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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,886 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,886
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 173
Gots: 416 | FT: 14
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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Duff27

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thin mocha head on a dark brown/black beer. Low head retnetion, spotty lacing.

S- Whiffs of sweet chocolate.

T- Deep chocolate notes with some coffee thrown in. Booziness suggest near 10%abv.

M- One the thicker side for a mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

D-O- Perhaps the best widely-available imperial stout, at least around these parts. Has everything you'd look for...chocolate, coffee, roastiness. Thanks coylefoto.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 20:15:19 | More by Duff27
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-26-2011 19:13:50 | More by Dizbro21
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BMoldy

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-26-2011 13:33:10 | More by BMoldy
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AApparel

California

4/5  rDev -5%

11-26-2011 05:14:01 | More by AApparel
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seanmugs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

11-26-2011 04:01:04 | More by seanmugs
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown..pretty much an opaque black. Aggressive pour yields three fingers of mocha colored head. Head has lots of texture..fluffy with loads of large bubbles. It leaves behind a ton of caked on lacing and a thick film around the edge of the glass.

S: Has everything you'd expect from an RIS. Seems to have both sweet and bitter chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar/molasses, hints of dark fruit.

T: Just like the nose, there's a lot of chocolate here. Followed up by coffee, roasted malts, molasses, prunes maybe. Finishes with just a hint of hop bitterness. Gets a .5 bump for no alcohol presence at all.

M: Full, rich and creamy.

O: Yeti is a really well made beer that pleases all senses. It's well balanced with no flavor dominating another and again, no alcohol presence. Wonderfully drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 02:01:22 | More by titosupertramp
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-26-2011 01:59:30 | More by 11millsown113
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

11-25-2011 20:57:08 | More by deapokid
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%

11-25-2011 16:30:17 | More by joelBfrasier
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thedoer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-25-2011 13:40:20 | More by thedoer
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Microbrewtaster

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Glass Mug

A: This Beer pours as a black thick liquid with minimal head that is a dark brown in color almost that of mocha. There is minimal Lacing.

S: There is a nice malt smell along with a glorious amount of coffee and chocolate with a hint of alcohol that is present. I also unexpectedly smell some type of hops in this oily beer.

T:The initial taste is that of the alcohol, followed by the roasted coffee flavor and chocolate and some sweet characteristics before i am left with some hoppy earthy flavors that leave the aftertaste on the bitter side of the spectrum.

M: This is a Heavy, Thick Full Bodied Beer that is enjoyable and warming

O: I really like this RIS, may become a constant go to for me in the future. I would recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 01:00:43 | More by Microbrewtaster
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thisladyluck

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-24-2011 18:12:05 | More by thisladyluck
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bpw28

New Jersey

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

Appearance: Black as 1 am, three finger deep mocha shaving cream head, beautiful lacing.

Smell- Clean coffee, cocoa, nougat, earthy, light herbal/floral, light woods, light brown sugar. Not one whiff of alcohol.

Taste: Hops really come out. Coffee, piney-floral-herbal hop, dark chocolate, brown sugar, smoky, earthy, woody, light dark fruits. Thick and slightly creamy feeling body. Alcohol is there but not overbearing.

Final Thoughts: Pretty nice. This ones a slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 05:09:01 | More by bpw28
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-24-2011 01:31:50 | More by PEIhop
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-23-2011 19:13:02 | More by beefandbean22
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

11-23-2011 17:11:10 | More by victory4me
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Exiled

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-23-2011 04:37:29 | More by Exiled
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

11-23-2011 02:29:04 | More by pavpav12
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LockeSD

New York

3/5  rDev -28.7%

11-22-2011 03:10:04 | More by LockeSD
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-22-2011 01:55:41 | More by hannydawg
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

11-22-2011 01:38:48 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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tubeman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-22-2011 00:29:24 | More by tubeman
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HeavyTaste

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-21-2011 21:54:37 | More by HeavyTaste
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

11-21-2011 20:46:30 | More by WillyMac
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great looking stout, near pitch-black, totally opaque, with a huge dark tan head that has excellent retention and leaves solid lacing.

Nose is full of prominent chocolate, with coffee and rich malt underneath.

Delicious flavor has more concentrated chocolaty notes than most other beers that say “chocolate” on the label. Rich, moderately sweet, with an underlying bitterness but not an overly forceful hoppiness, something I appreciated. I feel at times an aggressive hop character can overwhelm the other flavors in a stout and this beer doesn’t do that at all. A touch of coffee character and spice in here too.

Medium full-bodied but not super viscous. Just the right amount of chewiness but not over-the-top. Easy to drink for the style without much in the way of apparent alcohol. Carbonation is moderate, just right to give it a little life but not making it overly fizzy. Lingering finish of rich bittersweet chocolate and a trace of the underlying hops.

Wow, this will definitely become one of my go-to beers in the future, it’s easy to find and nicely priced. Can’t wait to try all the Yeti variations now!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 19:24:27 | More by tobelerone
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,886 ratings.