Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

5,442 Ratings
Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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

a - Pitch black with micro fin brown body.
s - Smell was absolutley dominated by, however, there were very pleasant hoppy notes that I just couldnt put my finger.
t - ROASTY. charred malts, nuts, no fruit. Extremely long lasting bitterness.
m - Big bodied beer. Smooth, slick.
d - Very nice, but a little hot and heavy for summer drinking.

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Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours an impenetrable black the color (and seemingly the texture) of used motor oil with a very nice two or three inches of dark chocolatey brown head that maintains quite well for the beer's ABV. Really active and gloppy head on the whole. Very good retention; good, even lacing.

Rich thick chocolate aromas with some coffee and lots of grassy-smelling hops in the background. Extremely malty but by no means one-dimensional.

Rich and round. The flavor is quite smoky but only verges on burnt. Lots of roasty malts and chocolate. The hops are there but are pretty evenly spaced, so to speak.

Rich, warm, and chewy. Full-bodied with a pretty creamy feel overall. There is a lingering burnt aftertaste but it is right on the edge of being too much.

Really good Imperial Stout.
The beer is impressive and obviously meant to be so. However, it walks the line between adequate and too much expertly. Really looks good for 9.5% and has a nice teasing aroma. The hops come through a lot more in the nose than the taste and I find that works pretty well for breaking the beer up experience-wise. The feel tends to be soft and warming but is not as suffocating as it can sometimes be in RISs. Overall, very good.
Would have again; well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glasss
Dated August 25 2011 (10 months old)

A- Pours motor oil black with a quarter finger brown head. An intimidating looking stout. Nice alcohol legs.

S- I get big wiffs of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee and coffee. A smokey and roasty smelling stout with some dark fruity esters.

T- A big bitter chocolate flavor and feel up front. The beer follows up with a huge roasted, smokey flavor that really coats the mouth. A bitter and aged hop profile. A little toffee and caramel but this is a very roasty, chocolatey brew.

M- This is bitter for a stout. Leaves behind a smokey,burnt and sticky aftertaste. Has a silky smooth texture.

O- Awesome stout, I has a younger one and I got a lot of hop flavor which was old and I didn't think it complemented the beers other qualities. The hop flavors have worn off and this beer has come into its own. I'm looking forward to trying out some of the other versions.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of instinct2
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of azdback
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this many times in the past but never reviewed it. So here is goes.

Poured into a large tulip glass. Black, black, black. No light what so ever. Not even any hued edges. Head is about three fingers and dark cocoa colored. Head lays down nicely but the lace is staying around for the night. Beautiful times 3!!

Smell is mostly of dark roasted malt. Coffee bean, dark chocolate nibs. Just the slightest hint of booze. As it warms the booze is a little more detectable.

Wow!! The initial taste is of charred wood, but that was not long lived. Deeply roasted coffee beans and dark dark chocolate. Trying really hard to look for it I have found some bitter or tart taste. Figs? Hops?

Fantastic mouthfeel. Carbonation prefect. Smooth, creamy, chewy and full to the back of my tongue.

It's drinkabilty is scary. There is almost no hint of alcohol in the smell the taste or the mouthfeel. So beware!! With that being said, I believe that this beer is very easy to drink and very desired to have more.

Overall this is fantastic and world class Imperial Stout. A must for your pallet!! Buy it if you get the chance!!

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Photo of kornkid8600
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of lonewolfcry
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of hypnotoad1
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of PVMT
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Yeti pours impenetrable black. The head is good for an impy with good lace. The nose has more vanilla than the oaked version suprisingly. The taste is of vanilla, dark malt, and some slight fruit flavor. Nice subtle hop bitterness on the finish. Good kind of stoneish creamy flavor. Mouthfeel is a little bit thinner than i would like for an impy, but thick enough. drinkability is real high for an impy. Good brew, should age well.

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Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ruzzal
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quality beer, bit too bitter for my taste.

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

Photo of PGVG
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Dewey0603
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a jet black, no light thru this beer, with a huge chocolate/milk like foamy head. Absolutely beautiful. Great head retention and lacing make this a classic beer. The smell is chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, making this a nice sweet aroma. The taste is sweet with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. A great tasting stout, more sweet with chocolate than dark fruit makes this a heavy m/f and very drinkable for a high octane beer. A classic that should not be missed. Cheers.

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$10.99 for a 22 oz bomber at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora, CA. in March, 2007. Tasted in April 2007.

Pours a deep dark brown with a pretty brown-tan head, swirling leaves lots of tiny brown bubbles on the side of the Piraat tulip.

Aroma of espresso and bitter chocolate, also some weediness. Rich full and velvety aromas are generally quite good.

Flavor is of Postum & chicory coffee, rich and bitter. Behind that, there's an intertesting sweet counterbalance. Thick rich full heaviness on the tongue. Mouth is on the bitter side and the alcohol burn is very strong, much moreso than it should be. Well done imperial stouts can easily hide the alcohol, but this one missed it in this area. As such, as much as the richness makes me want to drink this faster, the alcohol burn keeps me from enjoying it as much as I want.

A good big stout, but I like some others better.

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Photo of smanson56
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark black color. Not a thick as I like in a good stout. Need something to sink my teeth into. The was a little hint of chocolate in the taste but not what I hoped for a stout of this class. I think the oak aged yeti is good but this version need a little more work.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,442 ratings.
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