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RATINGS: 2320   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Very heavy roasted nose, caramel, malts, some sweetness and alcohol can also be detected. Very thick and very dark brown to black body, with a wonderful ruby tint, big fluffy brown head. Lots of roasted malts in the flavor, coffee, chocolate, ends on a bitter roasty note. Very creamy and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Bottle, bomber: Wanted to try this first before the Oak Aged. Pours a thickish nearly opaque brown/black with a big sustaining brown head. Aromas were big, roasted malts (coffee, toast), chocolate, toffee for a little bit of sweetness through the roastiness. Flavor was similar with a roasted malts coating the mouth, chocolate and toffee are still there, with an unexpected soy sauce appearance. Velvety mouthfeel and a lasting roast aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2005
22oz. bomber thanks to Goldtwins. Black with a medium sized brown head that doesn’t go away. Awesome aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, and some soy. Flavor was pretty much the same as the aroma which in this case is a very good thing. A wee bit thinner than expected, but by no means thin and watery. Delicious. I liked this much better than the Oaked version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle, written in marker on cap is "03/4". pours black with beautiful brown head. aroma is awesome and reminds of expedition/speedway. Flavor is just as it smells though it is not as thick/chewy as the afformentioned brews. Not thin by a longshot , but thin for the expectations the aroma set up. I taste choc, roasted malts, a bit of soy sauce which is not unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Pours like motor oil. Thick, opaque black with a thick creamy brown head. Looks like a frothy milkshake. Quite lacy and tantalizing. Smells like milk chocolate with some coffee bitterness underneath. Taste is a wave of roasty dark malt. There’s a coffee bitterness that steps right up and bites you. Sweet malty chocolate, mily offset by that powerful mocha bitterness. The mouth is surprisingly creamy with that lingering coffee bean aftertaste. Tasty beer and surprisingly drinkable. A newcomer to ATL and a welcome one. A fantastic imperial stout that takes no prisoners.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Black, Black. This beer is a joy ride. Coffee flavour. Roasted and slightly smoked. Finsih is mederately hoppy and soft. Great imperial stout. I’d love to try a matured version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
(on bottle) Black as a grave, funny for a beer named after a snow-monster. Toffee-coloured head. Strong aroma of coffee beans and salted fish(?). Fullmalted taste, quite bitter, could be more smooth, but it seems lik the BU is too high for the alcohol and malts to handle. guess Ungstrup can bye ´em all of Jeppe without me crying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Pours black with a thick tan head. Smell is of cherry with thick roasted coffee scent to it. Taste is sweet with a roasted bitterness to it, not as choclatey tasting as many imperial stouts but very nice. Roch creamy palate with a sweet coffee aftertaste that coats the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
(Yeti -- 22 oz bottle: Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC) (Maverick -- 22 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jeffin7, thanks Jeff!) So what we have here is a side-by-side comparison of an aged 2003 Maverick Imperial Stout, and a new bottle the same beer, which has been renamed to Yeti Imperial Stout. Not surprisingly, the visuals are nearly identical, both pouring a jet black color, topped by half an inch of light brown head that fades down to a partial film within 5 minutes or so, with the Yeti showing slightly better retention in the long run. The moderately aromatic nose on the Yeti is fairly earthy, easily dominating the modest, roasty aroma, but with the Maverick, good heavens, the intense nose is strongly earthy, more deeply pungent than mulch or soy sauce or anything else I can think of. Flavorwise, the two beers are fairly close. Both are pretty intensely flavorful, very roasty, earthy, sweet, and bitter. Yeti shows more quite a bit more hops in the finish and therefore seems a bit fresher. Maverick is more intensely dark and earthy, every bit as bitter as Yeti, but with subdued hops contribution. And with the body, the Maverick is a bit more viscous, sitting somewhat heavier on the palate. I guess all this is no surprise, sort of what we’d expect with the aging of an Imperial Stout. In essence, as the beer has aged, the hops profile has diminished, and the flavor has become more deeply earthy and strong. I think I prefer the Yeti slightly, as it just seems fresher tasting and cleaner on the palate, but each are really great in their own way. Buy a case, drink some now, cellar the rest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
Une impérial stout tout ce qu’il y a de très complexe. Cacao, café, caramel, rôti, houblon. Pamplemousse aussi... Très intéressant. Bue après une Double IPA, j’ai eu l’impression qu’il y avait beaucoup de ressemblances dans les houblons aromatiques. Très bonne...

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