Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,099
Ranked #2,926
4.2 | pDev: 9.52%
Aug 27, 2023
Aug 09, 2003
Notes: Yeti Imperial Stout is an onslaught of the senses. It starts with big, roasty malt flavor that gives way to rich caramel and toffee notes. Yeti gets its bold hop character from an enormous quantity of American hops. It weighs in at a hefty 75 IBUs.

2005 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal, Imperial Stout
2008 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal, Imperial Stout
2009 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal, Imperial Stout
2010 BeerAdvocate “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth,” #36
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Rated: 4.59 by MobBarley from Oregon

Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by Anacross from Oregon

Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz can. Almost black liquid with a light brown head. Sticky foam fingers coat the glass walls from top to bottom as you drink. Smell and Taste of dark chocolate and coffee. Im a big fan of most Yetis and this one didn't disappoint. Not my most favorite but damn good.
Jul 06, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I am putting this beer up with Narwhal as a go to imperial stout. Surprised I had not reviewed previously. A bargain as well, six pack for about $15.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Oily deep dark brown color with an exquisite light brown creamy, foamy head and excellent curtain lacing. Smell and taste of dark chocolate, sweet plums, and cinnamon. Some smokey malt and vanilla. Silky smooth feel. I understand why this beer is a craft classic!
Jul 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black and impenetrable to light. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering three quarters of the top. Heavy, soapy lacing. There’s plenty of dark, lightly roasted, lightly smoky, and a touch chocolatey malt. I’m tasting roasted barley and dark chocolate. The mouth is thick and sticky.
Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Opaque black color with some ruby highlights and a massive milk chocolate colored head with some nice lacing.
The aroma is dark roast malt, caramel, toffee, espresso and hints of dark chocolate.
The taste is dark sweet malt up front followed quickly by the bite of dark coffee, dark chocolate and a blast of herbal hops. This is almost taste overload, massive malt sweetness backed up with serious bitterness from both the roasted malt and major hops.
The body is full, good level of carbonation, still smooth and drinkable but best for sipping after dinner or anytime you can just relax and enjoy something really appropriate to the name.
May 27, 2023
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Reviewed by cbuzz24 from Mississippi

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
The roastiest (?) stout I’ve ever tried. Sweetness up front gives way to awesome bitterness! Smells of nice bitter chocolate that definitely Carrie’s over to the taste. I will definitely be searching this out again!
Apr 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz can. The color is pitch black. Moderate foamy tan head. Mild hop aroma with coffee hints. Flavor is quite hoppy. Reminds me of Victory’s “Storm King “. Nice dark chocolate flavor. Dry finish and thick mouthfeel. I’m glad I finally got around to trying this!
Mar 31, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pint can poured into an Avery snifter. Pours a deep brown with a fine tan head that lingers.
Aroma is dark roast malt, French roast coffee, cacao powder.
Taste follows; chocolate, dark coffee, and a killer late hop bite.
Full bodied, low to medium carbonation.
Overall, one of my personal favorite American Stouts. Well crafted, travels well.
Mar 30, 2023
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Rated by Micklauria1 from South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great flavor (not too bitter or too sweet) and mouth feel.
Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by MattinHouston from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Strong almost expresso bean flavor, followed by dark / slightly bitter (bakers) chocolate. Mouth feel is pretty good, a little syrupy compared to North Coast Old Rasputin - but the flavor is very similar. A bit of alcohol on the aftertaste that quicky gets overpowered by the coffee / chocolate flavor. Very solid Imperial Stout, one of the best ones I've tried, and I've tried a ton of them.
Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by QuintusHorace from California

Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into a Teku glass.
LOOK is nearly black with one finger of brown head. Retention is average leaving an island and collar.
SMELL is medium in strength. I smell caramel, semisweet chocolate, a little ash or pipe tobacco and a light spicy hop smell.
TASTE is medium-high in strength. I taste caramel, dark roasted coffee, a little semisweet chocolate, a little ash and a long spicy medium-high bitter hop finish.
FEEL is just below medium-high in thickness. It's a little creamy. Carbonation is low. Astringency is just below medium. It's quite dry.
OVERALL, it's a very good beer. The mouth feel is a bit disappointing.
Dec 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz can dated 6/07/2022 into a snifter glass.
L - Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of cocoa and coffee.
T - Taste matches the smell, lot’s of baker’s chocolate and coffee.
F - Full bodied and carbonation on the lighter side.
O - For an ABV of 9.5 %, the booze is hidden well. Very tasty stout.
Nov 15, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by joran from Kansas

Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by StoutsAllDay from Iowa

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Sep 04, 2022
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