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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,485 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,485
Reviews: 1,649
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 588 | FT: 18
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into stout glass

(bottled on 1/23/13; drank 4/14/13)

L: black; only the absolute tip is dark amber when held up to light; chocolate head, about 1/2-inch of fluffy foam, very thick with plenty of lacing; the head looks red from top down

S: malt; burnt/toasted chocolate; sweet biscuits at times; alcohol shows up at times

T: espresso, chocolate ... the first sip is as good as it gets; loads of malt with a solid backbone of hops; very chocolatey with a lot of alcohol in the taste; finishes very dry; tastes more burnt than the smell, but it's not a bad thing.

F: thick, full, not syrupy but at times feels lumpy ... carbonation keeps it drinkable

O: it's quite a bit ... LOVE the fact that you can get it in 12 oz. bottles because 12 oz. is about all I'd ever want in a session; as good a malt fix as I've run into in the darker malt family; a testament to this one's gateway prowess: I CRAVED this brew by the time I reached the fourth and final bottle in my four-pack.

When the weather starts to cool and/or I get in the mood for some stout, I will definitely be going back to this one. A really good brew, and though the 9.5% ABV is ever-present, it's never overbearing.

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Pours black and slightly thick. No light escapes the edges and has a scant head of mocha colored foam that fell rather quickly to a thin ring. Leaves shimmering lace that falls to alcohol legs. Nose is alluring with dark bittersweet chocolate, toasted malt, roasty coffee, a smooth vanilla that was just right to accentuate the chocolate and a little burned toast. There are some perfumey and floral hops just on top with a light pine that I find adds to the overall sweetness. There's a good helping of molasses and just a little alcohol to make it truly tempting. Taste is downright luscious. Malt is hefty but smooth and soft with molasses and caramel sweetness. The alcohol warms right away and then the flavors start to unfold. Chocolate is dark and bittersweet, not too smooth like if you had some as a chocolate bar. Burned toast and a smooth molasses that combine so well. The espresso roast rides in to keep it from becoming too sweet. And to my delight some floral hops bring a nonchalant bitter to the dry finish. The coffee beans have a dual character. They taste both roasted and like they are still on the vine red, ripe and fresh. Mouthfeel is creamy, full and just a bit sticky.

This was an extraordinary stout that realized each of it's many flavors to a deep fullness and harmonious complexity. The hop character made it boisterous. You linger over a stout and this one kept intensifying. Generous and evocative.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,485 ratings.