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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,979 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,979
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 184
Gots: 429 | FT: 15
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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rmehughes

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-02-2013 12:52:24 | More by rmehughes
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

02-02-2013 03:58:46 | More by AnitaBrewski
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jordanmckell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-02-2013 02:49:26 | More by jordanmckell
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AnotherImperial

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-01-2013 22:05:51 | More by AnotherImperial
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

02-01-2013 16:12:05 | More by jewellrunner
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on Jan 08, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark oily black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head which slowly recede into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A big dark roasty aroma with lots of chocolate hints. Starts with a big scent of sweet dark roasted malts with good hints of dark toasted bread, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, yeast, nuts, and a little smoke. A good amount of burnt molasses sugar and a hint of anise spicing. Subtle undertones of dark fruits including fig, raisin, dark cherry, and plum. Also a pretty lively hop presence with some earthy and grassy hints. Smells very big and rich.

Taste: As big, rich, and complex as it smells. Dark roasted malts with a big taste of chocolate, toasted bread, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, dough, yeast, nuts, and a touch of smoke. Molasses adds some moderate sweetness. Some anise spice comes through. Notes of subtle dark fruit with some fig, dark cherry, raisin, plum, and dates. A pretty sharp hop presence for a stout with a good bitter bite of earthy hops and grass. Big flavor and nicely balanced. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, thick, and pretty drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A really great stout. Very bold with the dark malts and a bigger hop presence than what is typical for a stout. Hops are very big when this is fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 07:56:03 | More by MattyG85
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chebode2

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-01-2013 05:24:39 | More by chebode2
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage:

Looks dangerous... inky black body that provides roughly zero percent visibility. A three finger pillow of medium brown head fills the glass and eventually fades to a half finger cap, leaving loads and loads of dramatic lacing.

Tons of smooth coffee and dark pitted fruits. Fudge and milk chocolate as well, a variety of dessert aromas... incredibly smooth without any real alcohol presence. For such a classic imperial stout, this one really has a unique yet assessable profile.

The bittering hops are a thing of the past at this point - coffee grounds, milk chocolate, smoked malts, a bit of red fruit... it finishes really dry, yet sticky. A bitter coffee flavor grasps the palate right up until the next sip.

What can I say? It's a classic.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:37:29 | More by yamar68
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Tianjoja

New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass from a 22oz bottle

A - Pitch black, three finger fluffy dark brown mocha head. Beautiful looking beer.

S - Roasted Malts, Chocolate. Little alcohol on the nose.

T - Chocolate, Coffee. Nice bitterness not typical of the style. Espresso on the end. Sweet Malty offset by a nice hop punch that I wasn't expecting.

M - Velvety smooth. Nice carbonation. Tiny bubbles dancing on my tongue. Would say full bodied.

O - My first Yeti - I'm impressed. Would love to try some of the barrel aged versions of this. Hoppier than I expected, but I like that.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 22:13:22 | More by Tianjoja
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fullmetal1381

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

01-31-2013 19:13:58 | More by fullmetal1381
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Picodegallo87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-31-2013 00:12:17 | More by Picodegallo87
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

01-30-2013 15:57:03 | More by Hultkrantz
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

01-30-2013 05:35:10 | More by NOLANDMAN
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-30-2013 04:35:07 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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dman5400

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-30-2013 02:34:56 | More by dman5400
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

01-29-2013 22:32:26 | More by cofeeguru
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Hawksfan79

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Glass: Over sized wine glass

Appearance: Motor oil, completely opaque. Has a thick and creamy mocha colored head.

Smell: Vanilla, alcohol, peaty

Taste: Peaty, alcohol, vanilla, toffee, chocolate notes, slight hops flavor. The alcohol kind of overrides the bitterness and as a result it's really easy to miss the hops flavor in this. Very sweet, earthy, and roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Slick texture with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 19:47:16 | More by Hawksfan79
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supa0525

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

01-29-2013 18:44:32 | More by supa0525
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KillaB

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-29-2013 06:49:02 | More by KillaB
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-29-2013 04:16:38 | More by DmanGTR
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1-28-13 drinking bottle dated 7/30/12

A: pours pitch black and oily. Nice heard. About a fingers worth or tan head that slowly turns into a tan ring around the glass with decent lacing.

S: heavy on chocolate. some roasted malts. roasted coffee.

T: this is an amazing beer! The alcohol is hidden very well. Chocolate is very forward. Taste follows the nose. Roasted coffee present as well. DELICOIUS

M: smooth, creamy, oily. light/medium carbonation.

O: This is one of my favorite beers! Will definitely be buying again. I have a bottle from 4/12 that im sitting on to drink with my oak/chocoate/espersso yetis.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 22:19:43 | More by ilikebeer03
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-28-2013 21:38:45 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

01-28-2013 01:27:59 | More by Roger85
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Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-27-2013 21:08:23 | More by Mattias
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arfenhouse

California

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

10 Month old bottle. Review from notes (1/26/13).

A: Pours black with a brown head. Big head with good retention and some lacing.

S: Smell is mainly semisweet chocolate. Slight roasted smell that reminds be of coffee. General sweetness.

T: Taste is big with sweet chocolate upfront. Roasted malt and coffee seem to be minimal. Very very sweet. Almost no bitterness to it.

M: Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, with low carbonation. Lingering quality and slightly sticky.

O: Overall I would say that this beer was not balanced at all. Sweet and tasty but one dimensional. None of the "bold hop character" as suggested by the label. I enjoyed it and would be willing to try a newer bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:57:21 | More by arfenhouse
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,979 ratings.