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RATINGS: 2294   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).


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 The commercial description says it is "almost viscous." Bullcrap. it is viscous. It made glopping sounds going into my glass. Extremely dark with a head that laces like a brown backout curtain. Heavy hop aroma with roasted bakers choclate in the background. Tastes better than I thought it would. The roastiness comes through what is undoubtedly a great deal of hops. Still on the verge of being too hoppy to my palate, but the beer works well and is far superior to many of the wave of big imperial stouts Iíve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle. Large rocky light brown head that lasted thru the brew. Aroma was a heavy molasses and coffee. Full creamy body. Flavor was heavy complex sweet with a light bitter finish. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Thanks to btg for the bottle. Pours an opaque black with a small brown head. Deep muted roast malt and slight cocoa aromas underneath a hoppy fruit sweetness. Almost sickly sweet in the nose, fortunately compensated quickly by a roast character. Caramel and chocolate frame a citrus hop note with lingers in the finish with a building alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is full and lusterous, but perhaps a bit too sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 Bomber purchased at the Foodery in Philly. Jet black pour with a dark brown head. Strong roasty smell to it, with the hops noticeable in the finish. Round, full roasty flavor without much coffee bitterness, though the coffee flavor is there. The hops balance it very nicely, bringing in the bitterness the roast usually would. Great dry finish. Not as interesting as itís buddy from the oak, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Jet-black pour with thick cinnamony light-brown head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is of roasty malts, tons of hops and black coffee. Incredibly bitter and hoppy. Roasty and toasty. Earthy and piney. Sweet with hints of anise and vanilla extract. Very dry finish. Plenty of warming alcohol throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2005
Seems very carbonated for an Imperial Stout.. Fragrant malt cocoa aroma,nice smooth texture,rich mocha taste, with a velvety chacolate syrup aftertaste. Excellent brew, I enjoyed this more than the Hercules

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - APR 29, 2005
opaque dark brown/black pour, dark tan head that lasts and laces. roasty/chocolate/coffee aroma. flavor is that of the aroma. roasty/chocolatey, with a decently hoppy finish. my only complaint is that it is a little sweet. nice thick mouthfeel. I like this better thant he oaked yeti, very good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 Side-by-side with the oak aged Yeti. The color is the same but this has more of a beige head while the other has more of a lighter peach. This one also has a slightly richer appearance and lacing. Aroma of the conventional Yeti is simple but pleasantly fruity, with a little alcohol burn on the nose. Very full flavor with an interesting chipotle-like alcohol burn; yeah, hops are there but only on the finish. Ok beer but Great Divide has put out better.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldRuffian (3) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2005 does not count
This beer is maltier than most imperial stouts Iíve enjoyed in the past. The aroma dominates the flavor of this beer, while the bitter palate balances this sweetness. I actually prefer this stout to most simply because my experience with double IPAs has numbed me to the better qualities of the complex stout. I copped this beer at Corral Liquors in Granite City Illinois.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
Black beer. Oily consistency, coating the glass. Reminiscent of coal tar. Big chocolate and coffee essence aroma, which always goes down well with me in not exactly subtle. More restrained coffee on the palate, burnt malt and an unexpected bitter hoppy character. Undoubtedly a massive beer, but Iím not entirely sure that all the elements integrated happily. Still enjoyed it though. Bottle, courtesy Joet, January 2005.


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