Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.48/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a sam adams perfect pint glass. Bottled on date of 2/18/2011
A- Pours a very dark brown. A dense 1/4'' of brown mocha head forms before leaving a nice ring and some filmy foam. Sits black in glass.
S- Chocolate notes here, both a slight sharp bittersweet and a rich smooth sweetness. A touch of heavily roasted coffee bean. On the lighter side of aroma for a >9% abv RIS.
T- Light sweet chocolate that fades to a semi-dense burnt coffee bitterness. Even after drinking coffee all day, this is some decent bitterness. No alc comes through in taste. Lingering taste is as if I just ate some bittersweet chocolate for cooking. Seems rather basic in flavor profile, but is good. Choc sweetness begins to come through as warms, but doesn't completely rise above. Faint sourdough crust comes through at the very end and finish.
M- Med-big in the body. The burnt bitterness lingers for a while. Some good full palate feel that gives it some chewiness upfront. Slightly on the rough side for the palate.
O- A good RIS overall. Nothing really stands out other then the intense bittersweet choc qualities. Solid, but many others have it beat. Maybe some age would help to intensify the subdued choc notes past the bittersweet domination. Quite easy to drink quickly considering the semi-rough bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2011 22:55:45 | More by busterthecat
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aroma: Toasted nuts, roasted coffee and chocolate, with a little sweet liqueur thrown in for good measure
Appearance: Pours like slick black oil with a minimal, decadent, half-inch tan head
Taste: Bitter and slightly salty, with a nice, long, lightly sour aftertaste
Palate: Light bodied with a thin oily texture, flat with an astringent, bitter finish
Overall: A good stout, but perhaps a little too bitter to be named excellent.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:16:52 | More by auee92
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
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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