Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,494 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,494
Reviews: 1,649
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 229
Gots: 602 | FT: 17
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:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003)
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Photo of FeliciousDoyle
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

Pours a rich, deep, PITCH black into a Pint glass. Excellent head retention, 2 inches of creamy mocha/chocolate foam that takes its time to fade.
Sweet, spicy aroma of chocolate, some coffee and vanilla. Some hops on the nose too.
This beer is so smooth and creamy on the palate, you can almost chew it. Bitter, dark chocolate, sweet spices, hint of coffee also.
The hops are present, but just to balance it all out.
Amazing Russian Imperial Stout!
Highly recommended!

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Vylo
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a brown head. decent lacing.

Smells is chocolate with a smoked hint. Standard stout.

Taste is impressive. Bitter without turning you off to the taste. Mixture of chocolate, smoked flavor, and hops. I'm usually not a fan of hoppy beers, but this one balances it well.

Mouthfeel is good, low but sufficient carbonation. Heavy without being too syrupy.

Overall a stout to try. I hope to add the belgian style soon (maybe tonight :D).

Photo of ajs4bd
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dowen44
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No freshness date which is surprising since usually GD provides Bottled-on dates on every label.

A- Pours a black color that's entirely opaque with a 1/4 inch dark brown head that doesn't last and drops to an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and thin surface foam. Some lacing is also present.

S- Aromas of the obvious chocolate plus molasses. A bit of a glassy smell along with some alcohol fumes.

T- Intensely deep roasted character that bombards the palate and gives way to a coffee-like aftertaste along with some raisin notes. A bit sweet but mostly a malt bomb. Definitely a sipper but there's nothing wrong with that.

M- Thick and chewy. Medium carbonation. Leaves a bitter feeling on the tongue when swished.

O- This is my first time having the original Yeti and it certainly lives up to the legend.

Photo of rpaul2012
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of IlPostino
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of rapidsequence
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle bottled 10-20-2010. I think I got it at Total Wine in northern VA.

Appearance: Thick and black. A beautiful brown head. Very nice sheets of lacing.

Smell: Great smelling melted chocolate and cold coffee. Sweet dark malt with some fruit notes, caramel, and vanilla. A little booze.

Taste: Very much like the smell, with the addition of a still surprising amount of hoppy bitterness and piney flavor. The aftertaste is excellent with the combination of roasty and hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very soft and creamy, but not real big feeling. A little on the thin side I guess, but only because I expected a huge feel.

Overall: A very good RIS. Not the most complex or brawny, but damn good, and I like the 12 oz bottles.

Photo of jsnoek
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of heresy22
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Ralphs66
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of InfernalPotato
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

A - Completely black. No hints of reddish color around the edges, which you can typically find with most stouts. The head is a dark, almost chocolate milk looking color. Some really find bubbles coming from the body with lots of lacing around the glass.

S - smell consists of a lot of malt, small amounts of coffee/toffee smells and trace amounts of chocolate. Overall, the small was tame and not overpowering at all.

T - taste is a lot like the smell except with more malt and even the hops made an appearance. I didn't realize the IBU's were at 75 until after drinking the beer.

Overall, this is a very good beer. I will be looking for more brews from Great Divide

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle
Dated August 25, 2011

Pours a pitch black color with a perfect sized light brown head, the head is as dark as some brown ales haha, fades at a slow rate to leave some patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell is primarily roasted malt, hints of bitter cocoa and coffee, touch of burnt malt.

Taste has a strong roasted malt front, coffee lingers in and finishes with a burnt bitterness, decent thickness and approaches chewy, the heat is very evident though and definitely could have used some age, rough around the edges.

Not as refined as Old Rasputin but it also seems a bit larger as well.

Photo of MrJolly
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,494 ratings.