Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
4.09/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours deep and inky black with a finger's worth of head that evokes imagery of tanned leather. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Very little in the way of lacing.
Smell - Aroma hits on equal notes of chocolate, dark roast and oak woodiness. Light hints at vanilla.
Taste - Hits on baker's chocolate and deep roast coffee upfront. Big, woody oak notes, especially mid-taste. Charred wood, earthiness and roasted malt in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low carbonation. Lightly syrupy. Not quite as smooth as expected, but still goes down easy enough.
Overall - This is a really good beer, great even, but doesn't quite hit on the upper echelon of impys for me. Maybe it's too much woodiness. Maybe it's better when fresh? Whatever it is, just doesn't quite do it for me like the best impys do.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 03:11:04 | More by TheSixthRing
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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.