Brewing and reviewing since 2012.
Brewery: Great Divide
Brew: Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Style: Imperial Stout
Price: $8.99 (22 oz bomber)
Their Take: 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?
Off the bat, Great Divide’s Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is one impressive looking beer. It pours a deep black with a dark tan head. The aroma tinges the nose with alcohol, and it gives off a similar smell to that of bourbon, showcasing the oak aging process immediately. The beer has a very rich, roasted flavor, and the oak stands out in a great way. The beer finishes with a subtle vanilla flavor, then a coffee taste showing off the stout part of this beer. This one kept me wanting to go back for another sip, and considering the rich flavors and slight alcohol hints this one went down very smooth, even at the higher ABV. This is a very well done stout that I’d recommend picking up if you can.