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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,110 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,110
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 189
Gots: 472 | 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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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%

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.

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

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

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

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5%

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.

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
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jam354

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-14-2011 14:47:38 | More by jam354
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-14-2011 05:10:26 | More by PhineasGage
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-13-2011 23:06:54 | More by minneapolitanjim
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matthewpaul

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-13-2011 22:17:20 | More by matthewpaul
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jak

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-13-2011 21:22:56 | More by jak
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5%

12-12-2011 22:28:40 | More by Daniellobo
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-12-2011 22:20:44 | More by drummermattie02
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Thingus

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-12-2011 20:25:07 | More by Thingus
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured an absolute pitch black color from a 22 oz bomber, which was over a year old. The date of bottling and ABV was on the label.
Massive two finger head with two different colors, the top film was off-white, whereas all of the head below that was a dark mocha color.
Aroma is all coffee and chocolate with hints of chocolate malt balls and dark fruits.
Taste upfront is very malty, with the maltiness coating the palate all the way. Roasted malt taste with hints of dark chocolate and cocoa bitterness. There is a nice lingering bitter after-taste. Not too overwhelming, but just enough. Elements of vanilla and some wood surprisingly (considering this was the regular Yeti).
Very good mouthfeel, and drinkability is good considering how well the alcohol is masked. I am sure it is the age that has mellowed the alcohol to almost oblivion.
One of the best Russian Imperial Stouts out there, and a fantastic brew by Great Divide. I would certainly advise aging this stout. Very highly recommended and a must try for all RIS lovers. Cheers!!!

12-12-2011 02:57:56 | More by CaptDavyJones
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uziangis

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-11-2011 18:38:34 | More by uziangis
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-11-2011 16:30:27 | More by alamode
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

12-11-2011 05:46:02 | More by CarolinaKev
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

12-10-2011 23:32:09 | More by brokentee
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,110 ratings.