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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,192 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,192
Reviews: 1,624
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 198
Gots: 509 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Gtreid, May 20, 2013
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drgonzo2k2, May 20, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really great RIS. Lots of great stuff going on here. There's plenty of chocolate, toffee and sweet milk notes, as well as notes of port wine and leather. Great mouthfeel, nice and smooth while still having a small bite at the end (for an RIS). I actually almost prefer this more than the Espresso Oak aged version which I tried side by side with this for the first time. This really is an awesome beer, but not my favorite of the style. It's really good, but it didn't WOW me (I was expecting it to be good anyway.) Due to the fact that it's impossible to get in my area I probably wont be going out of my way to seek this out again seeing as though there are just so many other things I want to try out there. All in all good beer though.

Zachtheporter, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

ShawnMH, May 19, 2013
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ystazi, May 19, 2013
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Burkbom23, May 18, 2013
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carlosega, May 17, 2013
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Blashawright, May 16, 2013
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cmdmzmjm, May 16, 2013
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inanity, May 16, 2013
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gfap61, May 15, 2013
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touchmeimsac, May 15, 2013
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Ethan-UF, May 14, 2013
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sajaffe1, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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ipas-for-life, May 12, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yeti has a magnificent obsidian color with a voluminous mocha colored head. Tons of lacing left on the glass. The aroma draws comparisons to bakers chocolate, new leather, port wine, and creamy milk. To my delight, the flavor is very chocolatey, along with some earthy wood and tobacco notes. Surprisingly a fair amount of hops are included in the mixture. The finish is tart and bitter. I appreciate the heavy, velvety mouthfeel, and the warming sensation of the high ABV. Definitely a must try when in the mood for a bold RIS.

Neorebel, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

dctriman, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep pitch black with a dark khaki colored head. The foam is thin, and fades fairly quickly, leaving a nice bubbly film across the top of the beer.

S: The nose is caramel, milk chocolate, roast, slight raisin, and a touch of alcohol. This beer smells great.

T: It starts out sweet and smooth with malt, chocolate, and caramel. The roast and raisins come on in the middle of the beer, and in the finish I get a touch of slight bittering hops and some alcohol kick.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet and coating to start, slides off the palate well, and doesn't leaving much of a lingering impression. This is an insanely drinkable Russian Imperial Stout, if there is such a thing.

O: Great beer. It holds it's own against some of the other beers of the style. Like I mentioned earlier, this is an incredibly drinkable stout. I will return to this beer often in the future.

trxxpaxxs, May 11, 2013
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,192 ratings.