Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by bambam2517:
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
650ml bottle poured into a snifter at 50F. Side by side with the basic Yeti.
A - Nearly identical to the regular Yeti, just a bit more lace retention. Motor oil black with a cocoa colored lace ring, ring retention is good all the way down the draught.
S - Heaps of vanilla and caramel, burying the toffee that was present in the base Yeti. Some fruit ester I cant pick up on also, maybe its fig? I like it.
T - Like a dark roast vanilla coffee, a little bit of the toffee shining through as well. Good Oak aftertaste. Reminds me of Old Guardian barleywine...
M - Much more even than the base Yeti, meaning the oiliness has diminished ( a plus) as well as the creaminess ( a neg ). The bitter finish has come down some as well, now I'd describe it as simply dry.
O - I'd deem this one very likable and prefer it over the base Yeti. Still would be reaching for other stouts over this one. However, I do get the feeling I've shorted myself in not laying both of these down to age for at least a year. GDBC is brewing some good stuff and in time I think this could be rocking me too...
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2013 22:28:26 | More by bambam2517
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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.