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RATINGS: 2242   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2004
Tasted in Colorado (Denver). Obtained from a beer store in Vail. 22oz bottle - whoopiee!!!!!!! Here we go.... Pours the deepest darkest black imaginable. The is as thick as motor oil - seriously. Head is a deep brown/tan colour and is well maintained in the glass. Very strong aroma. There is a lot going on here. Aroma is strong in alcohol, has a big bold cocoa and coffee scent. A slightly acrid component is present and is most likely explained by the intense hop component. I think I even detect a hint of licorice in the aroma. Flavour is just as intense. This is an 800 pound gorilla of a beer. Very very serious stuff. Initially, the taste feels sweet. A slight creamy feel is present in terms of taste texture. The finish is intensly bitter like chewing on espresso beans. Once tasted, a brief moment afterwards the warming effect of the alcohol appears. A very very nice example of an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle. Utterly opaque, big tan head. Not that much of an aroma compared with what I expected - it didnít impress, but the deep roasty flavor and very thick, satisfying mouthfeel more than made up for it. Nice example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
TannerTavernboys rocks for letting me take this bottle with me. It pours black as night with a purple and orange head. This head just exploded out of nowhere too...it just kept enveloping the glass even though the pour was long since over....thick and undissipating. The aroma is chocolatey with vanilla, caramel, oak and hints of grape....yeah....grape! The taste is much the same with an overpowering chocolate graineyness and a hint of caramel in the finish. Little carbonation, dry and sweet finish. A nice beer, but a true pleasure to look at!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Decent head of dark brown foam. Very dense. Settles nicely. Nice rich aroma with black cherries, dark chocolate, roasted grains and a bit of licorice. Some coffee in there also. Underlying bitterness in the aroma is very hopefull. Color is a dark brownish black. Rich meaty flavor. Medium bodied. Bit of soy sauce and some tartness. Tons of roasted malts. Good amount of bitterness in there balances the sweet and rich malts very well. Finish is roasty and a bit salty with a good helping of hops. Lingering bitterness with a slick chewy coating in the mouth. Nice alcohol tingle and warming. A top notch imperial stout. Thanks to Eyedrinkale for this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
A big thanks to BrooklynBoy and JPDIPSO for this style. Pours blacker than the Ace of Spades, with a big deep brown head and great prolonged lacing. Aroma of big coffee, malt, chocolate, fruit, and cognac. Tastes malty, with tons of coffee, chocolate, nuts, and a rauchy roastiness. There is also some tart cherry flavor, milk stouty flavor, and hops in the finishing taste. Great mouthfeel. This one could be the TWIN of the Stone 2002 RIP, but it is ever so slightly drier at the finish. After two of these, not only will you see Yetiís, but I suppose the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, and Jimmy Hoffa as well. Just an amazing brew, and one of the Big 3 that will kick your ass and take your name from Great Divide. Maybe if you feed your girlfriend one of these, youíll get to see her Great Divide. Itís worth a try. Cheers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Agressively hopped (pine and grapefruit mostly). Aromas of chocolate, caramel, coffee and cask wood. Deep black with a brown head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Heavy body, creamy/oily texture, average carbonation, slightly alcoholic. The bottom line is: dark, well balanced, low acidity. 3/20/2005. Just finished a full bottle of this. A little more acidity than I original detected, but still very good. Great at room temperature. Smooth, super thick, rich, roasty, hoppy...practically everything I could ask for. One big downside I didnít see last time though: way too much carbonation. Iíd bump this up a few points (4.6, maybe) if it had about a third less carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Thanks, Lord Gorlock! Black with tan head, aroma of roasted malts and vanilla...hoppy flavor also included caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Thanks to Lord Gorlock (DrunkAsASkunk) for sharing this on his 2004 World Tour. Black with a Mocha colored head. Aroma of dark caramel, roast malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is like espresso. Dark, coating, roasty palate that goes on and on. Very Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 This was a damn good Imperial Stout. Pitch black appearance with a large tan head. The aroma was smoke and chocolate. The flavor was very complex with some smoke, licorice, chocolate, raisins, and vanilla. This is certainly one of the more bitter Impys Ive tasted. The aftertaste leaves a nice sweet chocolate coat on your tounge. Very good! Thanks LordGorlock!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 A big wow on the appearance here; two tone brown (ligher on the bottom with a nice circular expanding darker ring in the middle on top) - really beautiful with the most consistent sized bubbles ever. hmmm, weird. Nice coffee nose, very hoppy (pine resin). Delicious, and kept thin (I think) by the intense hoppiness and the nearly excessive carbonation. Vey drinkable. Similar in my mind to Great Lakes Blackout, but this is a tad thinner.

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