Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
22 oz bottle poured into my snifter. Bottle is eight months old. This is one of those shelf turds I never buy because there's always something seasonal to be had. It's a dry spell in the Southern Tier right now, but I'm happy there's stuff like this lying around!
A - pours tar-oil black with the brown head characteristic of the style on the forced pour. Recedes quickly, no lacing. Standard, but good looking.
S - hmm, a little boozy right at first, but it recedes quickly. Not a lot here, honestly, which is the negative thing I can really say about the "lightness" one discovers in the flavor and MF.
T - enjoyable certainly. Big roasted, toasty malts, almost nutty. OAY is lighter in flavor than most RISs I've had, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. The alcohol content clocks in a bit lower than others too. No indication of the aging.
M - the consistency is close to perfect, very smooth. A great mixture of syrupy goodness and alcohol, not too chewy, not too thin. This is where a lot of RISs fall short, in my opinion, so it's nice to see something complex that doesn't sacrifice too much.
O - OAY is very drinkable and very tasty, if a little pricey per oz (I paid $10.30 with tax for this bottle). I would certainly drink this again if I could find a cheaper bottle.
05-04-2013 01:25:23 | More by JamesShoemaker
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
aggressive pour into snifter.
Appearance: Black body and dark brown head. Good lacing that lasts for most of this beer.
Smell: Roasted grains and hops.
Taste: Chocolate, coffee, oak, and mild vanilla tones. Bitter hops that blend well with the roasty malt flavors. No alcohol burn in this beer at all. The balance between the hops and malt is spot on!
Mouthfeel: Creamy and delicious. Full boody beer. Mild to moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Sipper on this, and savor it. It is worth your time. The balance is fantasic.
Overall: My favorite Yeti beer from Great divide.
02-13-2011 08:20:39 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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