Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - opaque, dark tan head, very creamy and fluffy, leaves a thick coat of lace down the sides of my snifter
S - sweet citrus hops, creamy chocolate, mild roast, light malty sweetness, clean
T - great mix of chocolatey malt and some citrus hops, caramel and toffee undertones with a balancing sweetness, finish is bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, and delicious hop bitterness
M - full body, viscous, chewy, mild carbonation is very creamy, finish is dry without being astringent, alcohol has almost no character
D - there is a ton of great flavour crammed into this beer, yet it manages to stay quite drinkable
It's been over a year since I had a sample of the Oak Aged Yeti at a tasting, and I have been craving it ever since. I was disappointed when I couldn't find it in Dallas, but I "settled" for the "plain" Yeti. There aint a damn thing wrong with this version, and there is a whole lot that is right. I love that the hops stay the hell out of the way in the flavour dept, preferring to make their presence felt in the aroma and finish, yet still integrating with the roasted malt. A couple hoppy imperial stouts I have tried seem to tone down the roast too much, which makes me think I'm drinking an Imperial Porter moreso than an Imperial Stout, but this mistake has not been repeated in the Yeti. The size and body of this beer are a perfect match, as are the hops and malt; all are quite big, yet not overdone, and perfectly intergrated. This beer is every bit as good as I remember the Oaked version was. Superb!
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2009 03:50:25 | More by markaberrant
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4.11/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - pours a beautiful, thick black with nice dark tan head of a little over a finger. Has that nice tan lace all the way down.
S - roasty, chocolatey, hints of coffee. This has a good, deep nose to it.
T - great bitterness to it. Great espresso and chocolates. Deep flavors. Some roastiness in the back end. Caramel notes come through at end as well. So good.
M - full body and then some. This is thick and savory. Leaves you smacking your lips or more. This is exactly hoe a stout should feel.
O - not disappointed. Only knock would be its slight booziness... But it's an imperial, so what do you expect, right? Great imp stout.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 18:21:14 | More by da_beers
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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