Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - opaque, dark tan head, very creamy and fluffy, leaves a thick coat of lace down the sides of my snifter
S - sweet citrus hops, creamy chocolate, mild roast, light malty sweetness, clean
T - great mix of chocolatey malt and some citrus hops, caramel and toffee undertones with a balancing sweetness, finish is bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, and delicious hop bitterness
M - full body, viscous, chewy, mild carbonation is very creamy, finish is dry without being astringent, alcohol has almost no character
D - there is a ton of great flavour crammed into this beer, yet it manages to stay quite drinkable
It's been over a year since I had a sample of the Oak Aged Yeti at a tasting, and I have been craving it ever since. I was disappointed when I couldn't find it in Dallas, but I "settled" for the "plain" Yeti. There aint a damn thing wrong with this version, and there is a whole lot that is right. I love that the hops stay the hell out of the way in the flavour dept, preferring to make their presence felt in the aroma and finish, yet still integrating with the roasted malt. A couple hoppy imperial stouts I have tried seem to tone down the roast too much, which makes me think I'm drinking an Imperial Porter moreso than an Imperial Stout, but this mistake has not been repeated in the Yeti. The size and body of this beer are a perfect match, as are the hops and malt; all are quite big, yet not overdone, and perfectly intergrated. This beer is every bit as good as I remember the Oaked version was. Superb!
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2009 03:50:25 | More by markaberrant
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4.36/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.
A: Black. Absolutely black. No color. No highlights around the edges. No light peering through during the iPhone flashlight test. A liquid black hole with a creamy crown the shade of raw sugar. Unreal amounts of burnt caramel colored lacing down the glass. Everything I want to see in a RIS.
S: Slightly bitter. Dark roasted malts, pure cocoa powder, heavy molasses, light hints of dark roasted coffee. An unexpected whiff of citrus hop presence underneath adds a bit of a unique and pleasant touch.
T: The taste follows suit near perfectly with the nose, except that everything is more powerful on the tongue than it was in the nose. Not super complex, but it doesn't need to be. With a flavor profile this decadent and well-executed, who needs something over-the-top? Not me.
M: Full-bodied, creamy, decadent, viscous, all without being too overwhelming. This is a slow-drinker, but definitely still goes down easy.
O: I see this around A LOT and I've recently been trying to stop myself from IPA binging, so I decided to grab something different that seems to be a crowd favorite. Two sips in, I understand the praise. This is one serious stout! It's nothing overly complex, but when you execute flavors THIS well, who needs off-the-wall recipes? I tip my hat to the folks at Great Divide, for they've hit it out of the park with this imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 03:16:44 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,900 ratings.