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Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,672 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3672
Reviews: 1587
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%


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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Raven3464

Japan

4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: It pours a deep black body with a thin brown head. Retention is incredible and there is more carbonation than expected.

Smell: Bitter, dark chocolate, fresh coffee, toffee, a touch of booze and a "woody" flavor I can't quite put my finger on are all noted. This may be the best smelling Russian Imperial Stout I've ever experienced.

Taste: Bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee dominate early but are then followed by toffee and a hop kick. The "woody" taste shows up more along with a slight burn as the beer warms.

Mouth feel: It's thick like syrup and sticky. There's a perfect amount carbonation to compliment the dryness from the hops. This is a full bodied brew. and none of the flavors are ever overwhelming. I have a new favorite stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 11:43:49 | More by Raven3464
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Thick black elixir with chocolate ice cream-like foam cascading over the glass. Very good lacing. Some of the darkest foam I've ever seen.

Smell: Good balance between chocolate and espresso. Some fruit too.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Roasted coffee with a more than a hint of chocolate. Extremely creamy mouthfeel...almost like a cappuccino.

Overall Drinkability: Definitely makes me want to find more Russian Imperials.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 23:51:24 | More by tjsdomer2
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pitch black pour with a copper-brown 1 finger head. Quick dissipation but it coats the entire glass as I drink it. Minimal lacing

S-Raw oats. Malted hops. Dark chocolate and burnt oak wood. Rich caramel and a lingering alcoholic twinge.

T-Follows the nose, mostly. Heavy dark chocolate. A little dark coffee. Malty finish.

MF-Very smooth. Like extra thick whole milk.

O-Fantastic brew. One of the better Imp. Stouts I've ever had. Very complex. Has the best appearance of a beer I've ever seen.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 23:49:33 | More by Jacurdy60
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TonyY

New York

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

Outstanding stout. Strong, complex flavor but not overwhelming. Deep, rich taste, but it's not too heavy. The smell and the color are everything they should be. It's not quite as good as Founders Imperial Stout, or Great Lakes Blackout Stout, but right up there.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 19:08:28 | More by TonyY
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Greywulfken

New York

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

A: into a tulip, jet black pour produced jet black beer with a dark brown head a couple of fingers thick; lace sheets lined the glass

S: dark cocoa chocolate malts and roasted espresso

T: here is where the Yeti distnguishes itself - aside from the typical stout flavors that follow the nose above (espresso, chocolate), there is a smokiness, and dare I say, almost the taste of roasted meat - almost like the beer was aged along with smoked meats - an almost umami flavor. Not too sweet, somewhat dry.

M: fuyll bodied, coating, smoky, smooth, mellow, chalky

O: a really good stout, full of flavor and depth, ideal for winter drinking and firesides. It falls into that category of stouts that you really have to have at least once if you're able (BCBS, Founders, and AleSmith's stouts are peer). Good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 22:36:06 | More by Greywulfken
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lighthabit

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

tired, so these are more notes to myself than anyone else -

pours well, good thick head, but seems to not retain lacing others are seeing, is a young one from july '12.

solid stout characteristics, with a bit of smoke that i've never tasted before (that voodoo maple bacon atrocity from rogue could learn a thing or two from this, because i find hint of smoke interesting in this brew, whereas the voodoo was just plain awful). a tad bit on the thin side as it warms, but not in a bad way. hides its 9.5 abv rather well.

dies down to not much lacing, a pleasing, semi-sweet licorice/burnt molasses/malty kind of flavor, and as others mention, earthy, but very tasty. i can swirl this around for a while and pick out good complexities. at $8 for a bomber, not an everyday drink, but surely on my list of beers worth coming back to.

nice job, great divide brewing!

p.s, normally wouldn't disparage another beer, but am using rogue as a reference point for myself - note to self, might want to try other brews with subtle smoke characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 08:31:34 | More by lighthabit
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on Jan 08, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark oily black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head which slowly recede into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A big dark roasty aroma with lots of chocolate hints. Starts with a big scent of sweet dark roasted malts with good hints of dark toasted bread, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, yeast, nuts, and a little smoke. A good amount of burnt molasses sugar and a hint of anise spicing. Subtle undertones of dark fruits including fig, raisin, dark cherry, and plum. Also a pretty lively hop presence with some earthy and grassy hints. Smells very big and rich.

