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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,666 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3666
Reviews: 1586
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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oelergud

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opague black body. Huge brown undulating head with great retention and lace. Bubbles of all sizes.
Very strong and spiced molasses, caramel, brown sugar and hops with a grassy hint in the nose.
Intense flavors of burnt cocoa and coffee bean. Caramel on steroids and a pleasant smoked note spanning the whole. Plenty of residual sugars. Incredible aftertaste of dark chocolate truffle with a generous serving of rough hops spiking the experience.
Beyond full body. Thick and heavy finishing somewhat dry with a good coating.
Great brew and highly drinkable. Beware of the Yeti's strength though. The alcohol is not readily apparent in the smell or taste but it's there alright.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 18:58:38 | More by oelergud
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BarryNL

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well, I've never given an all 5 review before, but I can't fault this beer at all. If I had to choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life this would be it.

A: Pitch black with a deep tan head, which lasts well considering the alcohol level of this beer.

S: Fresh, citrusy hops aroma dominates with dark, sweet malts coming through underneath.

T: An amazing explosion of flavour. Spicy, citrus hops; sweet and roasty malts; a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness in the mouth followed by a pleasant bitter astringent aftertaste which lasts forever...

M: Rich and smooth in the mouth, with a pleasant astringency after swallowing.

D: Very refreshing considering the strength of this beer, and not cloying or tiring - an easy drinker - dangerously so.

All in all, I have to rate this as my favourite beer - for home drinking at least. For an evening in the pub I might prefer Timmy Taylor's Landlord but for quiet appreciation, this is the one.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 21:27:23 | More by BarryNL
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littlekidlover

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW!! just poured some of this 22oz into a wine glass, swished it around to take in the aroma, although I didn't need to because I could smell it from two feet away. It poured a thick khaki head that went to the way side with light lacing fairly quickly. The nose is a dark chocolate, coffee, and hop wallup! The taste is very well balanced with everything I smelled and a bit of raspberry. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and exceptionally drinkable. I put this stout on the short list of the greats, including Dark Lord and Bourbon County. This really kicks you in the ass! This weekend I am having some friends over for Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti, and Southern Tier Choklat. I may look for a couple more stouts as well to rate. KILLER!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 01:36:38 | More by littlekidlover
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours adark black with a nthick coffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and sugar. Tastes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and smoe dark berries. Has a very smooth taste in which the high alcohol content is nicely masked.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 08:58:27 | More by corby112
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mjryan

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I dont think Ive ever had a better Imperial Stout, and I doubt I ever will. Very large beer in many mays; big roasted malts, big American hops! Not smooth, hell yeah. Great when fresh, great when aged. Unbelievably easy to drink. Rich and bitter in the finish, yet supprisingly dry (for and Imperial Stout). A true masterpiece. My hat goes off to Great Divide for this phenominal beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 02:41:27 | More by mjryan
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jazztoloc

Mexico

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A 650 ml poured into a wide wine glass.
A: Light doesn't go through my glass, looks really dark, thick and creamy. The head is dark brown and stays long. Really nice lacing on the glass.
S: Lots and lots of grain, the malt smell wonderful. Alcohol blends nicely into the overal smell.
T: The balance of the malt richness and the presence of alcohol is amazing. Some cofee and cacao beans.
M: This is a full body beer, pass it beteen the teeth and you feel the greatness of this brew.
D: Very powerful, very drinkable. Have to be a liitlle careful, this baby can knock you out.

This is my first Great Divide beer, and I can tell by the taste and complexity of the mighty Yeti that this brewery has awesome things for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 23:27:34 | More by jazztoloc
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WickedSluggy

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 ounce bomber drank from a large wine glass. This beer was bottled in late Febtuary. It is now early May.

A - Very black with brown lacey brown foam.

S - Piney hops, roasted aroma, "dark fruit", alcohol.

T - Throw out the book - this beer screams "to know me is to love me." I'm sold. First of all, this is a HOPPY imperial stout. Hops flavor is big and really colors the flavor filling in any potential mild spots. There's nothing understated about this beer.

