Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by gleemonger:
4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Very dark brown to black, with a nice thick, dimpled beige head. The head stays nice and thick and lingers through the whole glass, with some nice lacing.
Rich roasty, chocolatey aroma with a touch of sweetness and some alcohol. It smells like a big one, and I can't wait to take a sip.
More bitter than I was expecting, almost a tad metallic - coming from what seems to be a combo of the burnt malts and some hops. The chocolate is there, but is more in the background than I expected. There is definitely a complexity there as I expect from a RIS though, with some good sweet malts backing ulp all of the above. I think it's just a little on the bitter side for my taste.
Nice and rich, as I come to expect from a good RIS. Moderate carbonation, and a nice creamy feel.
A very nice stout. For me, if the bitterness were toned way down, it would almost be perfect, as it is in most areas. I'm just not a fan of too much metallic hop bitterness in my stouts. But this is definitely a very solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 19:41:06 | More by gleemonger
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4.39/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottled poured into a snifter
A - motor oil black. Minimal dark brown head (as with most RIS) and lacing.
S -dark chocolate, roasted malts, hint of dark fruit, coffee
t - all the yeti's (including expresso and particularly chocolate) have this hint of mint in the taste. Roasted malts are heavy, coffee bitterness is present along with some hops, chocolate is very light. Little bit of alcohol in the finish
m - fairly carbonated for an IS, medium mouthfeel. Just about right.
o - one of my favorite year round imperial stouts. a little more bitterness and bite than some of the other seasonal/special release classics like Zhukov or KBS but something you can find almost anywhere it's one of the best.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 05:04:39 | More by Swedgin_Wu
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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