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RATINGS: 2248   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Pitch black oily color. Molasses & coffee, sweet roast, licorice & soy sauce (light). Bitter up front taste with sweet sharp roast & soy sauce. Bitter, smokey roast, creamy & lively. Hyper hot chocolate finish. Sharp astringency & smooth chocolate roast. Tasted side by side with the barrel aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2487) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle, from trade with123456green. Good nose,Coffee, though kinda concentrated,little viney/woody, ABV, maybe metallic, dried fruit, date or plum.Clean reddish/brownish black color. No light goes through though. Small brownish head that faded quickly. Bitter flavors, burnt roasty. Charred wood,coffee, as if its been on the burner a while, grape, viney, carmel, chocolate. Full bodied, lite creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter vinous finish, warming. Nice brew, though I’m not a fan of the viney thing. Another good brew from Great Divide

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Thick, black, roasty as expected. It has this mysterious metallic tinge that makes it seem like I’m drinking blood. Not a bad imperial stout but it pales in comparison to Old Rasputin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2004
Absolutely tar-black beer; huge, slightly irregular moccha-brown head. Great (green)grapey-hoppy nose, charcoal, chopped wood, moss, fruity-yeasty, wet straw. Bitter, a tad harsh flavour, both from a shockwave of hops, but also from roasted malts/grains. Fruity flavours as from grapes, lytchee or other exotic fruit. Full bodied, slick, filling. Good "Imperial" stout, very fruity thanks to judicious use of hops, but not really outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2004
I am impressed, this is a very good Imp Stout. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt it has it all. Yet it is not super sweet, nice hop profile working here. You want black color it got it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2003 Maverick 22 oz bottle. Intense aroma - chocolate, coffee, caramel and toast give way to herbal and floral hops and ripe dark fruits. Opaque black color, quickly dissipating brown head. Big roasty flavor, lots of coffee and charcoal, chocolate and caramel in the middle, then a big hop flavor, really floral and fruity. Quite acidic, solid bitterness. Full bodied, lingering dry bitter finish, alcohol is almost imperceptible. Great American imperial stout - big, roasty, hoppy, and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Black with a brown head. Sweet nose, with a touch of chocolate, some grassy hops, toffee. Milky flavor, medium sweet, with roasted coffee, quite bitter. Oddly, the mouthfeel seems a bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2004
maverick, 2003 bottle. absolutely gorgeous deep black with a chocolate brown head. light carbonation. hugely roasty aroma, but also has some woody leafy hops notes--reminds me of oak leaves. intense combination of woody hops and roasty malt, with a touch of alcohol sensation. pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4495) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
2003 Batch (Sampled under Maverick name):
Pitch black in colour, completely opaque with a nice thin light brown head. A nice look to a good old bottle. Aroma of cherries, strong coffee and bitter choclate (~70% cacao). Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt presence in the taste with a good chocolate and coffee taste following behind. The aftertaste shows a lot of the cherry character and some pit fruits, but it is more tart than I’d expect from an Imperial Stout. Overall, a nice beer, not as great for the style as i’ve tasted, but worth a try! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on Thanksgiving Thursday, 25-November-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Deep black stout, thick and molassy. Nice hops and chocolate aroma. intense hops and rich chocolate, sweet malts. Alcohol burn, but rich bodied. (July 31 at Indiana Microbrewers Festival)

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