M - Big and silky. Great body. A mouth is not enough - if I were wealthy I'd swim in this beer.

D - A total pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 01:28:08 | More by WickedSluggy
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jtierney89

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rich and black with no opaqueness whatsoever. Dirty brown head. Smells of slight charcoal, alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Some piney hops resonate to the back of the nostrils as well.

Lacing is amazing.

Caramel and burnt coffee and black bitter chocolate malt backbone which is massive. Its balanced nicely with a burnt bitter malt presence as well as a good deal of hops that attack and destory any malty sweetness. Beautifully balanced with tons and tons of perfectly layered flavors. Simply fantastic.

Big thick and chewy mouthfeel. Such a big body.

The flavors are abundant and complex and leave you craving another sip each time you drink to find more hidden beauty within the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2011 03:21:33 | More by jtierney89
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murrayswine

Arizona

4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This and it's brother, oak aged, are the two best damn beers I've had in a long time! The pour is black like tar but with a Guinness head. The lacing has 20 minute legs, to bad the beer lasts maybe half that. The smeel is huge roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol, and plum fruits.
The taste is massive with oak (?), coffee, chocolate and alcohol, bu not in the least bit overpowering or offensive.
The mouthfeel is light and smooth, almost to easy.
This beer is fricking Stout Gold!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2006 05:26:21 | More by murrayswine
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aandresen

Arizona

4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz. bottle poured into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: Pours very dark, a nice two finger mocha head. Dissipates quick with good lacing.

S: Dark bitter chocolate, coffee, roasty aroma.

T: Lots of chocolate and roastiness. Coffee and roasted malts throughout the rest of the mouth. There are plenty of hops but mostly balance out all those delicious malts. Don't taste a lot of alcohol which is good and bad.

M: Full bodied with medium carbonation, perfect for me.

O: My favorite available RIS. Love the roastiness and dark chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 22:58:34 | More by aandresen
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JosephLondon

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a treat! Thank you to Natlocc787 for giving me the heads-up on where I could find this one. I really appreciate it.

Poured from a bottle dated July 2007. This beast of a stout has been sitting, waiting for its consumption for 2 and 1 half years. And oh is it ripe! The appearance is spectacular. The bubbles are so tight it looks more like coffee whipped-cream than a typical head. The froth is rebellious in its submittal to gravity, finally giving its way to a highly decorated, multiple ring of lace. When tilted from side to side the cascading effects are that of a marching band; every member hitting its own note to cause a harmony unparalleled. I smell dark caramel chocolate, vanilla, Godiva liquor and raisin plum with hints of dated pear and a touch of tobacco. The taste is nothing short of perfection. It has bourbon and a wood backbone. Lots of vanilla caramel chocolate, also dates with the slightest alcohol finish. The feel is smooth. Not thick or thin but perfect for this beer. The feel is satin on the palate not demanding too much and going down smooth. I have paramount beer in my cellar: Abyss, Life and Limb, Peche Mortel and others. This is the beer I want most right now.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 06:10:43 | More by JosephLondon
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nortmand

Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black, with a solid, lace forming brown head.

Very roasty aroma. Chocolate and some hop edge as well. Awesome.

Sweet roast and hazelnut. Chocolate and a solid, resinous hop bitteness. Some bitter orange notes as well.

Ginormous body, silky and luscious. Very strong, yet so silky smooth, that I could drink two of these. Awesome and clean. A very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 22:29:15 | More by nortmand
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beveritt

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label is simple, with a large mountain and the silhouette of a yeti near the bottom. Looks like this was bottled January 2008, so not super fresh, but not yet aged. I picked up a bomber of this years ago and put it in the cellar, finally able to try some fresh.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of dark tan head. This settles slowly, eventually leaving just a thin coating of foam. The lacing coverage is nearly 100%. The beer itself is black and completely opaque. No sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Sweet alcohol with hints of dark molasses and tart cherries. Raisins in the finish.

Taste: Dark chocolate and bitter coffee with hints of spicy mint. Long lingering finish with a medium level of hop bitterness. Alcohol is very present and warming, but well blended as to not be offensive.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is average. Body is incredible.