Taste: As big, rich, and complex as it smells. Dark roasted malts with a big taste of chocolate, toasted bread, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee, dough, yeast, nuts, and a touch of smoke. Molasses adds some moderate sweetness. Some anise spice comes through. Notes of subtle dark fruit with some fig, dark cherry, raisin, plum, and dates. A pretty sharp hop presence for a stout with a good bitter bite of earthy hops and grass. Big flavor and nicely balanced. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, thick, and pretty drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A really great stout. Very bold with the dark malts and a bigger hop presence than what is typical for a stout. Hops are very big when this is fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 07:56:03 | More by MattyG85
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage:

Looks dangerous... inky black body that provides roughly zero percent visibility. A three finger pillow of medium brown head fills the glass and eventually fades to a half finger cap, leaving loads and loads of dramatic lacing.

Tons of smooth coffee and dark pitted fruits. Fudge and milk chocolate as well, a variety of dessert aromas... incredibly smooth without any real alcohol presence. For such a classic imperial stout, this one really has a unique yet assessable profile.

The bittering hops are a thing of the past at this point - coffee grounds, milk chocolate, smoked malts, a bit of red fruit... it finishes really dry, yet sticky. A bitter coffee flavor grasps the palate right up until the next sip.

What can I say? It's a classic.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:37:29 | More by yamar68
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Tianjoja

New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass from a 22oz bottle

A - Pitch black, three finger fluffy dark brown mocha head. Beautiful looking beer.

S - Roasted Malts, Chocolate. Little alcohol on the nose.

T - Chocolate, Coffee. Nice bitterness not typical of the style. Espresso on the end. Sweet Malty offset by a nice hop punch that I wasn't expecting.

M - Velvety smooth. Nice carbonation. Tiny bubbles dancing on my tongue. Would say full bodied.

O - My first Yeti - I'm impressed. Would love to try some of the barrel aged versions of this. Hoppier than I expected, but I like that.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 22:13:22 | More by Tianjoja
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Hawksfan79

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Glass: Over sized wine glass

Appearance: Motor oil, completely opaque. Has a thick and creamy mocha colored head.

Smell: Vanilla, alcohol, peaty

Taste: Peaty, alcohol, vanilla, toffee, chocolate notes, slight hops flavor. The alcohol kind of overrides the bitterness and as a result it's really easy to miss the hops flavor in this. Very sweet, earthy, and roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Slick texture with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 19:47:16 | More by Hawksfan79
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1-28-13 drinking bottle dated 7/30/12

A: pours pitch black and oily. Nice heard. About a fingers worth or tan head that slowly turns into a tan ring around the glass with decent lacing.

S: heavy on chocolate. some roasted malts. roasted coffee.

T: this is an amazing beer! The alcohol is hidden very well. Chocolate is very forward. Taste follows the nose. Roasted coffee present as well. DELICOIUS

M: smooth, creamy, oily. light/medium carbonation.

O: This is one of my favorite beers! Will definitely be buying again. I have a bottle from 4/12 that im sitting on to drink with my oak/chocoate/espersso yetis.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 22:19:43 | More by ilikebeer03
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arfenhouse

California

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

10 Month old bottle. Review from notes (1/26/13).

A: Pours black with a brown head. Big head with good retention and some lacing.

S: Smell is mainly semisweet chocolate. Slight roasted smell that reminds be of coffee. General sweetness.

T: Taste is big with sweet chocolate upfront. Roasted malt and coffee seem to be minimal. Very very sweet. Almost no bitterness to it.

