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Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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:
#987
Reviews:
1,802
Ratings:
5,491
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
1,150
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,491 |  Reviews: 1,802
Photo of PVMT
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beeragent
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bottle.

A - Pours a thick dark brown, almost black, with ruby highlights. 1 inch dark mocha head with thick lacing on the glass.

S - Strong aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. There is a hint of alcohol but not overpowering.

T - Huge robust flavor of roasted malts/coffee and dark chocolate coat the palate. Bitter cocoa throughout. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste, only making its presence in the finish.

M - Heavy bodied and very thick. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation.

D - It doesnt get much better than this!!! This is a great example of the style and IMO one of the best. Flavor is huge and robust, and the body is exactly as it should be.

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yeti pours impenetrable black. The head is good for an impy with good lace. The nose has more vanilla than the oaked version suprisingly. The taste is of vanilla, dark malt, and some slight fruit flavor. Nice subtle hop bitterness on the finish. Good kind of stoneish creamy flavor. Mouthfeel is a little bit thinner than i would like for an impy, but thick enough. drinkability is real high for an impy. Good brew, should age well.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of smanson56
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark black color. Not a thick as I like in a good stout. Need something to sink my teeth into. The was a little hint of chocolate in the taste but not what I hoped for a stout of this class. I think the oak aged yeti is good but this version need a little more work.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Dewey0603
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a jet black, no light thru this beer, with a huge chocolate/milk like foamy head. Absolutely beautiful. Great head retention and lacing make this a classic beer. The smell is chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, making this a nice sweet aroma. The taste is sweet with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. A great tasting stout, more sweet with chocolate than dark fruit makes this a heavy m/f and very drinkable for a high octane beer. A classic that should not be missed. Cheers.

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The blackest sea this side of Ol' Rasputin fills my glass and I love the cinnamon head that that rests on top. An aroma that permeates through the room, one of wood, charcoal, coffee, and chocolate. Wow, that is one of the richest beers I have ever had, creamy Godiva chocolate on top of malty coffee and whip cream. An unbelievable smoothness stands out among the heavy body of Willy Wonka goodness. This is a chocolate milkshake of a brew but could be enjoyed any time of day accompanying a croissant breakfast or as an after dinner dessert. This brew is one of the heartiest and I'm begging for the winter to come get me.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$10.99 for a 22 oz bomber at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora, CA. in March, 2007. Tasted in April 2007.

Pours a deep dark brown with a pretty brown-tan head, swirling leaves lots of tiny brown bubbles on the side of the Piraat tulip.

Aroma of espresso and bitter chocolate, also some weediness. Rich full and velvety aromas are generally quite good.

Flavor is of Postum & chicory coffee, rich and bitter. Behind that, there's an intertesting sweet counterbalance. Thick rich full heaviness on the tongue. Mouth is on the bitter side and the alcohol burn is very strong, much moreso than it should be. Well done imperial stouts can easily hide the alcohol, but this one missed it in this area. As such, as much as the richness makes me want to drink this faster, the alcohol burn keeps me from enjoying it as much as I want.

A good big stout, but I like some others better.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature. This looks thick, and is coal black. It had a big two finger mocha head. I was surprised at the retention given the ABV. This is a great looking brew. The aroma is roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. Some dark fruit in the background too. The flavor follows the nose, with a little hint of hops, or perhaps that's more of a coffee bitterness. The alcohol stays well hidden. This body is rich and full. Man, this is a nice smooth sipper. Highly recommended....

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 5,491 ratings
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