Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,676 Reviews
THE BROS
89
very good

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Reviews: 1,676
Hads: 4,867
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 4.98%
Wants: 265
Gots: 813 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-09-2003

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Photo of doubleipa
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma was as expected: roasted, coffee, but not very strong. Nice creamy, light-brown head. Excellent lacing and a fully lasting head. Color=black. Initial flavor was moderately sweet with a similar, long finish. Medium to full body with a syrupy texture. There was a heavy alcohol finish. I was a bit underimpressed with this one, as I really love the Oak-Aged version. I think this one needs a year with respect to the alcohol feel. (434 characters)

Photo of WeymouthMike
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 22oz bottle this poured a super black with a good size, brownish head. Smells of nuts and alcohol are easily detected. As this beer warmed the alcohol taste and smell increased while there was a good amount of lacing on the pint glass. This is a very good beer and for the price to ounce ratio this is a great beer. I believe I paid around $5.99 for the 22oz and let this sit around for 2-3 months, no freshness or born on date on this one but this had no effect as this was great from start to finish. (511 characters)

Photo of redteg02
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: like changing the oil in my car, this one poured a nice deep thick black. the head at the top collects a quarter inch thick and is a darker brown than new castle itself.

Smell: the smell of roasted nuts fills the air. there is also a sweet, maybe a molasses, hiding in there somewhere. very robust smell

Taste: roasted nuts take the forefront, followed by a subtle sweetness. the roast nut flavor is amazing and strong. very tasty.

Mouthfeel: wonderful, absolutely wonderful. chewy and full, my favorite feeling.

Notes: definitely take this one out of the fridge before opening. once it hits that 50-55F it opens up nicely. (647 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Total, complete, absolute, utter black that is devoid of even a hint of lightening at the edges. The head is one of the darkest I've ever seen and has the texture, persistence and lace generation of the hoppiest IPA imaginable. I hope Great Divide isn't simply blowing smoke with their claim that this beer contains "an enormous quantity of hops". Simply put, the appearance is American double stout perfection.

The nose is impressively powerful. I'd even go so far as to call it darkly pungent. It consists of concentrated blackstrap molasses, bittersweet chocolate fudge, crushed coffee beans, scathingly citric hops and (unfortunately) alcohol. There's power to burn and any number of dark aromas to love, but I need a better job of ethanol masking to mention Yeti in the same breath as the world's best stouts.

Alcohol is also noted on the palate, although it's an integral part of the flavor profile rather than an outsider. The flavor is as big time as the appearance and the aroma suggested it would be. The thing that gives YIS its distinctive personality is sweetness and a wonderful tongue shredding hoppiness. The contrast between those two is what provides the lip smacking, gotta-gulp-it, out of this world deliciousness.

The malt structure is Titanic and oozes black maltiness from every porthole. The beer tastes like dark caramel-centered, fudge-covered, anise seed-flecked, coffee bean-studded beer candy. Given the behemoth that is malt, it's even more mind blowing that hops steal the show. This bottle is at least 6 months old, so it must have been a real humdinger when fresh. Only Bear Republic Big Bear Black gives it a run for its money in terms of hoppiness.

Not only does the sweet-bitter contrast work beautifully when it comes to the flavor profile, but it creates an interesting mouthfeel as well. The high malt sugar load results in one of the most full, sticky, lightly syrupy mouthfeels in recent memory, even as the hops cut through it like a razor-sharp stiletto. It's soothing and beautifully biting at once.

Yeti Imperial Stout is a hop lover's stout. If you have a low lupulin tolerance or believe that stouts are about malt and malt only, then give this beer a wide berth. If you like over the top beer, beer that is full to bursting with both barley malt and hop flowers, then you owe it to yourself to acquire Yeti by the case. My knees have gone weak at the thought of an oak aged version. (2,436 characters)

Photo of sinistermadman
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost opaque black with just the slightest iodine toned edge highlights. Head pours up nice and fluffy; lacing retains well.

Nice aroma. Brown sugar, coffee, toffee and other assorted roasty aromas.

