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Belgian Style Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Belgian Style YetiBelgian Style Yeti

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825 Ratings
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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DenverLogan on 06-19-2011)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch dark khaki head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of cocoa powder, dark roasted malt, and maybe a hint of dark fruits. I am not getting any Belgian yeast smells from this one. Taste is of dark roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa powder. Again, there is no indication of Belgian yeast in the taste either. Medium roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. A lower level of carbonation makes for a creamy and medium-heavy body. Overall, this is another good Yeti stout from Great Divide but the Belgian yeast is nowhere to be found in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 03:46:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark brown, big thick brown creamy head faded quickly leaving a thin 1/2 inch clingy lacey gooey head that stuck till the bottom of the glass. The smell was classic belgian, sweet, dark cherries, but hints of caramel, even maybe chocolate, very full and nice bouguet. Maybe even a sherry or bourbon smell as well. Taste was wonderful, dark fruity flavors right up front, apricots, bananas, cherry, a bit of a bready taste and a nice dry finish. The feel was so much lighter tehn I though basedd on appearence, and that is a good thing in this case. Not thick at all, very nice light and lively consistency, nice carboination, dances around in the mouth, beautiful.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:00:27 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at American Craft

A: Pours a nearly impenetrable black color with a finger of white head.

S: Heavy on the roasted malt aromas with lots of chocolate and vanilla. There is some licorice and burnt sugar, too. I don't really get all that much "Belgian" character from it. Mostly just the intense stout aroma.

T: Not much difference on the flavor. Sweeter than I seem to remember the other Yeti variants being. Lots of dark chocolate and molasses with a bit of licorice. There is a good bit of vanilla, a mild spice, and maybe some yeast.

M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation.

O: A nice beer, though not overtly "Belgian".

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 14:33:25 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A jet black pour with just a modest head; lots of dots line the side of the glass

Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits and phenolic spice

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and a growing sense of dark fruit as we move toward the middle; plum and clove spice build, after the swallow, bringing a plum liqueur tone as we head toward the finish; boozy in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin for an Imperial Stout, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Despite some misgivings I rather liked this beer and was glad to have been able to find a lonely last bottle sitting on the shelves nearly two years after the brew date

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 02:06:12 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's very exciting to see what effect that the peculiar Belgian yeast will contribute to a fan favorite stout such as this. More complexity, more fruitiness, more spice, and an appreciable lower char character are just a few of the changes to expect.

As with all other Yeti stouts, the beer creaps into the snifter with an inky coat to the sides of the glass. Legging fades and a dense mocha head forms before settleing into a heavy creme, showing slight pockets of lace behind. Jet black, masculine, and with an onyx-like sheen, the beer is as mouthwatering as it is intimidating.

Stout aromas of espresso, cocoa powder, heavy toast, burnt molassas, and walnuts are the usual suspects. But the added fruitiness of apple, pear, and dark berries are all new attributes from Belgian yeast; and so are the spices of black peppercorn, cumin, and grassy sage.

Flavors follow suit- the common Stout-like flavors of burnt toast, espresso, and bitter cocoa hit the tongue with great force. As the berry, currant, grape, plumb, and raison flavors kick in, so does the malt sweetness of black strap molassas, over caramelized toffee, and malted milk- all creating a smoother and better rounded envelope than the original yeti. Grassy hops carry a resiny bitterness that in conjunction with black pepper and grassy herbs cause the finish of char, spicy bite, and bitter.

Robust and full bodied, the beer captivates the mouth with an oily coat of malt sweetness, heavy weight, and expressive carbonation. All give a very full impression with no appologies. Alcohol heat, spicy bite, and mild grassy astringency all give a sharp and crisp feel to the dry-char finish but the malt character is intent to linger well into the next sip.

Surprisingly, the beer adds even more complexity to the Yeti line of Stouts which have always been ones of high complexity by design. Dare I say that there's too much going on? Regardless, the fruity esters actually help to soften the acrid char of roasted grains in finish and allow for a smoother and less abrassive finish. I very much enjoyed this beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 17:45:39 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.39/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Great Divide. Pours very dark. Chocolate and faint Belgian esters. Light tartness and roast. Just okay.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2013 03:52:37 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color and poured with a finger high mocha colored head that quickly died down leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of chocolate malts in the nose along with notes of dark fruits and hints of spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but a bit more complex with flavors of cocoa, dark fruits and roasted malts along with some notes of coffee and hints of molasses and spices.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. Little, if any warming from the alcohol is detectable in the finish.
O: The use of Belgian yeast imparts some interesting properties to this beer; the aromas and flavors of dark fruits and lighter bodied nature seem to make it like a hybrid between a stout and a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. It is surprisingly easy to drink because any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 03:41:36 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Bottle on: Jun 17, 2011.

