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Beer – #234 – Great Divide – Yeti Imperial Stout

Brought only on it’s name, because I couldn’t find a BigFoot I follow up the Alesmith extravaganza Speedway stout with Great Divide – Yeti Imperial Stout.

Brewed by Great Divide Brewing Company in the style of a Imperial Stout and that’s in the mile high DenverColorado USA

ok yes I need a haircut. Tomorrow. Anyway the beer……

Great Divide - Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout is an onslaught of the senses. An almost viscous, inky-black brew, Yeti opens with a massive, roasty, chocolate, coffee malt flavor that eventually gives way to rich toffee and burnt caramel notes. Packed with an enormous quantity of American hops, Yeti’s hop profile reveals a slightly citrusy, piney, and wonderfully dry hoppy finish. 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

9.5% ABV in a 355ml bottle , in NZ 2.66 standard drink units. and yes 75 IBU thingumy things which could be a bittery tang.

Yeasty bread chocolate on opening, Syrupy deep dark black syrupy pour with a persistent thinnish head of brown. Aroma is a comfortable roasted malt.

Then to summarise my first impressions,  bit less punchy, and less balanced than it could be, oh and its a bit short of length.

Carries it’s aroma really well, but has a persistent sourness, doesn’t have a big mouthfeel, and there is no lingering. There’s not a lot of profile either, it might be a one trick thing. Mostly I get an after of a sourness, which isn’t what you really want, and there isn’t a warmness that should come along after this gets warmer in the glass.

So then, the pdubyah-o-meter, which is moping only to 7, and that’s “good” and I’m giving it a free pass having followed a barnstormer beer.

At this moment, and in this place. it’s isn’t all that and a bag of crisps. The yeti is still then a bit undiscovered as a thing.

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