It should be noted I tried the oak aged Yeti before this brew. Similar characteristics... coffee, molasses, brown sugar all tinge this smooth, resinous feeling brew. Quite drinkable and palatable. Alcohol struts it's stuff once the brew warms. If there is any distinguishable difference it may be that the oak aged Yeti seems to have a bit smoother, mellower character. In my opinion it really doesn't warrant the extra $$ as this brew is quite smooth as is. (673 characters)

Photo of bditty187
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black in hue, the liquid is completely black, even when backlit there was not shading. This is what an Imperial Stout is supposed to look like. Beige head, at its highest point the foam was two-fingers tall. Textbook appearance, look up “Imperial Stout” in Webster’s and you’ll see a picture of this beer. Head retention was excellent; it was slow to fade to a half-finger cap. The lacing started before I took a sip. I absolutely love when a beer does that! The subsequent lacing was widespread, very webby. This is a great-looking beer.

The nose just didn’t blast out of the glass like I had expected. The hops were the first thing I noticed, piney mainly with a citrus rind underbelly; flowery too with a kiss of grass. The malt follows, burnt caramel, molasses, hints of mocha coffee, and a kiss of charred earth. I can detect some alcohol in the mix as well as some dark fruit like raisins, dates, and even some apples. Moderate potency… yes, the nose is inviting but it is not on the same level as Dark Lord. However, Yeti is something like a third of the price? When I look at it that way, the nose is comparable. Whatever any of that means, money doesn’t make a beer great. Nevertheless, I did expect more. More power, more nuances, more alcohol and malt and hops. Still, as is, this beer smells lovely!

The palate is closer to meeting my expectations. Roasted malts… coffee, chocolate, charcoal, smoked earth; yeah it’s nice! The maltiness is rich enough and fairly rounded. The hops are secondary; they provide a pleasant blast of bitterness that plays nicely with the astringency from the roast. Piney upfront with a louder citrus vibe at the back; when I burp the hops they are grapefruity. Dark fruits (like dates and raisins) plus a mild blend of apples and pears; the fruitiness works very well with the alcohol. Honestly the heat is minimal, the booze is well-hidden. It is easy to detect this beer is high in alcohol. Rummy. There is a long aftertaste, roasty with hop bitterness; I am surprised at how dry this beer is. I am thinking this would be great with steak or dessert! This is a very good Imperial Stout.

Medium in body, it is too thin for the style. The beer just slides down my throat. I am supposed to sip and savor this, not drink it! Low but natural carbonation, the mouthfeel is lacking a bit. It needs more beef.

Plenty drinkable… damn likeable… I wish I had more. This is a great “everyday” Imperial Stout. I am I that jagged? No. This beer is great but it just isn’t special. No doubt, this is a well-made and tasty beer but I need more to really be impressed. Maybe that is the beer geek in me. I do appreciate this beer. I do like it. I would strongly recommend. I hope I don’t come off as a dick… but I am afraid I do. I really want to drink another bomber, right now! I purchased my bottle in Lawrence, KS. I will get more! (2,892 characters)

Photo of bjohnson
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber from Downtown Wine and Spirits in Somerville. $6.95.

A: pours a jet black with a half finger brownish/red tinted creamy head that leaves great lace.

S: Aromas of chocolate and coffee malts with a late blooming fruit hoppyness that hits the nose unexpectedly.

T: Coffee and chocolate comes first, then the alcohol, and finishes with the fruity goodness of fresh hops.

M: Mouthfeel is pretty thick and mollasses like, almost oily. Pretty heavy as it goes down the gullet---nice!

D: This is a very drinkable beer. It is well balanced--noticeably heavy with the malts but also hoppy with the taste of fruit at the end. Definately would have a bunch of these if they made them in sixers. (711 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours an inky black body that is opaque with no sign of carbonation. The head is a dark creamy brown head that last for a bit and then turns into a thin film.

S- The smell of deep roasted grain has an earthy, coffee hint to it with a slight sweet creamy hint. The finish has a nice green floral hop note to it.

T- This beer has lots of dark malt layers. Notes of graham cracker and roasted barley blend with some molasses and prune/raisin hints. The finish has a nice hop bitterness that is enhanced by a faint alcohol hint.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with some slippery texture. No alcohol warmth or overt fizz.