Appearance: Pours out the anticipated black body with a foaming, bubbly, tan-colored head.

Smell: Roasty maltiness given a few firm layers of chocolate shells, followed by sprightly notes of vanilla, caramel, and spiced sweet fruits. A deep, enthusiastic sniff helps to catch those fruity accents.

Taste: Roasted malts covered in a considerable heap of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels. Plus, some dark caramel and vanilla. Soundly sweet initially. Spoonfuls of grandma's county award-winning plum jelly dosed with a couple very subtly tart black cherries. Pinch of allspice. Hops and any accompanying bitterness seem relatively diminutive here. Some slight alcohol warmth on the back end hitting the back of the throat. Roasty, chocolaty, and still fairly sweet on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: I've enjoyed the Yeti series. I have! This one included, though I really didn't get too terribly much "Belgian" character from it. However, that is a lot of rich maltiness for any yeast to push past, so I understand. I understand, GDBC.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 19:57:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured jet black,not even when held up to the light was there anyway to see thru this,a fluffy mocha colored head atop.Aromas of dark coffee roast,vanilla,and dark fruit,the Belgian yeast was pretty subdued in my opinion.Molasses and raisin-like sweetness and slight yeasty tones on the palate,its quite roasted but it takes a back seat to yeasty fruitiness.Not quite as full in the body as I would like but its a pretty good new rendition of Yeti,the Belgian yeast doesnt play a huge role.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 01:37:05 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice at Local Option.

And, finally, the 2011 Bachelor Party Extravaganza comes to a [somewhat surprising] close. Man, what a night! The cap pours a bold onyx topped by a finger of sandy dark tan foam. It seems that Great Divide really knows how to make a lovely-looking stout... The nose comprises roasted malts, molasses, light vanilla, and chocolate-covered bananas (the only real way to explain that particular smell). The taste brings in more of the same, along with some added spice, namely nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. A very faint bit of char finds a tiny niche in the background. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a really nice stout, though the Belgian-ness isn't exactly all that present (which may actually be a good thing), though what is there is done well. One of the highlights of an exciting evening. Good times, good times.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 18:51:10 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great Divide Belgian Style yeti, Iconoclastic Imperial Stout Mysterious, brewed and bottled by GDBC, Denver, CO, blah, blah……."a delicious new blend of brewing traditions --all the malt driven roastiness of our yeti Imperial Stout with characteristic spice and fruit notes imparted by our special Belgian yeast strain. Belgian style Yeti is a one of a kind beer as mysterious as the mythical creaturehimself, Impossible? See for yourself, you'll be a believer, too." 9.5% ABV,

Deep, dark coloration, black as night, full, rich, huge, generous, prodigious head flowers on top, creamy tan colored, rocky, lacy, gorgeous. Yeah…

Aroma: oats, roast. toffee, coffee…vanilla and cream…this gorgeous, but I can't say what's particularly Belgian about it. I'll keep on sniffing…rich and roasty-toasty, but not too unusual…

Taste: mmmm, chocolatey-riffic, …cocoa and cream, tasty and terrific, but how do I say this? Where is the Belgian in it? Maybe if they didn't say yeast strain, I'd guess it was a chocolate addition, but there's nothing Belgian ale about this. Hang on, I'm going to keep drinking…in a Belgian IPA, you can taste the "Belgian", in an imperial stout, can you? Hmmm? There's Belgian export stout, but imperial stouts, that I know of…man, I don't know what to say, I'm getting the cocoa, but nothing different. Can Belgian yeast really be heard above the dark smog of an imperial stout??

It's damned tasty, though, if that's all that matters…and it should.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 06:37:05 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Binny's. Bottled June 17th, 2011. Served in a Darkness snifter.

A - Near-black body, with minimal coloration at the fringes. Two fingers of mocha foam, spotty lace, hazy partial cap and thick collar.

S - Fruity Belgian yeast, roasted malts, dark chocolate, a light phenolic note that is well in the periphery. Gets more chocolate sweetness as it warms up.

T - Taste is again lightly fruit, but tastes mostly like a chocolate shake. Is there lactose in this? Roasty and lightly bitter finish. Perhaps some light floral notes and a hint of candi sugar.

M - Chewy, shake-like, smooth medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation, exceptionally well-hidden alcohol.

