Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by CharlieMopps:
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Light brown head balloons belatedly after the pour, and after quite a few minutes still retains its shape, leaving a latticework of lace along the sides of the imperial nonic pint glass. The beer is an ominous black; no light getting through? No problem.
S: A bold, sweet malt aroma that belies the presence of roasted coffee and cocoa. A strong undercurrent of alcohol is detectable as well.
T: Roasted malt character is heavy throughout, something I greatly enjoy. Up front is the sweet chocolatey essence mentioned in the nose, followed by enough bitter hops to make an attempt at balance. The alcohol kicks in toward the finish with a spicy nature, spurred on by the oak character that almost parches the palate. Still, the oak aging does not overtake the flavor profile, but rather complements it.
M: Plenty of carbonation, and even for all the complexity going on, there is still a smoothness that is almost velvety on the tongue.
D: Complex and big, that's how I perceive this offering from Great Divide. It seems they have a knack for the larger stuff, and execute their craft quite well. The oak aging enhances the flavors present, and provides a welcome addition to the malt/hop ratio. High abv cuts down on drinkability, but the flavor is enough to bring me back and finish the bomber myself.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2007 18:43:42 | More by CharlieMopps
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3.31/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Look- opaque black, thick poor, thin dark tan head
Smell- hints of milk chocolate almost reminiscent of pudding, oak, coffee, molasses, nutty plum. Some cooked cabbage as well, unfortunately.
Taste- charred oak, bittersweet chocolate, earthy hops, semi-sweet malt in the middle followed by bitter dry finish with notes of cabbage. Alcohol is well hidden.
Feel- medium full, slightly sticky, medium carbonation
Overall- Despite the obvious infection, the aroma and appearance were quite inviting. Flavor was disappointing to me and I'm sure the infection played a role but I'm just not fond of the balance of roasted malt in Yeti.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 14:11:13 | More by joemetric
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,693 ratings.