Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti Imperial StoutYeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.21/5
5,467 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:
#967
Reviews:
1,795
Ratings:
5,467
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
330
Gots:
1,141
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,467 |  Reviews: 1,795
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served reasonably cold into a tulip. Purchased while visiting the US.

Appearance - Black! Thick and viscous like engine oil. A finger of deep tan head is poured with great staying power. Impervious to light and many rings of power in the form of rings of lacing cling to the glass. One of the most ominous beers out there.

Smell - Subdued while cold. Some coffee and molasses with and earthy and peaty undertone as it warms. Wood and some caramel too throughout. Not quite as aromatic as expected.

Taste - Big and bold. Lots of roasty coffee grounds, plenty of piney hops. Molasses up the ying yang. Plenty of bitterness with earthy flavors and touches of tobacco and leather to close. Just a bit too bitter overall to make this easy to drink.

Mouthfeel - Thick, full bodied and dense. Sticky with and astringency due to the hop presence. Carbonation is medium low, but right for this beer.

Overall - A very good and bold imperial stout with just a touch too much bitterness for my tastes. Certainly Yeti deserves much of the praise it has garnered and is a must try on any beer purveyor's list.

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Photo of Ricsan
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - dark brown-> black
S - roasted coffee beans, chocolate
T - Pretty much a dark roasted cup of coffee in beer format
F - Smooth, rich, powerful, difficult to drink at a pace (and why should you)?

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Photo of Raime
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nace4
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of netshark
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV, 75 IBU. Pours black and thick with a right pretty two finger brown head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, taste follows with a moderate bitter close. Outstanding mouthfeel, overall slightly outstanding.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sayb
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmellow12
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Everything was great here....except the taste. This guy is surprisingly bitter at the end. Like more than 100IBU in my opinion. There just isn't enough front end to bakshve out the swallow finish. I've had the barrel aged version of this. Outstanding. But the regular guy just didn't knock my socks off. Great for a beer float though. The sweetness of the ice cream really helps off set the bitter of the back end of this beer.

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Photo of Gene-Colorado
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Junior
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark and sharp stout, drinks like a strong ale.

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Photo of fryeguy52
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a large dark brown head. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee, but very faint smells. Tastes of French roast coffee, roasted malts, and bitter sweet chocolate. Heavy in body and medium carbonation. This is truly an incredibly imperial stout, one of my new favorites.

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Photo of CSO
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a jet black color and it pours like motor oil. A thin tan quarter finger head dissipated practically immediately. Stringy lacing clings nicely around the glass. The smell took a light pine from the hops and allowed a nice gracing of roasted coffee and an ample amount of milk chocolate. The taste had a nice bitterness between the coffee bean and the piney hops. The milk chocolate balances to bring out a nice sweetness. A lingering sweet to roasty milk chocolate aftertaste starts and feeds into the finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a great sipping quality to it. The carbonation sits good for the style and for me. Bitter piney and roastiness rolls over my palate in a sticky sort of glazing. Overall, definitely a good Double Stout that I would have again.

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Photo of Natertottt
3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eyenigma
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Second bottle I've cracked open. This is definitely a great stout. Pours nice and dark with a relatively darker mocha head. Definitely a little more whiskey on the nose *but it hasn't aged much.

Label suggests pairing with a nice steak, which I'd love to try. Hard to say anything bad about this. Hard to say anything good about this that hasn't been said. Maybe a touch more boozy than other stouts in the category, but I like a little kick to my bottles. Would definitely buy. But not horde. Solid B+ or A- beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,467 ratings
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