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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,202
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 248
Gots: 629 | FT: 43
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John_M on 05-16-2008

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Photo of DoctorDog
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a snifter. A bottle I've stowed away for awhile- "BOTTLED ON: FEB 13 2009" printed on the bottom of the label.

A- Deep, dark mahogany/black, and opaque. Pours with ~2 fingers of brown head, which settles slowly into a thin cap. Very picturesque....

S- Sweet, malty chocolate, dark fruits....roasty coffee/espresso....finishes with some oaken/vanilla notes. Really nice.

T- Oak-tinged notes assault the tongue upon the first sip. Chocolate, roasted/burnt coffee, and a fair amount of malty sweetness help to offset the bold, wood/roasted flavors. A lightly boozy kick on the finish that does not detract.

M- Moderately low carbonation, and fairly full feel.

D- Good. More or less a slow sipper, as this is a big, bold/full flavored beer...but nevertheless, no chore to get through a 22oz'er solo.

Future outlook: I have had the Oak Aged Yeti (both fresh and aged) and "regular" Yeti, and though all of them were decent, this one easily triumphed over those other variants. Definitely worth a repeat.

Photo of flannelman808
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Midnight black, very opaque. This one is topped with a great thick tan colored head which frothy pancake bubbles. Great retention and lacing too boot.

S: ooooh bigtime espresso notes and deep rich chocolate as well.

T: Lots of depth, lots of complexity. Espresso, chocolate, oak, vanilla and chocolate to name a few. The oak really finishes nicely. This strikes a fine balance between sweet and dry. nicely done.

M: velvety

D: yum

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Swiss wine snifter. Bottled in April, 2010.

Pours blacker than engine oil. Body is nearly as dark as possible, and only the slightest deep crimson highlights show around the edges of the glass. Head is dark brown and looks chocolaty. Some of the best lacing I have ever seen- an intricate web of bubble crust sticks all over my glass. Fantastic.

Interestingly, a fair dose of hops hits me first as I take a whiff of this ominous liquid. Underneath them is a distinct coffee grounds smell. A little swirl brings more coffee to the nose... still no roasted malts! Finally after more swirling and smelling I can detect the roasted malt buried under all that coffee and hops, and along with it I can smell a bit of bakers chocolate.

This Yeti is bold but not fierce. With my first sip I find this beer to posses more refinement than indicated in the aroma. An inseparable melding of three flavors greets my palate- coffee grounds, deeply roasted (nearly charred) malts and hops all balancing each other with poise. These carry through the entire taste experience, which sweetens in the middle as the hops momentarily take on some citrus notes and the whole medley dries out to leave a roasty espresso malt flavor in the mouth. The flavors here are unusually well blended, and although they are distinct, they appear together rather than in succession as is often the case. I think age would mellow this monster, but it isn't an Imperial Stout that requires age to be highly enjoyable, as the flavors are well balanced. The alcohol is well hidden, which is a commendable feat.

The mouthfeel is full and chewy. This is a full bodied beer in the best possible sense. Carbonation is smooth and compact, lifting the flavors off the tongue and keeping things from getting bogged down from the thick body.

Drinkability is quite good, but in some undefined way I feel that it could be better. Possibly if this beer were either sweeter or drier it would go down even better than it does... but hey, how can I complain? If I brewed a beer that went down like this one I would be happy for the rest of my life.

Conclusion: This beer holds its own. A very interesting example of this varied style. I would love to see what a few years of age would do to this, although loosing the coffee flavor over that amount of time is a risk. My ideal stout would have more oak (what was here was overpowered by the hops and coffee) and less hops. Minor details aside, this is one of the best stouts (or any beers for that matter) to fill my glass.

Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a almost black in color with a minimal tan head forming.

S: Smells like cocoa powder, spicy oak notes, roasted malts, and coffee. Definitely a lot of coffee, which you would anticipate given it being Espresso Yeti. Perhaps a bit of caramel sweetness as well.

T: The oak is really pronounced on the flavor, maybe a bit too much so. Lots and lots of coffee without much of the chocolate that is present on the nose. This is fairly bitter, as well.

M: The body is medium with a fairly smooth carbonation that I would classify as medium.

D: Definitely better than the regular oaked version, but not one of my favorite imperial stouts. Decent enough beer, though.

