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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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Wegbier

Colorado

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

YES i have been waiting awhile, this is an Oct 2008
A- This beer tells a dark tale, no light will ever penetrate it. The thick espresso head protects its secrets. The lacing covers the glass so as to let no one peek at this scandalous experience. The head reduces to a light thin covering with a few bubbly mtns.

S- from the instant the is bent off the bottle sweet roasted malts burst out with divine toffee licorice and a hint of alcohol.

t-:) The taste is beastly and in your face; untamed. packed with roast and toast espresso beans that do no give up with a lingering lightly sweet finish, coffee ice cream! Deep in the back is the licorice from the smell. As it warmed it gave up on me leaving only licorice around which is less pleasing.

M- a little course with a silky finish, it is big and full in the mouth with no trace of alc

D- immediately bombs the stomach after very little.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 04:02:17 | More by Wegbier
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on Dec 2 2008.

Poured into Darkness Tulip. Pours deep brown, nearly black. Thick one finger brown head produced with excellent retention. Ten minutes later and there is still a thick coat. Very nice lacing, sheets and strings.

The nose is dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, molasses and a nice hop bitterness (impressive for a 8+ month old beer). It all molds together to make a wonderful smell, something I could easily enjoy smelling all night. The nose changes significantly as it warms, getting more and more powerful. Slight alcohol warming presence, but nothing too terrible.

As soon as it hits your lips, you know it's a winner. I truly believe that even someone who doesn't like big stouts could easily enjoy this. This was the very first Russian Imperial Stout I had, way back last fall early in my beer journey, and although I admittedly like it much more now, I could tell it was a solidly crafted and tasty beer, even with my novice palate. Now, I can pick out chocolate and coffee, vanilla and molasses, caramel and toasted malts, and it's all so wonderful.

The mouthfeel is great. Thick and coats your mouth. The hop bitterness has dropped off a lot, and you don't get the bite or the aftertaste, but I am doing just fine with this smooth and creamy liquid gold that is sliding past my tongue into my stomach.

Alcohol? What alcohol? This is one solidly drinkable brew. I can imagine a few of these would put me on my ass, but that doesn't mean I don't feel like I could drink a few in a sitting. Excellent stuff.

Possibly the best RIS I've had. Of the "Big 3 Common RIS's" up here (Stormking, Old Rasputin and Yeti) this is easily my favorite. Kudos Great Divide, on another excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 03:33:18 | More by Mistofminn
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abar22

Alabama

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

12 oz bottle into a DFH Signature Glass

Pours thick and black leaving a light chocolate colored head. It settled into a solid cap with quality lacing around the glass.
If you stuck this under my nose blind folded I might say this was an IPA/DIPA. Citrus hops are the first thing that hit the nose. As it warms the chocolate and coffee notes come into play. Complex and pleasant to say the least. Excellent in the smell department.
The taste is simply outstanding. Sweet chocolate hits first followed by a tasty coffee bitterness in the body. It finishes up delivering some nice citrus flavor and hop bitterness. Fantastic flavors brought together to make one of the best beers I've ever had.
Carbonation is mild just like it should be. Milky smooth mouthfeel with a great coffee/hoppy aftertaste.
Yeti is delicious but still isn't much more drinkable than any other RIS. Regardless this is an absolute beast of a beer and one of, if not, my favorite brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 03:42:08 | More by abar22
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

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

"Black, blacker than a trojan midnight" with a frothy brown head - good retention. Very aromatic. Thick, musty smell highlighted by rich chocolate malt and hops. Again, dark chocolate is the prominent flavor with syrupy sweet maltiness and a fine dry finish. Roasted flavors are there, but less coffee in the mix than the other Yetis. Thick gooey mouthfeel that goes down smooth with just a little bite.

This is a great beer and it's hard not to rate it higher. But the RIS forest is teeming with beasts and I have to put this one below the other Yetis. Still, gotta love that this one is available in 4-packs of 12 ozs.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 02:40:04 | More by GeezLynn
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turboedtwo

California

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

pours black with a thin brown lacing, smells of coffee and malt, tastes like the bottle says, it has a strong roast malt flavor that flows into an alcoholic bite. I don't taste the caramel or toffee notes. mouthfeel is good, pretty light on the tongue and it tingles a bit. i could probably have a couple pints of this before i moved on to something else.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 05:11:49 | More by turboedtwo
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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

Bottled Dec. 2008.

