13 July 2008

Beer Review, Great Divide Oak-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Great Divide Oak-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

(Consumed on 7/10/2008. Tasting notes copied verbatim.)

Appearance: Dark black completely opaque body, originally-thick head dissipates quickly to soapscum. Leaves significant lacing. 4.0/5

Smell: Very sweet, strong notes of coffee, some chocolate. Slightly astringent. Very malty. 4.5/5

Taste: Very hot with alcohol, very oaky. Drink somewhat chilled or the oak takes over. Careful sipping reveals malty chestnuts, coffee. Slightly dry on the finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick, moderate carbonation, somewhat hoppy on the tongue. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Stick to the regular Yeti unless you love oak. It's really overwhelming in this one. 3.0/5

Overall: 3.8/5

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