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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,898 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,898
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 173
Gots: 418 | 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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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured a big beer into a giant frozen crystal mug.

A: Black as midnight in the middle of a northwestern woods. With no moon out. Black as used crude oil. Thick, brown head that lingered for quite awhile.

S: Whew. Very hoppy with a sea water character surrounded by ripe dark fruit. Very light toasty malt and a hint of coffee.

T: Salty black coffee, roasted malt, campfire smoke, scotch and a red wine note. Salty, espresso finish.

Value: Man, if you're into Russian Imp Stouts, I guess this one is a good deal. Just too hoppy and salty for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 22:51:13 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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J-Evans

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I do enjoy a stout to end my trip at the pub, but this was a bit disappointing.
I would have liked a heaver body to this beer. What I was served was a bit warmer (near british standards) with a creamy off white head. It's first sip was the expected flavor of over roasted, bitter malts. Nice nose of chocolate and coffee and a bit of caramel. It's mouthfeel was weak and thin, almost too thin. I could have been drinking a black lager. I was expecting something with a bit of weight and cling to your teeth stability, but alas, i received a quick entry/quick finish beer.

I'll definitely try it again when it's available on tap, and if I see it in a store I'll buy a sixer. I have hope for this beer and look forward to my next pint.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2013 05:37:51 | More by J-Evans
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.18/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle in Mass after Kate Day, shared it with my wife
couldn't read the bottle on date on any of the bottles in the store
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The beer pours dark with a very dark head. The head forms big and hugs the glass. It is dark tan and very small bubbles.

The is surprisingly full of hops. Chocolate and roasted malts take a back burner to the hops upfront. it is a unique but i want more roasted and maltyness.

It starts with a huge alcohol bite i've hd 13% that were less alcoholic then this. Roasted and chocolate malts enter with a thick creaminess. It finishes with a huge amount of alcohol feel and roasted on the tongue leaving a dry very grain taste.

This is a great beer to drink with something, I had chili, as the dry taste is a little off. i could see how aging would improve this beer. Last note is that this beer is all over the place I appreciate where this beer goes but i don't think i will follow

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 23:39:20 | More by bishopdc0
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120minuteman

New York

3.19/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into my anderson valley "can" pint glass

Appearance: Extremely dark, almost like a black hole. No light is passing through this beer.

Smell: Very, very yeasty. Bread like smell. Similar to the aroma of a bakery of a summer afternoon.

Taste: Warm, doughy taste. Lots of chocolate as well. Mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel: This is one HEAVY beer. Felt more like eating a sandwich than drinking a beer. Mild carbonation.

Overall: This beer had A LOT of flavor, but lacked the complexity I seek in a RIS. Glad I tried it, but won't repeat. Will be trying the oak aged and chocolate oak versions though soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 18:42:44 | More by 120minuteman
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DoppleJock

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -24%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

01/10/2010
1 pt. 6 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
Bottled on 11/23/2009.

A: Holy cow, did this pour thick. Felt like molasses slipping out of the bottle. Super dark, almost completely opaque with frothy dark caramel head. Ridiculous retention every sip of the way.

S: Strong roasted malts with a little dark chocolate. Some toffee notes.

T: Crazy roasted malt taste. Really strong stuff. Bitter aftertaste that you can't shake off your tongue.

M: Really thick, almost syrupy. Coats your tongue and keeps the bitterness there whether you want it to or not.

D: Looks amazing. Smells great. Taste completely destroyed my palate. I love Imperial Stouts but I feel like I'd only get the bitterness off my tongue with a scraper.

Always willing to give beers another try so maybe I'll change my mind at the end of the bottle. Hoping the other variations of the Yeti are better.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 02:44:37 | More by DoppleJock
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DoctorDog

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into an over-sized wine glass.

A- Oily black/opaque. Pours with a thin brown head, which fades rapidly, leaving a thin, filmy covering. Ample lacing noted.

S- Alcohol bite, chocolate, coffee, indiscernible dark fruitiness, and a bit of molasses.

T- Fleeting hints of coffee and chocolate, quickly obscured and diminished by the biting alcohol presence. No experience with this, but perhaps one that might do well aged?

M- Fairly thick with fairly low carbonation

D- Not more than one as a slow sipper on a lazy evening. ABV is too high and too pronounced to consider more.

