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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:
#980
Reviews:
1,798
Ratings:
5,476
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
1,144
Trade:
21
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,476 |  Reviews: 1,798
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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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served reasonably cold into a tulip. Purchased while visiting the US.

Appearance - Black! Thick and viscous like engine oil. A finger of deep tan head is poured with great staying power. Impervious to light and many rings of power in the form of rings of lacing cling to the glass. One of the most ominous beers out there.

Smell - Subdued while cold. Some coffee and molasses with and earthy and peaty undertone as it warms. Wood and some caramel too throughout. Not quite as aromatic as expected.

Taste - Big and bold. Lots of roasty coffee grounds, plenty of piney hops. Molasses up the ying yang. Plenty of bitterness with earthy flavors and touches of tobacco and leather to close. Just a bit too bitter overall to make this easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - Thick, full bodied and dense. Sticky with and astringency due to the hop presence. Carbonation is medium low, but right for this beer.

Overall - A very good and bold imperial stout with just a touch too much bitterness for my tastes. Certainly Yeti deserves much of the praise it has garnered and is a must try on any beer purveyor's list.

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Photo of Ricsan
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - dark brown-> black
S - roasted coffee beans, chocolate
T - Pretty much a dark roasted cup of coffee in beer format
F - Smooth, rich, powerful, difficult to drink at a pace (and why should you)?

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Photo of Raime
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nace4
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bbtkd
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV, 75 IBU. Pours black and thick with a right pretty two finger brown head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, taste follows with a moderate bitter close. Outstanding mouthfeel, overall slightly outstanding.

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

Photo of Sayb
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kkarimi
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmellow12
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Everything was great here....except the taste. This guy is surprisingly bitter at the end. Like more than 100IBU in my opinion. There just isn't enough front end to bakshve out the swallow finish. I've had the barrel aged version of this. Outstanding. But the regular guy just didn't knock my socks off. Great for a beer float though. The sweetness of the ice cream really helps off set the bitter of the back end of this beer.

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Photo of Gene-Colorado
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,476 ratings
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