Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

5,442 Ratings
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: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter.

Pours a pitch black color with a healthy caramel colored head. Leaves some nice lacing and has some good retention.

On the aroma I get graham crackers, coffee, and milk chocolate. There's a touch of hops on the back end. Good aroma, but not a lot going on.

The taste is similar to the nose. Lots of chocolate and roasted coffee. I also get a touch of sweet, citrusy hops which is a bit off-putting considering this is an imperial stout. Slightly charred and bitter on the finish.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate at best carbonation. A little oily. Bitterness lingers for a while after each sip.

Overall, a good RIS that is a bit too hoppy when fresh. There are some solid flavors here but nothing you haven't seen before.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into a snifter glass after warming up to 50F. Side by side comparison with the Oak Aged Yeti version.

A - Motor oil black with a thin cocoa lace ring diminishing down to nearly nothing.

S - Grassy and somewhat sweet. The malt and hops have a fresh feel in the nose, but they are competing with each other. Also picking up some toffee and a little black coffee. Good, though I'd prefer the hops toned down and more complementary.

T - Mainly, toffee and coffee, haha. Seriously, the roasted malt comes through like strong coffee, and there is a nice sweetness to it as well. I'm liking it more as it warms up, flavors are coming out and overtaking some of the bitterness I detected initially.

M - Oily at first becoming a little creamier as it goes down. Bitter finish. Overhopped for the style IMO.

O - If it were not called a RIS I might be more receptive, drinks more like an English ale/Stout hybrid. Stouts are my favorite styles right now and this one is on the lower end of my tastes. I much prefer the oak aged version of Yeti, but I'm still not excited by either version.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,442 ratings.
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