Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by boelker62:
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I love it when you just swipe a beer off the shelf as a last ditch effort, and find it's the best of your shopping trip. That's what happened here, thank god.
A - pours a rocky, frothy brown head atop a pitch black body. The head was mostly-lasting, and left a nearly glue-like substance of lacing down the glass as it went. This is serious stuff.
S - kicks out a full nse of caramel and molasses with a light hint of resiny hops to boot.
T - really, quite nice and completely unexpected. With initial notes of the toasted versions of the aromas, then changing to the warming alcohol, with a completely separate, heavy hop finish. The balance this beer has would let it walk a tight rope.
M - not quite motor oil (like the look) but yet a ull-bodied brew with a long hoppy and slightly alcoholic finish cleans up the palate enough to keep moving on this.
D - with it's high ABV, but cleansingly lingering mouthfeel, you could get in trouble with this one. Very good.
Overall, biggest surprise of my vacation, paied with a serving of Chimay Grand Cru cheese from the local cheesemonger. I would buy a case of his in a heartbeat, and it can be had in any season, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2007 12:58:12 | More by boelker62
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4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep-deep brown nearly black color with a one finger head of brown foam. The head holds on strong, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is a big, roasty, and sweet with a nice roasted malt smell mixed with plenty of milk chocolate, brown sugar, and some caramel. Along with these aromas comes some smells of coffee, bourbon and an earthy hop giving a heavy and nicely roasty aroma overall.
Taste- A big sweet roasted malt and chocolate flavor greets the tongue. This is accompanied by flavors of vanilla and caramel mixed within. As the taste advances coffee starts working its way in, with it beginning lighter and really gaining strength toward the end of the taste. Along with the coffee comes some boozy flavors with some smoke mixed within, melding very well with an increase in the roasted flavors of the brew. More booziness and sweetness (with hints of vanilla) hits the tongue at the end of the taste and with the now somewhat stronger coffee flavor, the robust roast and the sweeter chocolate flavors of the brew ends up leaving a thick and warming taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is quite thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is slightly on the lower side. Both the thick-creamy body and the low carbonation are fantastic for the big, warming and boozy roasted flavors of the brew, making a great slow sipper.
Overall – A very tasty Russian imperial with a big sweet and boozed roasted flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 00:55:48 | More by Darkmagus82
3.59/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice, firm dark brown head with excellent retention and sticky lacing. Beer is dark black with purple highlights.
Roast barley, a hint of coffee and dark cacao, and a slight bit of dark, overripe fruit dominate the nose. A bit of cream as well.
Waves of roasted barley wash over the mouth, carrying hints of cream and a not insignificant metallic taste. The barley is dominant; the metallic flavor is unwanted.
Full, thick mouthfeel; not quite chewy. Sticky finish. Alcohol is noticeable.
This is an enjoyable stout, but it's simply not up there with the best of them.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:29:17 | More by Roguer
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,956 ratings.