Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by elvislwyr:
4.41/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: This beer pours thick, dark, viscous. A vigorous pour yields a mocha colored head the width of your thumb. This dissipates fairly quickly and I did not observe it to leave lacing on the glass. Completely opaque, the beer is maybe more dark brown than black. An appetizing appearance.
S: Dark baking chocolate, or cocoa, which to me is the dominant note. Some background alcohol booziness wafts in, along with some brush strokes of espresso.
T: Complex, balanced between sweet and bitter, decadent maltiness with hops that would be aggressive in an ale, but leave you questioning whether the lingering bitterness is charry malt or the hops in this beer. A beer to be pondered.
M: It drinks like it pours; full and thick and viscous. There is a nice carbonated tingle on the front end, balanced with mousse-like silkiness. Maybe the best part of the beer.
O: This is an impressive stout. A superb example of artful craftsmanship.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2013 03:39:14 | More by elvislwyr
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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
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