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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,160 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,160
Reviews: 1,619
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 195
Gots: 495 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003)
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Photo of Guinness4me
2.35/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

As I often write of my hubby, I got this email one morning after he had ventured on his own into Beerdom. Serves him right for not waiting for me to try a beer.

Yow!

It's an extreme representation of the style, to say the least. It hurt, it really did.

It was excellent at first, hard to put down...and then, it was hard to put down the last of it. What went from a friendly woody/nutty charm soon went way too deep into the forest. It was a stout in every sense of the word/style. When it got warm, it was like a big woody log that you just had trouble swallowing.

In the end, it left a great big impression on the wrong side of the love it/hate it side of the fence...so sorry this one didn't make it. I had such high hopes!

Guinness4me, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this pours with an incredibly rich and frothy full brown colored head. The beer itself is, of course an opaque pitch black color. The aroma is quite surprising, it is not very strong at all, and after my first sniff nothing has really jumped out at me, perhaps a hint of port. It smells a bit of musty mild cheese, a hint of roasted coffee notes, and some alcohol, but that is it. The taste... well now, that is what I am expecting. All the power of this beer concentrates itself in the taste, after all what does a Yeti need with aromatics, it doesn't want to be tracked down. The taste is full and creamy up front with concentrated notes of espresso and a solid hop bitterness in the finish. This beer is thick and viscous, just like it should be. The malty sweetness is hidden by the deep roast malt notes. I get notes of burnt caramel, leather, charcoal, burnt raisins, and dark chocolate. This is a good example of an Imperial stout, but like a brute it is nice and simple, but still packs a powerful wallop of roasted grain flavors.

This is certainly enjoyable, and I am quite glad that the beer is quite a bit more flavorable than the aroma suggests, perhaps my schnozz is not working quite as well as it should be.

Gueuzedude, Dec 11, 2004
Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
2.65/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a gooey, burnt sienna head of small, tight bubbles that clumps and laces nicely. Beer is black (duh) with typical Imperial Stout viscosity. Smells strongly of grapefruit and asphalt from the bottle alone. From the glass: very strong, grapefruity hops; sappy pine cones and tar. Finishes like gin (?) as in juniper... and baking chocolate with... yuck, an ammonia-like chemical bite. The biggest problem with the smell, though, is the same as with the flavor--the burning. Initial sips suggest a burnt raisiny sweetness, before being pummeled away by raw grapefruit and carbon. I'm not talking tasty burnt toast/popcorn or the charred fruit tastes of a good Imperial Stout; this is like sucking on a stick of charcoal, or at best, a 50/50 shot of espresso and unsweetened grapefruit juice. Sound good? Aftertaste suggests chocolate-covered coffee beans... why couldn't this have been the flavor of the beer while I was actually drinking it?? Mouthfeel is heavy, sticky, and tingling from bitterness alone; not what you'd call smooth. If a beer's to be "drinkable" it needs to be balanced first, folks. I admit I came in with high expectations for this beer, but for me at least, this is a huge disappointment.

NearerMyBeerToMe, Dec 10, 2004
Photo of skybluewater
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glugs out a black as dark as the Mariana Trench. Very nice malted milk-colored head. Smell's a touch weak, but what I can detect is nice. Taste is a little bitter, but sweet at the same time, with figgy raisin flavors dominating. Mouthfeel's creamy, but the aftertaste isn't the greatest. Alcohol is well hidden. Not that I'd gulp this down, but it's highly drinkable.

This is an outstanding Imperial Stout, very warming on a cold fall night/early morning. I think this beer and I are going to get to know each other much better as the weather grows colder.

skybluewater, Dec 02, 2004
Photo of blitheringidiot
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Buh-lack used motor oil 99.1% opaque with only a welder’s torch light making a dent in that curtain of a black hole. Delicious looking frothy sticky buh-rown tan head cap foam that settles but remains. Suh-weet! Carbonation factor: Unknown due to murky turgid river darkness. Lace sticks like the glass was spray painted.

