Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,103 | Reviews: 1,610 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +8.8%
This is the best Imperial stout that I have had so far!
It's beast! lights out in a cavern dark, Very thick, thin head retention, strong aroma!
Poring this beer gives you since of what your in for, there is no light coming through even the thinnest points. Bold aromas and flavor, coffee, licorice, heavy roasted malt, some caramel notes. You feel the whiplash from this one, high in alcohol but very smooth!
You will be seeing black your at least 24 hours!
03-10-2013 15:18:24 | More by FlatRabbitRed
3.85/5 rDev -8.6%
Looking at the label,it says bottled on March 11, 2011. I should have waited two more days for its second anniversary! Very dark, with a nice beige head and plenty of lacing in the Ommegang chalice. A pleasant aroma of toasted fruitbread and burnt raisins.
Flavors of licorice and a little smoke. You could imagine this as a black, oily Scottish Ale. Rather bitter in the aftertaste. A lot of malt, but it tastes mostly burnt and dark roasted. This is a more austere and glowering style without much sweetness. It's possible that any residual sugar has vanished with the aging, but there is not trace of unwanted bacterial flavors, so it's a bonus for Great Divide.
From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.
03-10-2013 06:02:17 | More by mactrail
4.23/5 rDev +0.5%
12oz bottle poured into a Guinness pint glass.
Appearance: This is the thickest and blackest I've ever had. Vigorous pour required for a one finger, thick, awesome dark chocolate head.
Smell: Almost perfect balance of chocolate and espresso. This is pretty much exactly what I hope for in an imperial stout.
Taste: Following the smell, a wonderful balance of chocolate and espresso. I can't taste the alcohol, but there seems to be a little bit of warmth from it. Hops kick in as the beer gets warmer, but I never get much there.
Mouthfeel: Really nice body. Balanced. Thick and syrupy.
Overall: Extremely pleased. This will be part of my regular 4-pack/6-pack rotation when I go shopping for stouts.
03-09-2013 01:05:59 | More by PghBeerAlien
4.68/5 rDev +11.2%
Appearance: It pours a deep black body with a thin brown head. Retention is incredible and there is more carbonation than expected.
Smell: Bitter, dark chocolate, fresh coffee, toffee, a touch of booze and a "woody" flavor I can't quite put my finger on are all noted. This may be the best smelling Russian Imperial Stout I've ever experienced.
Taste: Bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee dominate early but are then followed by toffee and a hop kick. The "woody" taste shows up more along with a slight burn as the beer warms.
Mouth feel: It's thick like syrup and sticky. There's a perfect amount carbonation to compliment the dryness from the hops. This is a full bodied brew. and none of the flavors are ever overwhelming. I have a new favorite stout.
03-08-2013 11:43:49 | More by Raven3464
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,103 ratings.