On the menu tonight was a imperial stout aged on French and American oak chips brewed by Great Divide brewing company – Oak Aged Yeti.
More like a dessert than a beer, you could substitute your ice cream sundae for one of these and probably consume more calories, but who’s counting? Here’s my review:
Overall rating: 4.24/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams utopia glass. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.
A- Pours a jet black, oil-like opaque body with a thick deep mocha colored head that reduces slowly and leaves some sticky lacing.
S- Sweet milk chocolate, espresso, dark fruits, vanilla, and butterscotch. The dark fruit aroma is particularly strong in this one.
T- Upfront dark chocolate covered fruit dominates, followed by a faint vanilla note. This develops to a deep roasty, charred, nearly burnt malt flavor that sticks on the tongue for a while.
M- Really thick and rich with low carbonation.
This was quite an impressive imperial stout, it was complex, rich, and balanced. I just wish the oak aging added more dimension to it, I only got faint aromas and tastes of vanilla from the oak. Maybe I’m just used to the robust oak bourbon barrel aged stouts that are popular nowadays.