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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,669 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,669
Reviews: 1,680
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 251
Gots: 712 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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Ratings: 4,669 | Reviews: 1,680
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 20+ months ago

A - pours a deep rich near black brown color with less than a cm of rich chocolate/molasses colored head. Retention is decent as is lacing.

S - tons of desert chocolate, fairly boozy and toffe vanilla sweet aromas. Earthy mildly piney hops as well. Very robust.

T - Lots of toasty caramel, toffee notes. Considerable earthy hops and boozyness. A bit mellow but still a bit too boozy. Still a 4/10 for balance

M - full bodied, yetis always a sipper but its definitely mellowed out a bit making it a bit more drinkable.

O - the age has helped, but I really think 4-5 year yeti will drink the way I want it to. Lots of great big (unbalanced) flavors are slightly mellowed but still not where I'd like them to be at 20 months.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet with a moderate hand. Label reads: Bottled on Apr 19 2013. The usual cool Great Divide artwork with the silhouette of the abominable snowman.

A: Essentially black body with 1 finger of tan colored head. Down to a coating at 1-2 minutes. Moderate lacing. This is one dark brew.

S: Dark chocolate, bittersweet with accents of brown sugar, caramel, mocha, coffee. Toasted malt. Indistinct hop presence. Traces of alcohol.

T: Initially sweet with toasted maltiness developing into a bittersweet finish. A blend of dark chocolate and hop bitterness. Bold beer for sure. Similar to the nose with strong elements of dark chocolate, mocha and toasted malt. The hops are quite present, but really blend well with the darker, roasted flavors. Alcohol is actually pretty well hidden. Quite nice.

M: Low to moderate carbonation with a nice fullness. Very smooth and creamy without any detracting prickliness. Velvety.

O: I'll admit that imperial stouts are not really my thing, but I am enjoying this quite a bit. Finishing the bomber will not be a problem. It's like a dark chocolate beer party in my mouth.


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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.

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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber that I purchased during a trip to Denver a while ago. The bottled on date is May 12, 2011. It is about 2.5 years old and has been kept cool up until now. I poured it into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Pitch black and pours almost the thickest I have ever seen on a beer (Cigar City Marshal Zhukov). A vigorous pour yields only a thin film of a head, but it does persist.

Smell: I know this one is not oaked, but I get a bit of wood that is subtle. I also get the usual dark roast, ash, and dried dark fruit (black cherry). A touch of cocoa without being overwhelming.

Taste: A syrupy molasses sort of cooked sugar taste is predominant here. Wood and smoke with a touch of ash. The flavor is very long lasting, well integrated. Subtle cocoa and dark fruit are mixed in as well.

Mouthfeel: A wonderfully thick mouthfeel with a long lasting finish. Light carbonation is just right.

Overall: A solid Imperial stout that is not too hard to get, even if I have to go to another state.

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Bottled on May 2, 2013

Pours opaque black with ¼ inch of brown head that settles into a ring on top that leaves medium lace.

Smell is black coffee and dark chocolate up front with grassy hops and faint alcohol on the back end. None of which is overwhelming.

Taste follows the smell quite closely with black coffee, dark chocolate and a bitter hoppy finish. Slight alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy bodied, yet smooth. This seems to be more carbonated than the other imperial stouts I've encountered.

Overall, a solid effort yet, the hoppy bitterness is a little overwhelming for my taste.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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