Espresso Oak Aged Yeti / Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Blend - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - this is one hell of a beer in terms of appearance. It pours like a quart of motor oil, viscous and jet black. The thick, creamy head holds forever and the color is fantastic -- a deep brown with copper notes. A very complex looking brew.
S - Charred oak dominates the scent. Secondary to this robust feature are notes of dark roasted espresso, darkened chocolate (over 72%, I'm sure), and an abrasive wave of smoke that coats the palate. I founit was a bit much, but I liked the brew more and more the deeper I got into the bottle.
T - Of course, the barrels are the main players here. I found the smoke to linger a bit too long, and it enhances the flavor of the charred oak. At first, I thought it was a bit much, but I liked the brew more and more the deeper I got into the bottle. This is an extremely tough beer, and it'll knock your socks off if you're faint of heart.
M - Lightly carbonated and oily beneath the bubbles. This is my favorite aspect of the brew.
O - This is an abrasive, robust, in-your-face beer -- one that deserves some respect for sure. I think it is a little tough to get into, but the payoff is pretty high. This is one hell of an adventure of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2013 05:51:48 | More by BingCrosby7
Espresso Oak Aged Yeti / Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Blend from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.