Poured into Boulevard Smokestack Glass

Color is a deep dark brown. Pours a thin tan head. Doesn't have good retention, which I can understand. Leaves some thin lace rings.

Aroma: The aroma is very rich. Big toffee notes that I really like. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, are all represented here. There is also a presence of earthy hops behind all the malt flavor. I am really enjoying the aroma.

Taste: Big roasted malt flavor. Toffee is again dominate upfront. Then the flavor changes to the other flavors represented in the smell. I can definitely taste all the hops they used here. 75 IBUs, not to bad.

Mouthfeel: This is a very syrupy beer. Thick, rich, full bodied, and very sweet. Leaves a slight boozy and roasted malt aftertaste. This is the first part of the beer where it is a tad hot.

Overall, I really am enjoying this beer. I am trying to sip on it as I only have a 12 oz bottle. Very drinkable at the abv it has. I think this is one of the better big stouts I have had lately.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 18:58:54 | More by mothman
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ProfessorCJ

Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap into a tall ale glass.
A-Thick chocolate brown stout with a scant head of tan foam that hung onto the edge of the glass all the way down. Amazingly thick.

S-Roasted coffee, chocolate, fresh baked bread

T-Wow. More like an after dinner drink than a beer. Chocolate (I know I've used it before) with a very slight hint of bitter. My wife who doesn't like "beer" drank half of my glass.

M-Syrupy, thick with just alittle carbonation. If a beer could be called chewy, this is it.

D-Depends upon where you are and the time of year. I will wait to go back for this one until the winter or the restaurant starts serving Irish Stew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2009 21:28:39 | More by ProfessorCJ
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u2carew

Massachusetts

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

A) Opaque. Pours with a brown foamy head then settles. Lacing is fairly sticky.
S) Smoky. Coffee. Light chocolate. Bread.
T) Smoky and mild sweetness at the front. Alcohol in the aftertaste. Smoky and very mellow hop bite.
M) Slight syrupy feel. Chewy. Full bodied. Alcohol effervescence. Slightly dry. A bit chalky.
D) A good stout. I'd have another. True to form.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 21:14:22 | More by u2carew
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

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

Purchased from a very good Britain-based beer shop, "Beers of Europe", through on-line order; tasted during a horizontal tasting of two American RIS, the other one being the Flying Dog's "Gonzo Imperial Porter" (F). Coming in a 355ml, slim dark brown bottle, BB 08/2008, served cool in Hapkin's bulb-shaped sniffer.

A: the colour is totally black, while the 3cm-thick dark khaki brown head retains the creamy texture ever so well, leaving tight lacing as it retreats slowly. Carbonation is pretty much a mystery, as I really can't see any in the pitch-black soup...
S: a potent, decent sourness of fat black prunes pairs with the rich roasted malts, well-tuned aromatic citric+flowery American hops and vanilla-ish sweet woods just perfectly. A slightly stinky bitter-sweet, miraculous note as of chocolates, soy-sauce plus blue cheese hides in the background. A good swirl brings out some alcoholic touches and spicy notes. At 9.5%abv., the nose is bolder and slightly more alcoholic than (F), but overall a beautiful balance is retained as is the commendable, understated complexity.
T: marvellous bitter-sweet jammy-dark-fruits + chocolate-fudge + sweet coffee-ish malts prevail upfront, followed by a semi-aggressive flow of bitter hops in the middle, then the spicy aftertaste develops on top of chicory, apricot, and bitter grapefruity aromatic undertone that lingers in the end. The roasty flavour is not so heavy as the oily maltiness, but lingers nicely in the very back of the tongue, then slips down the throat as well...
M&D: full-bodied, superbly soft on the carbonation, and mellow, with all flavours to offer but not OTT on the overall balance. The alc. does catch up, after all, but not in an intrusive manner. As this ale is tasted right after (F), I can't help thinking this is a more potent version of RIS, endowed with a bolder hop profile and more assertive roastiness from the malts. Hops are big and juicy but firmly in the parameter of the malty influence. All in all, this is a fantastic RIS that I'd love to savour just once in several months...

