This Yeti Series selection is a bold and powerful stunner. It's infused with Denver's own Pablo's espresso, the prominent coffee character marrying harmoniously with the beer's roasted malt core and additional notes of vanilla bean, Baker's chocolate, cocoa powder, caramelized sugar, leather and charred oak. The mouthfeel is velvety and smooth, while a dank, resinous hop profile unfolds on the close alongside similarly dry flavors of bitter cocoa, coffee and cigar-box spice. It's wonderfully dense, flavorful and forward now, but some cellaring for another year or two after release could coax out additional layers of complexity.
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).