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RATINGS: 2293   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Wow. Poured deep black with the darkest head that I have seen since the reverend Redhook Double Black Stout. Very enticing aroma. Lovely mouthfeel. I wonder if this one will age well. I plan on finding out. One of the best Imperial Stouts that I have ever had, hands down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
One heck of a stout. Aroma is heavy on the hops, lots of chocolate, caramel, burnt bread, toffee, very complex and pleasant. Such a hoppy smell for an impy stout is nice, and none too common. This sucker pours black as night, with a near-red/orange head. Flavor is quite nice- hoppy up front (wierd) but plenty of chocolate, coffee, toffee, malt, with a dry roasted finish. Yummy. Mouthfeel is seriously thick and coating. A DAMN good stout here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Appearance: solid black color, dark as the Devilís skidmarkís, with a lush, bubbly roasted, dark tan head...beautiful, canít wait to lift it to my lips, ah, but first, to smell... Aroma: bittersweet espresso, rich cocoa, creamy, delicious, toasty, tasty, with further sensations of anise, molasses, dark rum, just lingering in association. Taste: Ah! Thatís what I like! Full-on flavor, thick mouthfeel, rich, tasty, coating the entire palate with this dark delight, a chocolatey paradise in the mouth. Not too heavy, either, not too overwhelming, not too dominated by alcohol, though it does slowly make itís presence felt, this is an exceptionally drinkable IS, almost surprisingly so. Even at 9.9%, itís not knocking me over the head with booze, not even halfway into this bomber, the integration is so perfect, it seems. Flavor never ends, and stews on the palate for nearly an eternity, for as long as it takes to enjoy this beer, which might be forever. Were I a Coloradan, Iíd stock up severely on this brew, and as Iím not, I can only lay back and enjoy it just this once! Like a blissfully bewitching Butterfingers in the mouth, this one, and not about to overtake any in my Pantheon of Imperial Stouts, it admirably takes up the rear!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Rating #300 - Maverick bottle
Didnít know anything about this beer prior to its presentation at our monthly beer geek meeting. I left the meeting thinking this was a sleeper - only to find out it is actually a Yeti - a beer of great reputation. I loved the balance of this beer - the strong malty nose, the rich toffee flavor and the hop punch at the close. I kept reaching back for a sample of this bottle, even though there were some more renowned options available. Each whiff and sip had its own reward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Poured opaque black, very thick with beautiful multi-shade of brown rich head...aroma is toasty, with chocolate, coffee and definately sweet...taste is very yummy and complex...creamy chocolate and coffee is the finish...utterly fantasticly balanced beer...I think the hoppy finish is what makes it seem so coffee like...this is what regular Speedway would be like if it wasnít so layered with alcohol!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Pours a deep dark brown like old motor oil. The head is dark brown like a chocolate mousse; low retention, but leaves a nice layer. Lacing is think and sticky. Aroma is pungent; roasted grains, chocolate, aroma hops, and toffee. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, but full bodied; creamy smooth and oily with a touch of co2 and a lingering hop finish. Flavor is of roasted barley, caramel, coffee and a strong hop presence. Interesting, but a little over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Black pour with traces of brown. Tan head with lots of lacing. Hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Lots of espresso and chocolate on the malty side of the nose. Probably more malt than hop, really. Sweet, smooth feel. Loads of chocolate flavors, with touches of carmel and a warming alcohol touch. Citrusy hops in the finish. Pretty good Imperial.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Dark jet-black color, has a great tightly bubbled, brown head that leaves a nice lacing in the glass. Roasted chocolate, coffee and dark fruit aromas, sweet fruity plum-chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice burnt bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body with creamy and smooth, oily mouthfeel, alcohol somewhat shows as it warms, beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Pours a deathly black color with a suprisingly thick, tan head. The aroma is slightly malty, but oddly laced with hops. Taste is a fairly rich mix of malt, caramel, coffee and roasted goodness, but again the hops are kind of throwing me off. It was alright, but too thin and not enough character to be an uber-Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2004
2003, 22 oz bottle: Dark black body with a very dark brown head that has some serious staying powerl. Quite hoppy aroma comparable to a Victory Storm King with a deep maltiness of milk chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste is immensely balanced with a touch of everything required in a good imperial stout. Initially mild chocolate to start up and quickly fades into a bitter mocha-espresso dry roasty, hoppy finish. Body is thick, ultra-creamy, pretty carbonated. Very neat imperial with a stupendous balance and as much flavor as it should contain. Not my absolute favorite but a darn good one.

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