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RATINGS: 2617   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Great Divide’s 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, Yeti’s hop profile reveals a slightly citrusy, piney, and wonderfully dry hoppy finish. 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Rating #100. 22oz Bottle. Pours deep black, can see thickness in the pour. Great chocolate tan head. Initial aroma and taste is hops, with dark chocolate and roast coffee bean. As this beer warms, it displays even more of the deep roast taste. Great beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Poured a thick, black pool of oil with an insubstantial, cardboard-colored head. Very pleasant aroma; malts, chocolate cake, and perhaps some citrusy hints. The flavor is malts and bitter chocolate and then BAM! Hops out the wazoo...to my palate, waaaay to much hops and it seriously throws off the balance of taste. As the mug warms, the hop assault is diminished somewhat by sweet aftertastes. The high alcohol content is masked well, but hell, you could hide a dead salmon under that blanket of hops. It’s not bad by any means, but not my idea of a great imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle: Wow what an incredible beer.I was overwhelmed by this stout. This beer pours as thick as motor oil with a nice thick creamy brown head. I could smell the bitter chocolate and coffee in this with hints of hops as well. Alcohol was not noticible either. I must say this is one of my favorite stouts I’ve tried.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2006
22 oz bottle, via trade with someone a long time ago, and I forget who. Pours a clear very dark black colored body under a very dark brown one inch foamy head. Amazing retention and lots of patchy lacing. Aroma is thick and full of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Lighter notes of alcohol, licorice, hoppiness, and caramel. Well balanced flavor between the hoppy bitterness, heavy malt, caramel and chocolate. Very big all around. Finishes with lots of chocolate and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and oily in texture with nice soft fine carbonation. Finishes a little sticky and warming. Pretty darn good. Not quite up there with my ultimate favorites, but still solid. The alcohol did get a little distracting by the end of the bottle though. Same overall score as the Oaked Yeti for me and I can’t really say that I prefer either version over the other, they’re both very good beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2006
Has an intense chocolate aroma. very dark with nice colored head not to thick but hoppy and tastey.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2006
deep dark brown with beige head, interse dark chocolate aroma and taste very rich, a very sexy stout

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerintervals (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2006 does not count
Wow, a huge beer. Very nice color and head. Scent is wonderfully hoppy. Taste is very hoppy, with some subtle sweet notes and the alcohol content is well hidden. I really dig this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Pours black as coal w/ a medium sized thick, creamy froth. Aroma is full of chocolate cakebread. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors of blackened steak and german chocolate cakebread puch you in the face right at the opening bell. As you are K.O.’d and falling other flavors come to mind as your life flashes by. Espresso, iodine, leather, sourdough, big fat day old charred coffee, tar, coconut. BAM! you hit the floor and the huge bitterness drills your palate to finish you off. This is a HUGE style. Malty sweetness meets a severe charred hop twitch. Submit you fool the Yeti cries. The intensity here is in the same league as Mephistopheles. You almost want to run from it. The oak aged version is a tad more tame and refined. This is the bad boy!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 22 oz bomber Bottled Fall 05(?), tamed 10/06 Medium pour in an English pint. Poured black with a mostly lasting light brown frothy head with excellent lacing. Smelt strongly of dark chocolate, dark coffee roast. Taste was upfront strong bitter dark chocolate followed by an equally strong bitter coffee feel and moderate bitter grassy hops with a moderate toffee sweetness, and faint fruity esters, on a long smoky vinous perfumey finish. Mouthfeel was medium/heavy, syrupy, soft carbonation and light to moderate soothing alcoholic warmth, and moderate to strong astringency. Overall, a great imperial stout that offers bold taste and aroma, and looks dangerously satisfying. Hits strongly but satisfyingly. A great winter warmer. Side note: It is more well rounded in flavors and mouthfeel than its oak-aged counterpart, but this brew is as good as it gets flavorwise, whereas aging the oak-aged version would soften it and propel it over the regular version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3799) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle, DBF2005. Jet Black, good lasting coffee beige head and moderate condition. Pleasing aromas of coffee, chocolate and phenolic roasted barley in the nose, Sweet and alcoholic in the mouth with chocolate and roast barley joined with a fruity liquorice edge. Lingering sweet creamy coffee in the finish with alcohol warmth and a final flourish of liquorice.


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