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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,152 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,152
Reviews: 1,618
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 192
Gots: 492 | FT: 16
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

justinm4bama, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Peyton5410, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

wo87810, Mar 07, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

I picked up this bottle in my pursut to review the top 100 beers of fame. I have had a few different yetis in the past, but not the main one. It is about time I open this bottle.

I get a bunch of coffee off the top. The flavor is even more coffee, almost like an espresso. you get some bitterness. This is a great sipper.

This is a nice experience wrapped up in a bottle.

ummswimmin, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

strongaf, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

gos42, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

archey, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

jaidenjb, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Pours black with a one fingered tan head and lots of lacing on sides of tulip.

Smell is rich toasted malt and chocolate. Little hint of coffee. There is a good bit of hoppy citrus as it warms.

Taste is strongly dark chocolate with strong bitterness and some pine notes at the finish. I really like the subtle citrus that is present.

Mouthfeel is full bodied. This is silky smooth and thick. Very chewy.

Overall this is an excellent example of the style. Will definitely buy this again.

TrappistJohnMD, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Rymish
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Rymish, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Cozzatoad
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

12oz bottle

A- Pitch black colour. Dense two finger brown head after quite hard pouring on a pint. Good retention throughout the whole tasting, nice amounts of lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Deep roasted and chocolate malts mix. Some notes of dark/dried fruits on the back. A touch of wonderfully mellowed alcohol note. Burnt but soft and inviting at the same time

T- Again that burnt but still very soft mix of chocolate and dark roasted malts. Notes of vanilla, molasses, dark fruits show up as well. A bit of bitterness on the tongue brings balance, with some delicate herbal/piny notes, as well as maybe a faint citric note. Overall slightly on the sweet side despite 75IBU, though hops definitely make their presence felt in the aftertaste, bringing a gently bitter, refreshing feel that makes you longing for another sip. Very complex but so wonderfully balanced

M- Full bodied beer with low-to-medium carbonation. Soft and creamy on the palate. More on the slick side on the tongue, which is good, cause while swallowing the beer finishes on the dry/refreshing side

O- The 9.5%AVB is nowhere to be felt. Despite it's rich, bold and complex character this beer is so damn well balanced and drinkable. Great

Cozzatoad, Mar 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bcal16, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

22 oz bomber, bottled December 16, 2011, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours black with a thin brown head. Doesn't leave a lot of lacing.

S- Roasted aromas, some sweet molasses and toffee, chocolate.

T- More big roasted flavors, chocolate and coffee, espresso, some sweet molasses and toffee flavors but the roast dominates, roasted bitterness combines with hops to produce a pretty bitter beer. Finishes roasted and bitter with astringency.

M- Full-bodied, thick, chewy feel.

O- A pretty good RIS, tasty and drinkable, this one really hits the spot if you want a big roasted stout.

WillCarrera, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Lynn, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

bkrbdan, Mar 01, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Extremely dark brown, amazing reddish brown head, looks "thick"

S: Chocolate, mocha, coffee, quite robust, very strong and yet complex

T: Very heavy flavor, roasted malty goodness, coffee, espresso, light chocolate, intense

M: Heavy but surprisingly smooth, easy to drink, very lingering aftertaste, bit of a mouth drier

O: Delicious thick beer, quite heavy but well balanced and satisfying

MatthewWilde, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Beezee, Mar 01, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

From the 22 oz. bottle marked Bottled on Oct. 03 2011. Sampled on February 29, 2012 - Leap Day. A special beer for a special day I guess. It pours black as a moonless night with loads of fluffy, mocha head that slowly simmers down but never disappears totally. Chocolate malts and coffee take center stage with the aroma as well as a bit of yeast and a drip of forest green pine hops. The body is bold yet also very smooth. The taste is much like the aroma with a notable chocolate presence but an incredibly bitter and dry hop finale. Nicely balanced.

puboflyons, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

CPditka, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

plumlmr, Feb 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

tommyd313, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

ADemshar, Feb 28, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -10.2%

Appearance: Black. Dark tan head. Lots of sticky lacing. Good retention.

Smell: Roasted malts. A sort of burnt aroma. A little bitterness from the hops.

Taste: Follows the nose. Basically just a bigger and badder stout.

Mouthfeel: Thick and smooth. Good amount of carbonation. Just like you'd expect from a RIS.

Overall: Not the best RIS I've ever had but this is still worth checking out. However, I would discount any hype you may have heard regarding this beer and its derivatives.

TheFlern, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

beermaned, Feb 27, 2012
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,152 ratings.