Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,497 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,497
Reviews: 1,649
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 231
Gots: 604 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!!!

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. No obvious date, but it looks like there's a batch number stamped near the bottom rim.

Appearance - Black body. Even the pour doesn't let light through. Medium-small brown creamy head with good retention and great lacing.

Smell - Coffee and chocolate hop and malt characters, respectively. Malt comes through as it warms.

Taste - Harsh bitterness upfront, quickly smoothed out by creamy sweetness. Subsequent sips are much more balanced toward the malt as the bitter lime-peel astringency takes a back seat. Warming alcohol underneath.

Mouthfeel - Luxuriously creamy and smooth. Slight astringency and alcoholic warmth underneath. The only noticable carbonation is in the head.

Overall Drinkability - Great wintertime sipper. Balanced well but not boring. Some boldness but not particularly complex for the style.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,497 ratings.