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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,893 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,893
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 173
Gots: 416 | FT: 14
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003)
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infi

New York

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

22 oz. bomber, courtesy of BA r0nyn.

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a deep, slick and black pour with a thin tan head arising for a few minutes before receding back down to a cap. Generally opaque in appearance. The lacing is quite moderate with thin bubbly sheets gently lining the glass then falling back into place. The smell is full of a toasted and roasted graininess from the barley and malts. The barley makes up the most of the aromas in the glass along with the booze. As it warms up, the caramel and toffee tones begin to appear and adds to the scents very nicely.

The taste is very roasted in character to the point of slight charring or burnt flavors. It's fairly light and not too sweet, which is always nice. Can't really distinguish much of the caramel and toffee as indicated on the bottle. The biggest standout in flavor is this sort of woody oakiness and earthiness. It's a very nice component to the stout - I can't imagine how the OA version of the Yeti would be like. Towards the end, there's a slight bitterness from the earthy hops that only lasts for a few seconds. Not too astringent but still enticing.

Mouthfeel is very silky and creamy, especially when let sit and warmed for a bit. Just enough carbonation but not to a bubbly champagne feel. Highly drinkable and tasty - suitable to nurse and sip especially in this coming cold weather.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 03:57:50 | More by infi
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r0nyn

New York

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled on August 10, 2009.

Split with fellow BA infi. Pours an inky blackness that is completely opaque. Really a beautiful thing, no matter how many stouts I see it from. There's FAT dark brown head that results from a vigorous pour, and it takes its damn sweet time in receding. Leaves a ridiculous ring of lacing as it goes down. Great to look at. Smell has a pretty evident chocolate character along with tiny twinge of maltiness. Also has some sourness wafting around, probably from the barley.

Taste is big and chocolatey off the bat. Mild malt flavoring follows towards the middle along with minute nuances of coffee. Hoppy bitterness after that that lingers all over the palate, but isn't overly harsh in any way, which definitely works for me. Finish is a bit on the sticky side, with the hops staying around as part of the aftertaste. The 9.5% ABV shows up towards the end as a distinct, but subtle alcoholic twinge. Mouthfeel is great, it felt like I was drinking a milkshake from the first sip to the last, it was that creamy and thick. One of the better stouts that I've had an opportunity to roll around in my mouth.

Drinkability is good, tempered by the big and thick mouthfeel and the alcohol content. Something that you'll sip and enjoy over the course of a couple of hours or more. It's something I'd definitely try again, so I can only imagine what the Oak Aged variety of this will taste like.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 03:39:24 | More by r0nyn
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lightly chilled and poured into a Duvel glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. This was bottled July of 07.

Appearance: The beer pours out a very very dark brown/black color, with a ¾" brown head that soon begins to recede. Initially sipping leaves a ring on the glass with a medium amount of speckled lacing. As the head recedes to a ring around the glass with a very thin film of foam the beer continues to leave very fine lacing that quickly clusters into speckled lacing. As the ring slowly disappears sipping still leaves traces of speckled lacing.

Smell: The aroma is a mixture of dark chocolate and dark molasses that initially dominates. In addition there are some traces of sweetness and of dark roasted, almost burnt malt character. At this age I don't really pick up any hops or even alcohol as separate components.

Taste: The very rich dark roast flavor actually starts out with a small burst of sweetness that quickly turns into a strong, bitter, almost burnt, roasted malt flavor that has components of dark molasses and dark chocolate. There is no trace of alcohol burn and any modest flavor contribution from the alcohol is in the sweetness. There is no real hop character that stands out. But after a while the burnt character of the malt is almost too much.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium-full bodied with modest carbonation leaving a soft smooth prickly feeling. The finish is long and dry with mostly almost but not quite burnt malt character.

Drinkability: This is a nice complex RIS that has had most of the hop bitterness fade away leaving the dark roasted malt character to dominate the flavor. Its intense flavor is powerful enough that I'd not want more than one a night. But I'll be happy to have this one again someday. However the almost burnt character of the malt ensures it will be a while before I do.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 01:19:40 | More by drtth
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kylejohnson03

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Great Divide Beer, and I have high expectations. Bottled April-09, and poured into a stout glass on Oct-11.

