Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Well, I did it in reverse order, trying the Espresso and Oak Aged varieties first, but I finally got a bomber of the original Yeti Imperial Stout. Responsibly enjoyed at Rich O's Public House in New Albany. Served in an interesting Bamberger der Weisse Bock mug - pretty cool looking glassware, really.
A: Huge, deep brown/borderline ink black pour. A creamy, rocky, khaki-colored head balloons on the pour and doesn't stop till it hits the rim of the mug, making up a good 3.5-4 fingers in depth. This beer is pitch black, completely opaque, and has awesome head retention while producing thick sheets of lacing that wash across the sides of the mug.
S: Sans any barrel aging, this nose prominently features dark fruits and brown sugar notes. In the middle, some roasted coffee notes peak alongside some cocoa. Then a warm boozy alcohol arises and takes charge of the nose.
T: Tons of roasted flavors - coffee beans, toast and barley. Then there are servings of toffee, dark chocolate, a dash of sweeter milk chocolate, brown sugar and maple syrup. A punch of hoppy bitterness strikes before the finish, adding citrusy and pine flashes before fading into the finish that reintroduces milder coffee flavors and some residual, bittersweet baker's chocolate.
M: Kind of thick, slightly syrupy and a touch creamy.
D: Easy to drink even with a high alcohol content.
The original Yeti, still delicious even without the added complexities of barrel aging or infusions of chocolate and espresso. Nice to finally try the beast that started them all.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2009 05:19:33 | More by Buschyfor3
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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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