Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 3,384 | Reviews: 1,549 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jondeelee:
4.72/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oak Aged Yeti bears an aroma that is equal parts thick, creamy malt and strong hops: the former brings notes of ash, chocolate malt, fig, and dark chocolate; and the latter brings a grapefruit and citrus tang.
Rather unique among Imperial Stouts for such an emphasis on hops (in addition to dark malts), the brew further demonstrates its strengths on the tongue, where the first flavors to cross the tastebuds are dark chocolates, tobacco, ash, chocolate malt (with hints of black malt), fig, and young port (which is wilder and far less subtle than its aged counterparts). Prancing about on top of these malts are the hops, which burn the tongue with pokers of 75 IBU grapefruit bitterness, meaning that at such levels, this "stout" is far more potent than most serious IPAs. The aftertaste is equal parts ash, tobacco, and hops, and lingers for upwards of a minute, being especially noticeable on the soft palate. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, this is a superb Imperial Stout, and is well balanced between malts and hops, making for one of the more pleasurable drinking experiences I've had in a while. Beware, however: the strengths of these flavors may prove too much for many drinkers, especially those for whom even a Guinness is far too dark.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2011 03:13:37 | More by jondeelee
More User Reviews:
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,384 ratings.