Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.21/5
5,466 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
Ranking:
#963
Reviews:
1,795
Ratings:
5,466
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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329
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1,139
Trade:
21
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 17 oz. snifter glass. Bottle dated January 24, 2013.

Appearance: A beautiful pitch black with subtle brown tint to it pouring like crude oil followed with a very dark tan head. Head rose to roughly 2/3" pretty thick and not willing settle down after the sip, looking real good.

Smell: Strong cocoa scent and believe it or not caramel, comes off like a slight roast similar to espresso.

Taste: A bitter coffee paired with a bitter dark chocolate, very fulfilling. It's heavy malt feel creates a complexity to it that is f'n addicting. Strong and bitter, if you don't like it in the beginning I promise it gets better and better with every sip.

Mouth: Medium and roasted finish, freaking sticky like a bitter espresso. I am pairing this with cheese and the flavor really hugs your cheeks.

Overall: This is by far one of the best Russian Imperials that I have ever had. It offers everything and would rate it higher if not to leave a little room for improvement. Quality brewing believe me, spend the ten bucks and smile. Salud!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 4/3/2012: pours spent motor oil pitch black color with a massive 2 finger creamy brown head that was full of bubbles like a lava pit and faded extremely slowly, leaving great lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down. The head never completely dissipated and settled with a foamy layer on top; a great looking stout.

Smells of molasses, toffee, chocolate, burnt wood, cocoa powder, roasted grains, piney hops, coffee, charcoal, burnt malt, floral hops, herbs and some light alcohol like bourbon or rum; while very chocolate and malt dominant in the nose, it was great to have the hops keep jumping out for attention to prove that the 75 IBU’s listed on the bottle was no BS. The booze is strong, but the complex malt and caramel/toffee sweetness keeps it in check. A great smelling beer that had a lot of nice components working together to inhale and savor.

Tastes like it smells, with molasses, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, burnt wood, cocoa powder, roasted grains, piney hops, coffee grinds, charcoal, burnt malt, floral hops, herbs, brown sugar, dry or almost burnt cinnamon buns and some light alcohol like bourbon or rum; after the beer slides down there is a bitterness like lemon zest, a Starbucks coffee and some light spices. The sweet toffee and caramel flavors mix well with the hops and combine for a nice bitterness normally associated with a DIPA; the chocolate and hops seem like a frozen coffee drink thawed out and warmed up a bit, unleashing all kinds of complex malty notes. The ABV is not well hidden but gets lost in the big time stout flavors, so it’s actually easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is creamy, slick and smooth like thick chocolate milk coated with fresh hop oil; it has almost no carbonation, a very thick chewy body that feels like a straw would stand up in it, and a sweet finish that’s bitter and hoppy at the same time. A lot more hops than I expected, especially after sitting for a year. Damn flavorful at this stage, so I imagine a fresh bottle would be quite hoppy.

This bottle was aged for a year and went down super easy; I need to get some more and try it fresh to maximize the hop flavor. Well balanced, but yet very powerful, this was incredibly tasty and enjoyable like the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Stout. Great Divide makes some great beers and I highly recommend trying this.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,466 ratings
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