Photo of Trueant1
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on April 2, 2010. Classic huge stout looks! Very thin brown head. BLACK and thick looking as it sits in the glass.
Smells of espresso, coffee, and black licorice up front. LOTS of sublties in the smell department. Other smells of dark chocolates, milk chocolate, hot chocolate, alcohol, booze, vanilla beans, and raisons, not to mention many more.
Bitter taste up front, definatly wins over the sweet malts. Bitter aftertaste. Most of the smells are ditto in the taste.
Good mouthfeel, thick , chewy and bitter. Nice brew. A sipper.

Photo of Khazadum
3.03/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on March sixth 2009, almost two years old here. Huge thanks to Ally on this one! Been waiting too long to drink it. Really glad to share it with my drinking partner tonight. Poured into my favorite snifter and reviewed live.

A- As expected from the regular yeti, this beer forms a solid cap of the chocolate persuasion. Tons of miniature bubbles make up its structure and rest gently above the inky black body. Thumbs up for retention and creamy qualities of the head. Lacing is not perfect, but definitely good.

S- Hmmm. Well. This is interesting. It is not the eruption of roasted grains like its base beer. However, there is gentle, very gentle, chocolate notes. Not bitter, but milk chocolate that generates a sweetness only found in memories of double boiling chocolate around this time of year. Some memories of the oak perks up here now with that delicious vanilla like aroma. Other than that the only rendition of coffee here is the bitterness of black drip coffee. Can't really call this espresso.

T- Instant metallic slaps battle out the sweetness of the oak. It isn't an anomaly, but rather the constant to have this iron cloud confusing everything. Blocks the sweet character of the oak chips. Blocks the bitter nature of the coffee addition. It even blocks the roasted grains. It lasts until the finish, which thankfully finally throws off the elements oppression.

Chocolate shines forth to use the last of its energy to extinguish the ferric flavor. Of course, with so much energy used up, all that is left is a mild roasted grain finish after the chocolate quickly sputters to its demise.

M- Creamy. Pretty smooth. The nigh on two years resting somewhere lovely has probably helped this in more ways than I can imagine. Carbonated enough to avoid a syrup mess. It has a full body, but i wish it was a bit thicker.

D- That iron man... it truly ruined what probably would have been a solid beer overall. It barely scrapes its act together in other areas. I'm happy to be reducing part of this beer for a glaze... prevents some consumption at least.

Photo of Kendo
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on March 5, 2010, consumed on December 5, 2010 after a few months in the cellar and a couple months in the DBF. . . .

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat snifter/tulip-type glass. Body is motor oil black with a tight, 1-finger chocolate-brown head on top. Doesn't leave behind lace, per se, but like a good red wine, it has "legs" - i.e., some foam clings to the glass and slowly recedes.

S: Nose is evident on popping the cap: roasted malt and coffee. Also, once I stick my nose int he glass, I get milk chocolate.

T: First impression: taste of roasted coffee grounds lingers on the aftertaste. Nice roasted barley foundation, with coffee (duh) and chocolate omnipresent (at times it seems like milk chocolate, at times, dark). Alcohol is noted too. The more I drink it, the less I feel overwhelmed by the coffee, and the more it becomes just generally roasty. Score bumped up to 4.5.

M: First impression was that while the heft was adequate - call it a tad under full-bodied - the feel was a bit thin or watery. After a couple sips, that impression gives way, however, and I conclude that it's full in body and somewhat creamy in feel. Bumping the score to a 4.5.

D: This beer is going down incredibly easily. I'm not a coffee drinker, and as a result, sometimes coffee-infused stouts can turn me off if the coffee overwhelms. With "espresso" in the name here, I was concerned that it would be one of those beers where the coffee took center stage and, in fact, upstaged everything else. No worries; while the coffee is a star here, it shares the stage nicely with the general roasty characteristics. Starting out with such a fine foundation (i.e., GD Yeti), that doesn't really surprise me.

Notes: Had the DFH Bitches Brew last night for the first time, this one tonight for the first time. Both are excellent Double/Imperial Stouts, but I think I like this one a tad bit more. . . .

Photo of in780
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into my Duvel tulip. Here we go:

A - As black as you can get, with a thin mocha colored head that lasts for awhile.