M: Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, with low carbonation. Lingering quality and slightly sticky.

O: Overall I would say that this beer was not balanced at all. Sweet and tasty but one dimensional. None of the "bold hop character" as suggested by the label. I enjoyed it and would be willing to try a newer bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:57:21 | More by arfenhouse
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Motor oil black in the glass with an almost nonexistent head the color of a dark 75% cocoa chocolate bar

S: Roasty and chocolaty as expected. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering. Sweet with no hop aroma

T: Dark cocoa, chocolate and roast flavor right up front each one is distinct and identifiable. Slight alcohol hotness as its being drunk, but not in a bad way it adds to the complexity and tingling affect. I think i get a spicy hop character in the beginning, the bitterness is nicely balanced for the beer where it is only slightly sweet.

M: Smooth, thick, low carbonation, high in body

O: If you like stouts of any kind you should try getting your hands on a Yeti. Deschutes and Founders make some of my favorite stouts ever but this one is up there on the RIS category. Now if i can only get my hands on a barrel aged Yeti!!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 00:31:23 | More by guityler83
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, kept in cool storage. Bottle-dated 'Mar 11 2011'. Courvoisier snifter holds the beer. It's 4pm, do you know where YOUR Yeti is?

Pours absolutely black with a smooth glug. Light brown head topped out at about 1/4". Looks absolutely sinful, and I can't wait to dig in.

Rich ripe malty nose imposes with chocolate liquor, espresso bean, anise, fusel alcohol, and gingerbread notes. Meaty char and light peatiness make this a pretty macho nose. Smells like beer cocoa with marshmallows.

Expanse malt-bomb with delicious bittersweet fudgy flavors. Bittered espresso, black chocolate, spruce hops, charred grain, spicy booze, and light licorice. Middle and finish show off hints of tart berries in a tannic sort of way. Dark fruits linger a bit on the end, too, with a kiss of prune. Some definite booze-mellowing took place after almost two years. Finishes with that familiar aged stout swing, like a tangy chocolate cake batter. Big-time savory flavors with just a touch of sweetness.

Super-rich feel with great body, like the beer took a few whips in a blender before I sipped it. Coating in the mouth despite the well-dissolved carbonated bushiness. I bet my tongue is black right now.

A fantastic RIS, and one of my favorites from off-the-shelf. Will have to compare with a fresh bottle to see how much I really like Yeti compared to some of the others.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 21:51:43 | More by thecheapies
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Chas58

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler filled at Joe Canal's Iselin into my Firestone Walker Nonic Pint Glass

Appearance - pours a viscous inky black, leaving a growing thick, milkshake like head that grows. The head has a very dark brown appearance and leaves a nice lacing and clingy head. A inky black beer with a lasting head. 

Smell -  Strong and very pleasant initial aroma of chocolate, cocoa and a hint of coffee. The smell is very well balanced and changes with each new taste. 

Taste - a very strong coffee, taste with a slight hint of alcohol and cocca, with a bitterness that lingers. Very hoppy and with a nice strong bittering. Although strong, it continues to be balanced and appropriate for the style. 

Mouthfeel  - very smooth thick and nicely carbonated, with a lingering bitterness and filmy coffee like residue. The mouthfeel and the after taste, hint at the strong ABV, abut an alcohol burn is not apparent. A maltiness and slight sweetness remain

Overall  -  this is a true imperial stout, with big taste, big hop and big maltiness.  A truly great beer, with a complexness that makes it so appealing and drinkable for stout lovers. This is big beer and so good. 

Serving type: growler

01-21-2013 01:29:20 | More by Chas58
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ranger7

Texas

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this in a custom 6-pack from World Market.
Poured from a bottle into a mug.

A - Very dark and thick.

S - Some chocolate, smells somewhat sweet.

T - Tastes more like roasted coffee than chocolate.

M - Some bitterness, smooth and not much carbonation.