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 20:06:41 | More by wl0307
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gford217

Georgia

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

Well, it's taken me long enough to get around to this one. I've tried the Oak Aged, Espresso and even the Barrel Aged, but never cracked a bottle of the base beer.

Pours just like the others - pitch black with no light coming through, with a smallish tan head that leaves a heavy ring and a swirl along the top. Lacing is minimal but it shows some legs after each sip.

The aroma is massive, with an initial (surprising) citrus hop kick giving way to the huge roasted malts, dark chocolate and tons of brown sugar and molasses.

The taste is just a bigger, darker version of the nose. The hops are there up front but just get washed away by the waves of dark, burnt malts and bakers chocolate. There are some dark fruits in there and a bit of the molasses, but the toasted character really dominates the taste...and I like it.

The mouthfeel is full bodied and thick on the palate with enough carbonation to keep it from getting syrupy.

Well, I figured I might enjoy this one, given how much I've enjoyed the other iterations, and I was not surprised at all. It's one of the better impy stouts out there and, given it's wide distribution, should be a go-to stout for most folks out there. Big, dark and damn tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 03:43:48 | More by gford217
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

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

Well, I did it in reverse order, trying the Espresso and Oak Aged varieties first, but I finally got a bomber of the original Yeti Imperial Stout. Responsibly enjoyed at Rich O's Public House in New Albany. Served in an interesting Bamberger der Weisse Bock mug - pretty cool looking glassware, really.

A: Huge, deep brown/borderline ink black pour. A creamy, rocky, khaki-colored head balloons on the pour and doesn't stop till it hits the rim of the mug, making up a good 3.5-4 fingers in depth. This beer is pitch black, completely opaque, and has awesome head retention while producing thick sheets of lacing that wash across the sides of the mug.

S: Sans any barrel aging, this nose prominently features dark fruits and brown sugar notes. In the middle, some roasted coffee notes peak alongside some cocoa. Then a warm boozy alcohol arises and takes charge of the nose.

T: Tons of roasted flavors - coffee beans, toast and barley. Then there are servings of toffee, dark chocolate, a dash of sweeter milk chocolate, brown sugar and maple syrup. A punch of hoppy bitterness strikes before the finish, adding citrusy and pine flashes before fading into the finish that reintroduces milder coffee flavors and some residual, bittersweet baker's chocolate.

M: Kind of thick, slightly syrupy and a touch creamy.

D: Easy to drink even with a high alcohol content.

The original Yeti, still delicious even without the added complexities of barrel aging or infusions of chocolate and espresso. Nice to finally try the beast that started them all.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 05:19:33 | More by Buschyfor3
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flagmantho

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely black with a very thick, very dark, slowly dissipating head.

Smell: it started off with the heady aroma of alcohol and evergreen forest. After a little bit, I got a nice chocolate smell mixed in there. I'll say it again: heady.

Taste: heavy. Coffee and bitter hops abound. Some bright fruitiness mixed in there; I want to say notes almost of cherry and raspberry. I feel that if I were a more patient guy, I could study this beer all evening.

Mouthfeel: thick. Not yet syrupy, but this is one heavy mother. Carbonation is relatively low.

Drinkability: this is a hard one to score. It might be eminently drinkable as imperial stouts go, but it isn't really a session beer. Actually, *one* of these is a session.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 03:40:09 | More by flagmantho
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ChuckR343

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very dark brown almost black color, with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a thin ring around the edge. Nice hops smell and then a hint of chocolate and sweet. A bitter taste comes next, which combines hops, dark chocolate and of course malt. This is a thick beer and quite tasty. I had it in a 22 oz. bomber and that did me quite well.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 00:44:59 | More by ChuckR343
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

