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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,272 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,272
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 207
Gots: 537 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003)
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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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.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

sliverX, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

mick303, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SFNC, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Phacoman, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

GinsuDave, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Skunkdrool, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

zrbeer1579, May 31, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was bottled on July 30, 2012. It’s been sitting around for 10 months.

The beer is a wonderful pitch black with a light tan head

The aroma has a bit of dark fruit, which is different for a stout. Then there’s big roast, chocolate, a bit of caramel sweetness, burnt sugar. There’s a bit of booze in there too, despite the aging.

The flavor follows with the roast and bitter chocolate.

However, the finish has this strange flavor behind it. It’s a huge amount of bitterness, but instead of grapefruit bitterness like IPAs, it’s a chalkiness. My friend related it to licking an envelope. The bitterness and strange metallic flavor really stands out instead of the smoothness. Sitting at 75 IBUs, this is quite bitter as the sweet malt does not counterbalance it much.

I’ve had the Oak Aged, Chocolate OA, and Espresso OA Yetis. This isn’t far from it. For me, Oak Aged and Chocolate hid that strange bitterness on the end much better than this or Espresso. The bitterness stands out in this and sort of messes up the beer for me. Not my kind of beer. It’s not poorly made, but not really for me.

dar482, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Plonk, May 29, 2013
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,272 ratings.