Summary - Pretty good for a stout. Very strong and dark.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 03:13:58 | More by ranger7
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into a snifter glass after warming up to 50F. Side by side comparison with the Oak Aged Yeti version.

A - Motor oil black with a thin cocoa lace ring diminishing down to nearly nothing.

S - Grassy and somewhat sweet. The malt and hops have a fresh feel in the nose, but they are competing with each other. Also picking up some toffee and a little black coffee. Good, though I'd prefer the hops toned down and more complementary.

T - Mainly, toffee and coffee, haha. Seriously, the roasted malt comes through like strong coffee, and there is a nice sweetness to it as well. I'm liking it more as it warms up, flavors are coming out and overtaking some of the bitterness I detected initially.

M - Oily at first becoming a little creamier as it goes down. Bitter finish. Overhopped for the style IMO.

O - If it were not called a RIS I might be more receptive, drinks more like an English ale/Stout hybrid. Stouts are my favorite styles right now and this one is on the lower end of my tastes. I much prefer the oak aged version of Yeti, but I'm still not excited by either version.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 22:08:39 | More by bambam2517
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Sark

Montana

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

Appearance- without a heavy pour there is minimal head, poured heavy there is a nice burnt brown lingering head. Lacing follows drinking progress down the glass. Color of a black hole.

Smell- dark roasted malt, sweet overtones of toffee and caramel, a bit of vanilla and alcohol.

Taste- big dark roasted flavor on the tounge. After bitterness completes the balance. The IBUs are definitely hidden by the heftiness. And dare I say there's chocolate?

Mouthfeel- full bodied, smooth as molasses on the palate

Overall- I fell in love with this brewery when I visited and this brew when I tasted. I'll admit I'm partial to the imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 00:26:03 | More by Sark
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note that this is a review of a 2-year old bottle, aged in a cool basement.

Pours oil-slick black, with a formidable and impressive head of dark tan carbonation.Thick and attractive lace.

Nose is roasty, charred cocoa and mocha. And booze, but not in a bad way.

Taste is huge -- tons of flavors here. I get cocoa, burnt malts, and a finish that hints at caramel/toffee and some hops, even. Finish is warming and alcoholic.

Definitely a tasty and impressively massive Imperial Stout, and an experience to savor.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 21:04:24 | More by secondtooth
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skyroach

California

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled date May 2010, so 1.5 years old. Served in a snifter.

A - pitch black, with a beautiful chocolate colored head. Very little head when poured, but a few swirls gives it a finger or two.

S - chocolate, with hints of oak.

T - Lovely, slightly sweet, brown sugar, with just the right amount of acidity.

M - very smooth, with a nice lingering aftertaste, but not overwhelmingly bitter.

Overall - compared to a lot of other imperial stouts this has a very smooth flavor and the 1.5 years aging has made it quite exquisite. Considerably smooth given it was once 75 IBUs and overloaded with hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 04:18:47 | More by skyroach
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AmitC

Indiana

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

Reviewing yeti bottled on 28th Feb 2012. SO almost 10 months on this one.

Pours very thick dark brown in color. Not to say, pitch black inside the glass. About one finger thick shining brown colored head. Excellent lacing on the sides. Head does not have a lot of standing bu a thin layer does stay throughout.

A very good smelling RIS. And that too after 10 months. Good roasted malts upfront. Some dark chocolate, caramel and licorice or chicory. Some English toffee. A little bit of alcohol also does enter the nose.

Taste: A Very solid taste. Enters with roasted, charred malts but surprisingly they are not overpowering. A very good amount of hop bitterness accompanied by some alcohol. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Nothing is too strong. Sweetness of malts is very well nullified by the hops and charring. Some coffee and chocolate flavors are also observed.

Mouth feel: One of the very thick looking stout but has surprisingly smooth and creamy feel. Full bodied. Whatever astringency is observed, is seen at the time when the brew enters the mouth. Ends with a very balanced taste. Extremely good finish. Stout is a bit chewy and thick. Gives a kick. Very nice warmth and a must for winter season.

