Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by mjc410:
3.28/5 rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
When I saw this bomber taunting me from the local store's shelf, I had to buy it, despite the $9 price tag.
The pour into my La Moneuse tulip raises a head over two fingers at its zenith, a light brown cap of bubbles. It falls reluctantly, and leaves sticky lacing in its wake. Beneath, the body is perfectly opaque brown bordering on black. If only the head lasted a bit longer...
The nose definitely has an oak touch to it, with caramel running amok. Of course, there's a definite piney hoppiness to it as well. It seems mellow compared to what I remember about the normal Yeti.
The taste seems to have a lot of hoppy acidity to it, which I'm usually not a fan of, this being no exception. But, it makes up for it with massive amounts of oak, and highly roasted stout flavor. Caramel is big too. Pretty tasty, but the hops seem to compete with the other elements, instead of working with them.
The mouth is thick, but with a fairly high carbonation that helps to keep it from being syrupy.
Well, I think this is just too hoppy for me, but it's still been a pleasure to drink. I just won't be buying it again if I can get my hands on Stone IRS or Storm King.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2007 01:35:23 | More by mjc410
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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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