Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
A buddy split his bottle with me on Super Bowl Sunday.
Really loved the look on this one...like melted dark chocolate in a beer bottle...almost looked thick when poured. So black, blacker than black...just beautiful. Tall tan head with clingy lace for the duration.
Getting vanilla, bitter coffee, and booze in the scent...smells hot...dangerous.
Wow, this one's got a lot going on. A great combo of bitter expresso and sweet vanilla, and a very big shot of booze. A pretty hot stout, but one that hits the spot on a cold night.
Uber smooth, goes down like butta, but again, the heat on this one was a bit noticable to me. That's the only tiny flaw I saw in this bad-ass Imp. Great job by Great Divide!
02-07-2012 03:24:47 | More by obrike
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter, sat at room temperature from the fridge for thirty minutes. Bottled on date reads 12/20/11.
A- Pours motor oil black with a gorgeous caramel colored head that quickly fades. Lots of lacing is apparent along the glass.
S- Tons of coffee and roasty malt. I'm getting some vanilla aromas also.
T- Coffee/ espresso overpowers all. The roasty malts are apparent. Aftertaste is packed with the coffee taste and almost slight hopped finish.
M- Heavy, chewy, all coffee.
A good beer, GD definitely accomplishes what they were going for. The coffee is a bit much for me in this one. I would have probably enjoyed it after some time to age it to let the strong coffee characters subside a bit.
02-06-2012 04:01:23 | More by vic21234
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
Bomber poured into a white wine goblet. Cola black-brown with almost no head at all. Dark mocha oil-sheen residue of head. Viscus on the side of the glass when swirled.
Smells roasty, burnt, definite spent espresso grounds. Oaky vanilla and warm tingle from the alcohol.
Tastes of burnt coffee, earthy, tobacco, bitter, dry, heavy toasted oak, traces of vanilla, warm finish.
Full bodied, surprising carbonation after no sign of it in the pour.
This stuff is top notch. Yeti is great and this is one of the better variations of it. A must try.
02-06-2012 00:51:21 | More by phiberoptik
3.95/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured from 22oz bomber into Snifter
A- Damn! Blacker than a black hole. Blacker than a singularity. Blacker than Lebron's Cleveland leaving heart. 1 inch mocha head that leaves decent lacing.
S- Tasty mocha coffee flavor. Really digging this scent
T- Bold black coffee flavor. Too rich for my liking, but a black coffee lover would also love this. Just too much acidic coffee ground taste.
M- Very smooth, low carbonation that I love in imperial stouts
O- I love everything about this beer except for the taste...I wish I was kidding
02-05-2012 04:37:11 | More by pschul4
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Beer review # 300. This has been a fun ride on BA, reviewing and sharing my humble opinion about beer.
Poured a motor-oil consistency pitch black color from a 22 oz bomber, with ABV and the date of bottling clearly marked on the label. Absolutely no light penetration whatsoever. Two finger mocha colored head that dissipated very slowly leaving behind some really nice lace.
Aroma was more on the hoppy side as I cracked the bottle open. However, as it warms the hop aroma gives way to oak notes and roasted espresso coffee and cocoa/dark chocolate notes. Complex blend of aromas of which the aforementioned three major notes stand out.
Taste is bitter upfront, the bitterness coming from the hops. Back of the mouth the coffee and roasted malt bitterness comes through. The wood notes are evident from the middle towards the finish. The coffee/malt bitterness lingers for a while after the finish.
Full-bodied with a luscious, silky mouthfeel. For a beer this big, the alcohol is almost unnoticeable. Age is definitely going to make this beer even better.
Definitely one of the 'must-try once in your lifetime' beers. Highly recommended.
02-05-2012 01:55:43 | More by CaptDavyJones
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
Split this bomber with my brother for breakfast.... excellent choice
Poured a deep black with no light shining through (typical of all yeti variations). Two fingers of lasting frothy cinnamon colored head that lasted and lasted and lasted a little longer.
Great espresso aromas (hence the name...), fresh ground coffee beans, excellent oaky notes and some fresh cream mixed in. The oak is very present and I like it!
Taste follows the nose to the T. Excellent espresso flavors with big time oaky qualities. The fresh ground coffee taste is so good that I keep looking in my glass for some floating in there. A touch of cream/vanilla on the backend to perfectly finish this one off.
Full in body and velvety smooth. A semi high amount of carbonation that tingles on the tongue with each sip. Great coffee aftertaste that sticks to my tongue begging for a fresh coat to be added on.