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

This beer pours a very dark midnight black with a dark almost brown colored thick head. Very great smelling beer, tons of aromas great the nose. Chocolate, caramel, toffee and hops. Tons of retention, this beer looks like motor oil. Very complex flavor, some caramel toffee flavor with a hoppy finish. This beer tastes like a delcious desert treat. Smooth mouthfeel and very drinkable. The alcohol is hard to detect, but at 9.5% it will hit you by the end of the bomber. If you like RIS definitely give this beer a try!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 02:32:40 | More by pmccallum86
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle (bottled on Mar 30 2009) into snifter.
A: Pours like motoroil from the bottle. Thick and black with absolutely no light coming through even with backlighting. Just a hint of a dark tan head presents itself.
S: Hops strike the nose first...sharp and floral. Quickly replaced with darker notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.
T: Bitter chocolate and dark chocolate with a hint of roasted caramel malt. Floral hops play in the background. Nice, but a bit sharp and assertive. As this warms, it settles down and becomes softer with more chocolate coming through.
M: Initially sharp with a bitter bite, then softens and smooths with warming. Thick and oily.
D: Fairly drinkable, especially for style. Even so, hard to give this high marks here. 12 oz is more than enough for me in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 04:43:01 | More by mwilbur
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cbros

North Carolina

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

Serving type- A 22 ounce bomber with a January 2008 born on date poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a complete black with a decent tan head that recedes rather quickly. There is a decent cling to the glass but not as much as I would expect in a Russian Imperial Stout. Good color.

S- Strong hints of coffee, malt and a small hint of chocolate. Nice flavor combination, nothing over powering.

T- The coffee flavor comes out in the beginning. There is a nice smooth consistency to the beer that follows you pretty much throughout the body of the taste. The taste finishes a little bitter but nothing overwhelming. Overall a good tasting RIS that combined with its strength could sneek up on someone who is not familiar with this type of beer and bite them in the ass.

I enjoyed this beer and have had its Espresso version which is just as good. This is a good Russian Imperial Stout and because I have this available to me on a regular basis I would certainly get this again. I was in the mood for a good solid RIS and decided to pick this up and I was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 01:07:59 | More by cbros
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz./355 ml bottle
Month and year bottled: March/April(?) '07
Served in a snifter

Thanks to my roommate Mel for bringing this one back from Oregon.

The beer poured a thick and oily, absolute pitch black with a bubbly, one-finger, saddle brown head that quickly faded to a thin frothy film. Spotty drops of lacing trickled down the glass with each sip.

The aroma was intense. Super bourbony with notes of sweet brown sugar. Spicy, rich and complex with an almost port-like quality.

The taste was very similar to the aroma. Once again, bourbon and brown sugar notes dominated. Somewhat oaky. Deep, dark, roasted malts came through strong up front, but the malts were not at all bitter. Instead, they were creamy and a touch sweet. Dark chocolate notes were noticeable in the center. The dry, hoppy (piney) finish was somewhat boozy and a bit sharp with a lingering, espresso-like aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was super thick, slick, creamy and oily with a fine and mild carbonation. A thin, sticky film caused by the residual sugars coated my lips on each sip.

This beer is loaded with lots of rich, intense flavors. My only knock against it was that the hops and the booze became a bit much by the drink's end. This is definitely a sipping beer, perfect for savoring on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 14:21:09 | More by Damian
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kegger22

Michigan

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

A pour man's AleSmith Speedway (sorry about the pun, couldn't resist). But that's what it reminded me off. Strong coffee, a lot of hops. Heavy aroma. Dark, dark, thick pour with little head. I was satisfied with Yeti, but I would rather have a Speedway stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 04:46:19 | More by kegger22
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bushwhacker

Alabama

3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had it from "distant" tap, so no pour observations other than the lovely tan head and healthy lacing. Good clean clear black color, medium viscosity from what this amateur dark beer drinker would expect. I thought it was very balanced with a very good flavor profile, burnt malts, etc., creamy mouthfeel, clean finish for a 'meal in itself' brew. I seldom can sample these brews and I enjoyed this very much. Looking forward to sampling all the GD's products at the wellhead.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2009 03:12:44 | More by bushwhacker
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marvin213

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black as tar, its trim head is also darkly tinged. The head could be fuller, and the head is so black I couldn't possibly see any floating intricacies, but it's a good-looking stout. It's black like black coffee, and tough like that. A plain and simple, dark-as-hell stout.

