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RATINGS: 2332   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Great Divideís Yeti Imperial Stout is an onslaught of the senses. An almost viscous, inky-black brew, Yeti opens with a massive, roasty, chocolate, coffee malt flavor that eventually gives way to rich toffee and burnt caramel notes. Packed with an enormous quantity of American hops, Yetiís hop profile reveals a slightly citrusy, piney, and wonderfully dry hoppy finish. 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cubatobaco (8) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
Over a year old and holding up like a champ. Loads of dark chocolate and dark fruit with a decent amount of carbonation and mouth coating.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
joserabelo (10) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Amo esta stout. Densidade petroleo. Espuma escura com alta carbonatacao. Deliciosa. Drinkability baixa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (984) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget poured into a burgundy wine glass; BBD: June 1st 2015) Pours pitch black with deep toffee two finger head of pearly particles. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is dark and roasted with notes of molasses and coffee. Oily texture, full body, soft carbonation and a long, dry bordering on astringent finish. Quite a sipper that is not eager to please.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (98) - GREECE - SEP 10, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Black color with very nice brown head that lasts. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, hoppy at the end. Taste is the same, roasted, light sweet, dark chocolate and coffee, a little bit spicy and then it becomes bitter, coffee bitterness and hoppy bitterness. Almost full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice long bitter aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andysando (8) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Pours thick pitch black. Creamy dark brown head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice. Taste is fantastic complex with chocolate, liquorice, coffee, raisins and classic roasted malts.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_alkis (286) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
The color is almost carbon black. The foam is a half finger thick. The aroma is strong with coffee, alcohol, and walnuts. The taste is fairly well balanced. The alcohol might gain the upper hand a little but otherwise perfect. Cocoa powder, brown sugar and coffee binds well with each other. A really sharp imperial stout. The aroma is strong with some coffee, alcohol and walnuts in it. The The taste is fairly well balanced. The alcohol might gain the upper hand a little but otherwise perfect. Lots of cocoa, brown sugar and coffee binds well with each other.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbeatdano (54) - - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma is roasted chocolatey malt with dark fruits, mainly raisins. Taste is powerful dark burnt malt and bitter hops balanced with sweet fruit. The mouthfeel is oily and full bodied. The carbonation is very soft. The finish is pleasantly bitter and very long. Great imperial stout. Pretty typical flavor profile for the style with a nice bite to it. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Thick and smooth with low carbonation; likely better if on nitro tap. This is a big beer with a huge load of dark malts and plenty of hops as well. Enough coffee in the flavor to suggest thereís actually some in here. Rich, very dark roast flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3138) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle to celebrate my 2nd anniversary at RB. Pours cloudy nearly pitch black with airy but stable dark tan head. Dark aroma of roasted caramel malt, liquorice, coffee and nuts. Sweetish onset of chocolate and coffee, gradually replaced by intense, bitter notes of hops and burnt caramel malt. Lingering, roasty, coffeelike finish. Well-balanced. Delicious. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chad9976 (1176) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Great Divide Yeti is one of those Hall of Fame-type beers Iíve always heard about for years, but have never been able to try until recently (unless you count the chocolate version I reviewed back in 2010). Anyway, this is a beer with a great reputation and itís well-deserved. This is the embodiment of an imperial stout done not only correctly, but pretty much perfectly.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 4/23/14 and cost $5.75 ($0.48 per ounce).

Appearance: Black as the Devilís heart. Even the head appears black at first, but eventually settles out to a dark shade of brown in a frothy texture. Leaves plenty of lacing on the glass and never dissipates.

Smell: Pungent aroma of dark malt, black licorice and chocolate syrup. Some citrusy hops as well.

Taste: Sweet confectionery flavors right from the get-go. Dark chocolate concentrate, iced coffee, black licorice and a hint of spice rum are all present immediately. Theyíre sweet, but not ridiculously so. Through the middle comes a more rustic palette of roasted malt and French Roast coffee. However, there bitterness comes from the strong hop presence, which also makes for a surprisingly citrusy taste with some pine character as well (especially on the finish). Thereís a lingering dry, slightly pasty aftertaste, but itís actually quite pleasant. This is a well-balance, highly robust, and delectable brew all around. Exactly what an imperial stout should be.

Drinkability: Sometimes big beers like this can be intimidating, but I was pleasantly surprised by the ease with which Great Divide Yeti went down. The mouthfeel is thick, slightly chewy, but in no way cloying. Thereís a strong carbonation to it so as to prevent it from sticking to the teeth. The 9.5% ABV potency is just barely noticeable in a gentle warming sensation as it goes down. Otherwise, itís in no way distracting and surprisingly smooth and easy to drink in larger gulps. You donít have to just sip this.


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