Drinkability: An amazing beer that, while I wish I tried it earlier, i can't wait to sample the 3+ year old one i have in my cellar. I am really finding my likes in the dark,malty beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 02:47:06 | More by beveritt
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Frosty80

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

first of the 2009 release

Color: pours an extremely dark brown. almost black without backlighting. sits almost completely black with an extremely small brown rim. creamy, very stable, 3 finger, light brown head.

Smell: dominated by chocolate, followed by coffee and an unimposing alcohol presence.

Taste: lots of bitterness, but is well balanced by a strong alcohol presence and chocolate and roast notes to smooth things out, esp in the finish

Mouthfeel: full bodied, moderate carbonation. very rich and smooth.

Notes: one of the better imperial stouts ive had. simply awesome. truly is "imposing". been passing up the hercules, but im hoping its just as good of a rep for its style.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 03:59:24 | More by Frosty80
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timrosenblatt

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this on November 8, 2009; bottle says it was filled on Jul 10.

It's a heck of a pour. The head stays around, and the color is surprising. I held my glass up to a lightbulb and couldn't see any light coming through. I bet I could trick someone into thinking I was drinking used motor oil.

Smells and tastes like coffee and chocolate. The smell is slightly more coffee, and the taste is slightly more chocolate. It actually has a sweet aftertaste, and then the coffee taste lingers. There's also a neat hoppiness to it all that seems very strong to non-beer fans, but tastes great to me.

Really smooth, and definitely drinkable. But, I think the drinkability stops around 1. I'd definitely make this the last beer of the night.

I wish I had a steak to go with this. The bottle suggests it, and I agree with this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 00:36:30 | More by timrosenblatt
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tapman

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black and opaque. Pours like warm molasses. One of the darker beers I've seen and definitely the thickest by sight. The head is chocolate mouse and has the retention of such, pours two fingers and holds at one finger for most of the session. What else do you need for the style?

Caramel, roast malt, alcohol, milk chocolate, and a very little bitter hop aroma.

Toffee and astringent roast flavors of dark chocolate and char. The hop character, at 75 IBUs, is incredibly balanced and very supportive of the malt bill and doesn't fight it at all. Bitter in the finish, but the sweet residual maltose helps to balance. That being said the alcohol is apparent, but not too obtrusive. As it warms the roast barley melts to burnt sugar, like that atop creme brulee. As it warms further a lot more milk chcolate. That turns this from 4.5 to 5.

A very pleasing texture, not as thick as it appears to pour. Lots of unfermentables in this one, like a milk stout. No alcohol burn in the finish.

Can't drink a lot of these due to the high abv, but easy to sip. Easier than other beers of the style. Delicious on so many levels, tastes different every 5 minutes as it warms. If you drink this one quickly you are really losing out.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 02:32:57 | More by tapman
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Mscarpen

Tennessee

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle donated by my buddy Ben.

Not your average Imperial Stout. I've had the espresso version of this beer, but it no way prepared me for this experience.

From the first pour, you know something amazing is going to happen here. The beer pours out deep, deep dark leaving only half a finger of roasted walnut tinted head. It pours, not like syrup, but something with high viscosity... something akin to 20 year aged balsamic vinegar.

Notes of chocolate, Kahlua, vanilla, sweet wood, raisin, plum, and faint hops.

When sipped, it cotes your mouth with a think heavy bodied silkiness, almost creamy in texture. Deep oak, chocolate, and roasted malts. Slight bitter hoppy finish. I have to say, it really is the texture that makes this beer so wonderful.

One of the best Imperial Stouts I've had to date. Simply wonderful!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 01:27:41 | More by Mscarpen
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out an intense black into my stout-dedicated Rogue pint glass - Damn, that's black! The stream of beer going into the glass is amazingly opaque and dark, coffee-bean brown. The head that forms is the color of a Hershey's bar - one of the darkest I've seen. It forms dripping, sticky walls of fuzzy lacing. Better than the oak aged by far.

At first, I get almost no scent other than hops from the glass, but it takes only a couple of minutes of warming before I begin to note bitter baker's chocolate and fluffy alcohol. Dark bitterness meets slight sugary molasses and rounding hops. Certainly different from its oak aged brother.

