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RATINGS: 2623   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle to snifter. Pours a midnight black with a dark tan creamy meteor crater landscaped head with excellent lacing. Scent is malty and roasted malt. Taste is malty/roasted malt with a medium tasting yet full body. Lots of activity on the lips. Nice fireplace ash/smokyness element throughout drink. Goes down very smooth with lots of character and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
pours jet black with dark tan head. roasty, sweet chocolate, touch of smoke, and a bit of burn in the nose. mouth is a little fizzy for what i like in russians. flavor is roasty with some cocoa, malty sweetness, and hops dryness and alcohol burn. totally solid but not my favorite one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle, thanks zeswaft. Dark chocolate color, opaque, with a light brown head. Nose is roasty and smoky, hops, alcohol, cocoa, some light coffee notes, sweet and burnt malts. Really smooth flavor (goes well with chocolate). Sweeter than I expected, again, hops and alcohol, bittersweet malt, cocoa like notes, very roasty. Maybe a touch too sweet. Nice on the palate, oily and silky, while still having a dry finish. Very nice beer, the barrel aged brother is a good upgrade for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Black with a dark tan, frothy, decent sized head with excellent lacing. Nose is nice like a burnt, roast chocolate with nice earthy hops backing nicely. Flavor is like the description although coffee flavor is not as apparent as chocolate and roast, and backing flavor of burnt caramel and toffee really becomes more apparent as flavor progresses. Hops are earthy and slightly piney, no citrus really noted, but they bring a medium-high bitterness. Palate is full and chewy, almost silky, with a soft carbonation. Finish is bitter with roast and burnt toffee still there and slightly dry. Very nicely done Imp, but not quite to the level of the oaked. My only reall complaint is the hops donít seem to cooperate with the dark malt flavors; however, definately worthy of itís accolades from such a great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Big thanks to my secret santa for providing this, as I probably wouldnít have gotten it otherwise... you know, one of those beers thatís so common and cheap that you never end up buying it because you always know itíll be there, even though itís awesome. Anyway, Iíve sat on this one for about 6 months, letting this hops mellow from the fresh oak-aged yeti I had which I knew to be really strong. Mellowed they have, and this has turned into one hell of a beer. Aroma is rich chocolate at first, with nice hop undertones, lychee, caramel, soy sauce. Pour is just as beautiful as its barrel brother, dark black with a great, dark brown head. Flavor is rich, roasty, chocolate and caramel, yet still balanced, offering still some good hop bitterness in the finish along with more sweet caramel. Without a doubt one of the best ISs out there, especially of the higher production variety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Chocolatey notes with hints of coffee. Nice balance with malts and hops, hints of alcohol, but not overwhelming. Nice thick mouthfeel, chocolatey, smokey. Warms you right up as your drinkin. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theisti (3905) - 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.

   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. Itís not bad by any means, but not my idea of a great imperial stout.

   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 Iíve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5912) - 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 canít really say that I prefer either version over the other, theyíre both very good beers.

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