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From our cellar: Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti 2013

Some beers are better with age.
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Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti 2013

Just two years in the cellar already yield hints of aging from aroma to sip. A substantial light brown head caps the inky pour, emitting a light milk chocolate, leather and Raisinets scent with a quiet, boozy halo. On the tongue, the dusty milk chocolate segues into dark cherry and raisin notes. The body has thinned a bit on this 9.5% imperial stout, but it retains its smoothness.

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