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:
5,439
Reviews:
1,789
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
1,131
For Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,439 |  Reviews: 1,789
Photo of MuFugga
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
From The Cellar
Bottled on 3/2/16 13 months old
L- pours a thick, viscous, motor oil black, with an awesome dark brown head and lacing
S- roasty chocolate notes, along with toffee and raisins
T- extremely rich roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, with a gorgeous smoky finish
F- full-bodied, nicely carbonated
Overall this is a doozy of an Imperial Stout, really knocking my socks off with the roasti-ness, and overall well balanced flavor

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of snohojimbo
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Grantula
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porters4life
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: This is a sexy looking beer the head is big coming out to at least two fingers and the lacing makes it's all the better looking as you drink it.
Smell: Hops lots of hop up front which I wasn't looking forward to having in an imperial stout but the IBU's are pretty high so it makes sense I guess. Other than the hops there is a coffee smell and a faint hint of chocolate as well.
Taste: The hops that you smell come through in this and add a bitterness to it but the hop taste fades and in comes the coffee and roasted malt followed by a sweetness at the back end to finish out a nice tasting beer.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick but not as thick as some of the other ones I've tried. Pretty much what you would expect from an imperial stout.
Overall this is a very solid stout the only thing that I was the biggest fan of was the massive amount of hops used in it. Still a very good beer and I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely lacing. Nose of 70% dark chocolate, light roasty, candied raspberry. Palate of quite roast, bitter chocolate, coffee. Bitter finish. Very little evidence of alcohol. Light, silky mouthfeel. Super creamy and foamy when swished. Delicious but not mind blowing. 92/100.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this by mistake when searching out the Yeti on the "1001." After I recognized my mistake, I lost my notes.
I will have to wait for another day.

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Photo of Carolvs
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours outer-space-ether-black-hole-black, black as black can be in a beer. Oddly, a citrus note the aroma, even though a stout. Sublime overall.

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Photo of Sour_Lord
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinggimp
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.29/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours opaque thick black with a beautiful dark tan head with good retention and lacing. Smell is not overkill, pretty simple with brunt malt and roasted dark espresso beans. All this heralds great things to come. It has a rich creamy mouth feel. The problem for me is the taste which is heavily toasted burnt malts that creates an overpowering bitterness that prevented me from enjoying the other notes. There is a little bit of alcohol, a touch of unsweetened chocolate and more than a hint of espresso, but I felt it was out of balance. The finish was a strong lingering bitterness, like when you eat something charred that lingers in your throat. I kept taking another sip to wash it out, and so the cycle continued. Everything was stellar.... except the taste.

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Photo of Daver32nh
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a large mocha head.
Aroma has coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, muscovado sugar, roasted malt, dried dark fruits.
Taste is coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malt, bitter cocoa.

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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decided on this over Guiness for St. Patrick's Day drinking. Guiness is just too watered down. This does not taste watered down! (of course). Great look and silky creamy feel. Taste is very smooth for a 9.5er imperial. Taste of chocolate, malt, nut - nothing over powering but everything balanced. This is pretty damn good stuff. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Cheers!

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Photo of matcris
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with a huge, pillowy, tan head that sticks to the glass. Smells like dark chocolate and cocoa, a little hit of alcohol, and a little molasses. The flavor is rich roasted malt almost to the burnt characteristic, molasses, dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, and a little toffee. Just a touch of alcohol. The feel is smooth and pretty full bodied; about average carbonation, and dryer on the finish. This is a young bottle, and so it tastes very layered. It would be good to pick up two and sit on one for a year or two, to see how it all comes together. Nice stuff, though.

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Photo of thoglund
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of token_23223
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter the beer was a very dark brown color. There was a moderate-sized tan head, and a bit of lace.
Dark, smoky malt aroma, a little chocolate.
Lots of char in the taste, some dark chocolate.
Dry, big-bodied.

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Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,439 ratings.
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