Review - Great Divide Brewing Company's Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
"Crack open Yeti Imperial Stout's sophisticated sibling -- Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. Although these beers come from the same clan, they have entirely different personalities. Aging on a blend of French and toasted oak chips infuses a subtle oak and vanilla character into Yeti's already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile. Who says you can't tame a Yeti? 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs)." -- Great Divide Brewing Company
Pours like black gold with a golden-brown, honey-colored chewy head with a viscous body. Holding the glass up to the sun, it completely blocks it out like an eclipse. Great retention with fantastic lacing that clings to the glass like glue. Aroma was noted as red Twizzlers, coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, burnt chocolate malts, noted alcohol presence, but not overpowering. Initial taste is moderately sweet, shifting to a light bitter finish with a long duration. Surprisingly thin bodied, it has an alcohol present on the tongue, it has a smoky finish with a creamy texture and active carbonation.
Reviewed on May 27th, 2007.