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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,988 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,988
Reviews: 1,604
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 184
Gots: 429 | FT: 15
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003)
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Time to crack this baby open (and re-cork it, cause I don't feel like going through a whole bomber of this tonight) Poured about 6oz into a brandy snifter.

A: Pours an impenetrable pitch-black body, with a small, one finger mocha-colored head. The retention is good for 9.5%, and so is lacing. The residue coats the glass nicely, in typical RIS fashion.

S: Little bit of roast, some chocolate, and booziness. Nothing too fantastic here.

T: BIG. Not an easy beer to drink at all, but it doesn't purport itself to be. Better than the nose would indicate, with many layers of flavor; bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roast, smoke, raisins, figs, rum-like alcohol, and a nice hoppy bite to finish things off. Everything is balanced well, yet the taste is very in your face. NICE!

M: Very creamy overall, as expected. Medium-heavy body, with good, albeit quick fading, carbonation. Has a bit of a sticky pine hop finish that is unique, but meshes nicely with the other notes.

O: I admit, I'm biased toward big-ass RIS beers, but holy bajeezus. Worst I can say is that it's not particularly easy to digest its qualities (as it should be) and that the smell isn't amazing. Otherwise, this is a devastating combination of boldness and refinement that puts it high on the list of my favorite beers ever. Would I have it often? No, I'd have to be in the right mood to enjoy this. But those 3 or 4 times a year where I am in said mood? I'll be all over this like a fat kid on a Hershey bar.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 03:31:21 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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