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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of littlelorib
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is thick and black with a thin mocha head. Smell is lovely, chocolate and burnt sugar. There is some chocolate in the taste, but the taste is mostly coffee. While i can detect the alcohol its not overpowering. Mouthfeel is substantial. The carbonation is present but not overpowering.

Overall an enjoyable beer. As it warms, more varied flavors are starting to come through, as is the alcohol. This is definitely something i'd get again if i see it locally.

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Photo of pudoo
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Duff27
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thin mocha head on a dark brown/black beer. Low head retnetion, spotty lacing.

S- Whiffs of sweet chocolate.

T- Deep chocolate notes with some coffee thrown in. Booziness suggest near 10%abv.

M- One the thicker side for a mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

D-O- Perhaps the best widely-available imperial stout, at least around these parts. Has everything you'd look for...chocolate, coffee, roastiness. Thanks coylefoto.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of titosupertramp
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown..pretty much an opaque black. Aggressive pour yields three fingers of mocha colored head. Head has lots of texture..fluffy with loads of large bubbles. It leaves behind a ton of caked on lacing and a thick film around the edge of the glass.

S: Has everything you'd expect from an RIS. Seems to have both sweet and bitter chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar/molasses, hints of dark fruit.

T: Just like the nose, there's a lot of chocolate here. Followed up by coffee, roasted malts, molasses, prunes maybe. Finishes with just a hint of hop bitterness. Gets a .5 bump for no alcohol presence at all.

M: Full, rich and creamy.

O: Yeti is a really well made beer that pleases all senses. It's well balanced with no flavor dominating another and again, no alcohol presence. Wonderfully drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Microbrewtaster
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Glass Mug

A: This Beer pours as a black thick liquid with minimal head that is a dark brown in color almost that of mocha. There is minimal Lacing.

S: There is a nice malt smell along with a glorious amount of coffee and chocolate with a hint of alcohol that is present. I also unexpectedly smell some type of hops in this oily beer.

T:The initial taste is that of the alcohol, followed by the roasted coffee flavor and chocolate and some sweet characteristics before i am left with some hoppy earthy flavors that leave the aftertaste on the bitter side of the spectrum.

M: This is a Heavy, Thick Full Bodied Beer that is enjoyable and warming

O: I really like this RIS, may become a constant go to for me in the future. I would recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bpw28
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black as 1 am, three finger deep mocha shaving cream head, beautiful lacing.

Smell- Clean coffee, cocoa, nougat, earthy, light herbal/floral, light woods, light brown sugar. Not one whiff of alcohol.

Taste: Hops really come out. Coffee, piney-floral-herbal hop, dark chocolate, brown sugar, smoky, earthy, woody, light dark fruits. Thick and slightly creamy feeling body. Alcohol is there but not overbearing.

Final Thoughts: Pretty nice. This ones a slow sipper.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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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 5,512 ratings
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