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Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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

Appearance- without a heavy pour there is minimal head, poured heavy there is a nice burnt brown lingering head. Lacing follows drinking progress down the glass. Color of a black hole.

Smell- dark roasted malt, sweet overtones of toffee and caramel, a bit of vanilla and alcohol.

Taste- big dark roasted flavor on the tounge. After bitterness completes the balance. The IBUs are definitely hidden by the heftiness. And dare I say there's chocolate?

Mouthfeel- full bodied, smooth as molasses on the palate

Overall- I fell in love with this brewery when I visited and this brew when I tasted. I'll admit I'm partial to the imperial stout.

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

Note that this is a review of a 2-year old bottle, aged in a cool basement.

Pours oil-slick black, with a formidable and impressive head of dark tan carbonation.Thick and attractive lace.

Nose is roasty, charred cocoa and mocha. And booze, but not in a bad way.

Taste is huge -- tons of flavors here. I get cocoa, burnt malts, and a finish that hints at caramel/toffee and some hops, even. Finish is warming and alcoholic.

Definitely a tasty and impressively massive Imperial Stout, and an experience to savor.

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

Bottled date May 2010, so 1.5 years old. Served in a snifter.

A - pitch black, with a beautiful chocolate colored head. Very little head when poured, but a few swirls gives it a finger or two.

S - chocolate, with hints of oak.

T - Lovely, slightly sweet, brown sugar, with just the right amount of acidity.

M - very smooth, with a nice lingering aftertaste, but not overwhelmingly bitter.

Overall - compared to a lot of other imperial stouts this has a very smooth flavor and the 1.5 years aging has made it quite exquisite. Considerably smooth given it was once 75 IBUs and overloaded with hops.

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,477 ratings
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