D- This beer has lots of nice dark malt flavors and aromas. It is very smooth and the hops are really nice balance of the not-to-sweet-not-to-dry body. (826 characters)

Photo of bighoppymonster
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black. Absolutely no light is escaping from this black hole of a beer. Dark tan thick head is slow to form -- overflowed from my glass as I was pouring over my dinner. Laces the glass nicely. Smells of roasted malts and alcohol with some light traces of alcohol. Tastes of dark chocolate and coffee up front followed by roasted malt. Some nice oily hopiness rounds it out to complete the taste. Alcohol not as prevelent as I thought it would be, which is a nice surprise. Overall one hell of an Impy Stout. One of the best I've had. Nicely complex and very stout in both character and strength, I highly recommend this one. (637 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Jet black with a tan head. Nice lace.

S: Not a lot of odour. Mainly hop bitterness.

T: Bittersweet. Dark caramel, a little tar, plenty of american hop bitterness.

M: Very syrupy, slightly oily, full body, moderate carbonation.

The oak-aged version is smoother, with considerably more depth. This one's a good double stout, but not great. (352 characters)

Photo of Foxman
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It came to be a raven haired beauty, black as night and impermeable by any light, devoid of any ebon detail. Two fingers of cocoa brown head sat creamily and stubbornly atop the glass. Tawny loops of lacing played about the inside of the glass.

The aroma preceded the beer, and swelled as I brought it closer, driving currents of dark roasted malt and dark fruits and deep floral hops noseward. A note of soy flirted a bit amid swirls of coffee and chocolate and alcohol, and even a smidge of licorice.

Upon tasting, the bittersweet signature of roasted grain clambered in, toting waves of coffee and cocoa, earthy tones of cherry and sloe, and the very upfront presence of King Alcohol. The first onslaught ebbs to a more diverse middle, rife with continued fruit and coffee and alcohol, some overall air of spiciness, and accompanied by a more vinous character and the perfume of hops. The finish dries quickly, leaving the hops on stage to linger for some time. It sends waves of flavor in, but subtly so, blended in a bold but nuanced fashion.

Heavy bodied, it's a wonderfully essenced oil, slick and spicy, with a lingering glow that evokes a likewise lingering grin.

It's a subtle brute, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. It's complex, big, bold, brash, and brave, but it never loses it's subtlety. Everything is there for you to taste and experience, should you care to take note, or you can simply sip it slow and bask in its glory. The ABV is a potent creature, and it will lay you open if you let it, but never once does it get out of sync with the rest of the beer. There's no taming this one, but that feral but sublime nature is what makes it as good as it is, so sit back, relax, and immerse yourself. Done cautiously, I would think there could be no regrets. (1,799 characters)

Photo of zjungleist
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. I need to redefine what I consider a black beer. This is BLACK beer. It is black as it moves from bottle to glass. The head is very heavy, short and somewhat mottled, with lighter creamy and cocoa colored spots. It stains the glass like none other. The smell is incredibly complex. Chocolate malt, hops, dark fruits, alcohol, and a few I can't quite put a finger on. The taste is not as heavy as I expected, but still quite weighty. Lots of chocolate flavors up front, some quite bitter hops, a little coffee mixed in with the hop flavors, other malty flavors, floral and herbal hops, and a little rubbing alcohol. It has an extremely complex and long lasting in flavor and aftertaste. The mouth feel is really thick, like somewhere between eggnog, motor oil, and hot cocoa. There is not much carbonation to offset this, but it is not terribly cloying. I do recommend a square or two of chocolate to finish the last third of the bottle, just to give the palate a break. This is surprisingly drinkable, and highly recommended. (1,030 characters)

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When I first cracked this bomber, my entire kitchen smelled like Hershey’s syrup and hops. needless to say, I started drooling.

This pours jet black with a head that looks like it came from a cup of hot cocoa that leaves a thick lace. Even the mag-lite to the side only registers subtle browns and purples. This is dark folks!

A closer investigation of the smell reveals big barley with a subtle roast to it along with some cleverly paired hopps. Reminds me a lot of Storm King by Victory.

Superb flavor! Wow! There’s a huge malt with only a slight roasted flavor that is neatly paired with a sweet floral hops. This flavor disintegrates into almost a chocolate pudding in both flavor and texture. The finish is a creamy chocolate milk with only a hint of the hopps and roast that leaves the palate dying for more.

The mouth feel is pure smoothness. Delicate bubbles and big creamy texture.

This is an awesome beer. Highly recommended. (956 characters)

Photo of wingnutter
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber

Pours jet black with a thick, juicy brown 2 fingered head. Retained a film and had decent lacing throughout.

