Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
92.6%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 5,459 ratings
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
Ranking:
#959
Reviews:
1,793
Ratings:
5,459
Liked:
5,057
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
9.26%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
1,136
Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,459 |  Reviews: 1,793
Photo of EmeraldMist
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Look - Pours inky black with a few highlights, two fingers of foamy mocha colored head, great retention and lacing.
Aroma - Earthy, almost smells like damp soil, fresh roasted coffee, hint of smoke.
Taste - Hop oils up front, deep earthy and leafy character, big bitterness but it's balanced by malt sweetness. Malt is full bodied, sweet, creamy and heavily roasted. Equal parts coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The beer finishes with lingering roasted notes and hop oils. Long aftertaste that lasts until the next sip.
Feel - Medium-Full bodied, lower carbonation, very oily, smooth, tiny bit of alcohol warmth if you pay attention.

Overall - Aggressively hopped but still luxurious and easy to drink.

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Photo of Raoul_Dork
3.02/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad.

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Photo of LukeB
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a big,frothy, brown-coloured head
S:
-tobacco,dark chocolate,coffee,syrup,raisins,nutty,herbal,bready
T:
-Follows the nose + burnt toast
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Fantastic Imperial Stout.'Nuff said.

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Photo of Giggy
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMW66
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BLarson31
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fixxy2
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcrawford
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MHJeff06
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

650ml bottle poured between my love and I into our favorite tulips. Rich, black beer with a big, foamy brown head. Webby lacing sticks to the glass as the impressive head receeds. Fantastic roasted smell directly from the glass, chocolate and toffee - the bottle smells even better.

A roasted, chocolate beer with a creamy texture - touching all the bases I wanted and then some. Malts take the forefront with a coffee-like roast to them, but the beer sports a surprisingly easy-drinking character in the wash, accentuated by the unoffensive addition of a healthy serving of hops. A little bit of alcohol detected. Overall a smooth, creamy taste is all that's left before I start drvouring my jalapeƱo hummus pizza (hey, it's Cinco de Mayo, and I'm not into tequila).

Very impressive beer by Great Divide again! Here in Beaumont, TX, we pretty much only have Titan and Yeti available, and Yeti is only available in the 1 pint, 6 oz bottles. This is a bucket list brewery for my baby and I, they have done nothing but provided top notch brews for us. Count this is a winner amongst stouts and a very, very worthwhile brew.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark opaque brown body, you can tell how dense this beer is by simply swirling the glass. The smell is lighter than expected, lightly roasted, chocolate syrup stout smell. The texture stands out most in this beer, it takes me back to my childhood when my mother used to bring me to "Gary's Cafe" for the creamiest hot cocoa with sugary buttered grits. There is something incredible in beers that make you melt with one sip, this is one of them, and the reason I drink beer. Roasty, caramel, toffee, are all words typically used to describe beer in this style, but The YETI is an experience all in it's own. So much respect for Great Divide, I have been wanting to try this one for a while and it has out done itself.

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Photo of Calraven
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MuFugga
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
From The Cellar
Bottled on 3/2/16 13 months old
L- pours a thick, viscous, motor oil black, with an awesome dark brown head and lacing
S- roasty chocolate notes, along with toffee and raisins
T- extremely rich roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, with a gorgeous smoky finish
F- full-bodied, nicely carbonated
Overall this is a doozy of an Imperial Stout, really knocking my socks off with the roasti-ness, and overall well balanced flavor

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of snohojimbo
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.6% out of 100 with 5,459 ratings
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