
A: Opaque. Light neither enters nor escapes any vessel which this stuff fills. Poured with a minimal head. Half a finger's width of head residing atop the serving, reminiscent of the crema atop a shot of espresso.
S: Dark chocolate with a roasted, malted background. Very pleasant.
T: coffee, chocolate, and a huge hint of what tastes like cherry.
M: Very full feel on the tongue. Smooth, velvety. Lingers on the palate long after it's departed.
O: Good stuff. A perfect compliment to dessert, or a fine way to otherwise wind down. Definitely something I'll come back to.
07-20-2011 01:18:01 | More by Retail1LO
4.48/5 rDev +4.9%
Had to go all the way to San Diego for a couple of these. Sheesh! Bottled on 1/22/14. No aging on this to keep the espresso...well....espresso.
Pours an almost black brew with a dark, dark brown foamy head. Gobs of lacing all over the glass.
Big chocolate aroma's abound. Baker's, semi-sweet, dark, cocoa...insert any other. Roasted malts. Massive espresso. Smoke. Leather. Tobacco. Really good stuff here.
The taste is nice and espresso forward. Chocolate, roasty and a slight hop kick on the swallow. Maybe a splash of orange. Bitter on the aftertaste ala how an espresso beer should be.
Nice and full bodied ale. Light carbonation.
Overall this was an awesome experience. Does Great Divide do a non-awesome Yeti? They nailed this one and brought forth a beer that lives up to the name and flavor of this brew. Nice warm weather beer....or hell....anytime. Hopefully the distro will somehow find it's way to the always-slighted East Bay.
04-01-2014 23:03:13 | More by kaseydad
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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