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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,481 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,481
Reviews: 1,648
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 227
Gots: 588 | FT: 18
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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Photo of noslenwerd
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out like Tar, but in a good way. Head is almost a dark bronze/cherry brown head to it.

S: Smells like your typical stout... Coffee/Bitter chocolate.

T: Taste reminds me a lot of Alesmith Speedway stout... Very sugary when you let it set on your lips. Very very thick. Only stout I have had thicker was the speedway. Only hit on this is it does not hide the alcohol quite as well as speedway (sorry for comparing it to that but it reminds me a lot of it)

Summary: Second thickest beer I have had. Very good taste, very thick, but would have been rated higher if it had hid the alcohol a little better.

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

Like others say, it pours like motor oil, but in the best way possible. Thick and syrupy.

The aroma is much like other imperial stouts, coffee, chocolate, and a slight presence of hops. A good, all around, malty aroma.

This beer has a sweet taste, touched with molasses, much like the smells of it. It has a strong flavor, and the hops are more present in the taste than in the aroma. A truly thick, chewy beverage.

This is my first beer from Great Divide Brewing Co. and certainly won't be my last. I was greatly pleased by this beer and will definitely be purchasing it again. However, where I live, this beer sells for $13.99 a four pack! That may be the standard price, but I am sure you can find it for cheaper.

Overall, an awesome Imperial Stout and a great beer.

Photo of vdread
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yeti Imperial Stout
bottle to glass

glub glub! pours as black as black can be. thick and syrupy, capped by a thick mocha colored head that leaves sheets of lacing behind.

smell: whoa! reminds me of the old reeses commercial.
'you got imperial stout in my hops!'
'you got hops in my imperial stout!'
behind the strong hop smell rests some thick dark malt, and dark bitter chocolate.

the taste of alcohol is the most prevalent when you take the first sip, but eases as it warms, giving way to the hop load, the rich maltiness, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt wood earthiness, and sweet molasses. pleasantly bitter. great mouthfeel. thick and syrupy, creamy, and rich. goes down easy with a lingering taste of burnt malt and hops that leaves you wanting for more.

wow i love this big hairy imp. it's delicious, and i dont even mind the alcohol presence. i only wish i'd aged this baby a bit more than i did to reduce some of the astringency. would and will drink again. this time though, i'm buying a case and aging a few.

Photo of ElJoebo
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not for the faint of heart. This sucker's strong. A really dark coffee flavor with a distinct boozy back end. I enjoyed it a lot but don't think I could do more than maybe one more bottle. Of course my lips where kind of numb by the end of the one 22oz bottle I had, so two would probably do me in.

The texture was a nice, thick, oily creaminess and it poured with a hefty head. My brother said it looked like used motor oil. Pretty much hit that nail on the head. So to speak.

Photo of danzyl
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours jet black, darker than Coca-Cola. With a very dark tan almost brown inch high head, very good looking beer.

Smell: I got some roasted malt notes, so chocolate, coffee, toffee/caramel. Very characteristic for the style.

Taste: It was bitter, but no to bitter, I got lots of the same notes from the smell, coffee, caramel. chocolate. Very well balanced with the low bitter toasted barley notes, with some hops up high. Great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel. It was thick, it coated my tongue and the rest of my mouth, not too much carbonation, which accentuates the complexity of this beer.

Drinkability: I had 2 from the 4 pack in about 2 hours. Smooth and easy to drink, i found this beer sessionable, but not overly so. But also don't get a 4 pack of these on a full stomach, you'll regret it later.

Photo of Reaper16
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from 2008 served into a tulip glass

Pours a super-dark, not quite black, burnt coffee brown. The really tan, almost orange, head never gets larger than one finger in size. Very minimal lacing. This just looks like a normal-ass imperial stout; that's not bad but I can't in good conscious rate it higher than a 3.

Thankfully the aroma comes out kicking like a mule where the appearance didn't. Lots of coffee and strong, sort of syrupy molasses aromas coming from the roasted malts. The hoppy smells one would expect from a fresher bottle of Yeti aren't present. There is a worrisome element of salt... what comes to mind is soy sauce.

I'm digging the specific roasted malt flavor here... its isn't predominantly chocolate or coffee like in many impy stouts. it really just tastes like roasted malt. The hop character hasn't completely diminished, though what is left is just some herbal, leafy flavor on the back end. There is some residual sweetness coming from the alcohol and it helps to brighten up the malt.

This is a full-bodied beer; its plenty thick enough to feel satisfying. While the alcohol plays a role in the flavor this beer was never hot with alcohol harshness. In spite of this thick body I find this Yeti to be easy-drinking for the style. The swallows keep going down with no palate fatigue.

I'd probably prefer a fresher bottle of this specific imperial stout but what I had was pretty good. Based on this bottle I don't get the numerous reviews of 'A' or higher. It doesn't do anything exceptional. Its a solid impy stout for the price.

Photo of timrosenblatt
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this on November 8, 2009; bottle says it was filled on Jul 10.

It's a heck of a pour. The head stays around, and the color is surprising. I held my glass up to a lightbulb and couldn't see any light coming through. I bet I could trick someone into thinking I was drinking used motor oil.

Smells and tastes like coffee and chocolate. The smell is slightly more coffee, and the taste is slightly more chocolate. It actually has a sweet aftertaste, and then the coffee taste lingers. There's also a neat hoppiness to it all that seems very strong to non-beer fans, but tastes great to me.

