Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. No freshness date
A - Pours an almost pitch black with a beige one-finger head that subsides to a centimeter thick gauzy ring
S - A surprisingly fruity aroma, mostly a ripe banana smell bordering on ester-y, mingling with intended oak. A good bit of booze for a 9%.
T - A bit overly sweet for my taste, but consistent with the style. At first an unbalanced roastiness dominates, but the finish ebbs into a nice malt hop balance. Main flavors: smoky, coffee, cotton candy, burned toast, mushroomy baconness
M - The best part: the viscosity is right on, thick but not motor oil. The fermented tingle fades to a beautiful alcoholic tinge
O - Very good, the total effect is surprisingly drinkable for an IS, but compared to some other stouts that i've had recently (like the total delight of FFF Alpha Klaus' crazy taste profile) it falls just a little short. Not enough to pour into anything but my gullet
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 05:48:22 | More by hopoilcrazy
4.94/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A - Poured a thick, syrupy jet black, with a dark tan finger of imposing foam that crests this gloriously dark beer. Looks like something special!
S - Wood, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, sweet molasses, roasted coffee, more vanilla, cream. Smells unbelievable.
T - Good lord! So flavorful, so deep. It's like a beer milkshake of some kind. Sweet, rich notes of smokey roasted wood, coffee beans, marmalade, milk chocolate fighting dark chocolate, vanilla dancing with cocoa, a glass of iced coffee, a barbecue next to an ice cream machine... I was overwhelmed by flavor after flavor. Each taste was subtly different but still hating the same pool of vivid flavors. Easily one of the best flavors I've witnessed in an RIS, and I'm instantly in love.
M - Thick, creamy, enjoyable. Foams just right, goes down like a glass of milk, and leaves the tummy warm and satisfied. I love this beer!
O - I wish I could find about 20 bottles of this. I believe I'd drink 2 a year for the next ten years. It's so good you don't WANT a lot of it, because of how satisfying and special the first serving is. This is no everyday beer, but it's the kind of beer that you'll remember every tasting of as being unique and enjoyable. Easily one of my top ten, probably top 3 beer experiences ever.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 13:35:07 | More by BigBarley
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,672 ratings.