Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,830 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 4,830
Reviews: 1,709
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 261
Gots: 796 | FT: 22
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:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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Ratings: 4,830 | Reviews: 1,709
Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice brown and thick foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is an opaque black. Thee beer leaves some pretty substantial lacing on the glass.

The beer smell is fairly chocolatey with some roasted malt notes around the edges. The smell has a slight hop note to it but nothing too strong. It's just enough to balance against the chocolate and roast notes.

The beer taste is slightly similar. The beer taste still has the same strong chocolate notes with roasted malt adding a nice contrast. However, the hop presence is bitter and a bit stronger than the smell, which is strong enough to stand against the other notes. As a result, the aftertaste has a very nice and strong mixture of roasted malts and bitter hops.

The mouthfeel is fairy thick and creamy. The beer is heavy bodied but has a nice creamy feel to it. The carbonation is biting and adds a bit of texture to it.

Overall, the beer is pretty good and I highly recommend it. It may not be one of the strongest Imperial Stouts but it comes close.

Photo of Dnayew
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer, much more bitter than your traditional RIS.

Photo of CAC329
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The look was beautiful dark color with a light foam.
The taste was BITTER. It grew on me but it was not something I would necessarily come back to.

Photo of JaxBeerBear
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding RIS, one of my favorites and has been for years now. Runs a bit expensive though here in Jacksonville, FL unfortunately.

Photo of Eric_Edwardson
3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thick, black color with a caramel head about a finger and a half thick. Bitter coffee smell with hints of wood, maybe oak? Smooth front with a bitter aftertaste. Strong notes of Espresso coffee which make for a bitter stout.


Bitter

Photo of alcoherent_notholic
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer for a recent staycation on a cold rainy day.

A: Thick, black color with a caramel head about a finger thick, about the color of North American Sasquatch fur. Foamy lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Light, bitter smell with hints of oak. Unusually hoppy smell that was unexpected.

T: Smooth front with a bitter aftertaste. Strong notes of Espresso coffee with a bitterness uncommon of stouts. Elusive hints of smoky wood that I was unable to capture on camera.

O: Nice beer, but not my first choice. I'm a sucker for a nice thick and smooth stout and this provided an extra bite that might give me rabies but I doubt anyone will believe the story later. A nice way to experience something different without leaving the house.

Photo of buckslayer50
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Impreial Stout, really growing to love this style of beer, especially in the winter.

Photo of dandandan79
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

at first i thought damn this is too bitter of an ending. I continued to drink and the complexity of this beer hit me. Its a well balanced and with personality, with taste. Before I knew it i finished and i wanted a bit more so I could unpack all the flavors in here. Overall a very good, strong beer. I can smell the chocolate now and i have a few more sips left.

Photo of reg1214
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick, opaque brownish black with a dark mocha head that lingers. Strong chocolaty aroma. Malty yet bitter taste with notes of chocolate. Not much boozy taste for 9.5%. Smooth feel. Residual bitter aftertaste. Overall a great imperial stout.

Photo of BradTheGeek
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To hoppy for a stout. I like hoppy beers, but it takes away from the malt complexity this could have.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This stout is outstanding! Creamy mouth feel! Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee.. Top notch!

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

Yeti yum chocolate, coffee, little anus, some carbonation , with a slight alcohol
burn off at the end great sipping stout
Great for this -4 day

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a huge stout drinker but Great Divide knows what they are doing.

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was more bitter than I had rememberes

Photo of Jfn
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quality stout. A perfect beer on a cold night. This offers a strong, bold chocolate taste and very smooth. Great Divide is a quality brewery and this certainly lives up to their standards.

Photo of KDub_JK27
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hoppy up front, good taste but a little sweeter than I prefer but still a very enjoyable beer

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Darkest chocolate brown, with deep caramel color head.

Flavor is moderate, not as intense as the color or finish suggest. Well-balanced, well integrated, classic stout flavors, not the slightest hint of sweetness.

