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:
5,434
Reviews:
1,788
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,123
For Trade:
21
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a Yeti tulip style glass

A - Dark with a dark brown small head

S - Strong malt flavor, strong chocolate and cocoa, heavy alcohol smell.

T - Very rich chocolate taste, strong malt and alcohol. Similar to smell.

M - Heavy and thick but carbonated.

O - One of my favorite Imperial stouts, solid go to and not too expensive.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, that's a perfect looking beer, enjoyed at the brewery tasting room. Jet black, thick consistency, perfect 1"+ deep tan head. Amazing retention and lacing. That's how its done boys. Aroma, massive amount of roasted two row and chocolate malt. No alcohol perceptible in the aroma.

Taste, rocksolid, sturdy. Again, deep roast, mild chocolate malt notes. Very chewy and thick on the palate, in a complete good way. Its straight forward, and not really complex (that's what all the varieties are for right?), and I mean that as a compliment. There's plenty of bitterness from the heavy roasting and relatively forward hopping. Earthy and dry at the same time, this does make 9.5% drink so damn easy. Remember how stoked I was when they put this into 4 packs. Kind of sad to think how this doesn't get a lot of stroking these days, being widely avaiable and around for so long. But then again, it is well up on the beers of fame list, so maybe I'm dabbling in hyperbole a little much here. Regardless, even if it is well respected, I think it deserves it even moreso.

A real great beer, that is a great base beer to so many other varieties as well.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque. No light goes thru. Nice, tall creamy head that lasts a long time.

S - Malty, milk chocolate and cocoa.

T - Very rich cocoa, very malty. Similar to smell.

M - Medium to heavy body, low on carb as expected in a cask, but nice non the less.

D - One of the best cask beer I have had.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter glass

Pours a dark black with a rich chocolate colored head.

Smell is roasty with chololate and hints of coffee.

Taste follows the nose. The chocolate and coffee flavors are very pronounced with the roasty maltyness strong in the finish. Alcohol is hidden nicely and does not overpower.

An excellent stout that is not available enough to me. I do see the variations quite a bit and am almost always picking them up and enjoying them.

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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,434 ratings.
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