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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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Ratings: 5,491 |  Reviews: 1,802
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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of rodkin
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely dark brown, looks black in the glass. Looks super thick, with almost non-existent head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, some malt, sweetness.

Taste's like a little milk chocolate upfront, with some coffee and dark chocolate bitterness following on the way down. It warms well, and the milk chocolatey sweetness becomes more pronounced. The finish is mildly bitter, and lingers slightly.

Feel is great. It's well carbonated, although maybe just slightly thinner than I'd like.

Overall a very good stout, great for sipping.

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Photo of jculler82
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of denver10
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark brown appearance, bordering on black, with a thumbs width brown head. Nice lacing. A rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted barley, and a touch of alcohol hiding in there. Flavor wise, off the bat you get the roasted barley paired with some sweetness from some liquorice, chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit, towards the end a nice healthy hit of hoppy bitterness introduces itself and carries though into the finish. The alcohol hides itself pretty well but not completely. Medium bodied to this with a creamy feel though not the most impressive mouthfeel for the style. Overall, this is a big beer and a sipper. It's definitely the best beer I have tried from Great Divide. I'm going to have to give their Oak Aged Yeti a 2nd shot after this, I liked the Oaked when I initially tried it but I am sure a second go of it will be even better. Also going to have to try their Chocolate Yeti. Also...LET THIS BEER WARM.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Dools9
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Bottled 1/9/12.

A: Black as night, poured with a finger of khaki brown head that receded to a skim. No lacing, some alcohol film.

S: Lots of dark roasted malt, cocoa/mocha sweetness, charred espresso, a subtle hop presence.

T: Loads of dark roasty malts, black chocolate, caramel/tofffee sweetness, just a hint of smokiness. Very noticable bitterness both from the roast and the hop presence on this imperial. Slight alcohol presence as well, a little warmth going down.

M: Very thick and rich, smooth carbonation, creamy feel.

O: Amazing RIS. If stouts are you're thing, you most definitely have to try this. Paired perfectly with a slice of artisan chocolate cake.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of ONN8
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of barnzy78
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled on 1/30/2012. Pours opaque black with a milk chocolatey colored, foamy head that is quick to dissipate but leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are rich and sweet with dark chocolate, espresso, caramel, and somewhat boozy. Tastes are also rich and bold with notes of rich dark chocolate and creamed dark coffee, while finishing peppery with a load of piny, bitter hops. Mouth-feel is medium-to-full bodied, while being creamy yet oily on the palate. The real treat in this one is when it warms to room temperature; fruity esters reveal flavors of dark fruits, plum, and cherry. Balance is extraordinary as all the complexities battle on the palate. Alcohol is warming. Overall, great example of the style and definitely recommendable.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cvm4 for bringing this tasty creature back from Mobile. Poured into a snifter

A: motor oil black. Not much head; tan ring. Oily lacing.

S: licorice, chocolate, anise, malts

T: Zowie! Heavy duty chocolate followed by toasted malts. Nice and burnt. Sweet. Smooth. Big bodied. Slightly astringent. A lingering, dry, coffee finish. Then the alcohol starts its pleasant takeover.

M: Heavy. Creamy; really coats the tongue.

O: A superior sipper. Goes head to head with Old Rasputin. Even better near room temperature. Try with a nib of Nestle's chocolate.

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Photo of BeerdedEric
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black body with a brown head that faded into a ring around the snifter glass. It leaves some nice sticky lacing on the glass.

Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel and very sweet. I don't detect any alcohol.

Big time dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, dark fruits, slight, dry bitterness, smoke and some alcohol detection at the end.

Medium to thick body, smooth, dry, it leaves the lips very sticky, some noticeable carbonation and some alcohol warmth.

Overall, wow, this is delicious - one of the best Imperial Stouts out there. The flavors work incredible together. This is a A+ brew. This must be insane on tap. I'm going to try to get my hands on some of the different variations of the Yeti's.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,491 ratings
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