S - Really rich, I get chocolate every bit as much as coffee - plenty of both. A little vanilla.

T - Sweet chocolate with some oak flavor right off the bat. As it warms the coffee really begins to come through - almost overpowering. I actually prefer the taste when it's a little chillier - mutes the coffee but you still get the sweet and roasty malt flavors, which I really enjoy.

M - A bit thinner than I was expecting. Not bad, but there are certainly fuller feeling Imperial Stouts out there.

D - One in a sitting is more than plenty, certainly a sipper but tasty enough to go down easy.

I've enjoyed all the variations of YETI so far, add Oak-Aged Espresso to the list.

Photo of ebin6
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Quite possibly the slowest moving head I've encountered. Extremely dark; there is no light permeating this darkness

S - Coffee dominates, as expected, with chocolate coming in a close second. Also a decent amount of smokiness to the nose

T - Similar to the nose; lots of coffee with chocolate bringing up the rear with one glaring difference: there is a taste that reminds me of tobacco. Eating a piece of chocolate while drinking accentuates the coffee taste

M - Powerful all-in-one type mouthfeel that hits quickly and exits just as quickly. Perhaps I served it too cold

D - Considering the variables (complex taste, alcohol content), not bad. However, at 9.5% it drinks more like a 12 or 14% stout in my opinion

Photo of bbeane
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into PALM snifter... starts with brown finger thick head that disappears slowly leaving a spotted web of lacing. Beer is black with no light showing through when held up

S- Smells very chocolatey, more so then coffee or espresso... mixed with sweet malts

T- Starts out malty sweet, chocolatey, and finishes with a hint of oakey earthy bitterness. As it warms, more of the espresso starts to come out in the flavor

M- Lightly carbonated with a full body

D- A good barrel aged stout, enjoyable to drink, but not my favorite...

CHEERS!!

Photo of DovaliHops
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick midnight black with a nice brown head that diminishes rather quickly. Scent is very woody with a mellow espresso aroma. Lots of chocolate and sweetness in the nose as well. Taste is initially sweet vanilla and chocolate flavors followed by awesome woody espresso flavors. It end with more sweetness and a surprising hop profile. Very delicious tasting beer! Mouthfeel is pretty thick, but not as thick as I was expecting. Very drinkable though. This was my second Yeti beer (only had original Yeti before this), and I have to say that I am very impressed by these brews.

Photo of aknight
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Bruery tulip. On first pour the beer appears thick and viscous with about a one inch head that dissipated shortly after the pour. The head has a nice stouty brown color to it. The beer smells of all malt, sweetness and some faint coffee aroma. This is a very smooth beer for 9.5%. The oak aging definitely helps to round it out a bit. This is a sweet beer but deceptively little alcohol taste comes through. The espresso hits you up front with a lingering malty finish with tastes of vanilla. The beer does not taste as viscous as it looks. This is a full bodied beer but it does not feel as thick and oily as I was expecting, There is a little bit of viscosity on the tongue, but not a lot. This beer is very drinkable for 9.5%. My beer was bottled on 4/2/10 (cheers for date stamps!), I am enjoying this fine beer almost seven months post bottling and if anything I think it was too soon. This is a beer that I think would only improve with some more time as the flavors round out and meld together. I will have to buy another bottle to age.

Photo of davesway10
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Unfortunately, for me, this beer didn't do it. I am, for the record, I'm a huge fan of great divide beers. Always will be. maybe i got a bad bottle, maybe not. I have another that I will try later and edit if necessary. The color of this beer is awsome, the head is excellent. the taste is also excellent. However, I had coffee been "chunks" in my bottle. Not happy with this at all. This just shouldn't exist in a good beer . Sorry.

Photo of jminsc76
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a tulip, pours an incredibly large, dark brown, creamy espresso head atop a black body. Colder, the head reforms quickly and largely upon agitation; as it warms, not so much. Looks more oil-like.

Aromas of oak, woody wood chips, and hints of coffee and vanilla. Highly intense and mmmm, so good.

The flavors are smooth, with a whole lot of richness; very reflective of the aromas. Dry up front, progressing along the palate from coffee at the midpoint to more chocolate and biscuit on the finish. The flavor-rainbow effect is alive and well on this one, with a wonderful complexity of compare and contrast between the oak and coffee.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slightly viscous.