Basic scents of heavy stout like some hops brilliance under a pile of toasted coffee bean meets pumpernickel. Like a Samuel Smith RIS, these folks at GREAT DIVIDE have it nailed in their own way

First Swigs: Dry pancake flour and hops bittering. Plenty of fresh tasty hop balance to push back the monster malts. Long lasting aftertaste of “well known 19th letter of the alphabet coffee chain” coffee. Baker’s chocolate. Tons and tons of flavors! Endless quagmire of intricacies. Roasted and toasted malts that leave a pumpernickel

Get out a Boy Scout knife and a fork! This is as thick as thick can be. Chewy and full (Anna Nicole Smith) Full bodied. Runs into a dead end in overall DR tho’.

Last Swigs: Cocoa baker’s chocolate meets pumpernickel and leafy hops. Tongue devastating ruin. 9.5% ABV. 75 IBuA palate destroyer. Thus not a perfect drinker. My only gripe is that towards the end, burnt hamburger overtook. Big thanks to SkinnyElvis for the bottle.

Beer is good. Happy RIS beering.

blitheringidiot, Nov 24, 2004
Photo of sulldaddy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I grabbed a bomber of this brew while visiting the brewery during the BA crawl at GABF this year. I am drinking in a snifter at room temp. The beer pours pitch black with a huge tan head foaming up easily and fading slowly to a substantial surface layer.
Aroma is very hoppy with pine and grassy scents dominant. I also detect some coffee and roasted malt backing underneath.
THe drinking commences and reveals a thick body and smooth creamy texture. the carbonation is gentle and rolls over my palate. Flavor is roasty almost to the point of smokiness, some espresso notes and a bit of crispy piney hops come through as well. The finish is briefly chocolate sweet and then finishes coffee bitter. A very tasty beer and robust and complex as well. I enjoyed this oak aged on draft at the brewery as well, but that was so many beers in already. Definitely buy this one if you are in Denver.

sulldaddy, Nov 17, 2004
Photo of kmpitz2
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

The one leaves the bottle, looking a bit like morot oil being poured, as it was so black and so thick. The head is 2 fingers that falls to a quarter inch, and it is a really dark tan...the darkest head I have ever seen on a beer. The nose is a lot of fig initially, with dark chocolate covered espresso beans coming through. The flavor is really interesting. The initial taste is a blast of dark fruits with a lot of alcohol in there. This moves to a really potent bitter coffee, finishing with a sweet and bitter dancing on my tongue. The finish is almos a bit much for me. Really complex in my opinion. The feel is thick and syrupy, totally coating my mouth. can't get much better than that. The drinkability is okay. Its a little much for me to handle on my own. I sure wish my friends were here to share this.

kmpitz2, Nov 05, 2004
Photo of Morris729
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and pitch black like opening a can of oil. Nose is similar to that of rich coffee with undertones of vanilla extract and smoked hickory wood. Full-bodied and heavy in the mouth throughout the tasting. Roasted caramelized malt flavors are present up front along with flavors of unsweetened chocolate followed by notes of smoky charcoal and bitter grapefruity raw hop leaves leading to a rather dry finish. The high alcohol level is very well hidden. Unfortunately, we don’t have many imperial stouts available here, but this one is a definite winner.

Morris729, Oct 23, 2004
Photo of IrishRedRock
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer is over the top, and I like it that way. An absolutely stunning beer - thick, syrupy and black, with a big well retaining deep dark brown top. Aroma is reminiscent of Storm King, huge roasted malt notes with a wallop of hops, chocolate, and booze. Comparing it to Storm King, I think this leans more towards the roastier malts while the King has a hoppier flavor profile. This is equally impressive, and somehow has a stronger, richer, more bitter flavor (though not necessarily better...I love hops!). Mouthfeel is oil slick with just the slightest inkling of carbonation. Finishes bitter and extremely roasty. Gonna get me some more of this puppy for the cold months, it's a warmer for sure, and one that deserves a spot very close to the top of my Imperial Stout heap.

IrishRedRock, Oct 06, 2004
Photo of GIVEMEBACKMYSON
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I made a foolish mistake on the pour which cost me about 1-2 oz. of this wonderful beer. Poured it gently most of the way, which produced no head at all. The stuff looked very thick and low in carbonation, so I got a bit more aggressive towards the end of the pour. There's no need to state the obvious of what happened. This baby is well carbonated.
The head was brown, thick, and very lasting. No shit, eh?
This stout hit heavy with the bitterness, but that bitterness didn't interfere with the more subtle flavors. A pronounced dark roast coffee flavor was very obvious. Also, a taste of the smell of cedar, if that makes sense. Others i couldn't quite pinpoint. The alcohol was felt more than tasted.
Speaking of that. . . after finishing this bomber, i found myself in one unique state of mind. This beer really hit me in a strange way, even for a 9.5% abv.
Kind of a slick mouthfeel, even with the carbonation. A bit jagged towards the back of the mouth and throat. That's just the alcohol letting you know that you'd better be respectful.
Without question, this will be a repeat buy.

