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RATINGS: 2579   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (682) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
What a great beer. Pours like motor oil. This dense head. Chocolate, roasted malts, molasses flavors abound. I could drink this all day. A great stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16099) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle. Awesome brown head with excellent duration. Color is close to black. Powerfull aroma and taste of roast malt, licorice, chocolate and some coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 Pours a jet black color w/ an average frothy light brown head. The lacing is averagewith a mostly diminishing head. The nose has a medium molasses and chocolate sweetness, with hints of tofee and dark coffee. The mouthfeel is amazing and long lasting with toffee, coffee, a moderate hoppiness, and good floral hop flavors. It drinks very creamy with a very dry long finish. A great beer from a great brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
The pour reveals a pitch black color with a thin brown head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Excellent aroma and flavor of resinous hops, roasted malt and chocolate with a strong bitter finish. The body has a medium thickness with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is really good, the malt is rich and the hops give a good sense of balance to roast and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5680) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black stout with a medium off-white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla is very enjoyable. Taste start with some bitterness from the roasted malt and hops but then fades away to leave a strong vanilla finish. Body is about medium full and could have been fuller and alcohol is well hidden. A bit more sweet then the oak-aged version but as enjoyable nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
[on tap at Dieu de Ciel during the Mondial de la Biere] Fruity mocha and butterscotchy oak aroma that doesn’t have the usual oaky vanilla. Black, opaque, with brown foam cover. Salty and sour, intense dark malt, with sherry notes, but strangely no chocolate or coffee in the flavour. Medium body and moderately astringent.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Very dark and thick - like black tar. has all the roasted fmalt, coffee, chocolate lavors of a stout plus the hint of dark fruit like grapes. Overall -- an excellent beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 (Bottle at Olbaren, Copehagen) Pours black with a small brown head. Smell: wet asfalt in sunshine. Rum raisins. Fresh and heavy at the same time. Notes of dark fruits. Some alcohol sweetness. Notes of cocoa. Taste: In the beginning sweet, ends with dry afterbitterness, cocoa. Coffee. Salty liquorice. Sweet but dry. Complex. Good body but not excelent. Second try: (Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted and light burned malt with tones of chocolate, light coffee and light caramel. Also a lot of piny, grapefruit-ish and resiny hops. Undertones of black berries and asphalt. A great deal of alcohol warmth is also present in the nose. Burned malt flavour with citric and resiny hops. Malt brings dark chocolate and coffee, mostly espresso. A salty, full bitterness is covering everything. Grapefruit-ish hops and burned liquorice in the finish. Round and lightly soft mouthfeel but with a black belt karate bitterness cover everything. Full bodied and with an aggressive IIPA bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2006
220z bottle.A very dark brew with a small light tan head.Aromas of coffee,mocha,molasses,dark bittersweet chocolate,and roasted malt barley.Well balanced,tastes of mocha coffee,a hint of grapefruit,roasted barley which hides the alcohol .A great sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Aroma is spices, banana, chocolate and toffee. Thick, pillowy tan head looked like tan whipped cream. Lots of toffee, vanilla, chocolate and some coffee in the flavor. ABV not even noticed. Very good.


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