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:
5,427
Reviews:
1,787
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,117
For Trade:
21
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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured a big beer into a giant frozen crystal mug.

A: Black as midnight in the middle of a northwestern woods. With no moon out. Black as used crude oil. Thick, brown head that lingered for quite awhile.

S: Whew. Very hoppy with a sea water character surrounded by ripe dark fruit. Very light toasty malt and a hint of coffee.

T: Salty black coffee, roasted malt, campfire smoke, scotch and a red wine note. Salty, espresso finish.

Value: Man, if you're into Russian Imp Stouts, I guess this one is a good deal. Just too hoppy and salty for me.

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Photo of Greggy
3.19/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a thick black with no light showing through. Tiny speckled lace is present.

S- Dark chocolate, some dark raisiny fruits, a good amount of boozy alcohol on the nose.

T- Starts off with a bitter chocolate, with some green apple notes, some other dark fruits, with some heat on the finish.

M- Pretty boozy on the mouth feel makes this not terribly present.

D- Drinkability really suffers on this because of the alcohol heat in the nose,taste, and mouthfeel.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.21/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle in Mass after Kate Day, shared it with my wife
couldn't read the bottle on date on any of the bottles in the store
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The beer pours dark with a very dark head. The head forms big and hugs the glass. It is dark tan and very small bubbles.

The is surprisingly full of hops. Chocolate and roasted malts take a back burner to the hops upfront. it is a unique but i want more roasted and maltyness.

It starts with a huge alcohol bite i've hd 13% that were less alcoholic then this. Roasted and chocolate malts enter with a thick creaminess. It finishes with a huge amount of alcohol feel and roasted on the tongue leaving a dry very grain taste.

This is a great beer to drink with something, I had chili, as the dry taste is a little off. i could see how aging would improve this beer. Last note is that this beer is all over the place I appreciate where this beer goes but i don't think i will follow

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Photo of 120minuteman
3.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into my anderson valley "can" pint glass

Appearance: Extremely dark, almost like a black hole. No light is passing through this beer.

Smell: Very, very yeasty. Bread like smell. Similar to the aroma of a bakery of a summer afternoon.

Taste: Warm, doughy taste. Lots of chocolate as well. Mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel: This is one HEAVY beer. Felt more like eating a sandwich than drinking a beer. Mild carbonation.

Overall: This beer had A LOT of flavor, but lacked the complexity I seek in a RIS. Glad I tried it, but won't repeat. Will be trying the oak aged and chocolate oak versions though soon.

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Photo of LeeTurner
3.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Extremely hoppy and bitter for a stout

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Photo of J-Evans
3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I do enjoy a stout to end my trip at the pub, but this was a bit disappointing.
I would have liked a heaver body to this beer. What I was served was a bit warmer (near british standards) with a creamy off white head. It's first sip was the expected flavor of over roasted, bitter malts. Nice nose of chocolate and coffee and a bit of caramel. It's mouthfeel was weak and thin, almost too thin. I could have been drinking a black lager. I was expecting something with a bit of weight and cling to your teeth stability, but alas, i received a quick entry/quick finish beer.

I'll definitely try it again when it's available on tap, and if I see it in a store I'll buy a sixer. I have hope for this beer and look forward to my next pint.

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Photo of DoctorDog
3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into an over-sized wine glass.

A- Oily black/opaque. Pours with a thin brown head, which fades rapidly, leaving a thin, filmy covering. Ample lacing noted.

S- Alcohol bite, chocolate, coffee, indiscernible dark fruitiness, and a bit of molasses.

T- Fleeting hints of coffee and chocolate, quickly obscured and diminished by the biting alcohol presence. No experience with this, but perhaps one that might do well aged?

M- Fairly thick with fairly low carbonation

D- Not more than one as a slow sipper on a lazy evening. ABV is too high and too pronounced to consider more.

Future outlook: Might get again to sock away for a long time....

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Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Seeker_11
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Having it on tap at the great divide tap room and not impressed at all.

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,427 ratings.
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