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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,253 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,253
Reviews: 1,628
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 205
Gots: 532 | FT: 19
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

dhbiker0889, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Nordbier, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Rick778, Feb 28, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A-Pours a black, very black, quite black, black beer. It's dull, opaque, deadly, black. A big deep-brown head rose off the pour, sustaining nicely, fading slowly to blotchy bubbles and a nice collar.

S-Roasted barley, heavy and dry (if that can be an aroma?). Hints of caramel. Some alcohol, borderline harsh, but not quite.

T-MMmmm... Roasted malt, and lots of it, mixes pleasantly with a chocolate character, later joined by an emerging caramel. Bitterness is large, providing a good, clean feel in the finish. Some hoppy characters appear here and there.

M-Full, chewey body. Low carbonation, appropriate and smooth. This beer has a huge presence on my palate, and it couldn't be better.

D-Smooth, big, complex, and enjoyable. Yes, yes, yes this is a good beer. Surprisingly drinkable, despite how big it is.

CHSLBrew, Mar 10, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mweso2000, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

razorsdescent, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

beerhast, Aug 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

jewellrunner, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of taigor
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into small cocktail glass.

A - Poured non-transparent black with tan head rising afterwards about a finger high. Lots of lacing left around the glass.

S - Dark chocolate with hints of coffee and malts towards the end.

T - Again chocolates and coffee upfront with slight sweetness of malts.

M - Full bodied with high carbonation.

D - Definitely a sipping beer. Definitely would love to have more in the future.

taigor, Dec 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev -5%

tylerstravis, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of ThaCreep
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose mature large. No oxidation. Mocha, chocolate and pure arabica coffee black nose. Drink very smooth and heavy body. In the mouth, a mixture of pure chocolate Black invade the palace comes to bitterness and to the saturation of the cacao beans on the tongue. The power is amazing and there are many flavors in the drink. In addition, it offers a balance between simply amazing sweet creamy bitterness and roasting. A beer that wears its name perfectly.

ThaCreep, Jul 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

heysuz, Feb 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

spedprof, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

hockeypuck, Nov 02, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22ounce bomber purchased at Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, CO.

During the pour into a tulip glass I looked through the stream and could see some light. In the glass, held it up to a 100 watt bulb -- like holding a brick or a piece of wood in front of the bulb: totally opaque. Black as the inside of a cave.
Nice milk-chocolate brown rocky bumpy head. Small streams of tiny bubbles work their way up the sides of the glass through this viscous turbidity. The head gets rockier and bumpier as it sits, and clings to the glass.

Smell at first is malt, chocolate, espresso, more malt, burned chocolate-chip cookies. Then some piney hops come up as I let this sit. What an amazing mix. SOO much malt and a great hop presence as well. I can hardly wait to taste this.

WOWOWOW! What an assault of flavors! Chocolate, wood smoke, espresso, burnt toast, a hint of pine resin and some soy sauce, hay and a slight note of grapefruit from the hops. Then there's a warm tingling in the back of my mouth, like pepper/cinnamon. Freakish. Extraordinary. Not for the faint of palate, and I really love it. Long slow burned flavor, like the syrup that bubbles out of your grandma's cherry pie and burns onto the catch-pan underneath. All the malty sweetness is balanced by excellent hop bitterness. All the hop bitterness (75 IBU's worth!) is fully balanced by the amazing roasty malt. (Never thought I would be waxing poetic about something with 75 IBU's!)

The mouthfeel is so smooth and sauce-like, you hardly want to swallow this. Roly-poly round and round slurpalicious. The lacing is thick and heavy, and chocolatey brown on the glass.

Only drawback is the 9.5%. However, it is entirely masked: I don't taste or feel it in my mouth or throat at all. Still, I feel it in my head in a few minutes.

This is a tail-kicking monster of a beer. You will want some more. I know I do.

ColoradoBobs, Jan 31, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

JandJMD, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BEERschlitz, Jan 04, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is jet black with a medium size brown head, and good lacing.

smell is of double chocolate, with a background of roasted coffee, a touch of roasted almonds, and a hint of vanilla.

taste is creamy and thick, bitter, chocolate, sour malt, some coffee, nuts, a touch of vanilla, and some licorice, end is slightly bitter and thick.

Anthony1, Oct 01, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

einman, Feb 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Getalegup, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Tyecko, Sep 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours jet-fuel black with a thin but persistent dark khaki head. Leaves significant lacing on the glass.

S: Rich, heavily malted. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Perhaps cherries, way down deep? Slight hoppiness on the nose.

T: Those chocolate malts hit first, followed closely by the hops. Rich, bready. Slight notes of yeast with a touch of astringency on the finish. Finishes dry, leaves significant aftertaste. Very dry for an Imperial.

M: Thick, chewy. Carbonation heavy, and the hoppiness tickles the tongue. Doesn't really coat the palate the way the truly top-tier RIS's do, but still very fulfilling.

D: Overall a bit dry for my taste, but it's well-balanced and a nice example of the style. Highly recommended.

danielharper, Feb 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5%

MichiganderHB, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Dolfan907, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

timoteo833, Aug 04, 2014
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,253 ratings.