D - Mike and I destroyed the 22oz bottle quite quickly. Probably my favorite Yeti, although I also enjoy the regular version. Thankfully the Belgian yeast is understated and doesn't overpower the nice chocolate flavors, adding just a hint of fruitiness.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 04:43:10 | More by MasterSki
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I think I have a review on paper somewhere...Bottled on 8 Jun 12

Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of khaki head. Good lacing & below average lacing

S: Chocolate & faint grounds of coffee& roasty grounds up front, not getting much Belgian yeast twang up front like I remember on prior bottles. Dark fruit comes through as this warms (black currants & just a bit of raisin), a little bit of funk develops on the edges, but if I wasn't looking for it , I might not even noticed. Finishes dry with dark fruit, & roasty bitterness

MF: Chewy with slight carbonation, warming as well

Belgian slant seems a bit restrained in this bottle, drinks great for it's youth & heft

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:06:18 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a rich, chocolatey scent that boasts of black and chocolate malts a mild alcohol warmth and a faint Belgian yeast fruitiness. The taste is great as well. It has a silky smooth malt flavor that boasts of chocolate, roasted, and black malts. It goes down easy with a touch of warmth in the finish and a mild Belgian yeast character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine Belgian stout. If you like the original Yeti. You'll love this rendition.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 21:49:10 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great divide is a brewery that makes only beers with the word "Yeti" in the name.

Beer is black or dark brown hazy with a brown head of small and medium bubbles, lacing is a plus.

Beer smells like roast, yeast, and some chocolate.

Beer is sweet, medium bodied, nice carbonation. Beer has a good mouthfeel and a nice finish. A little bitter, roasty and sweet with some chocolate in th midpalate. Another enjoyable beer named Yeti from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 01:54:34 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It had nice retention and left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of dried fruit with strong malty notes. Hints of chocolate and toffee. Some boozy notes, too.

T - It tasted of burnt molasses, chocolate and toffee. Some currants and other dried fruits with a malty sweet backbone.

M - It was soft and velvety smooth. A medium to full-bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really great Belgian stout. Glad I was able to pick this one up.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 02:52:34 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Next up in my Yeti lineup that should have been drunk a while ago, but gotta love they they even date an imperial stout. I really hope this isn't way past it's prime since it looks like I won't be able to get it fresh again, but if it's not up to par I'll have to search out fresh when they maybe bring it back again. Bottled on 06/20/11, so more than 2.5 years old now.

The pour comes out velvety smooth looking, and forms a nice thick creamy 1/2 finger mocha black colored head that sticks around nicely, and leaves both a nice thick lacing and long legs as it eventually fades into the pit of abyss, and by that I mean super pitch black colored, not light making it through.

Nose is interesting and unique, it has notes of the original Yeti series beers, but it's own interesting twist. Starting with the norm, dark malts, black despair malt that sucks the blood of everything light, cocoa and roast of the beast, caramel and fluffy nougat of the hair of a yeti of course, hints of warming booze aroma, all right on with typical Yeti. Then the interesting twist, a strange biscuity slight phenolic estery like thing, and an earthy forest floor like where the Yeti sleeps, with an interesting minerality.

Taste brings more of the malts of the night, stalking me in my sleep it seems, super dark, typical of the Yeti that damn stalker! dark super malts, with roast and black malts, toasty and grainy as well, with a mild cocoa and super dark bitter chocolate. Then caramel and fluffy nougat trying to entice the picnic basket dwellers with their beers and food. Mild earthy hop character too, fluffy hop as well, with mild grassy spicy flavors. But different than normal Yeti, his Belgian cousin brings the earthy biscuit again, with a little grainy raw barley character like the Yeti caught it before the mash finished, and some mild phenols with the booze that warms and slightly tingles, as well as that slight forest floor earthy mineral character, very light. Oh and it brings quite a bit of that essence of pure darkness, sucking the life from my tongue as it sits there tingling from the booze. The finish saturates the entire mouth and coats it with a big dark malt paste, thick almost molasses like with bit more caramel and fluffy nougat, as well as more cocoa, and dark dark black malts, touch of roast, and more bitterness, little booze and more of that earthiness.

Mouth is big heavy, spooky ghost of darkness like, thick and a bit fluffy and smooth, little chewy like, nice fluffy carb, and some warming slightly tingly booze that makes my tongue even shiver in fear.

Overall pretty nice, aside from allt eh Yeti and scary jokes, it was a good beer. Lots of the original yeti with dark malts, some cocoa, creamy thick chewy like, caramel and fluffy nougat with touch of roast, etc. This time an interesting twist that I guess could be Belgian, some more earthy qualities with little minerality, that mild ester phenol profile that makes sense for a Belgian yeast, and little biscuity like that is also somewhat typical for the "Belgianization" I think. Still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 02:45:35 | More by jlindros
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown where no light can pass. Very nice foamy, beige head that leaves a blanket of lace after each sip. Very attractive.

