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: American 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:
#1,964
Reviews:
1,836
Ratings:
5,622
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
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1,211
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Photo of Unclevince
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More bitterness than I prefer in my imperial stouts. Getting some anise from what I assume is the hops. Seems to be better fresh and from the bottle rather than from a tap or in cans.

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

Photo of chill-i-am
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gmale9000
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bafcats
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

12oz can poured into a snifter glass

Look:
Black, viscous. Dark mocha head.

Smell:
Roasted maltiness, chocolate milkshake.

Taste:
Espresso and bitter chocolate. Earthy. Acidic. A little heat. Call me crazy but I smell and taste a little hops in this.

Feel:
Velvety, viscous, and smooth, with carbonation and fizz following.

Overall:
I’ve been describing beers as “black.” I’ve been wrong. Those were brown. THIS beer is black. It finishes and lingers a little more acidic than I like, but it stands out in the crowd and I’d order it again. It's a strong, complex, sipper.

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours jet black with visible viscosity. Forms an opaque body with a finger-width, tan head.

Smell: Relatively muted nose with malt, leather, and damp earth.

Taste: Roasted malt and damp earth take up most of the palate, with a lingering baker's chocolate bitterness in the back of the tongue.

Feel: Thick bodied but with enough carbonation to keep it from being oppressive. Light syrup on the tongue.

Overall: While not doing much to stand out from the crowd, the Yeti Imp. Stout is still a great sipping beer within its class.

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Photo of Oneoten
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VictorSage
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eafowler7
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A lot of flavor. Huge roasty malt flavor along with a massive hop presence. In my opinion, it's over-hopped—significantly. While interesting and full of flavor, it remains overrated. This is the kind of brew that gives you a stomachache. CHEERS!

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Photo of wvbeerdad
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the brewery. One of the more smooth drinking Imperials I have had. Finishes without overwhelming alcohol - would not believe it was >9% without knowing it first. Strong presence of chocolate and coffee.

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

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4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of detroitpat
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,622 ratings