Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled on Nov 17, 2009.
A viscous pour into a pair of tulips. Pitch black body with ruby brown on the edges. Two fingers of mahogany head (bubbly) that recedes into a fine film. Decent amount of lacing.
DARK chocolate notes, rich, complex and foreboding. The oak has developed a very strong presence, bringing a powerful rush of oaky sweetness. Blended together (with a bite of bitterness in the background) and the whole profile is very close to dark chocolate black cherries, and then topped with a pound of sugar. A little too sweet on the nose, but should mellow well.
Bite of bitterness, followed by sweet roasted malt. Roasted cocoa beans, little bit of fruity sweetness, followed by a roasted finish. Oak only comes through in the finish. It seems to act as the backbone, on which the other flavors align themselves. Though in the background, the oak aging definitely plays well against the robust character of the beer.
Carbonation is pretty mild, nothing to bubbly. Thick, rich, heavy cream mouth feel. Alcohol definitely warms you up, but is not present in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2010 23:43:12 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
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
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