Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by DCX:
4.58/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on Oct 30, 2009.
A - Black as night, thick as motor oil, surprisingly good carbonation and head development for a beer that's been aged for two years.
S - One of the most interesting, complex aromas of any imperial stout I've had. Strong chocolate, roasted malts, oak, toffee, caramel, a hint of vanilla, and most interestingly, a difficult to describe dark fruit mixed with warming alcohol type smell... almost like rum soaked raisins.
T - Most of what comes out of the nose is present in the taste. What's surprising is how tame the alcohol burn is, considering the 9.5%ABV; this is no doubt due to the aging, though I've never had a fresh one to compare. Interesting, complex... and not at all cloyingly sweet - the smell is deceiving (in a good way).
M - Creamy, thick, and chewy. This one is heavy and coats the palette with a lingering aftertaste that brings out layers of flavors that take time to fully develop. Again, very complex.
O - All in all, a truly delicious imperial stout that is very complex and interesting, hitting all the familiar notes while offering a truly unique layer of aroma and flavor that makes you yearn for a second tasting.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2011 06:50:40 | More by DCX
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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.