Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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:
5,425
Reviews:
1,787
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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330
Gots:
1,116
For Trade:
21
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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BOTTLED ON: JAN 24 2013

A: Pours a pitch black color with a little more than a fingers worth of dark tan head that reduces slowly down to a decent sized cap

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, and quite a bit of hoppiness. Get a hint of alcohol towards the back end

T: Starts off with roasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, and a light hint of coffee (it might just be more of the intense roastiness) and then goes into a good bit of bitter hoppiness. Finishes with a light lingering bitterness from both the hops and roasted malts. Alcohol is well hidden

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick

O: A very nice stout with quite a bitter kick. Quite drinkable despite the bitterness and 9.5%. Definitely recommended, especially if you enjoy a good amount of hops in your stout

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark chestnut, almost black; huge frothy brown head, long lasting, good lacing

Aroma: Initial whiff of hops, followed by roasted malts and chocolate

Taste: Very interesting creamy start with bitter hop flavor on back of tongue with accompanying sweetness; very well balanced and quite tasty; excellent overall

Remarks: I didn't score A, S, T, M at that time, so please disregard those scores

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, around two years old, poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark brown, bordering on black, with two fingers of creamy chocolate colored head. Head sticks around for a bit, before slowly receding leaving thick lacing on the edge of the glass.

Nose is medium roasted coffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate, smoked and roasted malt.

Taste is mainly roasted flavors, bitter coffee and dark roasted malt, mellows into some light sweeter dark chocolate flavors. Lingering coffee bitterness on the tongue.

Full body, thick and creamy, coating your mouth with a sip.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown to black, with a nice thick, dimpled beige head. The head stays nice and thick and lingers through the whole glass, with some nice lacing.

Rich roasty, chocolatey aroma with a touch of sweetness and some alcohol. It smells like a big one, and I can't wait to take a sip.

More bitter than I was expecting, almost a tad metallic - coming from what seems to be a combo of the burnt malts and some hops. The chocolate is there, but is more in the background than I expected. There is definitely a complexity there as I expect from a RIS though, with some good sweet malts backing ulp all of the above. I think it's just a little on the bitter side for my taste.

Nice and rich, as I come to expect from a good RIS. Moderate carbonation, and a nice creamy feel.

A very nice stout. For me, if the bitterness were toned way down, it would almost be perfect, as it is in most areas. I'm just not a fan of too much metallic hop bitterness in my stouts. But this is definitely a very solid beer.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,425 ratings.
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