Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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:
#1,014
Reviews:
1,813
Ratings:
5,529
pDev:
9.5%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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Photo of OliverWilde
1.64/5  rDev -61%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

2 cans dated 12/28/17. First one: could tolerate the "detergent-like" or "soap" smell that others have mentioned because the taste was like no other stout. It was hoppier and smokier than any stout I've had, BUT...by the second one the smell starts to dominate the flavor. And that smell, my friends, is something I do not care for. I will buy this once more to check that I had a bad batch. In which case I will edit. God help us if Great Divide can send this shit out the door regularly.

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Photo of StormAles
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajzbedo73
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is a dark brown that is as close to black as it gets, topped by a head the colour of chocolate milk, dense and thick like a sponge with incredible retention like soap suds.
Aroma is chocolate and sweet sugars, caramel, fruity rum,
Was worried there with the relatively sweet aroma, but this brew has superb balance. Loads of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate syrup, a touch of medium roast coffee, and a bone dry finish thanks to a decent hit of hops, all with a pleasant heat in the background. Body is silky, medium body and carbonation. Finish is long as intense, drawing you back in, you don't want the full, dark roast flavours to leave your tongue.

This is the most frighteningly easy-drinking imperial stout I've tried. Delicious roasty malt flavours and just the right amount of sweetness to balance things out. A new favourite for cold winter days.

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Photo of ldhughes0307
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of boogerisu
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of patre_tim
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown and opaque with a thick finger of rusty brown, beige head.

Smells of dark chocolate, vanilla, Dutch salty black liquorice, umami, soy sauce and cream.

Tastes of chocolate, rich, dark malts, slightly sweet with hints of vanilla and cocoa.

Medium, slightly oily body, with foamy carbonation. Smooth and rich feel to it.

Got in Gravenhurst at LCBO tonight, Feb 3rd, 2018. Drinking in Muskoka. Rich and well done brew.

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Photo of truesolution
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -steve-
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks lovely with thick, brown head. Overflowing with chocolate and roast malt smells.Tastes divine! Rich chocolate and roasted flavours followed by an assertive hop bitterness. Sweet caramel and malt then ending in dry bitterness. Slight oily feel on the tongue that is in no way a negative. Superb brew!

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Photo of Guppy314
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a can, pours as opaque black with a dense foamy head that is the darkest brown I've ever seen in beer foam. Distinct malty aroma. Full mouth feel with up front roasted malt, toffee and caramel flavors. I can't distinguish the type of hops but the bitter aftertaste is undeniable. So I recon it's a milder Cascade hops. This is a world class beer, but a little too sweet for an all-night-beverage.

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Photo of Tomesco
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A stout that just seems like a mundane stout, without any highlight, save perhaps the smoothness. Peche Mortel has this kind of smoothness but hey, this doesn't come close to Peche. Perhaps it is coffee that helps a stout. Or maple. Or a list of other things. But a stout on its own, is just a stout.

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Photo of CMT63
4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DudMan
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brew-Ed
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ikidunot
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psilocybeer
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/24/17.

Pours the blackest of blacks. Completely opaque without a hint of another color even in highlight. Two-fingers of brown rocky head linger, as impenetrable as the body. Big bands of lacing stick to the glass as the liquid's level recedes.

Smells of dark roasted coffee, brown bread, vanilla and a touch of alcohol vapor.

Strong coffee taste. Sweet dark malts galore. Quite bitter (75 IBUs) without tasting particularly hoppy. The bitterness really lingers. The sweetness is right in line with the roastiness, and neither overpowers.

Mouthfeel is oh so creamy and smooth. Tiny bubbles of carbonation make this one easy to hold in the mouth. Sticky and resinous.

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Photo of nullbort
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachkrauter
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcrech
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GreyGooseStout
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,529 ratings