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:
5,425
Reviews:
1,787
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled FEB 06 2012
Quite possibly the freshest imperial stout I’ve ever had. Poured thick and black. Minimal brown head that falls apart quickly.
Big roasty notes pop out at you. Chocolate and coffee are there as well. The hop character is a whole lot easier to pick up on once it warms up.
Wow roasty right off the bat on the taste as well. The coffee and chocolate are there as well as a well defined hop presence. At 75 IBU’s you get some bitterness.
Goes down smooth. Med-full body.
Even though it is fairly fresh there is nothing really offputting. Maybe some age would take off some of the bitterness and I could see rating it higher. A very well made Imperial. Paired it with some dark chocolate(albeit Hersheys) towards the end of the bottle, and it doesn’t really meld all that well. Oh well.

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

Pours super dark and thick. Head itself is chocolate-milk brown. Rich, huge nose. TONS of roasted malt aromas. Individual aromas of cocoa, molasses, coffee. Nose holds together very well. It is very upfront, but has complexity and rewards attention. Not getting any hop aromas on the head.

Entry has a little bit of restraint. Silky-smooth mouthfeel, with relatively low carbonation. Mid-palate has a real hop presence that fits in pretty well. Finishes bitter, but feels like mostly charred malt bitterness. Doesn't feel very sweet at all. Alcohol is hidden very well, not even showing up in the aftertaste.

Bottled Dec 2011, Tasted March 2012

Overall: A-

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

2010 vintage

A - Almost black dark brown body, with a nice brown head. Good head retention and some lacing on the sides of my snifter.

S - Rich in milk chocolate notes. Hints of dark fruit, earthy hops, smoke, and vanilla.

T - Starts out very chocolatey, with a very rich roasted maltiness and enough sweetness. Then comes some dark fruit notes (dates, prunes) and some woody flavours, with a hint of vanilla. The finish is roasty, bitter and sweet, with lingering chocolate notes. Once the beer had warmed up, I began tasting some earthy grapefruit, which must have been the remainder of the once massive hoppiness; very tasty!

M - Medium-bodied. Slightly thinner than your typical RIS. The ageing has made this beer really smooth and creamy. Drinks really well, thanks to the great body and impressively well-masked ABV. I couldn't taste any alcohol even after it had warmed up!

O - Considering it was a 2-year old bottle, this was one of the most drinkable and smooth Imperial stouts I've had. Creamy, chocolatey, hoppy and very enjoyable. Definitely one of the better American examples of the style! Recommended!

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,425 ratings.
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