Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

5,433 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of rjd722
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/29/15, poured a jet black color with a light brown, creamy head. Tons of little bubbles are apparent on the side of the foam, while the top displays a silky, smooth appearance. Great lacing. Aroma is full of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Deep, roasted malts hit you right away and then a semi-sweet, hoppy molasses comes front and center. Overall, the booze is nicely masked by the total balance of the beer.

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomb into a mug. Wow. Deep and dark, almost black with nice frothy head. Chocolate caramel malt explodes on the nose. Burnt caramel malt coats the palate with just enough hops to even it out. Nice viscous feel to it. Could drink way more of this than one probably should.

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Photo of Eighty
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of joepais
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured black with a creamy tan head Aromas of alcohol, roasted malt and chocolate .Creamy full mouth feel. The flavor starts off sweat and roasted malts but finishes up with the strong hops bitter. almost to bitter for me I have an oaked age one of these in the cellar I’m waiting to get up the courage to give it a try

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

From bottle dated1/25/2016 at home. Pitch black. Deep tan head of fine bubbles leaving good lacing. Aroma of coffee & deep chocolate. Little bitterness or sweet but rich flavor nonetheless. Good aftertaste but not cloying. Good solid creamy stout.

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Photo of Knoxrb12
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dalepryor
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of little_star
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of funkyaudio
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ZachKelly
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blabaer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BYOFB
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of dtm426
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 sommersb
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 11-01-2012
Freshness: bottled on 07-30-2012
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Single from the Great Divide taproom

Appearance: Black colored beer, with no light permeating the glass. Head is small and a frothy dark tan, with a little amount of retention and very good lacing.

Smell: Rich and dark roasts, as in French coffee, plus cocoa and a wood/oak character.

Taste: Dark chocolate and roasted bitterness at the beginning, then some alcohol warming, followed by bittering of the hops.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full-bodied, with a low-to-medium amount of carbonation. The finish has coffee-like bitter roasts, a bit to the astringent level, tempered with bittersweet dark chocolate.

Overall: A big hefty stout for sure, I enjoyed this but think if the hops were scaled back a bit it would be an improvement.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ybnorml
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A black as ink beer no highlights from light save one, IT's Black. Has a big creamy brown head with good lace. The aromas of coffee and chocolate just pour over the sides of the glass with maybe a hint of cherry deep in the background. The taste starts with a bittersweet and alcohol combo snap. That quickly slides into a creamy choclatey mouthfeel and some nice coffee notes on the finish.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into my crystal mug, the beer is a black color with a finger high, creamy brown head building. it sticks around and leaves nice lacing.
Smelling the beer. coffee, dark chocolate and hops, as well as roasted malts are in balance.
Tasting this beer, the flavors were according to the smell. Up front you have your roasted malt, mixed with caramel and toffee. Then the coffee notes start to come in, and a selective hop finishes the beer.
A great contender in the Imperial Stout race.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,433 ratings.
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