Smell: Alcohol aroma was pretty big, which I didnt care for. Hints of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and hops. The smell didnt captivate me enough to want to keep smelling it. One sniff was enough.

Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. I could really feel the alcohol upon swallowing. Being 9.5% ABV I knew going in there would be some alcohol in the taste, but its not masked very well at all. One it warmed, the alcohol presense actually faded a bit, but it was still a bit much.

Mouthfeel: Slick, oily, and very nice. If I could get past the alcohol this would rate higher for me.

Drinkability: I cant go higher than 3.5 here because of the in-your-face- alcohol. Plus, at 9.5%, drinkability is limited no matter HOW good it tastes. (889 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried it side by side Storm King at Mad Mex Robinson. Appears pitch black until held up to the light to show a dark ruby brown tone with a moccha tan head leaves lacing around the snifter it was poured into. Aroma is full of chocolate and coffee tones brought out by the dark roasts along with a boozy fruit brandy esque note and loads of floral hop character. Flavor is big very on chocolate and alcohol especially as it warms the hop bitterness isn't standing out entirely b/c of the massive loads of dark malt flavor here as well, not balanced at all in your face with loads of flavor. Mouthfeel is big and chewy with carbonation producing slow gurgling bubbles. Drinkability: Small snifter of it I would probably not attempt a bomber of this one on my own, but it is damn tasty. (782 characters)

Photo of bunn4funn
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 750ml bottle into a snifter

A- Pour DARK no light gets past this beast. No sign of any other color but black. Contains a nice tan one finger head that subsides to an oily top with nice lacing to the end.

S- Caramel, roasted malts, fruity sweetness, with a whiff of alcohol. Nice aroma very inviting.

T- Yum Yum sweet roasted malts and brown sugar kick things off with a fruity sweetness and some caramel in there. This stuff is well balanced with a hoppy finish. With 75ibu' s on tap right now i dont feel that it is THAT bitter, the hops and alcohol are really played down though not to the point that the brew is boring but just right. I am very impressed!! At the time of this review i am even more eager to try the its oak aged counterpart !!!!

M- Huge,Thick, Oily, you know its there. No doubt just the way i would expect and like my stouts

D- This stuff is necter!! I could sip this all night long and not get tired of it, though i would be hammered at 9.5abv!!

Overall- Another great well balanced brew from the Great Divide!!! I love this stuff and when i turn to a stout it will be top on my list. note, i at the time of reviewng i had not yet tried the oak aged version,never the less this brew will not leave you disappointed!! Go hunt a Yeti today!!!! (1,299 characters)

Photo of orfeu
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint ordered at Cole's on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo. Dark, nearly black with the faintest reddish-brown glow, thin cocoa-colored head. The nose is a bit faint -- roasted espresso, bitter chocolates, pine, caramel. With a big, satisfying mouthfeel, there is a full, bitter chocolate and sprucey hop taste with a nice caramel malt finish. Doughy and chewy. Thick coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. This is very smooth and highly drinkable. Seek it out. (466 characters)

Photo of whartontallboy
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with a pretty thick tan head of big bubbles that holds fairly well and leaves a very nice lacing.

Smell is roasted grains, baker's chocolate, a substantial hoppiness, and some little hints of caramel. Not a huge fruitiness, but a very lush roasted character.

Flavor is just fantastic. A big, almost charred roastiness that lets little edges of smoke in, but counterbalanced nicely by a very full milk-chocolate flavor that manages to avoid getting grainy like so many similar stouts. The hops are very assertive and give a nice little bitterness on the finish and aftertaste, which locks in well with the chocolate in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel isn't too ridiculously chewy, but it's nicely medium.

Overall: Maybe not quite as good as Stone RIS, but very close. Very, very close. (805 characters)

Photo of Shaw
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks great after pouring from a 22-ounce bottle. It's dark as night with a nice, rocky brown head that leaves sticky lace down my glass.

It smells of hops -- more than I was expecting -- and roasted malts and chocolate. It's quite nice.

The flavor is also good. It's not as strong as I was expecting, which is good for a beer in a 22-ounce bottle. But don't get me wrong: This is still a damn strong beer. The usual roasted malt flavors are very big, but so are floral hops flavors and a good bitterness.

The body is slick and smooth. This beer glides over my tongue.

The drinkability is also good because this isn't so extreme.

