Oak Aged Yeti

Colorado
United States
Oak Aged Yeti Beer Great Divide
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

OAK AGED YETI IMPERIAL STOUT is Yeti Imperial Stout’s sophisticated sibling. They may be from the same clan, but they have entirely different personalities. Oak aging gives a subtle vanilla character, rounding out Yeti’s intense roastiness and huge hoppy nature. Who says you can’t tame a Yeti?

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ABV: 
9.5%
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The bomber bottle warns of a “massive” and “complex” opaque black ale with a huge dark brown head, and that's exactly the experience it delivers. The aroma is strong roasted chocolate and treacle with a light vanilla and a warm, toasted oak character to complement the malt. The flavor matches the maltiness of the aroma, adding a moderate sweetness with a touch of toasted oak. The moderate-high bitterness tempers the sweetness and leaves strong chocolate, coffee and roasted malt flavors lingering on the palate. This beer is an excellent example of an Imperial Stout but lacks prominent oak-aging characteristics and never reveals any residual barrel spirits.