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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,991 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,991
Reviews: 1,605
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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erz316

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

botled on Aug 10 2009, poured form 12floz bottle into maudite snifter.

A - this is an incredible looking stout, I can find no flaw. just be sure to pour very gently, it makes a lot of foam. right now I have a full 3 fingers. the body is pitch black, no light getting in anywhere anyhow. the head is made of tiny bubbles, that retain insanely well. the top of the head is this glossed over, smooth creamy foam, and in the center are the bigger bubbles--kind of the same way a pancake cooks on a griddle. A perfect looking stout? Well, it meets all my criteria, and it looks good, so I'd say yes! let me reiterate how well that head retains: several minutes into the review, it is still just as high. finally, 16 minutes into the review the head has come down.

S - this actually smells a bit more hoppy than malty, huh. there are definitely malts there, just the floral freshness of the hops take priority on the senses. but the malts arent all that noticeable, save a slightly earthy chocolate-ness. I'm a bit dissapointed here.

T - not bad. not a knock out either. the initial taste is primarily malty, real big on the roasted malts. a tad sweet, but nothing too much. there is a certain mustiness, maybe it is the yeast. the hops are still quite noticeable, not just their bitterness, however. this is not much to my liking, but hey, its not my brewery. the finish has a distinctive anise and alcohol flavour, and the persistent hoppy-ness. the aftertaste is much more like a stout: bitter, slightly sweet, roasted. this brew isnt much of an ris, its far too hoppy and is more of a simple bitterness than anything else. it tastes pretty good, but not especially great. with all them hops, it sure was easy to mask the alcohol.

MF&D - a good heavy body with medium intense carbonation. the body feels pretty good, but the drinkability will suffer along with the taste

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 01:38:40 | More by erz316
More User Reviews:
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jsausley

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass.

A: Wonderful black with a rich brown-gold head. Nice lacing, very consistent liquid, thick and heavy. Gorgeous, wonderful, dark beer.

S: Thick, heavy massive malt body with huge coffee, chocolate and cinnamon on top.

T: Big roasted malt body, significant hop bite. Crisp coffee-like bitterness rises to the top after swallowing. A nice chocolate flavor on the aftertaste. Lots of deep earthy tones and spices. Very consistent, well bodied beer with a nice variety of flavors, but not complicated. Simple, but very good. Not very sweet.

M: Super smooth, some slight carbonation but a nice silky texture to the beer itself.

O: This is a very good example of an Imperial stout that makes no false claims. It's big, bold and huge on the roasted malt character. There is just enough bitterness and alcohol to clean up the malty body. It has notes of coffee and chocolate and is very well balanced, but lacks significant amounts of specialized textures and flavors that you might find in another imperial stout. It's very good, easy to drink and is consistent with its flavors throughout its temperature range. Solid A.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 22:48:21 | More by jsausley
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March 2011 bottle. Opened July 2014.

A - Solid, almost bowling ball black body. Creamy milk chocolate head has great retention and lace.

S - An excellent nose, sweet and chocolately. Malted milk balls, deep milk chocolate, chestnuts, touch of burt coffee.

T - Opens smooth, bold, and round with milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, and thick caramel. The center drops out a little, but features nice roast grain and molasses flavors. Really nice dry roast finish.

M - Smooth with a light, well balanced carbonation. Medium-full body with a great coating on the back end.

O - Really enjoyable, and arguably the best of the entire series.

Serving type: bottle

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,991 ratings.