This is another good beer from Great Divide. I see from their Web site that they've been around since 1994, but they've just started being sold here in Florida. They are really impressing me with their offerings. This is a brewery to watch. (895 characters)

Photo of nlmartin
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance: This is a great looking beer. The pour is dead black with a mountanous head of java goodness. The lacing is absolutely incredible sticking to the side of the glass in defiance of gravity.

Smell: A great chocolate covered pine cone dunked in a herbal coffee.

Taste: This beer taste great. There is a woody herbal coffee goodness to this beer.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This beer is full bodied and chewy at times. The alcohol content is high but it creeps up on you like the Abominible Snow man. This stuff is great and I am looking forward to the Oaked version. (623 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz Bomber from Warehouse Liquors.

Appearance: Chocolate Velvet with assertive lacing. Pitch black. Dark brown head like the bottom of a cup of Turkish coffee. The bubbles are just plain fun to watch disperse after the pour. Like a herd of wildebeests crossing the Nile during Gator mating season, these little black-brown bubbles scatter from the head back into the brew from which they came.

Aroma: Tit bit of spice entwined in coffee and chocolate. Carmel macchiato sans crème. Blueberries.

Taste: More Blueberries then a Muffin shop in Maine. Plentiful amounts of coffee and chocolate. A pinch of juniper in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Like drinking a cloud. Wet bitter finish. Well hopped. Burns the tongue a little, it’s so bitter.

Drinkability: Great. To easy for 9.5 ABV. (795 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pitch black with no light shoowing thru even when held up to a strong light with a mocha colored creamy two fingered head that took its time to settle leaving a ring of lace behind.Big bitter chocolate aromas along with an underlying earthiness from a nice dose of hop thrown in obviously with a beer so dark you are also gonna get a big roasty aroma as well.What I like best about this beer is the fact its no overly sweet like a alot of Impy souts are sue u get the chocolate and roasted elemants but what a great earthy/dry fifnsh gives this beer such balance making it just so damn drinkable.Creamy mouthfeel this beer glides down easy,another gem from Great Divide their big beer kick immense ass and I will keep enjoying them.

Wow I thought this beer was categorized as a Imperial Stout but a double stout it is and rightly so,damn good. (855 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours an opaque motor oil black. It has a good sized creamy head that is very dark brown. The head quickly goes to a bubbly film and collar that laces the glass.

The aroma is lactose, chocolate, some bitter hops, wood, and anise. There's also some dark fruits and alcohol.

The flavor is anise, lactic cream, coffee, chocolate and some fruitiness. It has a pretty sharp burnt bitter finish that leaves a slight sticky aftertaste. It's well balanced between the sweet and the bitter (tending a little more towards bitter), and the alcohol is well hidden (yet belly warming). The mouthfeel is full and creamy.

Overall, similar to the oak aged version, but I liked this much better. It was a little more tamed in terms of alcohol and bitterness. One of the best imperials I've had to date. It's still a tad rough around the edges...I bet this would age nicely. (879 characters)

Photo of LuckySkuff
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, a truly delicious beer. I also have a bottle of the Oak Aged in my fridge - new purchases at Whole Foods market, apparently the first day in stock as well (God bless the NC PopTheCap campaign).

I'll be succinct, as so many others have already put it better than I. Pours a delicious dark brown color, completely opaque, with a beautiful inch of dark tan-colored head. (note: with an aggressive pour, lots of head.... a very slow, careful pour yielded almost none)

Smells of roasty-chocolate and maltiness: the high alcohol rating is completely shrouded by the complex tastes.

Mouthfeel is perfect for an Imp Stout; thick, rich and velvety, with a nice alcoholic warmth felt in the back of the throat on the way down. Tastes like semi-sweet chocolate with coffee highlights in the background, a nice cavalcade of malts crowned with a slight bitterness. All in all, perhaps the best Imperial I've tried; of course, I may change my mind after I try the Oak Aged tomorrow evening.

Cheers mates! (1,008 characters)

Photo of beerogre
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent stout that I would not hesitate to buy and drink again (and again). If beer was horse racing, this would belong in a group of several excellent horses in this class, chasing about a length behind the leader, which would be Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout.

I seem to have been drinking this from my pint glass for quite a while now and feel like I have been taking generous mouthfuls every time I put the glass to my lips, and yet a quick glance at the beer level in the glass shows that I have made only a modest impact on it.

Interesting...very interesting. (583 characters)

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.