Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide Brewing, Denver Colorado
Beware the Yeti!
I'm not one for warnings, so let's venture forth.....
It pours opaque and thick with a thin caramel colored head.
The aroma is BIG roasted malt with mild vanilla and chocolate tones.
The full body is creamy with big roasty malt. It is fairly smooth for being so thick. There isn't much sweetness in the slight vanilla that arrives in the body of the bear. It manages to stick to the malty hearty side of things. The beer dominates the palate. It is bitter in the finish.
The aftertaste is bitter chocolate - thick and malty.
This is a great imperial stout, I like that it steers clear of the sweetness. There is also an Oak-Aged Yeti that is worth the search. Great Divide has very good distribution and you should be able to find it in both beer stores and finer grocery stores in 6 packs and 22 oz bottles -
Track one down!