Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by output01x:
4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 oz. capped and foil-lined bottle (Bottled On: NOV 14 2011) into a snifter glass.
Not surprisingly, this beer looks just like the non-barrel-aged version. A 1 1/2-finger mocha-colored head is the result of a strong pour. The body is a nearly black brown that allows no light to pass through. The head fades after a few minutes to a thin dusting and thick foam collar. Thick lacing can be seen clinging to the glass between sips but only some of it sticks around.
The nose is also similar to the original version. Strong aromas of milk and dark chocolate mingle with aromas of roasted coffee beans and dark coffee. This version's aromas are a bit smoother and rounded, melding together nicely. Additionaly, the chocolate aromas seem a bit more pronounxed with less emphasis on the sharp coffee aromas.
The taste is where the two beers differ greatly. Each sip offers initial flavors of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, and polished oak. Swallowing releases more dark and milk chocolate flavors with an overshadowing oak presence. Slowly, a slight alcohol warmth and wet wood flavor begin to take threshold in the back of the throat as the other flavors fade.
Just like the non-BA version, the body of this beer is thick, coating, and slightly sticky. However, the carbonation is significantly stronger, giving this beer a bit more drinkability but also reducing its creaminess and smooth mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2012 04:17:19 | More by output01x
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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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