Thursday, August 5, 2010

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chad9976 (602) - Albany, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Appearance: might be the darkest beer I’ve ever seen. Head is like beautiful mud.

Aroma: mostly dark chocolate, but not as intense as other chocolate stouts. Noticeable hops imparts some citrus.

Taste: delicious dark chocolate not overdone. Nice gentle bitterness with a touch of pepper in the aftertaste. Oak aging gives a slightly smokey and woody taste in the finish. Robust but smooth.

Drink: for 9.5% ABV it tastes and feels like something much lighter. You can gulp it or sip it. Booze is well masked.

Mouthfeel: not too thick, not too thin; not too lively, but not flat.

Overall: very impressive. Not the best chocolate stout I’ve ever had but a damn good one. Highly recommended.

Grade: 10/10

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