Friday, September 30, 2011

Yeti Imperial Stout

  •  SRM Color : 70
  • Brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
  • Brewer's Description: 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.
  • Russ' rating: 10 of 10
  • With the brew: Kansas City Strip Steak
  • Comments: Dark as they can possibly come, Imperial Stout can be as intimidating as the Yeti this one is named for. If you can overcome your fear, this is one very good Beer. The pour produces a large head of dark caramel colored, dense bubbles ( > 0.5mm) that are tightly packed into a foam like consistency. The aroma is a sweet Malt flavor that reminds me of the raw Barley Malt I would use to brew my own beer. The initial flavor of this brew is of dark roasted grains and heavy Malt sweetness, but this gives way to an impressive Hop spice the leaves your palate clean and ready for another sip. Savor this one, a flavor this good is as elusive as a Yeti, and your glass will soon be empty.

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