A: Pours a deep, dark opaque black. One finger of creamy brown head, which lingers for a minute before going away.

S&T: Everything you would expect from a great stout. Rich chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts. Get a little alcohol on the nose, but it's masked very well in the taste.

M&D: Incredibly smooth, with the weight you would expect from a great stout. Roasted malt aftertaste lingers and lingers... An incredibly drinkable beer, despite the high ABV.

Was not disapointed with my first Great Divide, and I can't wait to get my hands on the other varietals. A very well done RIS that I will be visiting again soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 03:56:52 | More by kylejohnson03
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blackenmn

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz into a pint glass:

Appearance and smell:Poured a very opaque oily black, left a great looking dark brown head which really stuck to the glass. Smelled of very roasty milk chocolate with some hints of burned sugar and feint licorice. Strong and sweet.

Taste and mouthfeel: Taste was of creamy but subtle milk chocolate, and extremely sweet malts. Very mild earthy hops presence with the ABV almost completely hidden. Finishes sticky and wet leaving alot of sweetness on the tongue.

Drinkability:Very drinkable. Creamy and smooth. Far too easy to drink for the ABV, this thing would sneak up in no time,

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 02:45:12 | More by blackenmn
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a thick opaque black, with a 1/4 inch of brown head that recedes to a film almost instantly. Film retains for the duration of the beer with some spotty sheets of lacing.

S: Nose is of bitter chocolate, some coffee, roasted malts, and alcohol in present.

T: Taste is first of toffee malts and a huge dose of alcohol, middle is a hefty dose of roasted and toasted malts that have a touch of hop bite character, finishes with bitter chocolate and coffee flavoring that leaves a bitter coffee aftertaste.

M: Full body, mild carbonation, oily, creamy and rich feel, alcohol burn and a bitter aftertaste.

D: Given the ABV, not a sessionable brew, but a well done beer worthy of sitting down to one or two.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 02:41:09 | More by Jayli
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TheViolator666

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into stout glass.

Different label than the one pictured. I'm diggin' the updated look on all the Yeti's.

A: Pours as black as pitch. Dark brown head, but not much of it. Light traces of beautiful lacing.

S: Actually surprising amount of hopes in the nose, balanced well by sweet malts and dark chocolate. Alcohol is much more present in the aroma than it is in the taste.

T: Delicious. Heavy on the deep roasted coffee flavor, sweet chocolate malts as well balanced by a hint of vanilla and a very slight amount of licorice/anise. Piney hops come through in the back. At 9.5% there actually is not much alcohol present in the taste, very well hidden. Finishes like chocolate milk.

M/D: Pretty thick and as smooth as silk, especially as it warms. Very pleasant aftertaste. Low carbonation.

Overall, a very, very good beer and well worth the price, luckily I can get singles. Probably more of an American Stout due to the amount of hops present. I'll be sure to grab this one again!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 19:21:17 | More by TheViolator666
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punkrkr27

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with a dense tan head that lasts and lasts. Rich coffee, chocolate, and molasses aroma with a pronounced citrus hop note. Big roasted malts up front, strong flavor of brown sugar and a pronounced roasted hop finish. Thick full creamy mouthfeel. This just might be one of my new favorites. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 18:34:04 | More by punkrkr27
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is jet black with a medium size brown head, and good lacing.

smell is of double chocolate, with a background of roasted coffee, a touch of roasted almonds, and a hint of vanilla.

taste is creamy and thick, bitter, chocolate, sour malt, some coffee, nuts, a touch of vanilla, and some licorice, end is slightly bitter and thick.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 14:29:30 | More by Anthony1
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fragilemacabre

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is, as someone I know says, a tasty fellow.

It's very typical stout in looks-- very black opaque color, some light but sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. It was poured carefully so not much of a head, but there is some fun marble-ish foam along the top of it when left to sit for a moment or three.

It smells and tastes like dark chocolate, a bittersweetness that varies from sip to sip (and inebriation level to inebriation level). The scent has more of a coffee note than the taste does. There's some cirtus when sipping, but that brightness could be due to carbonation.

