Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by dismal:
4.35/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bomber bottled on November 2008 so this one as a little bit less than a year on it. Into a pint glass it pours black with a nice big dark tan head. The head slowly reduces but sticks around for almost the entire thing, leaving a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Smell for me was chocolate right of the bat, it was pretty strong and at first it was all i was getting. After a bit I was able to get some coffee aromas as well, pretty much reminded me of the regular Yeti. Taste was chocolate and coffee. Mainly the chocolate was there with a hint of coffee in the aftertaste. Though, once this one warmed up a bit some vanilla became quite apparent in the taste from the oak. I'd say let this one warm up just a little before drinking it if not quite a bit as it really shines once it warms up. Drinkability is great as this one is very tasty and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. I think I had one sip where I could get a faint taste of alcohol but it wasn't bad at all. Overall this one is great. I love the regular Yeti and have been dying to try the others and finally opened one up tonight. I'd love to try it fresh but even with about 10 months on it it was fantastic. I think I might take it over the regular Yeti, nothing against it it's just this one had that extra kick to it.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2009 07:06:58 | More by dismal
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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
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