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RATINGS: 2482   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).


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Pours dark into a snifter. Mocha head dissipates with solid lacing. Roasted hop aroma. Jet black. Very smooth, velvety -- like hot chocolate then a sticky, long well-balanced finish. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Thanks to gputty for bringing this to our "stoutfest". Black pour with a medium brown head. Malty, sweet nose with caramel and brown sugar nose. Flavor is malty, roasty. Very interesting finish, as the sweetness immediately gives way for an intense bitterness. Slightly creamy, ultra smooth body. WOW!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
From 22oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is nutty, roasted malts, caramel and some other sweetness. Flavor has that sweetness upfront then knocks you down with bitterness. Palate is smooth though. This one will age well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Small sample at beer tasting at From The Vine in Lewis Center, Ohio. Dark black; tiny tan ring for a head. Aroma spicy, floral, alcoholic, and a touch of roast and coffee. Flavor just plain knocks you down: Absolutely huge and thick and malty; some coffee and chocolate; alcohol bite is present. Palate is full and sticky like mud. Lacks complexity, but a very big beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Poured from bottle into beer mug. A lasting brown head greets you by sitting on the deep dark brown, opaque body. The aroma is a big dose of spicy, herbal hops mixed with some deeply roasted malty lovin’. The body is so full that it coats the tounge...you’ll have to scrape it off (not that you’d want to). I appreciated that not all of the balancing bitterness seems to come from the hops alone; some of it is from super-dark roasted malts. In the finish I noticed what seemed to be a whisky-like bite from the alcohol. My only problem with this beer was that as it warmed up some I got a slightly medicinal quality late in the flavor and finish. Other than that, a GREAT beer!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2006
This one punched me in the face, and I wasnt ready for it! Maybe Im not man enough to handle it, as much as it hurts to say it. But this was a bit too strong for me. Very dense chocolate, coffee, caramel-roasty smell and flavor. A massive brew to say the least, not for amateurs!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Basically the description says it all. American hops, chocolate, coffee, roasted bitterness, slight malt sweetness. Actually not nearly as bitter as 75 IBU would suggest. Alcohol and licorice start to show up as it warms. I preferred it slightly chilled when the hops really shined. My rating reflects that only.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2006 Poured on the night of Edward’s (brooklynboy) surprise tasting, side by side with the Oak-Aged Version and accompanied by about 20 other stouts rated 3.95 or higher on this site. Onto the beer: Pours a decent color with a bit too much carbonation, and not a very dark head. Some solid notes of bittersweet chocolate and Sumatra coffee on the nose. A bit more of the same on the palate, although not as lush as one would be led to believe by its score. Some raisan and cream on the palate lead to a solid finish. Good, not exceptional. UPDATE: On draught at Crane Alley, Urbana. Once again I’m amazed at how much better imperial stouts are on tap. This impressed me yesterday with its mouthfeel and notes of soy, semi-sweet chocolate, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Much better on tap.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2006
bottle. Great opaque black with a dense tan head. The aroma is very thick of chocolate, coffee, and accented with some pine. Nice chewy mouthfeel and a huge balance of malt and nice spicy hops. This is damn good, but is lacking that little extra flavor that the Oak Aged Yeti packs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Bomber. Pours black in color. Small bit of head. Sweet, milky, chocolate aroma. Coffee with sugar. Quite a bit of hoppy bitterness right up front. Some roasted coffee flavors. Followed by a hint of sweetness. Bitter finish like burnt coffee beans. Some alcohol is present in the finish. Full flavored impy. Nice winter warmer.


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