Overall, an incredible Double Stout, that, as one of the friends I am sharing it with exclaims, "tastes like Starbucks in a glass that happens to be beer." Good assessment BK. :-[

And I didn't drink it with any of the main Thanksgiving dishes, but my God, grabs hold of the pumpkin and pecan pies I am pairing it with and takes me off to gastronomical heaven. Now, about trying it with that breakfast burrito recommended on the label. Hmmmm...

Photo of r0nyn
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into my DFH snifter. Shared with BAs infi and johnjae. Bottled on 2/12/2010.

Pours the deep, dark inkiness of good imperial stouts. Completely opaque. Big inch-thick tan head that slowly recedes, leaving some slick, bubbly lacing. Smell is subdued coffee notes with chocolate and toffee. Big malty presence too. The little bit of age on this stout has probably mellowed out the coffee a bit, but it's still pretty detectable. Slight bit of alcohol on the back end as you swirl it around and take deep whiffs.

Roasted malts right off the bat, along with subtle dark chocolate and toffee. Some light creamy vanilla also creeps in. The coffee/espresso part is, as expected, a bit subdued thanks to the age. It provides a mild, pleasant bitterness that combines well with this Yeti's sweeter side. There's also a subtle bit of oak at the end. Alcohol becomes more present as it warms, but isn't obtrusive. Mouthfeel is good and thick, providing a smooth drinking experience. Bit of a drying finish, with some chewiness.

Drinkability is pretty good. It's a weighty stout, both in ABV and feel, so you won't be pounding this down by any means. I think I'll have to have one fresh to really fully appreciate the espresso flavoring, but this wasn't a bad brew at all. Yetis have never let me down yet.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle (bottled on date of 2/13/09) into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large beige head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong back coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong flavor of black coffee that is followed by creamy flavors of milk chocolate and a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect in this kind of beer. There's no trace of the 9.50% ABV and a there's a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this beer is exactly what the name tells you it is, a coffee-enhanced version of one of the better big stouts out there IMO. Overall it's well-worth drinking for a long time if you're in the mood for a big coffee-flavored stout.

Photo of TheDTrain
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle dated March 2009 poured into a tulip glass. Thanks to BeerFM's own Andy for sharing this one!

Great Divide certainly know how to brew some great stouts. The Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout was excellent. From the rich black pour bursting of bittersweet chocolate, hops, malts, maple, and coffee, to the full bodied taste of dark roasted espresso, chocolate, mocha, and malts makes this one exceptional. If you can find it, PICK IT UP AND GET TO THE CHOPPER...NOW! BLAU!

Photo of misinformed
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottled on 4/2/2010, reviewed 11/20/10. Pint glass.

A- Small dark brown 1/4" head on the 1st pour. I poured the 2nd glass more aggressively and it practically overflowed my glass. The taller head left behind a good bit of webby lacing. Both times the head faded to a small ring. Beer is completely opaque black.

S- Strong oak, espresso, dark roasted malts. Some alcohol.

T- Oak upfront followed by dark, bitter espresso. Burnt sugar, faint toffee. Alcohol at times. Mainly dominated by the bitter espresso for me. Faint vanilla at times, mingled with the oak. No chocolate.

M- Full bodied, lightly creamy. No real carbonation. Dry oaky finish. Some mild alcohol heat.

D- A little bit hot at times, but the alcohol is mostly well hidden. Glad to see both namesake ingredients (oak and espresso) make an appearance on my palette. OK balance here but the bitter, dark espresso sort of becomes the dominant flavor after awhile. I enjoyed this, but it didn't really wow me.

Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a balloon tulip glass.

Pours black as night into the glass, topped with a finger sized head of burnt and reddish looking dark mocha head. This stays rich and robust when swirled, leaving back a strong smattering of spotty foam and brown oils behind. The aroma is sharp with the espresso, which has a smoky acrid edge to it that then gives away to some deep roasted character. Chocolate, vanilla, and caramel add a sweet smoothness to the nose that mixes with the souring acrid notes of the coffee and toasted oak chips to really give this a roasty smelling twang in the nose.

