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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,569 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,569
Reviews: 1,661
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 235
Gots: 649 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjurney
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2/2008.

Pitch black color. Nice creamy head, lacing looks quite nice on the glass.

Dark chocolate, some roasted malts and coffee, hint of dark fruit.

Rich dark chocolate up front, mocha, some little roasted malts. There's some bitter hops in the middle, along with some dark fruit. Finish of smooth with mild burnt caramel aftertaste. Body is thick and creamy. Carbonation feels pretty good.

It's very good.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pour man's AleSmith Speedway (sorry about the pun, couldn't resist). But that's what it reminded me off. Strong coffee, a lot of hops. Heavy aroma. Dark, dark, thick pour with little head. I was satisfied with Yeti, but I would rather have a Speedway stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of acevenom
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks are due to EgadBananas for providing this bottle. This was bottled on February 21, 2012, so this is still very young. Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a two-finger length dark brown head that retains well. The head dissipates very slowly. Lacing is left down the glass as the head dissipates. There are big aromas of dark roasted barley malt and chocolate. It has a bready and slightly earthy smell. I can't detect the alcohol in the aroma, which is a plus for such a high ABV beer. The flavor follows the nose. The roasted malt flavor is very prominent and there is creamy chocolate in there as well. There's bitterness on the back end as well as roastiness. It's mildly sweet as well. I can pick up some of the alcohol, but it's masked very well. The body is full with adequate carbonation. It is creamy and smooth. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer and yet another great RIS. For someone just getting into this style, this is one that should be recommended.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow- Why haven't I had this before? I always see it- and now I'm glad that I finally picked it up one day on a whim.

Pours dead black, and after an agressive pour I find the mocha colored head overflowing my tulip glass. Oops!

Some chocolate in the aroma along with roasted malt and just a twinge of alcohol present. Time could only help this brew. The taste follows with a full bodied, borderline creamy mouthfeel. Some chocolate flavors and roasted, almost burnt malt. Some alcohol plays though as well- which is odd because I wasn't noticing it as much when I first poured it- it's becoming much more present as it warms. (as expected)

Overall a solid brew, I can't wait for the espresso version to come out.

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.57/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black body in the glass with a nice sticky looking head about 2 fingers thick with a nice brown sugar coloring.

Aroma is sweet with the usual chocolate and coffee aromas but with a bit of a caramel and toffee character too. Maybe a bit of a piney hop aroma but a bit subdued.

Chocolatey sweet with a nice roasted from the barley and a lot of coffee/espresso notes too. Also picking up on a pleasant hop bitterness with a bit of a leafy or piney hop flavor. One of the hoppier imperial stouts I've had in a while.

Mouthfeel is a bit chewy with a smooth slightly dry feel. Overall, I'm really enjoying thous stout right now. Nothing mind blowing here but nothing to complain about either.

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,569 ratings.