Friday, April 1, 2011
It Was A Yeti - I Seen Him
Not only is it Yeti but it's the youngest of the Yeti lineage. Of course, we're referring to Great Divide Brewing Company's Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. This is one of several Yeti brews, of which, we have tried none so there isn't much for us to go on by way of comparison. That said, we did score a fancy glass for this brew. Perhaps it's time to take pictures with a quality camera and not on the kitchen counter (those are some fancy looking electrical outlets).
This is one dark brew. If you stick your hand in the glass you won't be able to see it. The aroma is mild coffee and sweet - like the cafe mocha we drink every morning. Yes, we are coffee wussies here at Dumbarton's Beer. This Yeti is also quite robust. The coffee flavor is most prevalent in a strong malt body. We didn't find much of the "vanilla oak character" but we didn't really miss it. The carbonation is in the medium range and it finishes with a nice warmth.
Generally, we're coffee stout fans and the Yet is near or at the top of this genre. It's the kind of beer you can sip your way through two or three bombers before you realize what you've done. The folks at Great Divide recommend this brew with breakfast foods so we may just open another bottle in the morning.