Lots of chocolate to the nose. There's also a bit of alcohol to the smell.

Flavorwise, there is much more alcohol on the throat. I am picking up far more burnt elements. The chocolate remains but subdued. There's a dollop of bittering hop that shows up in the swallow. Smooth with a below average level of carbonation. Thin but within expectations.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 16:51:17 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours black with a light tan head. Solid retention and lace.

S: Milk chocolate, caramel candies, coffee and a bit of Belgian spice.

T: Chocolate heavy with considerably more dark fruit character and less of a hop attack than the regular Yeti. Notes of orange and white pepper along with licorice and molasses. Just a slight hint of ethanol.

M: Velvety smooth and lush which makes this beer very drinkable for its size, a so-called 'dangerous' beer. Full-bodied for sure with light carbonation.

O: Another enjoyable Yeti incarnation, the Belgian yeast didn't take over the beer, but just added another dimension of flavour. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 04:55:04 | More by Halcyondays
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mactrail

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazing to see this stuff oozing out of the bottle like black molten lava. It does have a touch of chestnut poured in the snifter. Big nose of roasted malt and stew of Belgian funkiness. Crazy mix of flavors powered by alcohol fumes. That hot and spicy flavor is the best feature. I keep thinking of the deep intensity of ancho chiles. I would believe it if the label called this a Belgian Chile Stout with Mexican chocolate. Hops seem restrained but they do add to the sharp, woody taste that shades into bitterness. You are left with some sweetness on the lips and a smile.

This is totally worth a try if you like the big stouts.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 04:49:15 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured jet black with good carbonation leaving a tannish cap

S: Coffee, cocoa, some spice and roasted malts

T: The spice and sourdough bread flavor is immediate upfront. Not sure about the yeast strain on this. It provides a nice pepperness, floral kick with cocoa, coffee and roasted notes coming afterwards

M: Hearty and big, some booze.

O: Good. I usually do not dig Yeti and age them for a year before consuming. This may be another.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 03:08:54 | More by barleywinefiend
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

epic epic beer. poured into a tulip in the GD taprooom. looks dark dark black with a mocha head. the most curious head of all time, so alive. shrinks down to a thin quarter inch, but evey sip jives it back up. dies down again, and every bump of the glass sets it off again, it refuses to die, magic. smell is sour and dark and alcoholic. wow. has a belgian brightness but not that sharp tartness, smooth as velvet in the mouth and has a drawn out roasted mellow finish. this is sensational, just absolutely amazing. well done great divide!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 00:50:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip. Bottled on date of 07/27/11 on the bottle.

a - Pours a very dark black color with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of head retention and lacing left on the glass; looks like a great stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, sweet dark fruits, light coffee, and light vanilla. A very nice mixture as everything comes through evenly, big fan of the nose. As it warmed up I got a little bit of spice and more fruit, which iis really nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, very light sweet chocolate and fruit. Taste is definitely more bitter than the nose and a bit of a step down for me, but still nice.

m - Medium to full body leaning more towards the full side, and low carbonation evident. Smooth and not too boozy, but needs more carbonation.

o - Overall another solid Yeti beer from Great Divide. Looked and smelled amazing, but went a little downhill from there. Didn't get a ton more than bitter chocolate/coffee and roasted malts in the taste and would have liked more carbonation, but has a great nose. Would definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 23:13:32 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a Great Divide snifter in high altitude Denver, Colorado, at the Great Divide Taproom. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes. I didn't pair it with food.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of tan colour, lovely cream lacing, great thickness, and impressive retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Cream, chocolate, and light roast. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Cream, chocolate (though not very rich), and a light roast foundation. Caramel and pleasant malts accompany. The cream on the open in particular is delightful. Well built and balanced. Complex enough, though it does leave something to be desired.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick. Overly heavy on the palate. Complementary of the flavours. I like the cream.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but lacking the full complexity of other yetis. It's good, but Great Divide does better variants.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 20:48:08 | More by kojevergas
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber. Bottled on July 21, 2011. Pours black, dark tan head and smelling of chocolate and dark fruit. Notes of more chocolate and dark ripe fruit on the palate. As it warms the Belgian yeast character become more pronounced and assertive.

Complex and tasty stuff. Flavorful with some hop dryness on the back end. Quite enjoyable and interesting stout

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 03:19:40 | More by Billolick
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Belgian Style Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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