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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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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
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%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of TheTinDoor
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bzach
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of GringoKid
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
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 -0.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jsulko
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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 -34.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: extremely dark, almost pitch black

Smell: roasted coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of pine from the hops

Taste: chocolate and espresso, very sweet and malty

Mouthfeel: thick- almost like chocolate milk, chewy

Overall: I love the nose and the upfront chocolatey taste, I just wish the hops that it boasts on the side shined through a bit more.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. If poured aggressively there is a three finger head the color of coffee with a little cream. The beer is the color and viscosity of motor oil with about 10,000 miles on it - thick and black. The head has good retention and nice heavy lacing. Nice looking stout.

Smell is all imperial stout. Very dark almost burnt chocolate, expresso, roasted, maybe burnt malt. Mmmmm. Maybe a hint of alcohol but not much.

Taste is a stout assault. Just like the nose, super dark chocolate and three day old coffee. Intense stout taste, just like an imperial stout should be. There is a lingering bitterness that maybe hops that keeps this from being a perfect imperial stout taste. It's difficult to tell where it comes from because of the other favors.

Mouthfeel is good. Thick almost chewy . Low carbonation like most stouts but the lingering bitterness detracts for it.

Overall a really good imperial stout. I will definitely buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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