Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Great Divide Barrel-aged Series Yeti Imperial Stout, aged in whiskey barrels

Great Divide Barrel-aged Series Yeti Imperial Stout, aged in whiskey barrels. Alec. 12.5% by Vol. Brewed and bottled by Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver, Colorado.

Strictly stygian hue, deep blackness, full and thick deep brown head, crumples quickly.

Aroma: Powerful. Dense. Reeks of all the thickest and richest malt flavors, blended with the belly of the barrels. Chocolate, molasses, anise, all wrapped up in vanilla, black cherry, pepper, even. Intense. No kidding.

Now, to drink: Hugeness, once more. Vast, massive, dominant. Malt is rich, whiskey flavors are on top of it all. Utter decadence. Bigness, boldness, hugeness, and heaviness. This is no breeze, no will-o-the-wisp, no trip down the lane. Pow, pow, powerful. (Said that already.) Did I say big, big, big, though? I probably hinted at it. Boom, boom, boom. Damned delicious.

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