elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque, deep, dark brown. Head is a pillowy, medium brown that dissipates quickly and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is a combination of roasted chocolate malts and alcohol. Taste is very much in line with the aroma--the bittersweet flavor of the roasted malts predominates, with some bright, almost fruity notes provided by the coffee. I didn’t smell the coffee, but I can certainly taste it, and it adds a great deal of character to this stout. Not overdone, but definitely present. Aftertaste is slightly of alcohol, but again, not too strong. Palate is somewhat thin, with lively carbonation--I would have expected something a bit oilier. Overall, I think this is a fine balanced stout. Although explicitly an espresso stout, the coffee plays a supporting role to the chocolate malts, which are the star of the show. But the interaction between the two, with a roasted flavor and a somewhat restrained presence of alcohol, leads to a stout whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. My only disappointment here is with the palate, which I wish had a wee bit more body--but that’s a very minor point. Compared to the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, I do think this one is the superior brew. It’s more flavorful, less alcoholic, and somewhat more balanced. But do try both.
jbuskirk (567) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
There aren’t many beer releases that can compete with the following and praise given to Great Divide’s Yeti series. I’m inclined to say that each one is deserving. Take Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, for example. It pours like sludge (except with an even darker color) and has a fluffy, cocoa-colored head. Smells reveal burnt malt, tobacco, slight acridity, espresso, and woodsiness. And the taste? Roasty, smoky, oaky, earthy, and probably other -y words I can’t identify. Despite the intense flavors, mouthfeel is creamy smooth. Now that I’ve had this Yeti release, I’m left with a question. The question isn’t Should I have this again? but What should I pair with it when I do? Breakfast fare as per its suggested food pairings? Or a bold, dark cigar? Decisions, decisions.
HuskerTan (717) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Tobacco, roasty, smoke, woody, cocoa, subtle coffee, leather.
A- Black color, black liquid, dark brown head.
T- Tobacco, leather, subtle smoke, oak, subtle espresso, roasted.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish.
O- Not a whole lot of the espresso notes here in the nose or taste as I was expecting. You get the regular Yeti with the oak age here and just subtle additions of coffee. The big noticeable thing is what seems like tobacco and leather. Not what I wanted, but still excellent.
Cunningham (5322) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as the darkest dungeon with a creamy beige head. Ok lacing. Loads of espresso in the aroma. Also some oak and chocolate. Thick oily stuff with a smooth mellow carbonation. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Actually a pleasant round sweetness. Dominant espresso in the flavor also. And some chocolate, oak and mild fruity. Powerful evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
esp0r (2285) - NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with daje, Simonsen & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Jet black, massive dense dark brown head. Smell of oak, espresso, coffee, roast, dark malts, quite exquisite. Heavy sweet, more coffee, espresso and roast, quite oily texture, a touch of sour, exquisite feel. Moderate bitter. Totally this is just a splendid beer
Erikh04 (141) - - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with Brian. Great aroma. Smooth finish. Don't taste the coffee much.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markducommun (323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark opaque black brown, deep tan head. Deep roasted espresso, dark berry, earthy. Bitter with some small amount of sweetness. Heavy, long ass finish. Excellent.
ibrubeer (178) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Aroma of roast, bitterness, and a touch of wood. Dark brown color, with dark brown head, and tight bubbles with great lacing. Tastes like a terrific imperial stout, with perfect bitterness, roost character, and light wood flavor. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a great beer! Doesn’t taste like 9.5% at all!
ColovianTrader (408) - - MAY 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, bitter dark chocolate and espresso dominate this one. Undertones of toast, toffee, brown sugar, rich malts, oak and hints of raisins. Coffee and tart finish. Creamy without feeling too heavy. Fantastic!
Roger60 (90) - - APR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
SB, internetbeställningssortiment från Örebro leverans Lund. Otroligt kompromisslös. Allt på topp. Svår att beskriva i sin komplexitet. Morgonsup för grumliga dagar..
Slipstream (2189) - USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s always great to try a new yeti
Malty-sweet coffee aroma. Smooth, impressive, nuanced taste. A little java acidity and cool morning coffee fullness. Flavor profile shifts around on the palate to an unexpected cool finish.