GIVEMEBACKMYSON, Sep 30, 2004
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle with the old "Maverick" label. 9.5% ABV, 75 IBU, $5.99 at Carytown Wine & Beer.

Poured an extremely dark black in color with ruby-tinged edges that barely allow light to penetrate. Mucho aggressive poruing yields a finger-thin layer of creamy smooth toffee-colored head. Thick. Long-lasting. Glass-coating. Aromas burst forth from the glass. Dark chocolate, hefty dose of cashews, rum-soaked dark fruit, toffee, campfire smoke. Flavor mirrors the aromas so very nicely. Toasted malt with strong bitter notes up front. Middle sees a slick chocolate (very very strong) espresso character show up, and finishes with a roasted nut bitterness. Only a slight warming sensation from the ABV. Very well-done. Mouthfeel is gargantuan. It sits on your palate like a 700 pound gorilla and goes nowhere. Hugely creamy smooth and thick. For a double stout with a 9.5% ABV and 75 IBU, this is one smooth beer. Very easy to drink (dangerously so...). Certainly one to keep the eyes peeled for and definitely worth trading for.

I shall hunt the Yeti again...and soon.

OldFrothingSlosh, Sep 23, 2004
Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber. A dark, nearly opaque black colour with blood red edges, and a big frothy head of espresso. The aromas are of espresso, chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol, piney hops, and more. This smells like an excellent American Double Stout should! The taste follows suit with some amazing, roasted flavors up front, some piney hops in the middle, and a lovely finish of dark, bitter chocolate and minutely sweetened espresso. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and the drinkability is absolutely fabulous. Great Divide is one hell of a brewery.

francisweizen, Sep 14, 2004
Photo of hobbes2112
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz.

Pours extremely dark with small tan head. Dark roasty malt, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Pretty good balance of the hops and malt at first, them the hops shine quickly before a bitter roasted finish. Really great to see both at their best without compromise. The thick and creamy feel suits the style well also, flavor this stong needs a full base. They really snuck the alcohol in on this one, this is one to be careful around!

At $4.99 this will make the rotation once in a while, like when Rasputin is not available.

hobbes2112, Sep 13, 2004
Photo of aracauna
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nicely black body with a small head. Surprisingly hoppy in the aroma and the flavor, especially for such an opaque stout. Nicely bitter, but the malt isn’t really doing it for me. It seems to take a back seat to the hops and in an Imperial stout, it really should be the other way around. It’s got all the prerequisites for the malt profile (dark, roasty/burnt flavors), but it’s not even approaching rich. Still a tasty beer despite my qualms with it.

aracauna, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of Skidz
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber, no dates.

Pours out deep and dark, chocolate brown, syrupy looking. Sits completely opaque in the glass, no way for light to escape it's clutches. Nice sized dark brown head on top of the beauty. Sticks to the sides the whole way down.

Smells of chocolate, caramel, and thick on the roastedness. Mild alcohol on the back of the nose. I'm thinking double chocolate fudge, caramel syrup and a good sprinkling of walnuts on top. Some nice earthiness to this stout, kinda woody. Hop aroma is subdued by the malts and roasy aromas protruding from this black hole of a beer.

Tastes lightly sweet up front, but that doesn't last longer than a blink of an eye. Intense roastedness kicks in as your caffeine withdrawl is soon put on the back burner. Coffee is the main man here, big, black coffee. Coffee, meet chocolate, chocolate, coffee. It's like a coffeehouse was airlifted from columbia and then dropped onto a Swiss Chocolate factory. Don't forget about the hops though. Bales of hop flavor push through from behind the roastedness to unleash a torrent of ciric and piney hop flavors. Leaves your mouth feeling treated and cured.