Drink slow. Enjoy. Let it warm you and itself.

Style Rate: 4.5
Personal Rate: 4.5

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 23:41:28 | More by AmitC
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark, opaque brown, appearing black in the glass. Thin brown head with good retention and light lacing. Good Russian imperial stout aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, dark dried fruit and a hint of coffee. Flavor follows aroma, with well integrated dark toasted malt, chocolate and light brown sugar and dark dried fruit. Finishes with toasted malt and a perfect hop kick. Medium bodied with creaminess. A very nicely integrated, flavorfull RIS that has been a long time favorite. I was surprised to see that I had never reviewed this before. A standby, favorite stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 04:23:27 | More by LiquidAmber
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MadScientist

New York

4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle from DEC 06 2011

A: A black beer that pours with a finger of creamy, medium brown head made of mousse-like,compact bubble.

S: An awesome smelling beer with moderately-strong aromas of unsweetened chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. A moderately-light citrus hops aroma and light perfume alcohol aroma.

T: A thick, smooth moderately-strong flavors of unsweetened chocolate flavor, roastiness and coffee with some malt sweetness and molasses . There is a moderate hops bitterness and a citrus hops flavor. The balance is moderately towards the bitterness. The alcohol certainly does go unnoticed but it doesn't over well. The finish balanced between dry and sweet with a bitter chocolate aftertaste.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation that is made of fine bubbles give evne more of an impression of weight on the palate.

O: Well I've got a new favorite stout, it's been far to long since I've enjoyed a bottle of this world class stout. This beer has layers of rich flavor from dark grains giving chocolate and coffee with some sweetness the balanced by a firm hops bitterness. this beer just brings ton of flavor sip after delightful sip.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:25:22 | More by MadScientist
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DrewV

New York

4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this from a 2012 bomber around 8 months old.

Either Great Divide has improved the recipe of this brew since the Bros reviewed it back in 2003, or they were just dead wrong on their tasting. This is a phenomenal beer, perfectly balanced with roasty chocolate malt and well-balanced hops. Absolutely NOT a sub-4.0 rated brew here.

Pours pitch-black with a really dark brown foamy head. Aroma is pure roasty malt, coffee, dark chocolate, perfectly balanced. Taste is pure roasty malts with up-front coffee and molasses/chocolate with just a hint of booze. Aftertaste is more of the same, but never wavers from the initial flavor profile and certainly never goes south. Flavors are well-balanced, creamy, yet still pungent and non-tiresome. I just drank an entire 22 oz. bomber and my palate is not saturated at all. The flavors are consistent from the first sip right to the last. A top-notch brew here, one that I would be proud to keep in my fridge. The ONLY drawback might be the price -- nearly $10 for a bomber is a bit rich for my blood, but the high quality is certainly there. If you have the cash to blow on this brew, it's definitely worth it, no doubt in my mind. A solid A+ beer and completely deserves one of my highest ratings.

As an aside, I always laugh when people say "A good beer, but not as good as other RIS's." I call bullshit on that one. Notice that nobody ever actually NAMES the other RIS's that are supposedly superior. For me, the closest peer to Yeti is Founders Imperial Stout, but it's just about a tie. Slightly different, but equally high in quality. Don't listen to anyone that uses B.S. to justify their rating. Show your experience or shut the hell up.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:27:27 | More by DrewV
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acelin

Kansas

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two year vertical, 2011 version and 2012 release.

Poured from bombers, both beers had great robust brown-black color with good white-creme heads that lasted for ages with great lacing.

Smell is of roasted barley, typical stout hops, sugar, bitter cocoa.

Taste represents the smell very well.

Carbonation is milder with the 2011 release, but this beer honestly could age for far longer. I'm not sure it would improve this brew, it's not a giant stout that's too boozy or too hoppy. Great Divide hit this one on the head.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:53:22 | More by acelin
Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 3,672 ratings.