Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not certain how long this has been in the cellar due to the lack of bottling date, but makes reference to a 2009 GABF award so can't have been too long. It's an iconic beer that’s been saved on purpose and was brought up solely (and strangely) due to Untapd's “Colorado badge” motivation...

Pours an inky near-black, a dark chocolate colour with limited head. Mouthfeel is creamy and fulsome, much less oily or viscous than I'd expected from the silkiness of the pour. Malt-forward aroma of roasted chocolate and other dark malts, with a nice barrel undertone. Those oak tannins are even more prevalent in the taste. Taste starts with chocolate and caramelized malts before moving through the spectrum of barrel flavours and a delightfully crisp bitterness in the finish.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


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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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.6% out of 100 with 5,460 ratings
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