Speaking of mouth, this one is creamier than goat's milk. Take that one to the bank. From the looks of this on the pour, I though it would be nearly flat, but a tingle of carbonation eases its way through. Big burly body that has nothing better to do than spread its tasty goodness across the deepest pits of your mouth.

A delicous Impy Stout, I haven't had many better than this. Comparable to a Shakespeare Stout in flavors, and a Stone Impy Stout in body. I'm keeping at least one of these in my fridge at all times.

Edit: Drinkability is going down. It's roasty flaovrs are almost too much to handle, especially when a bomber is involved. Still a killer stout, just can't drink as much of it as I'd like.

Skidz, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of shapudding
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark and guinesslike appearance, with a great chocolate/medium brown head that quickly reduced down to a thin ring. Amazing scents of a sherry/port... warm and oaky... maltiness in the background. Medium mouthfeel, not too heavy, just right. Dark and lovely flavors, and freakin yummy! Black coffee, chocolate malts, oaky whiskey, bit of vanilla... Easy drinking for us stout lovers! Very good overall!

shapudding, Sep 01, 2004
Photo of maxpower
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark jet-black color, has a great tightly bubbled, brown head that leaves a nice lacing in the glass. Roasted chocolate, coffee and dark fruit aromas, sweet fruity plum-chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice burnt bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body with creamy and smooth, oily mouthfeel, alcohol somewhat shows as it warms, beautiful.

maxpower, Aug 28, 2004
Photo of mattcrill
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Holy crap what a fantastic stout! This is my kind of beer.

Appearance: Way black with a chocolate head that quickly disappears. Leaves interesting and chunky lacings down the glass. This beer looks like a bad-ass mo fo...

Smell: Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Hints of espresso and maybe some alcohol. But the chocolate definitely dominates my sniffer.

Taste: Unbelievable! Spicy, peppery at first and then some sweetness with brushes of licorice and vanilla dancing on my tongue. There is definitely a hop bitterness at the end which they shamelessly plug on the bottle (75 IBU's). It wasn't overdone but it was definitely there. Helped the beer finish with a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and milky. Alcohol numbs the lips. Good stuff.

Drinkability and overall: Drinkability suffers some just because this is a punch in the face, kick you to the curb kind of beer. Definitely one of my favorite stouts but this is to be sipped and savored for sure. A "must have" for all stout lovers.

mattcrill, Aug 28, 2004
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 ounce Bomber, and as with the previous offering Titan IPA, my bottle looks exactly like the one in the BA Database. No strength or freshness listed, but it proudly states that this one is 75 IBU’s, not bad for an Imperial Stout!

Appearance: Dark black body, ebonyious reflections fracture the artificial light in my apartment. The head is a dark cocoa brown affair that looks good at first but soon depletes to a thin covering. Carbonation is below average but somehow a quick swirl reinstates a uniform covering as do top-ups.

Nose: This brew smells like it has been set of fire and roasted alive. Burnt flesh and malts linger in the nasal cavities with a powdered but rich instant coffee odor. Flecks of burnt cartridge paper and expended shotgun cartridges mingle with charcoal sticks in your upper nostrils.

Taste: Flexi-adoption of the nasal sinuations. Bitter coffee ridges the middle. Fantastic flaccid bitterness that strips the allied caramel toffeeness and eventually leaves an astringent roast bitter ending. Drying starch like scorched malts fight with lighter hops to reveal a tort, bitter and twisted coffee finish.

Mouthfeel: Apparently Yeti's have huge testicles. They are the size of large watermelons. After supping this I can believe it. Hot body that drinks like licking hot tarmacadam.

Drinkability: At 9.5%, it most certainly should not be a session brew, but you know what, it drinks like one.

Overall: Not exactly a Stone Imperial Russian Stout, but it is in the queue for approval.

An Abominable Sasquatch Cheers Dude to BigHuge for supplying the third of the Great Divide Brewing Company brews to cross my desk this week.

Bigfoot my arse, try the Yeti!!

