Beertography and Review: Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

Brewed by: Great Divide Brewing Company
Denver, Colorado USA
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 9.0%

Commercial description: Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is a new addition to the Yeti clan. A generous infusion of Denver’s own Pablo’s espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It’s official, you can now have Yeti with breakfast.

APPEARANCE (5/5)

Pours a dark black with a hint of brown around the edges and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly finishing with a good amount of lacing, Great looking beer.

AROMA (10/10)

Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, strong spicy oak, sweet caramel and coffee.  Finishes with some light floral hops and a whiff of mild alcohol.

FLAVOR (19/20)

Big, bold cocoa up front with the espresso and vanilla racing right behind it. The spiciness of the oak really comes through in the flavor, as does a wonderful smokiness. The finish is warm booze, ever increasing oak, and even a slight bit of hop bite. The hop bitterness comes through a lot which surprised me a little and found very enjoyable.

MOUTHFEEL (5/5)

Viscous, creamy, smooth, and full bodied brew that simply fills the mouth upon sip. It’s definitely full bodied with a slight prickly warming sensation (that is more apparent as it warms up). It’s moderately dry on the finish.. Lingers like a strong coffee on the palate without the pronounced bitters.

OVERALL IMPRESSION (9/10)

I really love the Yeti lineup. The Espresso Oak Aged Yeti is by far my favorite. For such a flavorful and thick beer, it just danced upon my taste buds and left me wanting more without wearing my palate down; I had no trouble finishing the bottle

FINAL SCORE (48/50)

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