Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,097 | Reviews: 1,609 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +4%
Another successful foray into the Beers of Fame!!! Poured into a pint glass...dense black color with no light getting through. A big dark tan head...as dark as 10 Fidy with good retention. Plenty of lacing on the glass. A really great looking beer.
Smell is good, not great. Provides an indication of the chocolate and roasted malts coming up...also lets you know that there is both a hops and an alcohol presence as well.
Taste is really good. Chocolate and roasted malts predominate. Some coffee, earthy hops in there as well. Very good taste, a nice blend of flavors, most importantly not too sweet!!!!
Mouthfeel is rich, the alcohol level is ok but cuts the richness. Hops provide a little bite and keep the beer from being cloying.
This is a really good RIS. A pity that Great Divide will no longer distribute in Tidewater VA.
11-29-2011 02:36:48 | More by JayQue
4.1/5 rDev -2.6%
Appearance is thick and black with a thin mocha head. Smell is lovely, chocolate and burnt sugar. There is some chocolate in the taste, but the taste is mostly coffee. While i can detect the alcohol its not overpowering. Mouthfeel is substantial. The carbonation is present but not overpowering.
Overall an enjoyable beer. As it warms, more varied flavors are starting to come through, as is the alcohol. This is definitely something i'd get again if i see it locally.
11-27-2011 01:11:17 | More by littlelorib
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
11-26-2011 20:15:19 | More by Duff27
4.4/5 rDev +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.
11-26-2011 02:01:22 | More by titosupertramp
4.4/5 rDev +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
11-25-2011 01:00:43 | More by Microbrewtaster
4.1/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
11-24-2011 05:09:01 | More by bpw28
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,097 ratings.