Future outlook: Might get again to sock away for a long time....

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 02:35:40 | More by DoctorDog
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dgallina

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Syrupy black with a thin but extremely persistent head and generous lace. Smells strongly of citrus hops with an undercoat of sweet malt. The mouth is immediately hit with a huge rush of grapefruit hops, followed by a slow build-up of sweet toasted malts. Taste buds are quickly overwhelmed by a stingingly bitter hop finish and lots of piney resins. Viscous and chewy mouth-feel.

Impressive looking, but finally under-whelming and overrated in my opinion. The malts are strong, but no match for the incredible overdose of cascade hops. Simplistic, unbalanced, and unsatisfying. The oak-aged version is much more mellow and textured.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2005 03:58:25 | More by dgallina
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Greggy

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a thick black with no light showing through. Tiny speckled lace is present.

S- Dark chocolate, some dark raisiny fruits, a good amount of boozy alcohol on the nose.

T- Starts off with a bitter chocolate, with some green apple notes, some other dark fruits, with some heat on the finish.

M- Pretty boozy on the mouth feel makes this not terribly present.

D- Drinkability really suffers on this because of the alcohol heat in the nose,taste, and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 21:20:28 | More by Greggy
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass. Formed a dense single finger head the color of a dark mocha drink. Slow dissipation leaving behind lots of frothy lace. The body is about as dark a possible...you cannot force light through this.

The nose has chocolate, molasses and caramel up front. Deeply roasted malts are undertones on a meaty backbone.

Flavors come at you in waves. You are hit right up front with a hoppy burst. This calms down to some of the roasted malts and caramel flavors. Then, boom, hops again at the end. Bitter finish with a slightly warming alcohol bite. The hops are not in balance...

Mouth feel is medium to thick, semi astringent with very light carbonation.

Drinkable, but I could not handle more than one per setting.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 18:22:31 | More by mgbickel
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a dark coffee head.

Smell: Bitter old coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, blackstrap molasses

Taste: Starts out with chocolate, tobacco, & coffee, but finishes with harsh bitter hops and the taste of old coffee grinds.

Mouthfeel: Excellent think mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Never again. Over-hopped and over-hyped. No balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 20:45:26 | More by craytonic
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Rymish


3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

03-04-2012 05:51:58 | More by Rymish
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DomingoOrtiz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

03-15-2014 14:05:42 | More by DomingoOrtiz
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

01-29-2013 22:32:26 | More by cofeeguru
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EdelweissDad

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

06-09-2013 03:37:01 | More by EdelweissDad
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

04-09-2014 20:59:52 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Wayne17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

06-28-2014 23:58:28 | More by Wayne17
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gskitt

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

05-12-2014 04:08:38 | More by gskitt
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wyatt

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

11-29-2011 04:24:20 | More by wyatt
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

05-22-2014 01:47:21 | More by xk6m6m5x
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LSMroz

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

04-11-2013 03:00:38 | More by LSMroz
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

01-30-2013 15:57:03 | More by Hultkrantz
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Aprice34

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

01-25-2014 00:48:01 | More by Aprice34
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It pours out dark and black with a dark tan head. The head is pretty thick, and there's some decent retention, maybe a little lacing. The look is on par. The smell was my favorite part. You get loads of roasted malts first. Then there's a bit of alcohol backed by this molasses sweetness. It really makes me exited to taste the beer. I've ad this twice, once fresh, and one was kept for a few months before consuming. I remember the fresh one being very harsh. The other was decent, but nothing to rave about. There were really two main flavors for me - A bit of fruity alcohol and quite a bit of the roasted barley taste. You could describe both of them in different ways, but that's mainly what you're hitting on. I didn't notice much sweetness, and I don't prefer these to be overly sweet, but naturally it seems that having loads of malt, particularly darker malts, is going to lend plenty of unfermentable sugar. As you drink it, you get a decent amount of carbonation, and there's a bit of harshness that mellows after the first taste. This one, in terms of drinkability is about average for an imperial stout, it was a long, long drink for me, and I would recommend it to someone looking for something new, but I probably won't buy this again (though I may try to oak aged one, I don't know how much different it will be).

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 14:50:49 | More by taylorhamrick
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

01-25-2013 01:52:11 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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bcapon

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

12-06-2013 00:05:41 | More by bcapon
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,898 ratings.