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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,481 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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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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A- Dark in color,

S- Great aroma, full of coffee and chocolate

T- Man this is a tasty stout! you can really identify malt, hop, coffee, chocolate, etc.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied, it coats your mouth nicely

Drink it!!

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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 17oz snifter.

A - This beer is almost completely opaque, but not completely black. It pours a dark dark chocolate brown with visible viscosity. Even the head is dark, with the color and texture of a chocolate mousse. In true stout fashion, the head doesn't linger long, but the ring that persists leaves a lovely thick lacing. Everything about the presentation screams decadence.

S - Dark chocolate and coffee grounds are apparent even before taking a whiff. There's toffee and caramel mingling with some warm, scotchy aromas of smoke and booze.

T - Bitter coffee and baker's chocolate lead the onslaught, with a soft bed of sweet and toasty caramels quickly following. There's a peaty flavor reminiscent of a fine scotch that blends with cleverly masked but lingering alpha acids into something beautifully pungent and earthy. The sweetness is thoroughly satisfying, but never cloying. Let this beer slosh around your pallet and you could get lost in the subtly unfolding grains.

M - This is a heavy beer. Let me repeat that, this is a heavy beer. It fills the mouth and coats the tongue with a dense, oily sensation that positively commands you to stop and pay attention. Carbonation is present, and helps to buffer the sugars, but any tingle is absorbed with the sheer thickness of the malts. Drinking more than one is a herculean effort.

O - In a world overpopulated with coffee/chocolate/vanilla/cream etc stouts, a traditionally brewed stout that evokes all of those flavors with nothing but barley, hops, and yeast is a breath of fresh air. The Yeti exudes a regal, ancient quality, one that really evokes the halls of czarist Russia that gave the style its name. The generous allotment of American hops counteracts the overpowering sweetness that so many Impy Stouts have, and what results is a complex, sophisticated offering perfectly represents the style while pushing it in a new, more evolved direction.

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3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Upon a deep ebony background, a wide band of deep gold beads come together to form a tightly formed mosaic upon which rests a frosty light brown head.

Smell: Dark fruit hits the nose first, laced with a vinous, boozy scent. Sweet milk chocolate is balanced by roasted malt and exotic spices.

Taste: Very roasty, much more so than the bouquet leads one to predict. The resulting bitterness, however, is sandwiched between two quick nips of raw sugar sweetness. The first makes a brief appearance on of the tongue upon the beginning of each sip. The second flashes in the throat upon swallowing, but is quickly swallowed up by espresso-like bitterness that lasts through the finish. Peppery spices give the beer a refreshing snappiness, while plums, bourbon, and black cherries languish in the background. The characters' performances are all impressive, but they don't quite come together to create a cohesive scene. In fact, they seem to want to outdo one another. At times the taste is on the verge of being cloyingly sweet. At others, the smoky bitterness is on the brink of becoming a bit tiresome. And still, each taste is teetering at its peak of intensity, which is much better than not quite fulfilling their respective potential.

Feel: Creamy softness gains maturity through a good amount of dryness inducing carbonation. No alcohol warming is felt, but the back of the throat sizzles a bit with the punchiness of the spice.

It's difficult to formulate a concrete opinion of this beer. There is enough to enjoy that it must be said that it is undeniably good, but the roastiness and the sweetness seem to be in so much competition (there is a general sense of tasting a burnt espresso with too much added sugar), that they both end up becoming a tad annoying. More harmony is needed in this concoction. And as an Imperial Stout, it would be acceptable, and in this case advisable, to let the fruit and spice shine through a bit more.

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