Nothing displeasing to the palate in terms of taste or mouthfeel, a very smooth, rich feeling (almost like drinking cold hot chocolate, but definitely NOT like drinking yoohoo or chocolate milk).

I've liked many stouts, and this is one I would definitely revisit.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 07:15:33 | More by fragilemacabre
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erz316

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

botled on Aug 10 2009, poured form 12floz bottle into maudite snifter.

A - this is an incredible looking stout, I can find no flaw. just be sure to pour very gently, it makes a lot of foam. right now I have a full 3 fingers. the body is pitch black, no light getting in anywhere anyhow. the head is made of tiny bubbles, that retain insanely well. the top of the head is this glossed over, smooth creamy foam, and in the center are the bigger bubbles--kind of the same way a pancake cooks on a griddle. A perfect looking stout? Well, it meets all my criteria, and it looks good, so I'd say yes! let me reiterate how well that head retains: several minutes into the review, it is still just as high. finally, 16 minutes into the review the head has come down.

S - this actually smells a bit more hoppy than malty, huh. there are definitely malts there, just the floral freshness of the hops take priority on the senses. but the malts arent all that noticeable, save a slightly earthy chocolate-ness. I'm a bit dissapointed here.

T - not bad. not a knock out either. the initial taste is primarily malty, real big on the roasted malts. a tad sweet, but nothing too much. there is a certain mustiness, maybe it is the yeast. the hops are still quite noticeable, not just their bitterness, however. this is not much to my liking, but hey, its not my brewery. the finish has a distinctive anise and alcohol flavour, and the persistent hoppy-ness. the aftertaste is much more like a stout: bitter, slightly sweet, roasted. this brew isnt much of an ris, its far too hoppy and is more of a simple bitterness than anything else. it tastes pretty good, but not especially great. with all them hops, it sure was easy to mask the alcohol.

MF&D - a good heavy body with medium intense carbonation. the body feels pretty good, but the drinkability will suffer along with the taste

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 01:38:40 | More by erz316
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Lolli1315

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- This is one of the finer looking Russian Imperial Stouts that I have seen. Beautiful light chocolate brown head that holds for quite some time. Plenty of lacing as well, nice and sticky. This is the type of beer that would make your mouth water if you saw someone else drinking it at the bar.

S- Coffee is very prevalent in this beer. followed by some dark chocolate notes. Seem to be getting a milk smell as well, although I feel that it is separate smell if that makes any sense. A little alcohol is present but not overpowering.

T- The dark chocolate comes out a lot more than it does in the smell and followed closely by roasted coffee. Also begins with a large presence of roasted malts but that is quickly pushed away with a fairly large bitterness and hop flavor. Probably one of the more bitter Russian Imperial Stouts that I have tasted.

M- Nice full bodied mouthfeel that is great in a stout. Molds fairly well with the beer.

D- I do really like this beer, but it certainly is a sipper. Do not know if I would like to open up another one of these after I finish.

Notes: Will certainly purchase this beer again and I suggest that anyone who loves stouts to try it as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 03:35:49 | More by Lolli1315
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Brad007

Vermont

4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2007 vintage. Been holding to this for quite a while. I almost don't want to open it but I still got a bottle of oak-aged Yeti aging away.

Pours a dark black color with a two-finger brown head into my fluted glass. Nice presentation.

Taste is rich and creamy and full of chocolate, mild roasted coffee and dark fruit. No harshness or anything.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering cream, coffee and chocolate. Not harsh at all. Very easy-going in the mouth. Dare I say, smooth.

Wow a very nice example of the style that lives up to the hype. Definitely worth what I paid for it nearly 2 years ago. Perfect for this cold fall night.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 01:41:02 | More by Brad007
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wnh

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter.

Pours a thick, viscous black with a deep tan, frothy head. No light passing through.

Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, alcohol, and milky caramel. Bitter, roasty entry, consisting of coffee and dark chocolate, leading into a slightly sweet chocolate and caramel middle, before finishing bitter and lightly dry. Earthy, dried leaf hop bitterness on the finish that lingers alongside bitter dark chocolate for a long while, with pine hop flavors showing up as the beer warms.

