Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by lighthabit:
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
tired, so these are more notes to myself than anyone else -
pours well, good thick head, but seems to not retain lacing others are seeing, is a young one from july '12.
solid stout characteristics, with a bit of smoke that i've never tasted before (that voodoo maple bacon atrocity from rogue could learn a thing or two from this, because i find hint of smoke interesting in this brew, whereas the voodoo was just plain awful). a tad bit on the thin side as it warms, but not in a bad way. hides its 9.5 abv rather well.
dies down to not much lacing, a pleasing, semi-sweet licorice/burnt molasses/malty kind of flavor, and as others mention, earthy, but very tasty. i can swirl this around for a while and pick out good complexities. at $8 for a bomber, not an everyday drink, but surely on my list of beers worth coming back to.
nice job, great divide brewing!
p.s, normally wouldn't disparage another beer, but am using rogue as a reference point for myself - note to self, might want to try other brews with subtle smoke characteristics.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 08:31:34 | More by lighthabit
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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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