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Yeti Imperial Stout by Great Divide Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout
9.50 % ABV

Review by Oxymoron on 01/30/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 17 4 8 2009
From Colorado with love. Yeti pours a deep, black thick color. Very impressive pour that is very thick. Almost like a syrup would pour. Very nice. A rich amber brown head that remains throughout the tasting. There is chocolate quality like you could just pour this all over ice cream. There is good lacing although it does decrease over time.

The smell is stronger malty. Great tones of rich roasted malt and chocolate tones. Very malty with a tad sweet smell. Very limited fruit or plum notes but are there if you really look for them. A little bit of phenols but nothing that would indicate a 9.5 beer.

The taste is mostly malt. A deep dark chocolate with a bittersweet taste. Very rich in the flavor, very much like a high end deep chocolate bar. Stronger coffee flavors are also present. More of coffee beans then coffee taste. There is a sweetness that brings out a sort of milk stout quality. One thing that you don’t taste is the plums or raison quality. This is mostly rich malt and lactose. The flavor is very smooth with some limited bit and phenol tastes at the end.

The body is medium to full. The carbonation is light as per expected but overall a good tasty brew. I think I would have liked to see more complexity and fruity or plum/raison tastes but still an exceptional beer. A definite recommendation.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 11/08/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Old Review
Got this at Green's in Atlanta. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint.

A: Dark black, letting no light through. Rich brown head rests on top creating a nice lacing.

S: Roasted malts, hops, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. There is also a touch of wood (pine maybe).

T: Rich with malt and a touch of alcohol. Coffee flavors and hops bitterness finishes off each sip. Flavors of vanilla and chocolate can also be found.

M: A perfect carbonation that allows this one to still pour thick and slow. Coats the roof of your mouth and the flavors mingle for quite a while.

D: Great RIS, but it is a RIS. It is meant to be savored and sipped, but I could savor and sip one of these every night if my wallet allowed for it. Very tasty.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/03/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 10 18 4 8 0
22oz. Bomber
Binny's Orland

Finally getting around to trying this one. Yeti pours solid black into my snifter. It lets zero light through at all an actually makes my room darker. A 2 finger creamy brown head formed on the pour that fell to a cap with thick edges. Left lacing as it receded and continued to do so with each drink. A really nice looking beer.

I read on the bottle this beer had 75IBUs. The hop presence really comes through in the smell. Big floral hop aromas. As it warms I even get some mild grapefruit rind. Not as much roasted malt as I expected but this is a rather nice surprise. Mild roasted malts, very mild. Some caramel makes a showing as well. I'm really liking the smell of this stuff. It's a hop bomb in a stout.

Mildly roasted malts in the flavor along with caramel malts. The roast comes through in the taste more than the smell. Roasted malts leave you with the familiar burnt coffee bitterness but this beer also finishes with an unfamiliar floral hop bitterness that lingers. Very good and unique.

Body is big but very smooth and creamy. A body like this usually tends to mean the beer is a sipper but the smoothness of Yeti makes this an easy one to put away. Hops cause the tongue to take a beating.

For such a big stout this is an extremely easy drinking beer. I could drink on this beer untill it put me to sleep.

Yeti is a wonderful stout. A very unique beer with the big hop addition. Reminds me somewhat of Alpha Klaus. Definately a pleasure to drink.

Reviewed: 3/17/07

Price: $5.99 Served In: Snifter

Review by tavernjef on 10/14/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 2009
Thick used 5,000 mile motor oil pour, settles opaque onyx, medium tall, darkest of broken chocolate brown cap of firm foam with some bigger bubbles lingering for a bit. A solid skim remains present nearly the whole glass down and the lacing mega sticks in thin sheets and whispy strings.

Aroma is mellow and tangy with dark malts, charred woodened roasty notions, mild chocolate mostly, some molasses, anise, licorice, and vanilla. Deceivingly complex but mild and docile compared to Expedition or Thumbsucker, still quite full and inviting, especially as it warms.

Flavors are nice, lots of dark roasty malts, smokey and charred, chocolate and molasses make up a large part of this big taster. Smooth and calm with strong flavors of roast and slight tang of dark fruity plums and prunes. Exquisite finish of hop spice and slight coffee roast with a mix of burnt chocolate hovering across the drying finish, Very nice.

Feel is nearly full with a low set carbonation, as it should be for a Imp. Stout, solid roasty, burntish edge and chocolatey sweet dry finish. Oh so fine with a solid, mega firm roastyness throughout the whole palate that lingers so well.

Heavenly nice! I'm alooped with glee and becoming warm with love of great beer as I continue to sip this delightful brew.

Served In: Goblet

Review by beer 30 on 08/07/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
WOOHOO! This is some strong ass beer. Pours black as night with virtually no head. Very strong coffee-malt smell to it. First taste is strong alcohol/malt flavor to it. High ABV is, 9.50% and you can taste every bit of it. Kind of syrupy to drink but very, very strong beer. Seems to get sweeter as you get your drink on. It's a good drink to sample but not something I could make a regular in the rotation. I like the stout but it's a strong, kick you in the teeth kind of beer. The force is strong in this one.

Price: $9.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 10-15-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

I got this one in a trade with franksnbeans, thanks.

Pours really dark and thick with a good inch of brown foam. Great lacing and retention.

Smells of cocoa, toffee, hints of coffee, some wood notes, and slight aromas of chocolate covered cherries. The aroma is not a strong as I thought it would be.

Taste of coffee, cocoa, bitter chocolate, a bit of raisins and roasted malts. Slightly alcoholic in the taste and finish. Tastes less bitter/burnt when it warms up to room temperature; also the chocolate and powdery cocoa flavors are more pronounced at a warmer temp.

Definitely above average RIS, but I was expecting to be more impressed from the Yeti.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by thickfreakness on 12/30/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2008
This is still one of the older labels so I bet its anywhere from 4-6 months old. I want to get another one soon after the new labeled ones arrive to have it really hoppy and fresh.

Pitch black with a huge dark brown head that lasts a while and leaves some glorious lacing.

Aromas of fresh black roasted coffee, cocoa, slight citrus hoppiness that is a bit stale, and some alcohol.

Big coffee, chocolate, and roastiness balanced by some nice citrus hops that leave a hoppy and bitter roasty finish. Most excellent.

Huge mouthfeel and great medium carbonation.

I must say that I usually pass on this because the bombers are usually too expensive but I got it for $6.50 today (instead of around $10) and it is quite amazing. I prefer the regular Yeti to the Oak Aged and I like it better than Ten Fidy, Old Rasputin and others available here to me. A great beer!

Price: $6.50 Served In: Snifter

Review by Kegergator on 11/21/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Almost a pitch black pour. Forms into a nice dark tan head that lasted a decent amount of time. Smell is great, full of chocolate and coffee. Taste is much of the same with the alcohol kicking in as it warms.

Served In: Pint Glass

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