Nice rich mouthfeel.

Long, strong finish of coffee and bitter licorice. The finish is just... intense. More than I love, really; and my scoring reflects that. This is a super high quality beverage that I don't personally love.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was more boozy than flavorful for me. Tastes like vodka flavored with chocolate & some roasted barley.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 edition, 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that collected atop the beer.

Aroma: Massive aromas of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate and a ton of hops.

Taste: Wow!! Strong, big, bold flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel-like sweetness and beautifully balanced with some hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and extremely smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 9.5%, there is a very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: Wow, what another damn excellent imperial stout! Big, bold flavors all wrapped up in a very creamy beer. Delicious!

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent stout. Light chocolate and malt aroma. Creamy, full body. Cocoa, chocolate, roasty malt, light sweetness. Bitterness in the finish.

Photo of ruzzal
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quality beer, bit too bitter for my taste.

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

Been wanting to try for a while and finally got the chance.

A - Pours a thick very dark brown and settles into a deep black with a plentiful brown colored head with strong lacing.

S - Rich roasty aroma with chocolate and coffee secondary. Sweeter maltiness than many RIS's which I really like but not as powerful as some that I've experienced.

T - Very similar to the smell; has the roastiness from the smell first but closely accompanied by the rich chocolate, malt, and coffee tones. It is full flavored with a good bitterness that helps balance the sweetness. Not as big as some but plenty of flavor to keep sipping away on this one.

M - Big mouth-feel. High carbonation. This one just erupted with carbonation as I poured not expecting such vigor from the solution. I like the carbonation because even though it is a pretty viscous beer the carbonation and bitterness do a good job of tricking your mind into thinking that it is lighter. This beer finishes smooth and balanced.

Overall, this is a very good imperial stout. This is an above average RIS just because I like the feel of it but I still prefer Ten Fidy with its sheer power. I would definitely recommend this beer and I would suggest getting the bomber instead of the 12oz because you will want more than 12oz of this at a time!

Glass- Snifter

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding appearance, beautiful dark color, nice full brown head that does not dissipate quickly. The lacing is awesome, grabs the glass and does not let go. Exactly what you want a stout to look like. You pick up the roast, there is a chocolate and some coffee. You do not get the coffee and the roast in the taste but there is limited sweet malt and a touch of lingering bitter, but by no means to much. Maybe, maybe, slightly out of balance but that is picking. Age it and I bet that it is perfect. Feel is a little light for a stout, I prefer them to be a little more chewy. Overall this is an outstanding beer that I would gladly have any day.

Photo of uvachief
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a slightly chilled 12ox bottle into a cheap Miller Lite pint glass. Pours sort dark chocolate brown with less than a half a finger of head. Lingered for a bit. Decent lacing throughout. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee and sugar..maybe molasses? First taste is really good. I do think it is molasses. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Really smooth and tasty. Hides the abv well. Aftertaste is much the same. Outstanding beer. Definitely buying more of this.

Photo of Chiefy770
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Fl Oz Bottle
Bottled on November 19th, 2014
Reviewed on January 11th, 2015
Served in a Snifter

Eyes
Rich dark brown, nearly black body. The thickness of this brew is apparent right from the pour. Very thin bubbly brown head. A sparse amount of soapy lacing throughout.

Nose
Overall a very sweet and earthy nose. Dark chocolate and molasses make up the sweet notes. Earthier notes of grains and coffee tame the strong initial sweetness.

Mouth
Tastes somewhat like a dark chocolate truffle shelled in a gigantic roasted coffee bean. The heavy hit of sweet notes were followed by a surprising hopped-out finish. This did a pretty good job of masking the alcohol. Speaking of alcohol, a bit broke through in the finish but it was well-masked for the most part. Rich, full body. Low carbonation.

Overall
A tasty and complex slow-sipper.

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,830 ratings.