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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,674 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,674
Reviews: 1,680
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 251
Gots: 714 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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Ratings: 4,674 | Reviews: 1,680
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. I bought this bottle about 10 months ago thinking I would save it for a special occasion. Looks like a Saturday night without the wife and kids, and the TV remote all to myself, is special enough.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour provided me with a small ¼” dark tan head, reducing to a thin ring within a few minutes. A thicker, viscous dark-as-night beer. The best way to describe it would be dirty motor oil, which would also describe the thickness of it too.

Smell: My nose was able to catch the aromas during the pour alone. Roasty malts and oats get my attention right away, followed by sweet caramel, molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. I’m impressed so far.

Taste: I waited for about 5-7 minutes to let this beer warm up a bit from the cold refrigerator temperature. The initial sip revealed a cloying sweetness, mixed with a big roasted malt middle, following with oats, bitter-sweet dark chocolate, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness, which definitely lingers on the tongue. I would suggest that you let this one warm even longer, as the flavors are more pronounced each and every minute. I'm enjoying the heck out of the flavor combination.

Mouthfeel: Cloyingly sticky, syrupy thick full-bodied beer. Carbonation is greatly reduced. Smooth and creamy, yet at the same time, having a lingering bitter finish. The bitterness is held in check somewhat by a dessert sweetness presence. A smoky, tobacco-like taste remained on my tongue after the swallow.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer, though I can't see myself having more than one bottle in a sitting. This is one of those beers that all Imperial Stout lovers have to try, knowing all along that it’s a slow sipping and highly enjoyable, Imperial Stout. The 9.5% ABV is so well hidden. Great Divide knows how to brew some of the tastiest Imperial Stouts I’ve ever had. Well done!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Picked up recently from my local beer specialist.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Blackest black in colour, yielding a thin brown head of foam that rapidly subsides to a surface layer. An intense aroma of dark roasted malt, with notes of cocoa, coffee, burnt grain, molasses, dried fruit and aromatic hops. A warming, boozy whiff in the background. Complex and slightly sweet.

Tastes of roasted malt and hops with a rich, bitter finish. Notes of cocoa, coffee, molasses, dried fruit and aromatic hops. Slightly sweet, with an alcoholic finish. The dark malt and hops combine to produce a profound bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is thick and silky, with tingly carbonation and a spicy sensation on the tongue. Highly astringent. Aftertaste of roasted malt, coffee/cocoa and bitter hops.

A taste explosion - impressive stuff. Rich and intense. An exceptional imperial stout; the flavour components blend fantastically. Well worth trying if you have the chance.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dated May 12 2011. Poured into tulip.

Appearance. Pitch black. A huge 4 fingers of dense tan head, beautiful. Great lacing, sticks to the side of the glass for quite a while.

Smell. Very chocolatey, with some roastyness and some yeasty esters. Really sweet all around.

Taste. Starts out with some caramel and chocolate. Some roasted malt builds, while retaining the chocolate. Some of the yeasty ester that were detected in the smell come forward to join the roastyness, specifically some berry and dark fruit flavors. The finish has some roasty bitterness, and is quite sweet.

Mouthfeel. Huge body on this one with little carbonation.

A great example of a chocolate based imperial stout. With almost a year of age on it, I am wondering what it would be like fresh.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite Imperial Stouts and one of the easiest to drink too. The aroma has a nice roasted malt and coffee smell.

Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts dominate the taste, but there is a creamy and smooth texture that compliments the slight sweetness well. For being such a big beer, it's surprisingly not heavy.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.