Beer: Oak Aged Yeti
Brewery: Great Divide
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Black as the night in which you wouldn’t want to encounter a Yeti. Triumphant billowy dark bronze head, filled with huge carbonation bubbles. Lacing on glass looks like, well, lace. The head fades down into the brim of a Turkish coffee.
Scent: It smells like drunk. Tons of booze upon first waft. Then it gets fun: a strong hop quickly vanishes and is replaced with intense vanilla and marshmallows. As it is oak aged, the vanilla is the strongest note, and finishes with a date aroma.
Flavor: Vanilla, to coffee, to some bitter unknown, to bitter chocolate, to wood, to general dessert flavor. It kind of tastes like licking a tree, too.
Feel: Very smooth, medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
Concluding remarks: Don’t drink this alongside food; it will ruin your palate. This Yeti is a flavor destroyer, crushing all other inferior flavors in its path. It is an incredibly bold and powerful beer that needs to be sipped. Ultimately, it really doesn’t get much better than Great Divide’s Oak Aged Yeti. They do have a number of other Yetis, so look out: Belgian Style Yeti, Bretty Yeti (brewed with lager yeasts), Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, and regular Yeti. From what I hear, the Oak Aged (THIS ONE), Belgian Style, and Bretty reign supreme. Why not go ahead and do a little at-home taste test of your own?