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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,573 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,573
Reviews: 1,661
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 236
Gots: 650 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
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!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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).

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.2/5  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.

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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.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,573 ratings.