Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is my first review, so bear with me here, guys (+feel free to critique my critique!). I just turned 21 eight months ago and have been working on my beer palate daily (trying roughly at least one new beer every day) until I now feel comfortable enough to review one. And this guy seems unique enough to pop my cherry.
So anyway, I've been wanting to try the Yeti for some time now after seeing variations of it all over the place. It must be damn good if its good enough to produce spin-offs, right?
Well, I bought the 22oz bottle and poured it into my Ommegang glass (not the right glass, I know, but I just got it and am super psyched to use it!!). Second pouring went into a standard pint glass.
Appearance - Deep, dark brown. Looks like 22 ounces of espresso. The head, once died down, even looks like espresso foam.
Smell - Milder smell than one would expect (or maybe that's just my stuffed-up nose talking). Smells like a bar of roasted caramel candy with an added oakiness.
Taste - Tastes like hugely over-roasted espresso with about a cup of caramel dumped in. I hate sweets, yet somehow this baby grows on me with every sip. It hits you with an immediate sweetness, but, quickly, the bitterness of the hops + roasted malt flavor hugely overpower the fleeting sweetness.
Mouthfeel - Standard stout feel: thick, creamy, filling. Though the intense flavor leaves your mouth in shock, feeling like you've just woken up after falling asleep with coffee beans in your mouth all night. You're forced to use the hair of the dog to quench this bitterness with more of it!
Overall - Yeti is a perfect name for this one. This guy is really the Sasquatch of beers! 22oz is just right and leaves me satisfied enough that I won't need another beer for at least six hours. To fully enjoy this mammoth, be sure to eat bland tasting food leading up to it and come on a light stomach. It'll kick you in the balls. High marks!
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2011 20:35:07 | More by TRICKYD1CK
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