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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,949 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,949
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 180
Gots: 427 | 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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InfernalPotato

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-19-2011 17:57:33 | More by InfernalPotato
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VaTechHopHead


4/5  rDev -5%

12-19-2011 14:32:28 | More by VaTechHopHead
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StRocco

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Completely black. No hints of reddish color around the edges, which you can typically find with most stouts. The head is a dark, almost chocolate milk looking color. Some really find bubbles coming from the body with lots of lacing around the glass.

S - smell consists of a lot of malt, small amounts of coffee/toffee smells and trace amounts of chocolate. Overall, the small was tame and not overpowering at all.

T - taste is a lot like the smell except with more malt and even the hops made an appearance. I didn't realize the IBU's were at 75 until after drinking the beer.

Overall, this is a very good beer. I will be looking for more brews from Great Divide

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:42:34 | More by StRocco
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle
Dated August 25, 2011

Pours a pitch black color with a perfect sized light brown head, the head is as dark as some brown ales haha, fades at a slow rate to leave some patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell is primarily roasted malt, hints of bitter cocoa and coffee, touch of burnt malt.

Taste has a strong roasted malt front, coffee lingers in and finishes with a burnt bitterness, decent thickness and approaches chewy, the heat is very evident though and definitely could have used some age, rough around the edges.

Not as refined as Old Rasputin but it also seems a bit larger as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 00:26:50 | More by deltatauhobbit
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MrJolly

Arizona

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-18-2011 21:49:34 | More by MrJolly
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-18-2011 20:56:29 | More by Sinewave
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BigD44

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5%

12-18-2011 19:24:11 | More by BigD44
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 15:35:11 | More by tat2dhllblly
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carlitosbronson1

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 07:09:20 | More by carlitosbronson1
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eristicrat

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5%

12-18-2011 06:41:14 | More by eristicrat
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 01:34:36 | More by bkny27
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 00:19:14 | More by muletrane
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BillDrinksBeer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5%

12-17-2011 13:46:49 | More by BillDrinksBeer
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MaryCeleste

Sweden

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-16-2011 20:04:28 | More by MaryCeleste
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dougrb75

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

12-16-2011 14:38:25 | More by dougrb75
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-16-2011 04:34:01 | More by jrohrbacher
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SageO

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-16-2011 04:12:23 | More by SageO
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dannyfrost

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-16-2011 03:15:40 | More by dannyfrost
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wagner617

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

12-16-2011 01:15:47 | More by wagner617
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RandyV

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark as night color with minimal head but sticky, consistent lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, molasses, wood and booze.

Taste matches the nose, with astringent coffee bitterness most prominent, although it is met head on by sweet malt character. The wood note is of a burnt (charcoal) nature. The alcohol is there, underlining and warming.

A nice offering from GDBC. For my money, Old Rasputin from North Coast still rules.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 00:15:36 | More by RandyV
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nickthetick

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours black as hell into a DFH signature glass, even held up to the light not even a sparkle of brown or ruby tint. There is a thin skim of dark mahogany bubbles that thins out to a ring around the glass. It leaves no lacing.

S: quite the laundry list here, beautifully complex. Coffee, toffee, caramel, deep wood, figs, dates, plums, some dark berries and a lot of dark chocolate bitterness.

T: manages to match the nose quite well. A huge amount of bitter dark chocolate and small amounts of sweet caramel roll over the tongue first and are chased by a bit of grass and bitter dark fruit. A huge amount coffee and espresso on the back. It does a great job masking the alcohol.

MF: heavy, chewy, just a tad warm, moderate effervescence (for the lack of head), and dry.

O: a great imp stout, so glad I finally got my hands on a bottle of this. Its quite the beer and I won't be passing it up again.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 18:17:45 | More by nickthetick
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draheim

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (bottled 2/8/2011) poured into a snifter. Jet black w/ a thick dense mocha head that settles slowly.

Aroma is chocolate, toffee, dark roasted malt, a hint of coffee and a really nice nutty aroma that emerges more as it warms.

Taste follows nose. Rich dark roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, booze, and that rich nuttiness make this a surprisingly complex and downright tasty beer. Finish is hoppy and bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth, velvety and dry.

Overall this is a really great regular year-round imperial stout, one that I'll start stocking regularly in 12oz bottles.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 05:44:00 | More by draheim
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Whadawookie

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An old favorite and my first love as pertains to imperial stouts. I got a chance to try this on draft at Great Divide's tap room a few months back. This time it's a 12oz bottle into a goblet. I think I messed up the pour because I got almost no head, but I know it gives a brown creme color and is quit sizable usually. The actual beer is as black as Himmler's Heart.

This beer smells like vanilla and chocolate mostly. When you take a drink, it tastes similar but there is a massive hop bite. There is a really dry taste that I can't place there too. Reminds me of the woods, or a lumber yard...in a good way, of course. Nice and smooth. It's sweeter than I remember it being, but not overly so. I wish I had the willpower to age one of these babies and see what happens.

Great Divide makes some damn fine beers in my opinion, this one being up there as one of their best.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 05:40:52 | More by Whadawookie
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cheers405

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-15-2011 02:58:21 | More by cheers405
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

12-15-2011 02:43:35 | More by acurtis
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,949 ratings.