Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,425
Reviews:
1,787
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,115
For Trade:
21
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a 2011 bottle of this and it pours a very dark black with a dark brown finger's worth of foam into a tulip glass. The smell is of chocolate and coffee, but leans more towards the chocolate side with little to no hop presence notable. Alcohol is well hidden, and the taste is thick, and has more of a bitter/roasted malt taste than the chocolate aroma would make you expect. Overall I liked this, but prefer Founders Imperial for a 'regular' RIS.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a nice dark as cola hue with average carbonation that leaves behind a half finger head and little lacing,the smell upfront is all about roasty,roasty malts and piney hops,it has a medium bodied averagely carbonated mouthfeel and has tastes of caramel,dark roasted coffee,dark begian chocolate and is finished with a piney hop bitterness that really reminds you that this is not a desert brew but indeed a very nice nightcap and overall a very nice drop but have had better RIS's cheers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a deep translucent black with a dense chocolate-colored head that quickly diminished into a nice brown lace.

The aroma was that of intense roasted malts and floral hops. The alcohol was there in the nose and helped carry the scent of the beer through the nose.

The flavor of the beer was intensely malty with a dominating roastiness that wasn't too harsh or astringent. The hops were there in reasonable force, but definitely followed the roasted malts. The beer was on the drier side for an American-style RIS and not quite as malty sweet as, say, North Coast's Rasputin. There were some mild fruity notes in the background.

The mounthfeel was chewy and the carbonation was perfect.

Ever since having a Titan IPA a few years ago, I continue to be impressed with Great Divide's lineup of beers. They are always consistently good and as the years go by, increasingly more available. The Yeti RIS is excellent and ranks and the top of the American-style Russian imperial stouts. Of course, if you can get a hold of the oaked Yeti, that's even more of a treat.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,425 ratings.
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