Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,489 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,649
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 229
Gots: 597 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Upon a deep ebony background, a wide band of deep gold beads come together to form a tightly formed mosaic upon which rests a frosty light brown head.

Smell: Dark fruit hits the nose first, laced with a vinous, boozy scent. Sweet milk chocolate is balanced by roasted malt and exotic spices.

Taste: Very roasty, much more so than the bouquet leads one to predict. The resulting bitterness, however, is sandwiched between two quick nips of raw sugar sweetness. The first makes a brief appearance on of the tongue upon the beginning of each sip. The second flashes in the throat upon swallowing, but is quickly swallowed up by espresso-like bitterness that lasts through the finish. Peppery spices give the beer a refreshing snappiness, while plums, bourbon, and black cherries languish in the background. The characters' performances are all impressive, but they don't quite come together to create a cohesive scene. In fact, they seem to want to outdo one another. At times the taste is on the verge of being cloyingly sweet. At others, the smoky bitterness is on the brink of becoming a bit tiresome. And still, each taste is teetering at its peak of intensity, which is much better than not quite fulfilling their respective potential.

Feel: Creamy softness gains maturity through a good amount of dryness inducing carbonation. No alcohol warming is felt, but the back of the throat sizzles a bit with the punchiness of the spice.

It's difficult to formulate a concrete opinion of this beer. There is enough to enjoy that it must be said that it is undeniably good, but the roastiness and the sweetness seem to be in so much competition (there is a general sense of tasting a burnt espresso with too much added sugar), that they both end up becoming a tad annoying. More harmony is needed in this concoction. And as an Imperial Stout, it would be acceptable, and in this case advisable, to let the fruit and spice shine through a bit more.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£6.60):
Another week, another excellent American brewed imperial stout. This one is like Larry Holmes trying to follow Muhammed Ali, while this one is very good in its own right it has a ridiculously hard act to follow in the shape of last weeks Bourbon County Stout. Despite this one not being quite in the same league as the bottle of Bourbon County that I tried last week this one is still an excellent beer & one that I'd consider picking up again were it a little more reasonably priced. The taste was definitely a good one, perhaps a little heavy on the alcohol with this one surprisingly seeming stronger than the 15% Bourbon County. I enjoyed this one & I'm anxious to get my hands on a bottle of the Oak Aged version at some point to see how it compares to this one

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

App - Pours a warm dark brown with brown head which resolves to fine brown lacing and very fine effervescent.
Smell – A medley of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate/carob and a good bit of leather.

Taste - A complex blend of sweet malt, bitter chocolate/cocoa, molasses a tad syrupy but not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel – Medium body (somewhere between 2% and whole milk), strong alcohol cleanses the palate and provides some twang and warmth.

Overall: An excellent imperial stout, complex and thoroughly enjoyable. The perfect winter warmer, to be sipped by the fire with a mild cheese (mozzarella)

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.