Really smooth, and definitely drinkable. But, I think the drinkability stops around 1. I'd definitely make this the last beer of the night.

I wish I had a steak to go with this. The bottle suggests it, and I agree with this bottle.

Photo of bgreg3
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the yeti!!

Poured into a 16oz pint glass out of a 22 oz bomber , it appears an incredibly dark black in which no light can penetrate , also leaving a very brown creamy head that'll leave lace and residue.
The smell is reminicent of previous imperial stouts, but this one smells more chocolatey and coffeeish than the others. This is a good thing to me , maybe it wont be as boozy as others.
This has been in my fridge all day but still seems barely chilled , it has a heavy ass mouthfeel and first thing I can tell is robust coffee flavor combined with subtler choco notes than other stouts I've had , A bit boozy , but not as much as other brews I've had , to me this isn't breathtaking taste wise , but has some strong attributes . The hops play quite a role in this imperial making it a bit bitter.

-Awesome look and smell
- nice slight nuttiness that is noticable at beginning
- coffee and choco balance nicely but don't overwhelm.
- good drinker.

- sticky as hell
- very heavy mouthfeel

Badass beer , must try

Photo of birchstick
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours like motor oil with a small head

S - smells strongly of chocolates and coffee. More chocolates than coffee.

T - the taste follows the nose. Very chocolaty with a lot of coffee to balance it out. There is also a hint of piney hops on the finish. There is a lot of flavor in this beer.

M - very smooth and full mouthfeel. Couldn't ask for anything else.

D - This is an excellent RIS. It is very in-your-face with flavor and walks the line of being overpowering. However, it is balanced with its malt profiles and has some decent hop characteristics to it.

Photo of horshack7
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: From the depths of a twelve ounce bottle comes forth a black opaque beer with a head on that is about one finger thick. That may have been an understatement. This pure black evil that makes dark as night look brighter than the sun. This is an abyss of darkness with a stunning brown coffee colored head on top.

Aroma: Dark and milk chocolate and dark roasted malty goodness. Molasses notes like no other incredible burnt hopiness grace the nose so very gently.

Taste: Wow the sweetness from the roasted malts is remarkable. Lots of dark roasted hopiness. Great notes of molasses and incredible notes of dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is thick yet silky smooth.

Notes: This is a great Russian Imperial perfect for the coldest of days or nights. Cheers.

Photo of mcann2pu
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- pitch black color, maybe half a finger at most of mud colored lacing around the rim of the glass,
Smell- light smell of malts
Taste- malts, some coca flavoring
Mouthfeel- some sweetness, smooth, carbonation
Drinkability- good, very drinkable and enjoyable

Photo of BlackBearForge
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on April 8, 2009.

Yeti pours from the bottle in an oily black stream filling the glass with liquid darkness. This stout is is completely opaque, light has no chance of penetrating it's depths. The lovely thick chocolate brown head fades but leaves a foamy collar and loads of thick oily lacing.

The aroma is dense and wonderfully full of dark chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee beans and hops! The aroma is redolent of the aforementioned items but the hop scent is clean and very fresh.

The flavor profile is built upon a massive bedrock of darkly roasted malts bursting with sweet milk chocolate, dark bitter chocolate and the blackest gourmet coffee in equal measure. Molasses makes an appearance as in the nose along with small measure of anise. The hops are quite present as well in a large dose equal to and cutting through the massive malt bill and they come across clean and grassy. Oddly I also am picking with the faintest aftertaste of mint! Alcohol is noted but as an integral portion of the flavor profile and is actually wonderfully hidden in the inky blackness.

Mouth feel is full, thick and chewy. The carbonation is very fine lending a bit of creaminess while the alcohol leaves just the slightest of burn on the tongue in the finish.

Yet, is a big dark beer full of mystery but there is no mystic of hype here. This is just a big high quality Russian Imperial Stout quite possibly the equal to my current favorite, Bell's Expediton. Despite the high ABV this beer is very drinkable but is best enjoyed one delicious slurp of mouthbursting flavor at a time.

Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter glass. Bottled on Dec. 24, 2008

(A)- Has a wonderful cascading action! Pours super thick pitch as night black that produced a rather large and bubbly 2+finger head that very slowly dissipated down to a 1-finger; superb retention. Its leaving bits behind as it dissipates.

(S)- Lots of roasted malts amidst mountains of dusty cocoa and raisins. Not much else in the aroma; its rather closed.

(T)- The 10 months of age on this really smoothed this out! Plenty of roasted malts with layered cocoa, toffee, coffee, and caramel notes with raisins and molasses. The way this is layered is really incredible; you dont get each nuance at once, in comes in waves.

(M)- Silky smooth despite its level of roasted malts. Lightly sweet with a superb balance and carbonation level. Excellent alcohol integration, though still present in a warming sensation.

(D)- At first I was concerned buying this with 10 months of age on it, but I was quickly relieved once I took my first sip. A superb stout that has aged superbly. Really smooth with all of the right nuances and flavors. I am curious how it would have continued to age even further. . . .

Photo of infi
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.

Photo of r0nyn
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.

Photo of drtth
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.

Photo of kylejohnson03
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.

Photo of blackenmn
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,

Photo of Jayli
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.

Photo of TheViolator666
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!

Photo of punkrkr27
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!

Photo of Anthony1
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.

Photo of fragilemacabre
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.

Photo of erz316
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

Photo of Lolli1315
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.

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,481 ratings.