Thick and viscous on the palate, oily and mouthcoating. A pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 21:33:54 | More by wnh
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spartan2k

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Yeti out of a bomber. Have an OA version in waiting, but figured it would be best to start with the original.

When reading about the "legend" of the Yeti on the bottle, can't help but thinking...
Scientists have proven that the Sasquatch, he is real.
Take a look at the plaster cast of his foot, now you know he's real.
Listen real close to the audio tape, not human no you know he's real.
Couldn't be a man in gorilla suit, no way.
No, you know he's real.
Real, real, real real, real, real, really real, real.

On to the beer...

Pours black. Thick, viscous, black. Head forms after pouring, looks like a delicious brew.

First taste was relatively unimpressive. Beer was in the fridge, so I assume that the cold is masking the flavors. As the beer warms, the experience is much more pleasant. More than anything else, the hop presence (especially at the end and in the aftertaste) is what is really surprising. Not necessarily bad, just unexpected. Almost reminds me of a barleywine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, but there is a hop bitterness at the end that makes the beer really interesting.

Overall, a nice BIS. The hop presence grows on me as I drink the beer, but doesn't seem to match the creamy-ness of the beer. Excited to move on and taste the variations.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 00:54:50 | More by spartan2k
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is obviously an older bottle, as it has the old colorful mountain logo instead of the new drab brown one. Served in my Red Hook pint class.

A - Three fingers of late-rising dark mocha-brown foam that dissipates very, very slowly. Glass-coating lacing. Black. No light gets through this bad boy. Looks kind of evil actually...

S - Roasted malts, rum-soaked dark fruits, brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate. Big smell, and superbly hidden alcohol. This bottle seems to be older, as the hoppiness is quite subdued, with only light floral notes peaking through.

T - Taste has a little more roasty bitterness and a touch of coffee. There's significantly less of the dark fruit sweetness. The finish is mostly burnt sugar and leaves an aftertaste that I don't care for all that much. Again, a touch of floral hoppiness peaks out just before the finish. A solid but somewhat unsophisticated RIS.

M - Very soft texture, big body that supports the ABV well. Lower carbonation and tons of residual stickiness. It's pretty much everything an RIS should have.

D - I'd be afraid to drink a bomber of this by myself - thankfully my wife is helping me tonight. The taste is good, but not complex enough to warrant consuming 22oz. Alcohol is well hidden, and only a slight warming hints to the mounting intoxication. The thick body makes it slow going, but thankfully it goes down smooth and easy.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 03:46:08 | More by MasterSki
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a thick 3+ finger dark tan colored head. Color is almost pure black. Head lasts forever. Thick lacing.

S. Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, toffee, hops.

T. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, roastiness, booze, sweetness, faint bitterness, dark fruit.

M. Full bodied. Low-medium carbonation. Fairly thick. Lingering sweetness with a boozey aftertaste.

D. Very smooth and easy drinking imperial stout. Smoother than other imperials. Delicous.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 00:04:01 | More by siradmiralnelson
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been in the cellar for awhile. Bottle date is 2/20/08.

Oily black with a thick muddy brown head. Great retention leaves a lace storm splattered within my glass. Sweet.

Sugary chocolate, toffee, and brown sugar with a dark fruit raisin and plum and hints of dark espresso, and licorice. Dude.

Lives up to the aroma. Dark fruity fig complemented by a thin alcoholic warmth wrapped in a bundle of chocolate-caramel-brown sugar-mocha-awesomeness. Sweet!

Body is way too thin for such a huge beer although the mouthfeel is pleasantly silky. I'd wager there's some oatmeal involved here somewhere. Dude!

I split the bottle with a friend and that was still more than enough for me. This beer is so aggressive you need a nap afterwards.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 23:20:39 | More by donkeyrunner
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macktbone

California

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack or so at Dirk's fillet and vine in Montgomery Alabama on a paid trip to the south.

12oz bottle with the new label of brown and tan with the Yeti on the front.

A- Super dark coffee appearance with little to no lace or head. Even looks like black silk.

S- Coffee, dark sugar, malt, cherry, leather and roasted nuts.

M- heavy and thick with a creamy silk body.

