Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hopped and Bothered: Great Divide Belgium Style Yeti

Great Divide -- Belgium Style Yeti
Alcohol content 9.5%. This was an interesting brew to review. It pours thick and dark, with an inch of mocha foam on top that leaves rings. Very opaque and smells of Belgium spice and thick malt. Chocolate and a bit of vanilla. A pinch of espresso and dark fruit. The sip is immediately off-putting. Roasted malt, some cloves, a hint of cardamon, and, well, more chocolate. A kiss of anise finishes this bad boy. It took me almost an hour to drink it. That strong. The Belgium yeast is intriguing.

Buy if: you want a Russian Imperial Stout that doesn't taste like black licorice.

Overall: a unique, sometimes overpowering and ultimately tasty beverage. I would try again if I found another year-aged bottle.

4 out of 5.

--Nick

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