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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:
#978
Reviews:
1,797
Ratings:
5,474
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
1,144
Trade:
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4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap poured in a frosted glass (not by choice) so I had to sit on it a bit to warm up.

A: poured pitch black with that dark tan head thick and fluffy.
S: Chocolate malt is evident but a nice oak smell caught me too. Mild coffee tones As well.
T: Perfect blend of chocolate and coffee followed by an earthy finish with hints of smokiness to it. Finishes slightly bitter (in a good way).
M: Bitter finish coats the tongue and leaves the smokiness around for a while. Full-bodied flavor.
O: Real pumped to have found this on tap locally. And to have it served in a pint glass for $6.95 isn't bad either. Perfect balance of flavor for the style and a winner in my book.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Jet black, like oil in a glass. Thin head which dissipates almost immediately.

S - Heavily roasted malts, black coffee, licorice, alcohol, and dark fruits.

T - Follows the nose, for the most part. Immediately punched by malts, followed by chocolate and coffee notes, along with licorice on the back, and finished up with an alcohol bite. There's also a dark fruit presence in there as well.

M - Thick, smooth heavy mouth feel. Carbonation is there, but it's certainly not overwhelming. There's also the slightest alcohol burn on the back of the throat at the end.

O - Absolutely delicious imperial. This is officially one of my favorite imperials. Highly recommended. I'd like to find this one on tap somewhere.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

A - Inky black pour that is syrupy thick. Mocha foam head on top dissipates fast. Slight lacing.

S - Scents of roasted malt explode from the glass to the nose. Some cocoa powder smell along with toffee is present.

T - The roasted malt flavor is intense. Almost gives off a chicory flavor. Some coffee bitterness is in the finish. There is a bit of sweetness of milk chocolate.

M - For the style this was quite easy to drink. It does feel like a heavy stout, though not a chore to drink. Worked well with dinner; I finished the bomber myself over the meal.

O - Why I never got around to this until now is beyond me. But this is a solid RIS that appeals to those who like a roasted malt jolt in their glass.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

Great Divide : Yeti

LOOK: Pours a dark brown color with a deep tan head. This beer is ominous looking, in a good way. Leaves some lace on the glass. Totally opaque, there is no light getting through the Yeti.

SMELL: The aroma really gets better after it warms slightly. Chocolate, coffee and deeply roasted malts make for a pretty good nose.

TASTE: Outstandingly malty and actually quite bitter. Some chocolate malt flavor, with a good helping of hoppy acidity and subtle pine flavor. Coffee notes are in the finish. The alcohol has mild spicyness, but far from omnipresent. Halfway through the draft I can sense the Yeti has great strength.

FEEL: Full bodied but quite smooth. Chewy malt flavor does not want to let go.

OVERALL: The base beer for many Yeti spinoff brews from this brewer, there's just something about this beer that screams "Age me in Bourbon barrels". Still quite nice, a fine beer in its own right actually.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,474 ratings
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