And the taste is certainly different! The oak aged version is smooth and vanilla-flavored, astringent and grainy. This is deep, rich, decadent, luxurious! Bitter, luscious, growling chocolate and hops, a very itty bitty bit of smoke - Some alcohol in the middle, but not astringent whatever, a soft, decadent rummy flavor, with a noticeable hop flavor - they do hops well, and the hop profile is tasty.

So... thick...

So very thick...

It's as though someone put several bottles of chocolate syrup into a blender and whipped them until they were frothy and aerated. This feels incredible on the tongue, thick and rich and decadent, but fluffy at the same time - Chewy to the max...

Imperial Stouts are my favorite style. I can't drink them every day, because they're simply so intense. Drinking a full glass of something like this beer takes effort and determination. It's so heavy, so decadent, it's like that fudge cake your aunt Julie makes that you have to eat, but feel so guilty for eating. Drinking this makes you feel guilty, it's so good.

Very close to fives across the board.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2006 04:00:03 | More by Tupperwolf
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aforbes10

Iowa

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4-6 month old bottle picked up a while ago at City Wide. Decided last night to drink it finally. Pours big and black tar colored with foamy, cream-topped khaki head. looks impressive. Hoppy, chocolate odor, full of fruit and treacle, fudge and cream. The odor of a good imperial stout makes it for me almost as much as the taste does and this one really makes the grade. Taste is great...a massive beer full of drity, leafy hops, roast chocolate malts, anc clingy boozy fruits. Hoip character bitters the beer throughout, especially on the finish. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. glug glug. A great beer. my only question is why this doesn't cost more? Holy crap, i'm rich! i can buy tons of this decious elixir

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 13:56:19 | More by aforbes10
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bort11

Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my choice to bring to a get together with my wife's boss. 22 oz bottle poured into a Chardonnay wine glass. With no pint glasses at the house we were visiting, this was a good alternative. Dark mocha colored head with good retention. Nice lacing on the glass, leaving noticeable rings on the glass with each sip.
Smell was a fantastic chocolate malt, dark coffee blend. There was a subtle hops nose blended with the bitterness of the coffee aroma. Taste fan-freaking-tastic! All the dark yummy flavors you would expect in an RIS. Coffee, toffee, chocolate, some figs, and that little hint of hops in the back.
Mouthfeel is very full bodied, but has a dry finish. A pleasantly mild carbonation. Very, very drinkable. I had two bottles and I was done for the night. I am getting more soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 15:29:54 | More by bort11
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one was bottled exactly one year ago.

A - Crude oil black with no trace of brown. Looks like obsidian. A big chunky two fingers of dark brown head stay put for some time and leave a lot of outstanding brown lace on the glass. This one looks thick and chewy!

S - Wow. Rich dark chocolate and espresso notes are equally matched by a shit-ton of oily and dank hops. This smells like a coffee/hash house in Amsterdam! Wet hay, baker's chocolate, herbal (you know what I mean) hops,

T - This is really impressing me with enormous quantity of hops in the mix! I taste sweet milk chocolate and dark bitter chocolate simultaneously, and those rich flavors are perfectly balanced with oily, dank, slightly piney hops with a touch of grapefruit. A gentle touch of mint is there too. Outstanding.

M - Thick, oily, and rich like chocolate cake with a good amount of heat from the alcohol. I like big warming beers that let you know they aren't a kiddie's soda pop, and this one has got that bourbon warming winter quality down pat.

D - Damn the ABV! I'd drink this all night...it would be an early night though. This is a great winter sipping beer. Just about the best stout I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 16:56:15 | More by pmcadamis
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured pitch black and oil like with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Dirty brown head poured tight, thick and foamy with a frothy top then faded to thickish coating with thick edging... some good lines of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of rich roasted malts mixed with good does of molasses / treacle sweetness, burnt wood and sooty notes, strong dark sweet coffee, piney hops, some prunes and dates, toasted malt loaf, some fresh vanilla notes, milk chocolate, lots of nutmeg and peppery spiciness...

