Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by erz316:
4.5/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
650cl bottle into old speck glass
A - I'm hard pressed to find any faults with this guy. the head is bountiful, the lacing full and plenty, the body is pitch utter black. tons of lacing, nearly smothers one whole side of the glass. the only thing I can think of mentioning is that the head might not be dark enough a colour and that there is the tiniest highlight of brown at the bottom of the glass when held directly up to a light.
S - the nose is lacking a bit, bit it quite good for what one gets. whiskey and roasted oaked malts are the most prevalent of the notes. underneath it is this interesting coconut, or maybe vanilla flavour. I tend to think it is vanilla because of the againg in the oak, but it really smells like coconut. despite the lack of much oomph, which is probably because it is right out of the fridge, I would like to think this one of the best noses for a stout yet.
T - hot damn, that perfectly awesome; I think I was right about the coconut. the initial flavour is roasted, bitter chocolate, a bit of vanilla. there is a potent sweet aspect to the brew that tries to make itself known, but it gets mixed in with the distinctively oaky and whisky flavours. not much alcohol to notice here, the only burn or sting is from the viciously bitter hops. the finish is a huge malt bomb with those bitter hops, touches of chocolate. the aftertaste is where the coconut comes out, it and the slight sweetness that it brings quickly fades and soon a regular malty bitter taste comes back. the coconut and slight sweetness of the brew is what really made it for me.
MF&D - all is good in this area, the only thing is that the body is too light and not viscous enough for a russian imperial.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2009 00:29:27 | More by erz316
More User Reviews:
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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