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RATINGS: 2617   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 8/7/2006
Bottle at Ølbaren in Copenhagen, Denmark. Shared with Marsiblursi.
Black color, brown head. Sweet chocolate scent. Full palate. Sweet burnt taste. Initial sweetness, turning to bitter dry cocoa and cold old coffee.

Second rating
(Big bottle purchased at Ölbutikken, Copenhagen)
Pitch black color, brown head. Sweet roasted scent. Also caramel and chocolate. Roasted and acidic taste. Coffee aftertaste, dry. Full mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness.

Rerate (Bottled, thanks to ekstedt!) On November 14, 2008.
Black color, dark brown head. Roasted, sweet, chocolate, alcohol, grainy scent. Sweet, roasted, dry, lingering cocoa, bitter, coffee taste. Full smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Even though this was a blind tasting, I could spot this as a Yeti. Nice!

355 ml bottle I’ve had in the fridge since 2006. Had many, one after one they’ve all left me, now it’s time for the last one to depart.
On October 20, 2012
Still had a good hizz of co2 to it when opened.
Chocolate smell hit my nose from a foot away when pouring, promising riches and good times.
Pitch black color, rich dark brown head, looks amazing! Chocolate, prunes, cocoa, alcohol, sweet, caramel, roasted scent, wonderful, want to keep sniffing it. Also fruity and some berries, all mixed in that chocolate mousse, I wish I had more bottles of this. Rich, smooth, chocolate, bitter, cocoa, alcohol, caramel, roasted taste. Roasted and chocolate finish, warming alcohol. Lingering cocoa and chocolate on the tongue. Slight hints of coffee mixed with the alcohol and chocolate in the aftertaste. Smooth, rich, creamy mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness, but oh so well balanced with the sweetness as well. This is superb, this is a masterpiece, this comes close to perfection.
What is it that they say, the yeti is having sex in my mouth?
Am I being fair raising the points on an aged beer? Ah hell, what is fair anyhow? Screw it, just age your Yeti in 12 degrees Celsius for around 6 years and call me a liar, or be happy you stored more than one bottle... I’ve been through many many Yeti over the years since I bought that big bunch back in 2006, I’m very happy I left at least one bottle this long, mmmm!!!!

Bottle from Systembolaget in Ludvika. Sampled on July 31, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, roasted, hoppy, citrus scent. Hoppy, bitter, roasted taste. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Pours BLACK (the black hole of beers; no light escapes) with good dark brown head. Aroma non-descript with good earthy/woody, chocolate tones. Flavor not spectcular but very good with woody tones and strong flavor. A good imperial that I wasn’t too excited about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a thick black color with brown head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, caramel, and roast malt. Flavor is bitter chocolate, with hints of toffee at the finish. I am also tasting some hops in there too. Starts off bitter but finishes sweet. A nice combination of bitter and sweet. Extremely balanced and excellent imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Bomber from a trade with AbusedGoat; nose of coffee, a little smoke, bitter chocolate, and a molasses hint; Opaque ebony-black with a medium, strongly lacing tan head; Flavor shows coffee, chocolate, and a nice lightly hoppy finish, but not really much of any alcohol, whichs seems well covered.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Pours a thick, black color with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, toffee, roasted malts, and plenty of hop charecter to back it up. Flavor starts off with the chocolate, toffee, and roasted malts that give way to the slightly hop finish. Flavor lingers in the mouth for awhile. Very impressed with this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Bomber. Pours very thick and black with a small head .. you know, like almost any other impy stout. The first thing I noticed about the aroma of this guy is a slight puff of smoke for the first half of the first glass. Once that subsided, I picked up chocolate, a bit of coffee, toffee and cherry. Very nice flavor. A bit of smoke to begin, but after that chocolate covered cherries and mild coffee take over. A slight hoppiness shows up when chilled, and it becomes overly malty when at room temperature. A bit too sweet at room temp. I think this was better then the Oak Aged version. Thanks to Ughsmash for the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pours inky brown with medium brown head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, slight floral hops, mild alcohol sharpness. Flavor is chocolate and roasted malt, slightly harsh, with caramel finish. Nicely bitter aftertaste. Alcohol not hidden as well as the Oak Aged. Still pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2007 Bottle. Holy Smokes what a beer! This Imperial Stout is near perfect. Perfect dark as midnight appearance with nice head. Very full flavored with just a little sense of the alcohol being detected. A great taste on the mouth that makes me want to drink more. I would love to get this on draft! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Excellent Imperial Stout. A little too much alcohol taste comes through, along with the caramel, toffee, and nut tones. Slight bite and is best enjoyed cold. 500 mL poured black, seemingly crimson with minimal head that dissipated quick. I could roll with the Yeti for a while, however, I would have to expose him for the King...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head.Sweet roasted coffee and malt and hop in the aroma. Flavour is Sweet roasted coffee and malt with hints of hop. Bitter coffee finish.

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