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Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
November 1, 2013, 2:50 pm
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Pour: Thin dark coffee coloured head. Thick, inky, brownish, black body.

Nose: Very robust roasted malt, chocolate, mocha, fudge, nuts, soya sauce. Very inviting.

Palate: Supremely intense, coffee, mocha, roasted malt. Refined, smooth bitterness then comes through, before finishing pleasantly crisp and dry, with a lingering saltiness at the end. I like how the beer smoothly transits from the roasted malt to the hop bitterness; there is not disjunction and the hops tastes toasted itself. Very full, rich and robust body yet smooth and velvety. It is a meal in itself.

The label describes this beer as “untamed”; I beg to differ. This beer is extremely refined amidst its robust and intense taste, with distinct stages in the progression of taste that is deliberate and calibrated to achieve its intended effect. This is my first imperial stout, and it is truly superb.

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