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:
#1,049
Reviews:
1,820
Ratings:
5,553
pDev:
9.5%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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335
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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jet black color, above average body,decent thick full feel with just below average carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt,smoke,leather and coffee. Taste is very similar, more bitter than some other Russian imperials but it's a great version of the style

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

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

High licorice and beautifully black!

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JdubsNY
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donbeerlvr
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours DARK! Large head(thought was on nitro!). Great lacing. Let this beer warm up! Bitterness smooths out. Nice chocolate,toffee finish. Almost a bourbon overtone at the end. A mighty fine beer!!!

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Photo of 86sportster883
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured the darkest of browns with a massive coffee colored head out of a 12 oz can into a 1/2 liter root beer mug. The head lasted forever, leaving a unusual broken lace pattern as I drained my glass much quicker than I expected. I’m not a huge fan of RISs but this one hits it just right for me. Mouthfeel is full but not chewy. Flavor is perfect for a coffee drinking, tobacco smoking beer enthusiast. Good hop balance to the roasted coffee & chocolate base.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good but had a Lil wine like taste

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Photo of whit_knee_41
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Last beer in DIY stout 6 pack.

Beer poured pitch black out of a can into my go-to Tacoma Rainiers pint glass. Massive 3-finger milk chocolate colored head. Solid lacing throughout the session.

Deep complex nose. Ash, smoke--think of everything you'd smell in cured meat, minus the meat. Chocolate, and a hint of booze.

Beer is big and bold, yet smooth as silk. Medium hop bitterness. Nice subtle roast character, chocolate. Alcohol emerges at the end, and it is not unpleasant.

Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation. Alcohol is warming, but not "hot".

Overall, this is a fucking impressive american interpretation of a Russian Imperial Stout. Bold yet smooth. One of the best american RISes available.

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Photo of LeftyMike
2.57/5  rDev -39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of astrocreep2000
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asherdasher114
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GlennWB
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smell is surprisingly hoppy, but still dominated by roasted malt and notes of chocolate, coffee and just a hint of vanilla. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by roasted, caramel malt with notes of rich roasted coffee and dark, bitter chocolate and just a hint of vanilla, but with that certain hoppiness to it as well. Finishes with a medium, dry bitterness that balances out the slight caramel sweetness nicely. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This is a pretty interesting stout because it has that relatively strong hoppiness and dry bitterness to it, that actually works really well here though, along with the roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes. Great balance, great stout.

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Photo of pnwMcCoy
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bum4ever
3.46/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brianstrong2
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Awesome beer. Boozy. Choco. yummy.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich and robust, it’s almost as if Raul cannot get enough! Chocolate like Charlie at the factory, with hints of toffee and caramel like a winter spell. Good, good like your senior year girlfriend, good. But only steps away from the best.

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Photo of OliverWilde
1.64/5  rDev -61%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

2 cans dated 12/28/17. First one: could tolerate the "detergent-like" or "soap" smell that others have mentioned because the taste was like no other stout. It was hoppier and smokier than any stout I've had, BUT...by the second one the smell starts to dominate the flavor. And that smell, my friends, is something I do not care for. I will buy this once more to check that I had a bad batch. In which case I will edit. God help us if Great Divide can send this shit out the door regularly.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,553 ratings