Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. Bottled on October 16, 2013.
Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.
Smell: A deep, roasty, and fairly sweet dark aroma with big hints of chocolate malt, coffee, and oak. Dark roasted barley malts with big hints of bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roast coffee, toast, biscuit, burnt caramel, toffee, cream, nuts, and yeast. Barrel presence with hints of oak chips, sweet vanilla, and wood. Sweet hints of burnt molasses. Solid hop backing with earthy hints of grass. Smells sweet but nicely balanced. A very good aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a very roasty and nicely sweet and bitter dark malt driven taste with some notes of oak aging. Dark roasted barley malts with a big taste of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, cocoa, toasted bread, biscuit, cream, nuts, burnt caramel, toffee, and yeast. Good barrel presence with notes of oak, sweet vanilla, and wood. Sweet notes of molasses. Slight taste of anise. Backing notes of earthy hops adding some nice balancing bitterness. A very good big stout taste.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and pretty drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is pretty tame.
Overall: A great twist on an already great Imperial Stout. Big and bold with the dark malt and the hops bring some nice drying balance. The oak presence is very solid.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 08:10:27 | More by MattyG85
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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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