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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,675 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3675
Reviews: 1587
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%


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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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,675 ratings.