Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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5,410 Ratings
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:
5,410
Reviews:
1,783
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
325
Gots:
1,107
For Trade:
21
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and slightly thick. No light escapes the edges and has a scant head of mocha colored foam that fell rather quickly to a thin ring. Leaves shimmering lace that falls to alcohol legs. Nose is alluring with dark bittersweet chocolate, toasted malt, roasty coffee, a smooth vanilla that was just right to accentuate the chocolate and a little burned toast. There are some perfumey and floral hops just on top with a light pine that I find adds to the overall sweetness. There's a good helping of molasses and just a little alcohol to make it truly tempting. Taste is downright luscious. Malt is hefty but smooth and soft with molasses and caramel sweetness. The alcohol warms right away and then the flavors start to unfold. Chocolate is dark and bittersweet, not too smooth like if you had some as a chocolate bar. Burned toast and a smooth molasses that combine so well. The espresso roast rides in to keep it from becoming too sweet. And to my delight some floral hops bring a nonchalant bitter to the dry finish. The coffee beans have a dual character. They taste both roasted and like they are still on the vine red, ripe and fresh. Mouthfeel is creamy, full and just a bit sticky.

This was an extraordinary stout that realized each of it's many flavors to a deep fullness and harmonious complexity. The hop character made it boisterous. You linger over a stout and this one kept intensifying. Generous and evocative.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,410 ratings.
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