HighWine (836) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Local Option. Full disclosure, I just finished a snifter of Goose Island Baudoinia BCBS which is a tough act to follow. The Great Divide Oak Espresso Yeti here is served in a tulip revealing a smooth, black brew with a dense two finger beige head. The head laces exceptionally well. In fact, it looks more like the foam stuck to the glass and pieces broke off with each sip instead of a delicate "lace". Nose is espresso. Taste is espresso coffee, licorice, and some hop aromatics to provide balance. Itís hoppier with a lot more black licorice than I recall. Pretty clean in the mouth.
BrewtopiaofPJ (32) - Port Jefferson, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Brewtopia of Port Jeff, Pours black as night, What a great Stout. Great espresso roasted flavors and completely balanced. This is why we drink beer.
beastmaster (90) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer on draft. 9.5% and Iím amazed asset how much this reminds me of an expresso sake. Aroma of toffee and coffee (expresso). Tastes like a cream espresso
HoppyAlesToYou (137) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes of cereal, chocolate, roasted coffee, soy sauce, and some woodiness are present in the aroma. Black with a sturdy brown head after a pour into a snifter. The taste is light sweetness with trailing medium bitterness and an underlying umami that makes this so savory. The body is full with a slick and thick texture. Better than the regular Yeti, Iíll have to try and find a bottle of Oak Aged Yeti for comparison.
BMMillsy (677) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with one finger mocha head. Smell is strong chocolate, lots of earthy coffee, and a bit of black currant. Flavor is huge chocolate with that Yeti bitterness to go along. Coffee adds and extra kick and shines in the aftertaste. Thick and viscous mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Nice beer.
Dogfish_Yeti (14) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
World class. This one of my favorites. Yeti has an aggressive roast and hops character that is rounded out by the oak chips. It creates a chocolate flavor that is complimented by the coffee addition perfectly. Intense but if youíre a fan of the Yeti serious, youíll love this.
kaser (970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark coffee smell. Roasted nuts and chocolate. Had this on draft at breckenridge brewery in Denver. Great beer
UDBeernut (861) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Step 3 bottled 10/19/2011. Pours the similar jet black with tan head... Thin one leaves lacing. Nose has chocolate and a tad more roast than the other two. The silky smooth body give hints of chocolate with coffe grinds on the edge. Oak adds a tad of sweetness. Yes, this is the best of the lot.
budznsudz (318) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with a huge mocha frothy head. Aroma is hops, chocolate, and wood. Taste is cocoa nibs, coffee, earthy roast, and a touch of hop bitterness. Really solid.
Brouwerij (407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a half finger of rapidly settling, coarse brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, roasted and dark malts,. Flavor is roasted coffee up front, fades into roasted malt, dark malt, and cocoa. Mild hoppy bitter present in finish, though it is subdued likely due to barrel aging. Alcohol is very well masked. Soft to medium carbonation, slightly oily and chewy texture, big body. A bold, rich, tasty brew. Have yet to try a rendition of Yeti I didnít like, but this might be the best.