Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -5%
On tap at Jone's Radiator. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a black walnut color and is opaque. Creamy brown head.
Smells of sweet burnt caramel candy and coffee.
Taste is a burned flavor. Dark fruit flavors some burned caramel and molasses.
Mouthfeel is full bodied and cloying.
ABV is high to be sessionable. But tasty.
11-21-2011 06:04:46 | More by RJLarse
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured into pint glass
A: Black syrup with a medium brown 1 finger head that stuck around for a bit and is now a froth puddle sitting atop this sludge. Patches of thick lacing here and there.
S: Intense burnt malt, coffee, dark chocolate aromas mixing with boozy alcohol imparting scents of sweet dark fruit. I'd be lying if I didn't smell some piney American hops in there as well. This smells great.
T: Sweet boozy alcohol turning to a drier astringent mix of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, pine hop, earthy wet wood. For how dry is gets in the middle, it finishes rather nice and earthy.
M: Heavy, thick, full-bodied, and boozy.
O: Excellent R.I.S., I think this beats out Storm King as my new favorite. And I like seeing that Great Divide makes multiple small batch versions of this beer as well!
11-21-2011 03:28:51 | More by ReelBigwigFish
3.45/5 rDev -18.1%
This bottle is about 2.5 months old so still pretty fresh.
It pours a solid black with nice mocha head.
The smell is alcohol and piney hops.
The taste is very boozy on the front and leans towards chocolate with a burnt roast on the back.
I have had a few of the variants of this beer and enjoyed them but I assume they had some age. I can see this beer aging very well but I wouldn't drink such a fresh bottle again.
11-21-2011 02:19:32 | More by Eriktheipaman
4.08/5 rDev -3.1%
12oz bottle, procured in one of those upscale American grocery stores (Portland, this time) that make me seethe with envy every time I stand dumbfounded in one of their beer 'departments' (what a concept!)...
This beer pours an oily black, with very slight auburn highlights, and two fingers of densely foamy chocolate milk head, which leaves some thin limestone arch lace around the glass in its wake. It smells like s'mores - smoky chocolate, bready caramel malt, vanilla, molasses, and (analogy ends here) bitter leafy, earthy hops. The taste is big chalky, roasted choco-malt, vanilla bean cream, astringent woody esters, simmering tobacco leaf, scorned bitter pine hops, and a subtle booze warming. The carbonation is on the low side, but still in the game, the body pretty damned full in weight, smooth, and creamy, but tinged with some dastardly (depending on how you look at it) hop prickliness. It finishes as polarized as ever was - semisweet chocolate, and zesty pine resin hops.
A very well-wrought RIS - big all around, and solid in all respects - the hops overdose a somewhat unexpected, but still enjoyable foil to the base nature of this particular beast.
11-19-2011 00:00:28 | More by biboergosum
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,109 ratings.