Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewing Co.
The Yeti pours thick and black as motor oil. One of the darkest I have seen, not even a suggestion of light could get through this beer. The head is about an inch and I wouldn't call it tan. This head is coffee with cream brown, on par with the darkness below it. However, it fades quickly leaving very thick lace in some parts of the glass, but not all. As the glass drains, the lace loosens up a bit, but remains semi-spotty.
I was expecting roasted coffee, chocolate, nuts, or a combination of sorts. However, the overwhelming scent is hops and alcohol. Faint notes of something roasty and toasty linger in the backdrop. As I pull my nose away, I sense something sweeter like caramel. But, up front, its all oily hops.
After the smell, I am a bit apprehensive, but still intrigued. First contact is quite soft and subtle. Surprisingly, there is not a whole lot of flavor going on up front. However, once the sip slides past the tongue, hello dry hop bitterness. As advertised in the smell, a strong lingering hop flavored aftertaste fades rapidly to faint alcohol to match the warm feeling swilling in the stomach.
A mouthful feels stagnant and thick, as I envisioned from the blackness of its appearance. There is very little carbonation. Some carbonation is detectable, but does not attack the tongue. The mouthful seems heavier without feeling thicker. I prefer a little livelier feel to relieve the stockiness.
The dry bitter hop aftertaste is its strong point. This imperial stout may make for a decent capper to reawaken the nasal passages. However, I don't see myself indulging in another right away.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2008 05:55:04 | More by Ben4881
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