TheLongBeachBum, Aug 27, 2004
Photo of texashammer
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours black as ink, like motor oil. No color may be seen even when held to the light, except a deep red at the edges; the beer remains jet black. Little head, but what there is stays till the very end, as a fine lace that coats the glass. Going nowhere. The beer itself also coats the glass, very much like motor oil, with a syrupy thickness and a yellow-brown color.
Smells just like bittersweet chocolate to me. That is the dominant aroma, but the hops are right behind like they should be with an imperial stout. Very exciting smell; I can't wait to taste it.
Taste follows the smell as expected. What is not expected is that it is surprisingly light-bodied. Syrupy, yes, and sticky in my mouth; but not thick at all. I taste bittersweet chocolate and caramel, and it is quite hoppy at the finish. Lingers for quite some time, with a mouth-puckering bitterness. I would give this a 4 to 4.5 on drinkability but only if you truly appreciate this style; a 3.5 at best if you don't (which I guess applies to most styles of beer). My conclusion is: very good example of an imperial stout. I appreciate it a great deal. But make sure you like imperial stouts or of course you won't like this.

texashammer, Aug 26, 2004
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured black like motor oil, light doesn't stand a chance trying to penetrate this beer. The head was brown and rose slowly but fell fast to stick around and lace the glass.

The aroma was deep chocolate and coffee with caramel and dark fruits and a nice grassy hop aroma in the background.

The flavor was chocolate and coffee with caramel and dark fruits and a distict hop character and bittering. There was also present a nice blend of flavors, roasted and dark fruits are well done. The bitterness was distinct and present.

The finish was dry with chocolate and coffee and roasted that last long into the aftertaste. The body was full...all the way.

22 ounce bottle. Label says Maverick Imperial Stout, but read like Yeti on the website.

GCBrewingCo, Aug 22, 2004
Photo of SeanChouffe
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown like old motor oil. The head is dark brown like a chocolate mousse; low retention, but leaves a nice layer. Lacing is think and sticky. Aroma is pungent; roasted grains, chocolate, aroma hops, and toffee. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, but full bodied; creamy smooth and oily with a touch of co2 and a lingering hop finish. Flavor is of roasted barley, caramel, coffee and a strong hop presence.

Interesting, but a little over the top.

SeanChouffe, Aug 18, 2004
Photo of mudhoney
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The prince of darkness, this one is as deep as a freshly roasted espresso.
Almost black in color, with a 2 fingered chocolate brown head, this beers appearance is incredible.The super chocolatey aroma leads me straight into an ecstacy of chocolate and smokey oak flavors.
The taste is fruity, almost plum flavored as it layers into a vanilla- latte creaminess with a nice bitter chocolate finish.
Smoked flavor is an oaky woodiness that compliments the fruit flavor nicely.
More chocolate aftertaste than any stout I have tried so far.
A grand and definitely Imperial Stout.
I may have found heaven.

mudhoney, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of marc77
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pure, opaque black in color. Rocky, pitted deep bister head leaves muddled, tattered lace. Beautiful. Suggestions of rum splashed grapefruit along with rich, milk chocolate coated crushed coffee bean upfront in aroma. Swirling releases stately wafts of anise and fermented prune. Incipient in flavor is an agreeably brash suggestion of bitter espresso and quinine, softened only slightly by a backdrop of sweet fudge. Bitterness subsides promptly though, allowing notes of chocolate covered candied orange peel and dark toffee to arise and provide contrast. Becomes more raisin like in fruit character as it breathes, with orange hints fleeting. Underbaked gooey brownie hints surface as well, but sweetness never becomes overbearing, as it held in check by stalwart bitterness, both roasted barley and hop derived. Moderate in body, but aptly dextrinous to support the malt profile. Thins a bit late, with light mocha hints supplanting the fudge presence. Finishes with transient snap of black currant yielding to lingering bitter and smokey roasted grains. A delicious imperial with a tingling, firm bitterness offset by an enveloping, velvety cocoa tone. This could age incredibly, but I'd never have the willpower. Thanks to Bighuge for sending fine brew.

marc77, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of kbub6f
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

That's the darkest brown head I've ever seen. Small pocks in the muffin dough. The beer is a thick, thick, black tar: no color, no highlights. Nose is sweet, bready, roasty with tons of rich chocolate. Bitter chocolate in the front gives way to a syrupy, alco-choco-rich middle. Finishes bitter with hops and more bitter chocolate. Turns really tangy well above 70F. Nice. Smoky alcohol aftertaste has some veggie. This is a strong, rich, bitter, chocolatey alcoholic brew. It could be a little roastier and creamier for my taste.

kbub6f, Jul 30, 2004
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,160 ratings.