Sweet molasses and chocolate balls, this thing smells surprisingly good. It's got the alluring sweetness of a milk stout with an imperial alcohol emmanating from its surfaces. The beer smells creamy...creamy and malty. It's a melted malted milkshake. With a beer like this, I acknowledge I was biased because it came in a normal 12oz. bottle. The smell of this thing, however, makes me think it comes under wax.

I know there's a chocolatey version, but I was honestly expecting more chocolate on the taste. It's a quality imperial that tastes like a sweet milk stout. Maybe that candy shop nose I got is more cream and buttery sugar than chocolate. It'll help drinkability, but I really don't taste a burn I expect from a 9.5%er. The alcohol is more of a smell and a feel than a taste, and I bet a lot of people like that. Where I thought the smell could fit under wax, the taste is too simply creamy to connote complexity. It's novel with its sweetness contrasted to its strength, but its taste is not that much different from your regular cream stout.

The mouthfeel is sweet, but not it's in line with what I expect from a Russian Imperial Stout. I mean really, there's a creamy carbonation to this Russian Imperial Stout. It's kinda cool, and I continuously wonder how this beer could be so strong. The aftertaste gives you a little bit of the alcohol feel, but I want that warming effect within the taste. It's weird to detract from the rating for something like this, but this beer should taste stronger.

So, if a 9.5% RIS can go down as silkily smooth as a sweet milk stout, that means it's a drinkable beer. I'm probably spoiled by all the good stouts coming out of North Carolina, but this isn't one to which I'll repeatedly run. It's good and all but, in salute to true beer snobbery, it's not a very special Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 22:49:41 | More by marvin213
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froghop

Washington

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

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

07-12-2009 21:52:05 | More by froghop
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dismal

Illinois

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

From the bottle into a pint glass. The bottle says brewed in February 2009 so this one has about half a year on it. Pours pretty thick and pours black with an ok sized dark tan/brown head. The head fairly quickly reduces to almost nothing, leaves little to no lacing down the glass. Smell is pretty good but wasn't incredibly strong or anything. Typical smells were there, roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Not much else there or at least I didn't pick much else up, I guess this one might be hoppier than most stouts but it's not overpowering. Taste is similar. Chocolate mainly at first followed by coffee. I though the aftertaste was very coffee like. Really good stuff. Mouthfeel was thick, just as I would want and expect from this style. A pretty high ABV but not noticeable at all, the glass was done pretty quickly and went down so easily. A great beer. I think this one is up there for sure for this style. I've got some more I'm gonna put some age on but in the mean time I'm picking up some more just to drink while I wait.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 05:46:23 | More by dismal
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nectar14

California

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice Lebowski reference, Armstrongm. It inspired me to write this review... even though I had this beer two months ago.

A- Dark, dark, dark with a thin tan head. Looks thick and viscous.
S- Woah, big roasted malts, coffee, nuts, chocolate, caramel. Beautiful smells.
T- Big beer, but not unbalanced. More dark malts, coffee, and chocolate. Some bitterness in there to balance.
M- Really nice sipper, not a guzzler, obviously. Went down pretty easily for a beer this big.
D- Yummy, but not for a lightweight. Might go well with a steak.

Will look for more of this next time I'm back in CO.
Until then---
The Dude abides

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 15:09:34 | More by nectar14
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Armstrongm

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this. Picked up a 22oz bomber at Glen-Ro Spirit Shoppe in Monroe, CT

A - Darker than a black steers tookas on a moonless prairie night (lebowski reference anyone?). Nice 2-finger, dark toffee head that held strong. Good looking lacing down the class.

S - Hops! Could easiily pick up the toffee and caramel malts.

T - Toffee, caramel. Sweet, with some coffee and chocolate undertones. The hops and malt really balance themselves out nicely.

M - Rich and delicious.

D - Went down way too easy for a 9.5%.

Looking forward to seeing what else Great Divide has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 00:22:02 | More by Armstrongm
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Liverpool08

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark black pour with a oatmeal colored head.
Godd aroma of coffee and a little hops. A drier tasting stout than I expected. Not as creamy as some others, but still very good. Flavors of dark coffee and that great hop kick at the end.
The hops are what probably give it that drier taste. Very drinkible for an Imperial.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 00:10:32 | More by Liverpool08
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,893 ratings.