T- Tastes of home made licorice, chocolate covered espresso beans and malted alcohol.

D- A liitle to hot for the 9.5% represents. Many 10.5%ers can pull off more drinkability because of their sweetness. This is a very dry stout which makes it not as smooth on the pallet as a sweeter less intrusive beer.

Great sample of a dry russian imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 23:31:53 | More by macktbone
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep black color with a thick creamy coffee colored foam head that leaves scattered patches of lace.

S- Roasted malt and brown sugar are easiest to detect. Some light coffee, chocolate, and caramel come through as well.

T- Lots of roasted malt and coffee flavor initially. Alcohol is fairly apparent. Some burnt sugar and smokiness comes through in the finish. There is some definite hop bitterness in this as well.

M- Full bodied with just enough carbonation. Chewy and silky.

D- This is a great brew. Solid flavor and feel with a nice balance. Going to have to try some of the other versions now (espresso, chocolate, and oak aged yeti).

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 05:29:48 | More by projectflam86
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good Russian Imperial Stout. Pours thick and black with a thick dark brown chocolate milk colored head. The frothy head was very interesting, it was thick and would slide down the glass, but it didn't stick to it. The head itself stuck around for most of the session. The smell was good, not quite as strong as I expected. Smells of sweet and bitter chocolate with roasted/burned malts, and maybe some coffee, but more like a coffee milk smell. Had an excellent taste. Tasted smooth chocolate and some coffee taste followed by some roasted malts. Fairly sweet followed by a slight taste of alcohol at the end, not very strong though. Mouthfeel was very smooth, creamy and sweet. Pretty drinkable for such a thick beer, I'd certainly like to pick up a bottle and let it age for a bit and break it out later.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2009 01:23:05 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Rayek

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the GD Tap Room. Served in a snifter.

A: Midnight black with a generous hot cocoa head. Head retention is very good and nice lace is left behind.

S: Smells like a chocolate pine forest, with the pine winning out. Hop aromas dominate with a heavy pine scent, bakers chocolate is in the back doing its best to break free.

T: Again, the hops dominate. After an initial hit of dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla, bitterness bursts onto the scene with heavy pine and grapefruit flavors. The chocolate rides through the experience if you actively search for it. Finishes dry, with a lingering citrus bitterness.

M: Heavy body feels oily and slick. Carbonation is about right.

D: This was a very fresh sample. A little rough around the edges, but still quite nice. A good candidate for cellaring, and a great example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2009 02:58:56 | More by Rayek
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glid02

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried the unadulterated version - cask at the Brick Store.

Pours black with a two-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, smooth dark chocolate, and citrus hops with hints of molasses.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Dark chocolate flavors barely edge out roasted malt flavors up front. Midway through the sip a good amount of light citrus hop flavors pervade that lead into a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness with soft carbonation. I actually envisioned it being a bit thicker.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.

Overall I liked this a tad bit less than the oak aged version but more than the chocolate and espresso versions. Worth a shot.

Serving type: cask

08-18-2009 03:47:55 | More by glid02
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PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

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

Poured from a cellar temperature 355ml bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured like oil, settling jet black with a creamy tan head.

S - Heavy maltiness. Dark fruity; grapes /raisins. Also, a hint of ginger.

T - Smokey roasted malts. Rich dark chocolate. There is a clear taste of alcohol on the back of the tongue. Hints of bitter coffee in the finish.

M - Definite heavyweight in the body. Oily and very warming.

D - A rich full bodied imperial stout. Definitely a one-at-a-time kinda drink, the richness is far too intense to drink too many.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 19:54:21 | More by PartyBear
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MisterClean

California

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared with the Duffman and his lady. Oooh yeah!

A - Poured black with 1 finger of mocha colored head. Dissipated fast, but left nice lacing.

S - Notes of anise, leather, chocolate, light roast coffee, and hops o' pine filled my nose.

T - Leather, anise, dark chocolate, medium roast coffee, bittering hops, and a light piny resin.

M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, slightly astringent, and very viscous.

D - Great overall. Would enjoy this quaff again if I get my hands on a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 15:31:57 | More by MisterClean
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,893 ratings.