The taste is very dark roasted feeling up front but is well balanced by that thick sweet base of chocolate, toffee, and a flush of vanilla tanginess in the middle of the profile. Espresso kicks things into high gear in the backend, with a burnt bitterness (that is VERY reminiscent of a black cup of Joe) that hangs hard in the finish along with a lingering hops and a deep oaky dryness that give this a charred and roasted feel which lingers a bit intensely at times. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a sharp creaminess that is undercut by some beefy feeling slickness underneath and which keeps this surprisingly smooth for the size. That big ABV is mostly well hid here as well, with some warmth on the tail end that really brings that aggressive finish out.

Definitely an "as advertised" version of the Yet Imperial Stout here, with that lush and robust espresso character being both strengthened and tempered by the addition of those oak chips. Very easy drinking for the size as well, I could actually see one pairing this up with breakfast if the mood was right.

Photo of dayswonder
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - When poured out of the bottle it looked like a thick black syrup. The beer itself looked as thick as syrup. The head is a mocha color that stays nicely on the glass.

S - The nose is predominantly a strong cocoa scent. This bottle is from March 2010, so it has sat for a little while.

T - Bitter at first, but then mellows out to a creamy mocha aftertaste.

M - Thick and creamy like a beer milkshake.

D - I'm sharing this bottle with my girlfriend. We don't often drink a lot of stouts so we definitely see it is a sipper.

Photo of bradleyp
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again very much to the Bier Stein for having this beer.

Pours a dark black color, similar to black licorice.

The espresso/coffee aroma is very pungent. I could also smell some vanilla, and of course hints of oak.

Tasted like how a coffee stout should. Deep coffee notes throughout the taste of it.

At 9.5%, this beer could easily be drank again and again. Just not too much in one night.

Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It had okay retention and left a sudsy film on the glass.

S - Great Espresso aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel and a touch of vanilla.

T - A coffee beer that delivers nicely with a coffee taste. Rich espresso flavors with sweet chocolate, toffee and caramel. There is a touch of hop bitterness to provide some needed balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a subtle warm alcohol presence.

D - This is a delicious imperial coffee stout. Another well-done version of Yeti.

Photo of pburland23
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foil wrapped bomber poured into a Great Divide Brussels glass.

Pours a deep, dark, opaque black with a thick coffee colored head. It was one of the darkest and most inviting heads I've ever encountered.

The smell is all coffee and roasted malts. It's warm and welcoming. The taste is also pure coffee with a healthy dose of toasted malt. There's a little hops bitterness that comes through towards the end before finishing like a mug of Saturday morning coffee.

The mouthfeel is thick and rewarding. It's like dessert and breakfast in a glass. At 9.5%, it's not a beer you'll drink more than one of, but one is probably more than enough to make you happy.

Photo of paulozanello
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Big Hunt in DC.
Looks great on a goblet. Black and opaque with a creamy light brown/redish foam. Amazing retention and lacing.
Smell is kinda faint but heavily based on chocolate with some coffee and wooden notes. Chocolate is still the main player here.
Taste follows the nose with malty and chocolaty start and some hop flavors. Coffee follows (not very strong) also with some wooden and sort of sour notes. Aftertaste is full of hop bitterness.
Body is full and carbonation is moderate. Mouthfeel is creamy but not even close to the regular Yeti (which I had in a bottle). Moderate to high drinkability.
Overall I didn't really taste that much more coffee and oak on this one. Still a good imperial stout though.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip. 9.5% ABV, food (mostly breakfast!) pairings suggested, Bottled on Mar 06 2009.

Thanks to sweemzander for picking one of these up in MI for me!

A - Pours completely black with no light shining through in the least. A dark tan head springs up with good retention. Tiny patchy lace is left on the glass.

S - Smooth, not ridiculously bitter espresso coffee in the nose with a bittersweet chocolate aroma. A hint of hops comes through with the very roasted malt aroma.

T - Strong roasted dark espresso. Almost Starbucks-like in burnt-ness. The huge roasted malt profile behind the big coffee flavor is reminiscent of burnt toast.

M - Full-bodied and dry with an acrid bitter finish, it's smooth going down and not hot or boozy at all.

D - A little huge on the coffee, it's a roasted bitter that's a little strong. The alcohol kicks you later on but it's mostly hidden.

Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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