Overall, this is an amazing stout. A perfect choice to enjoy with breakfast on this rainy saturday. I am absolutely a fan of every Yeti variation that I have had so far (BA Yeti is the last one that I have to conquer and it is begging to be opened). Definitely pick one up if you have a chance.
02-04-2012 16:03:06 | More by dcloeren
4.95/5 rDev +15.9%
Had on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore MD on 1-28-12.
Review from notes.
A- Black, no light getting through on this one. A good solid tan one finger head. Gorgeous lacing along the glass.
S- Beer sat on the bar for about 10 minutes to allow it a chance to warm up from the tap. Suddenly I start to smell fresh dark roast coffee. It's like someone just ground up the bean under my nose. Upon further examination I found notes of coffee, cream and plenty of chocolate.
T- HUGE espresso up front with roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Has a touch of bitter and smoke on the finish.
M- Has a numbing tingly feel like you touched ambisol to you lips. Big bold creamy.
O- Waves of emotion came over me with this beer. Absolutely soothing flavors and aromas. Just perfect.
02-04-2012 14:22:32 | More by stckhndlr
4.9/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, bottled on Jan 10, 2012. This pours a motor oil thick pitch black with a brown head which leaves a lacing, perfect. The smells are of dark roasted malts, espresso, alcohol. The feel is thick and creamy. The taste is big and excellent dark roasted malts, espresso, give hop flavor, amazing.
02-04-2012 05:27:52 | More by DavidST
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
A - 650mL bottle (bottled 1/9/12, purchased 2/3/12) poured into Great Divide stemmed pils glass. Opaque black with super thick, creamy brown head that has its own occupy movement in the glass and refuses to go anywhere.
S - Coffee aromas shot at me right from the hiss of removing the cap. Big espresso presence, milk chocolate, some alcohol. Maybe a little brown sugar.
T - Rich coffee, toffee, dark and semi-sweet chocolates. Almost a Nutella cocoa-hazelnut presence. Hops and peppery coffee bitterness on the finish.
M - Nice medium-low carbonation does its part and doesn't stand in the way of the complex array of flavors. Rich and creamy while not really coating the mouth or having that chewy aspect to it like regular Oak Yeti. Almost thin finish.
O - Oak Aged Yeti is one of my favorite beers ever and this Espresso treatment is an excellent addition to the Yeti family. This an upper echelon coffee stout and I highly recommend picking some up.
02-04-2012 02:34:31 | More by xpdrinker
4.4/5 rDev +3%
Pitch black beer with a foamy 2 finger dark coffee tan head sitting on top majestically. The head looks a lot like a thicker version of the crema that sits on top of espresso. It sticks around for a while, finally dissapating to a thin sheet after leaving some patchy lacing. The sweetness of the other Yeti's is there in its chocolatey form, but there is an bitter edge to this one. Fresh coffee beans come to mind, giving it a very nice coffee/espresso aroma. Its all backed by dark roasted malts. Not incredibly aromatic, but pleasant.
Definitely a prominent coffee taste over top the imperial stout flavors of dark roasted malts and unsweetened chocolate. Some dark dried fruit flavors peak through, only to be out-done by the espresso flavors. It definitely has that extra bite that espresso has over normal coffee, leading to a wonderfully long finish and lingering espresso aftertaste. The unsweetened chocolate helps give the mouthfeel a very nice creamy texture despite the tingle of alcohol. The hops add a nice finger of bitterness to the espresso that works very well together. A bit more than a hint of booze tingles in the middle, adding more depth and character to this impressive beer.
What happens when you take an awesome imperial stout and add coffee to it? You get an even more awesome imperial stout. This was a very nice treat, and would absolutely make a great companion at breakfast, as long as you have a fun day ahead of you already. If you've got stuff to do, maybe save it for another morning. It has the potential to put you on your butt for sure!
02-03-2012 05:01:47 | More by chodinheaven
4/5 rDev -6.3%
750 ml bottle marked 12/19/2011 poured into a pint glass on 1/31/12.
Appearance: A rich dark brown that is totally opaque. One finger of an espresso colored head sits on top, but quickly recedes.
Smell: Roasted caramel malts and big coffee notes. Some chocolate in there as well, making me feel like I'm about to have dessert.
Taste: Bold roasted coffee flavors with significant malty sweetness. Finishes with a very mild hop bitterness and the alcohol hits too.
Mouthfeel: Heavy and average carbonation.
Overall: If you enjoy a cup of joe, you're probably going to like this version of Yeti. The coffee flavors definitely highlight the experience.
02-01-2012 02:13:02 | More by mfavoino
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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