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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,738 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,738
Reviews: 1,696
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 746 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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Ratings: 4,738 | Reviews: 1,696
Photo of Hoganlaw
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's like having Bigfoot's hot sister in your mouth.

Photo of Bone53
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap @ Blue Dust

Appearance: Black with a one finger dark brown head. Yetis are among my favorite looking beers

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, slight smoke

Taste: This is a coffee foward RIS. Nice espresso notes with a chocolate, light caramel undertone and a substantial hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied; Goes down good for the abv. but is too hoppy to be eexceptionally smooth

Overall: I expected more from this beer. It has a solid coffee base and overall good but not great aromas and flavors. The Mouthfeel is where this beer falls short. Quite bitter and expected more creamy and smooth. This is a good base beer, but i like the other Yeti variations much more

Photo of marieli
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Not sure about temp. Pours pitch-black brown. Very little head. Smell is primarily coffee/espresso, as is taste. I liked the beer at first but it took on a distinct bitterness as it warmed that was a bit much for my taste. Mouthfeel is smooth and on thick side. If you like coffee and some bitterness in your beer this should be a winner.

Photo of samtrillo
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Delicious bitter espresso taste but balanced out by big chewy and creamy mouthfeel. Feels like some iced frappe drink. And it's not a flavored, just an imperial. The hop and bitterness factor will probably scare off otherwise dark beer drinkers, but if you're a true beer lover you will like this one.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look - brownish black with a slight dark tan head and good lacing
smell - sweet dark chocolate some coffee and toasted wood and booze
taste - first thing I taste is coffee followed by the dark chocolate then with some bitter hops creeping up behind and a great toasty malt backbone to hold it all in place
feel - full body with slight carbonation that gives that slight bit even though its a fairly creamy feel.
Overall - Really enjoy this beer, really complex and has a lot going on.

Photo of KevChiTown
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black with no head, unremarkable. Standard issue RIS. Still glad I got to try the base model, since the variants are so good.

Photo of Elsuperjefe
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Gorgeous dark ebony color with chocolate 1.5 finger head that lasted for a while. Hopy aroma and tasted as such. Definitely felt the carbonation as I swirled it around my mouth. The hopiness overpowered most other favors but I did get a slight sweet oaky aftertaste. Overall a nice beer that will definitely be enjoyed by most hop lovers.

Photo of LeeTurner
3.22/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Extremely hoppy and bitter for a stout

Photo of Forsman
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitchblack. Dark fingerhigh foam. Mediumsize bubbles. Taste a bit strong, quite hoppy for a stout, even an imperial one. Not bad at all, allthough not the best in this style in my opinion. Nice overall.

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

May be an older bottle, drank from a 16oz glass. Smelled a little rusty, and the taste was bitter and just not what I was expecting.

Photo of Jameson77
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance-pours a large head, very dark almost black color with a dark brown tan head.
Smell- Sweet and Roasty with hints of chocolate
Taste- Once again chocolate notes with pretty strong hop flavor for a stout and a little boozy. Very well balance with a good finish on the back of the palate.
Mouthfeel-Full mouthfeel, that stays with you long in between tastes but it is a good taste that you like. Lite carbonation and very heavy as an imperial stout should be.
Overall- Love this beer, would not do anything to change it as it is very good. I drank it out of a 12oz snifter glass, it is like drinking a beer cognac.

Photo of kkleu357
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 3/30/15

On tap at Great Divide. Thick body. Very dark. Huge chocolate aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate taste with a nice balance of roasted flavor.

Photo of Marklaz
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little hoppy for my tastes for a stout. But definitely drinkable.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice brown and thick foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is an opaque black. Thee beer leaves some pretty substantial lacing on the glass.

The beer smell is fairly chocolatey with some roasted malt notes around the edges. The smell has a slight hop note to it but nothing too strong. It's just enough to balance against the chocolate and roast notes.

The beer taste is slightly similar. The beer taste still has the same strong chocolate notes with roasted malt adding a nice contrast. However, the hop presence is bitter and a bit stronger than the smell, which is strong enough to stand against the other notes. As a result, the aftertaste has a very nice and strong mixture of roasted malts and bitter hops.

The mouthfeel is fairy thick and creamy. The beer is heavy bodied but has a nice creamy feel to it. The carbonation is biting and adds a bit of texture to it.

Overall, the beer is pretty good and I highly recommend it. It may not be one of the strongest Imperial Stouts but it comes close.

Photo of Dnayew
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer, much more bitter than your traditional RIS.

Photo of CAC329
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The look was beautiful dark color with a light foam.
The taste was BITTER. It grew on me but it was not something I would necessarily come back to.

Photo of JaxBeerBear
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding RIS, one of my favorites and has been for years now. Runs a bit expensive though here in Jacksonville, FL unfortunately.

Photo of Eric_Edwardson
3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick, black color with a caramel head about a finger and a half thick. Bitter coffee smell with hints of wood, maybe oak? Smooth front with a bitter aftertaste. Strong notes of Espresso coffee which make for a bitter stout.


Bitter

Photo of alcoherent_notholic
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer for a recent staycation on a cold rainy day.

A: Thick, black color with a caramel head about a finger thick, about the color of North American Sasquatch fur. Foamy lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Light, bitter smell with hints of oak. Unusually hoppy smell that was unexpected.

T: Smooth front with a bitter aftertaste. Strong notes of Espresso coffee with a bitterness uncommon of stouts. Elusive hints of smoky wood that I was unable to capture on camera.

O: Nice beer, but not my first choice. I'm a sucker for a nice thick and smooth stout and this provided an extra bite that might give me rabies but I doubt anyone will believe the story later. A nice way to experience something different without leaving the house.

Photo of buckslayer50
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Impreial Stout, really growing to love this style of beer, especially in the winter.

Photo of dandandan79
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

at first i thought damn this is too bitter of an ending. I continued to drink and the complexity of this beer hit me. Its a well balanced and with personality, with taste. Before I knew it i finished and i wanted a bit more so I could unpack all the flavors in here. Overall a very good, strong beer. I can smell the chocolate now and i have a few more sips left.

Photo of reg1214
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick, opaque brownish black with a dark mocha head that lingers. Strong chocolaty aroma. Malty yet bitter taste with notes of chocolate. Not much boozy taste for 9.5%. Smooth feel. Residual bitter aftertaste. Overall a great imperial stout.

Photo of BradTheGeek
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To hoppy for a stout. I like hoppy beers, but it takes away from the malt complexity this could have.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This stout is outstanding! Creamy mouth feel! Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee.. Top notch!

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeti yum chocolate, coffee, little anus, some carbonation , with a slight alcohol
burn off at the end great sipping stout
Great for this -4 day

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,738 ratings.