Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.2/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle, kept in cool storage. Bottle-dated 'Mar 11 2011'. Courvoisier snifter holds the beer. It's 4pm, do you know where YOUR Yeti is?
Pours absolutely black with a smooth glug. Light brown head topped out at about 1/4". Looks absolutely sinful, and I can't wait to dig in.
Rich ripe malty nose imposes with chocolate liquor, espresso bean, anise, fusel alcohol, and gingerbread notes. Meaty char and light peatiness make this a pretty macho nose. Smells like beer cocoa with marshmallows.
Expanse malt-bomb with delicious bittersweet fudgy flavors. Bittered espresso, black chocolate, spruce hops, charred grain, spicy booze, and light licorice. Middle and finish show off hints of tart berries in a tannic sort of way. Dark fruits linger a bit on the end, too, with a kiss of prune. Some definite booze-mellowing took place after almost two years. Finishes with that familiar aged stout swing, like a tangy chocolate cake batter. Big-time savory flavors with just a touch of sweetness.
Super-rich feel with great body, like the beer took a few whips in a blender before I sipped it. Coating in the mouth despite the well-dissolved carbonated bushiness. I bet my tongue is black right now.
A fantastic RIS, and one of my favorites from off-the-shelf. Will have to compare with a fresh bottle to see how much I really like Yeti compared to some of the others.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 21:51:43 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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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