Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.21/5
5,467 Ratings
Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by cokes on 08-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#967
Reviews:
1,795
Ratings:
5,467
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,141
Trade:
21
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Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beersnake1
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours engine oil black with an incredible amount of head. Took me a few minutes to get the entire beer into a good sized glass. Really nice light brown head. Aroma is full of smokey wood and malts. Getting tobacco, coffee, chocolate, molasses, and some faint cherries. Taste is incredible. Smooth upfront, with a really distinct bitterness on the aftertaste. Not as bitter as I would have expected from the aroma. Lots of chocolate and tobacco. Also getting big notes of coffee. Dark fruit is there, but it's muted by the robustness of the other notes. Mouthfeel is, as you might expect, thick, robust, and creamy. Enjoyable stout.

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Photo of amahl_
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TGS
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Great Divide's Yeti Imperial Stout for $3.29 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one for years and now that it's back in Michigan it's time for me to give it a try, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- the label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it that goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a dark black color that didn't change when held to the light and it had a finger and a half of slightly creamy darker tan almost brown head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a good looking Imperial Stout, but I wish it had a little more lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a dark roasted malt, lightly charred lightly smokey, chocolate and light caramel like aromas with some sweet malts showing up in the background. Up next comes a little bit of a dark fruit like aroma that goes into the hops which are a noticeable and they impart a little bit of citrus rind and generic hop aromas. This beer has a good aroma, it's true to style and it lives up to it's description.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the dark chocolate, caramel and the roasted and charred malts seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a little bit of a doughy yeast flavor that goes into the dark fruits which are lighter than they were in the aroma and not as noticeable. Up next comes the alcohol which is noticeable and a little on the boozy side and it's followed by the hops which impart all the aspects that they did in the aroma and they show up just as much. On the finish there's a lower amount of high bitterness with a hoppy, roasted malt, charred malt and dark chocolate like aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, it lives up to it's description and it's just on the edge of being to hoppy.

M- A little smooth, a little boozy, slightly overly bitter, a little creamy, a little crisp, full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice and it works well with this beer, but I wish it was a little smoother.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, it had pretty much everything that I look for in the style and it all came together to make for a pretty tasty Imperial Stout. This beer had nice drinkability. one or two would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is how well it lives up to it's description, it doesn't disappoint when it comes to that aspect. What I like the least about this beer was the bitterness, I think it could be toned down just a little. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good and hoppy imperial stout. All in all I was happy with this beer and it lived up to the good things that I've heard about it. It's one of my favorite beers from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty imperial stout, keep it up.

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Photo of ale_addin
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wjbent
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shreead
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AMCPhD
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NextJen
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinprintz
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agriverbear
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from 2016 poured into a snifter

A: Pours a pitch black, no light comes through at all, with a rich, full, creamy mocha head, lots of lacing, very thick, like motor oil.

A: Lots of big roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, burnt coffee grounds, light touch of dark berries, alcohol is well hidden, smells really good, even after a year.

T: Dark chocolate, espresso, fresh coffee grounds, roasted malts, touch of light dairy and dark berries, finish is very dry with lots of dark coffee notes, alcohol is noticeable but does not overwhelm the beer's other notes.

M: Full bodied, like a chocolate shake, dry finish, smooth, creamy, especially for a such a big stout.

O: Very impressed, love imperial stouts and this one hits all the right notes, big aromas, big flavors, smooth creamy finish, very tasty.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another famous brew I've wanted to try. I ordered it from Tavour.
Yeti pours a viscous motor oil looking nearly black color with a mocha tan creamy head. It retains well and leaves a ringlike collar and lacing.
In the nose there is coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, dark caramel, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. These aromas open up more intensely as the drink warms.
What sets this Stout apart is that it has a strong degree of bitterness from the roasted barley, espresso bean finish, and, especially its earthy hops. Indeed I found this to be pretty heavily hopped for a Stout. Indeed, the mouthfeel felt intense with its full bodied and viscous texture that was roasty and spicy with its combination of sharp pine and wood. Yet as the drink warms it smooths out significantly and unlocks other flavors such as dark caramel, raw cocoa, hint of cherry and even some grapefruit zest. Furthermore, the alcohol is well hidden, making this brew, along with its IPA like high IBU contents, a nice alternative to sweet and boozy stouts. I liked it a lot.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ballgroundman
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decent medium intensity beer. Liked it on tap better than bottles. Go to everyday Imperial stout. Loved the cherry overtones.

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