Description:"Yeti Imperial Stout is an onslaught of the senses. It starts with a big roasty malt flavor that gives way to rich caramel and toffee notes. Yeti gets its bold hop character from an enormous quantity of American hops." — Great Divide Brewing Co.
The tasting: Near black in color. When held up to the light, no light passed through. Dark tan head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, smoky malts and alcohol. Flavor had all the same elements as the aroma with the addition of some sweet malts and hop bitterness. While I could taste the hop bitterness, it was hard to distinguish the flavor of hops amongst all the other flavors--especially the smoky malts. Medium to heavy in body, and lightly carbonated. It has a smooth and creamy mouth feel. It finishes with sweet malt and a smoky bitterness that lingers.
Rating: 4 star. Really Good! I want this again. I'm really starting to enjoy Imperial Stouts and Yeti is a great one! Yeti does have a very strong smoky flavor, which may not appeal to everyone. If you're new to the style, give it a try. In addition to the Oaked version, they also make Espresso Oaked and Chocolate Oaked version. I need to find those. I Believe...
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