Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by goschool:
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle purchased for $13.99 at Lone Hill Liquor in San Dimas, California.
Appearance: The pour is thick and jet black in color with an enormous frothy pale brown head.
Smell: The nose is super roasty with vanilla, dark chocolate, cappuccino, pine, and a healthy dose of booze.
Taste: The flavor profile starts out with vanilla beans, oak, and dark malts. The roasted malts eventually take over from the initial sweet bourbon characteristics and bring espresso and dark chocolate into the mix. If those flavors weren't enough, a blast of bitter hops finishes off the taste. As the beer warms, there is much more lush chocolate in the mid-palate and the hoppy finish is more bitter than ever. I want to give it 4.5, but it's a little too.... oh, how do I put this? It's very complex, yet all of the different phases share the common attribute of being big, slightly-harsh, and aggressive.
Mouthfeel: It's full-bodied and equally creamy and oily, coating my mouth through the long aftertaste.
Drinkability: It's a great example of a barrel-aged RIS, but it's too big and bitter for its own good drinkabilitywise. It is a tasty daunting task.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2008 08:53:11 | More by goschool
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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