Taste - Roasted malt bitterness initially followed very quickly by a strong brown sugar / molasses sweetness, some burnt wood notes, rich dark chocolate mixed with some prunes and ripe plums, lots of peppery and piney hops, some milky vanilla traces, light liquorice, some warming alcohol just coming through...

Feel - Superbly rich and creamy and very full bodied... for such a rich and strong beer this is supremely drinkable as the alcohol is almost completely hidden...

Overall - A world class Impy Stout... one of the best (if not the best) examples i've ever had... highly recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 11:25:15 | More by mdagnew
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on Dec 2 2008.

Poured into Darkness Tulip. Pours deep brown, nearly black. Thick one finger brown head produced with excellent retention. Ten minutes later and there is still a thick coat. Very nice lacing, sheets and strings.

The nose is dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, molasses and a nice hop bitterness (impressive for a 8+ month old beer). It all molds together to make a wonderful smell, something I could easily enjoy smelling all night. The nose changes significantly as it warms, getting more and more powerful. Slight alcohol warming presence, but nothing too terrible.

As soon as it hits your lips, you know it's a winner. I truly believe that even someone who doesn't like big stouts could easily enjoy this. This was the very first Russian Imperial Stout I had, way back last fall early in my beer journey, and although I admittedly like it much more now, I could tell it was a solidly crafted and tasty beer, even with my novice palate. Now, I can pick out chocolate and coffee, vanilla and molasses, caramel and toasted malts, and it's all so wonderful.

The mouthfeel is great. Thick and coats your mouth. The hop bitterness has dropped off a lot, and you don't get the bite or the aftertaste, but I am doing just fine with this smooth and creamy liquid gold that is sliding past my tongue into my stomach.

Alcohol? What alcohol? This is one solidly drinkable brew. I can imagine a few of these would put me on my ass, but that doesn't mean I don't feel like I could drink a few in a sitting. Excellent stuff.

Possibly the best RIS I've had. Of the "Big 3 Common RIS's" up here (Stormking, Old Rasputin and Yeti) this is easily my favorite. Kudos Great Divide, on another excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 03:33:18 | More by Mistofminn
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht, again.

From a bottle into a snifter.

Note: This is a re-review. After going through my share of limited release, hyped, highly valued imperial stout, it's about time I looked at this one again with my experienced, more "developed" palate.

APPEARANCE: Pours out pitch black and thick, producing a one finger, thick, mocha colored head with great retention. Jet black body with little carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Thick, viscous looking imperial stout.

SMELL: Huge nose on this one. Lots of roasted malts, dark baker's chocolate, with notes of coffee and smoke. Touches of caramel, but really roasted, chocolaty, and quite hoppy for a stout, with some nice citrus notes. Bold and enticing for sure.

TASTE: This is basically as good as it gets in the style. Big flavors. Roasted and smoky malts, lots and lots of dark baker's chocolate, some caramel sweetness, with some coffee and cocoa notes. Ends with a bold and lingering roasted, smoky, chocolaty, bitter, citrusy hop aftertaste that just won't quit. Very rich and full flavored. Superb.

PALATE: Full body and medium, soft carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Big, full, thick palate that really makes its presence felt. Fantastic.

OVERALL: Yeti is, without a doubt, the best readily available imperial stout in the USA. In fact, it is better than at least 90% of the limited release stouts out there as well. Wonderful, bold flavor profile, and a look worthy of top prize. This is the imperial stout I compare all others to, and up to this point, very few can even hold a candle to this fine example of the brewing art. Cheers to Great Divide for making such a gem, and cheers again for making it easily available to a large portion of the beer drinking world.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 20:33:22 | More by Jeffo
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yourchoice

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Beer pours dark as night, with rusty, ruddy and rich brown head.

S -Smokey and woody.

T - A very nice chocolate flavor, but still smokey. Great.

M - Very well balanced. Perfect body, slight carbonation, what I would expect from this style.

O - Man, I really dig this beer. I really enjoy a smokey flavor in stouts and porters. THis one was right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 04:31:40 | More by yourchoice
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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,666 ratings.