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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,481 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,481
Reviews: 1,648
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 227
Gots: 589 | FT: 18
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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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£6.60):
Another week, another excellent American brewed imperial stout. This one is like Larry Holmes trying to follow Muhammed Ali, while this one is very good in its own right it has a ridiculously hard act to follow in the shape of last weeks Bourbon County Stout. Despite this one not being quite in the same league as the bottle of Bourbon County that I tried last week this one is still an excellent beer & one that I'd consider picking up again were it a little more reasonably priced. The taste was definitely a good one, perhaps a little heavy on the alcohol with this one surprisingly seeming stronger than the 15% Bourbon County. I enjoyed this one & I'm anxious to get my hands on a bottle of the Oak Aged version at some point to see how it compares to this one

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

App - Pours a warm dark brown with brown head which resolves to fine brown lacing and very fine effervescent.
Smell – A medley of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate/carob and a good bit of leather.

Taste - A complex blend of sweet malt, bitter chocolate/cocoa, molasses a tad syrupy but not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel – Medium body (somewhere between 2% and whole milk), strong alcohol cleanses the palate and provides some twang and warmth.

Overall: An excellent imperial stout, complex and thoroughly enjoyable. The perfect winter warmer, to be sipped by the fire with a mild cheese (mozzarella)

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4.8/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly black with a finger’s worth of mocha foam with surprisingly good retention for its ABV--now this is what an imperial stout is supposed to look like. This stuff is DARK even as it’s being poured; not quite Founders dark, but getting there. Geographic lacing clings to the glass as the beer recedes. The aroma features molasses and dark chocolate, along with a curious spiciness akin to coriander. Not sure if that’s the yeast, the hops, or something else, but it is certainly unexpected.

The taste features a huge, piney, peppery hop kick up front before yielding to roasted malt and molasses. A touch of warming alcohol lingers on the back end along with strong roast malt notes. Not a complex flavor profile by any stretch of the imagination, just intense. Medium-full body and smooth mouthfeel are appropriate for the style, if unremarkable.

Overall, this comes off as an imperial stout for IPA connoisseurs. The presentation is gorgeous and the malt profile is fine, but the abundance of hops takes it outside of my comfort zone. Admirable boldness notwithstanding, this isn’t a stout I would gravitate toward as a course of habit.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,481 ratings.