Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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A: very dark brown with a thin mocha colored head it is not very thick though and is somewhat translucent around the edges
S: the first thing that you smell is the inside of a oak barrel but its not overpowering then you can smell a bunch of vanilla with hints of roasted coffee and malt similar to regular yeti. There is a hint of alcohol but not much.
T: the oak aging has definitely hid the alcohol i can't taste it at all. THe oak has also made its into the roasted flavor the coffee flavor is minimal but the roasted dark chocolate malt still really comes out this mixes with a vanilla taste that isn't super strong but there for sure. The bitterness of the malt really comes out in the finish and you are reminded it actually is a stout, but there is also that smokey roasted flavor that although mild maintains itself through the finish.
M: The feel is not light but isn't thick either its oily with light carbonation but at a cellar temperature its not really noticeable. There is an almost chewy texture toffee like for sure
O: This is a really good RIS that definitely changed and in many ways benefited from the oak aging process. The oak flavor comes out and mixes in the vanilla well into an already great beer. I do not know whether or not its an upgrade, its different and really good but I don't know if its better as I really like the the original roasted coffee flavor that is somewhat muted. Regardless I really wanna try the expresso version and am now even willing to try the belgian version if I see it around.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2012 07:18:39 | More by Pinknuggets
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