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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,159
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 194
Gots: 494 | FT: 16
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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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. No obvious date, but it looks like there's a batch number stamped near the bottom rim.

Appearance - Black body. Even the pour doesn't let light through. Medium-small brown creamy head with good retention and great lacing.

Smell - Coffee and chocolate hop and malt characters, respectively. Malt comes through as it warms.

Taste - Harsh bitterness upfront, quickly smoothed out by creamy sweetness. Subsequent sips are much more balanced toward the malt as the bitter lime-peel astringency takes a back seat. Warming alcohol underneath.

Mouthfeel - Luxuriously creamy and smooth. Slight astringency and alcoholic warmth underneath. The only noticable carbonation is in the head.

Overall Drinkability - Great wintertime sipper. Balanced well but not boring. Some boldness but not particularly complex for the style.

ZenAgnostic, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Mark5252, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of swierczt
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

swierczt, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled feb 14 2013

Pours jet black in color and pretty thick. Head Is about half a finger, tan, and retains nicely.

Smell is great. Rich, dark chocolate malt is forward and has a moderately sweet and mildly roasted aroma. Faint hints of vanilla are present alongside a grainy note and some slight alcohol.

Taste is malt forward. Way more roasted husky malt flavors are present in the taste relative to the nose. A Light coffee bitterness is balanced well with a toffee like malt sweetness. Some hops add slightly to the bitterness however are light in taste.

Mouthfeel is great. Rich, creamy bitter and sweet everything you would expect from a good imperial stout.

Fcolle2, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of mjl21
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle purchased at Central Market in Fort Worth, TX. Poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is a little blurry, but it appears to be 12/2/08. Comes in at 9.5%. The bottle I drank has the new artwork.

A-Pours black with a one and a half finger sandy head that goes fiarly quickly to a bubbly half finger head.

S-Sweet caramel malts hit first. Minor hop notes are detectable. There is also some roasted malt coming through. As it warms vanilla comes out. The smell is not overly powerful but as all the different notes hit my nose, you know this one is going to be big.

T-A blast of citrus hops and roast malt assault my palate at once. You would never guess how hoppy this is based on the nose. The citrus hops keep coming and are followed by some caramel sweetness and a nice level of bitterness. Dark chocolate can be tasted all through the back of my mouth. The vanilla notes come through as it warms.

M-Medium to full bodied. It is very rich and creamy. Not surprisingly it is thicker when cooler and lighter as it warms.

D-A great sipper. The 9.5% is well hidden and the citrus hops make this a great one to drink.

One of my favorites to pick up when visiting Texas. Love all of the citrus hops. Makes me want to go down into the cellar and crack open the oak aged Yeti.

mjl21, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Joecaddie, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of JxExM
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

JxExM, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DRTBrewster
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

DRTBrewster, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of mrchrisray
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mrchrisray, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a jet black with nice full thick tan head that lingers and clings quite a bit to the sides of the snifter sides. Smells of roast, caramel and toffee. Earthy hop aroma with wades of cocoa. Starts off sweet with waves of chocolate, roast, some vanilla, and some light oak like flavors. Feels luscious with creamy feel and ample bitterness. One of my favorite brews. I love the other Yeti brews to a T. This one is great. Just seems a little substandard compared with the the specialty Yeti beers.

jwhancher, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of bmmortale
4.25/5  rDev +1%

bmmortale, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.25/5  rDev +1%

gueuzedreg, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of waughbrew
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black-as-all-get-up with a light brown head that stays and sticks. Smell is oooh mocha, leafy dirt, and dark chocolate. Real nice. Flavor is a pleasant mix of roast with molasses to stick it together. Thick, low carbonation, clean finish. Pleasant and happy. Great! Piney chocolate perfectly melded. Finish could use a hint more complexity, but the fudginess of this beer is very nice and it is something that I hope to have often.

waughbrew, Dec 28, 2005
Photo of treyrab
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Pitch black with a huge creamy extremely dark brown head that lasts and laces. This is one of the darker stouts I have seen recently!

S: Wow. Very pungent with coffee and dark cocoa along with alcohol.

T: Extremely powerful with a huge kick. Tons of dark cocoa and coffee followed by a nice kick of hops. The alcohol is present in this one for sure!

M,D: The mouthfeel is very, very thick and the alcohol is definitely there. I may try aging one to calm it down some!

treyrab, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of RMelyon
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

RMelyon, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of C2H5
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

C2H5, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

GaryMarkle84, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mrcraft, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev +1%

AMCimpi, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Mojo
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - dark mahogany brown, almost black with the thinnest of heads, only a small retention ring, and no lacing to speak of.

S - Coffee, chocolate, soy sauce

T - Very chocolate malty with coffee notes. The finish is warm due to the high ABV but a soy sauce salty taste just kind of ruins it for me.

M - very nice and thick

O - lots good about this one; I just wish the soy sauciness was not there.

Mojo, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev -5%

BeersAndBears, Apr 29, 2014
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,159 ratings.