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:
5,437
Reviews:
1,789
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,124
For Trade:
20
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Photo of elle_belles17
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tharper178
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Timtac
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SandmanGator
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid, solid, solid beer. It never disappoints, but it pales in comparison with some of the heavier beers made by Great Divide. It's a reliable beer but if you get the chance, take a risk with one of the funkier stouts and porters.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StrobeLite
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thisXwar
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a dense brown foamy head on top. If there was a color darker than black, that's what I'd score this one at. It looks exactly like how I hope every stout is about to look before I pour it in my glass. Smells rich and malty, somewhat sweet. Delicious smelling, without extra bells and whistles.

Taste department is also strong. Roasty and rich with coffee, molasses, and dark chocolate. Slight twangy sharp hop notes that I would probably perfer this without, but they don't interfere with the other terrific flavors of this beer too much. Smooth and silky up front, leaving way to a harsher, more aggressive aftertaste.

Heavy mouthfeel and body, well carbonated. Enough malts to please Bigfoot in this one. An imperial stout I likely will be buying again and again.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregStoner
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Quesophresco
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbigcat
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated May 24 2016 (Aged 6 months),into a Cigar City snifter.

Thin 1/2 finger khaki/brown head,with dark brown splotches.The head dissolved into a dark khaki ring around the glass,with a nice lacing in the middle.Also leaves a beautiful lacing on the side of the glass.Silky jet black color,absolutely no light coming through the glass.There is still a decent amount of carbonation for an imperial stout,aged 6 months.

The nose is black licorice,cherries,dark roasted malts,some dark fruits,and small notes of rich dark chocolate.

The palate follows the nose with some cherry,chocolate,and dark fruits on the front.Some toffee and caramel as well.Im getting some hints of coffee too.Nice warming alcohol finish,with a smokey,chalk flavor.I feel like there are slight hints of piney hop bitterness hidden in there as well.

The body is like molasses,very thick and sticky.The texture is right on the border of syrup.Nice little hop fizzle on the tongue...Just enough.

This is a very good Imperial Stout,one of my top 10 definitely.It is even better with a little aging...I can't wait to try this one at 1 year of aging!!!!

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/19/14; drank 2/12/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Inky midnight black appearance.

Dark brown head; frothy lace.

Toasted oats, cherry & mild black licorice notes in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Cherry, fresh earth & bakers chocolate flavors up front; mild booze heat on the finish. A study, drinkable RIS that served me well on a winter evening.

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Photo of C_Pel
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a reluctant formation of head. Once I began pouring straight into the glass, a dark caramel-colored head fizzed up to half a finger height. Head retention is good, with a solid ring of foam being left around the edge of the glass for a while. Lacing is a rich caramel color, and splattered all around the glass. Aroma is controlled by roasted and toasted malts, with rich caramel and toffee seeping through. It is not an overly complicated or robust aroma, but still substantial. A good benchmark for an Imperial Stout. Flavor profile is rich and malty, with notes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, toffee, butter, and cream. Mouth feel is borderline thick, with a filling, grainy feel. Very pleasing. Thin enough that it is easy to drink a little quicker, and not feel like you're eating your beer, but thin enough that it doesn't feel incredibly robust and hearty like a stout made for consumption during a winter storm. Overall, it's a stellar stout with good characteristics all around. It isn't life changing, or overly stacked with flavors. It's a solid imperial stout made for consumption and conversation.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 5,437 ratings.
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