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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Pours black with a dark brown head. Very sweet. Has a strong caramel/sugary effect in the back of the throat. Port-like. nice warming alcohol in the finish. I actually prefer this one to the oak aged version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 Served in a snifter @ 59 degrees. Pours the color of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, with a creamy head the resembles an over cooked flan. Completely opaque, and dense. Truck loads of American hop aroma. Grapefruit, and evergreen to be precise. Burnt sugar, Carmel, dried fruits are apparent. Each drink is bliss. The hop character starts with ’shock and awe’ type attack, then a big slap of rich dark chocolate takes the middle, and finishes like a bitter cup of gas station joe with chocolate flavoring. Top that off with a mouth filling body, and a slight alcohol burn, and you have a staple beer for any stout lover.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Yeti Imperial Stout pours to an opaque, jet black color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is packed with big aromas of citrus and pine paired with aromas of sweet malt, dark chocolate, and aromas of coffee. The palate is full on the tongue with lots of good sweet malt, dark chocolate, and mild roasty flavors. There is a nice underpinning of currant fruit flavors as well. Yeti Imperial Stout finishes with more big dark chocolate, roast, and currant flavors up front, then ends with some dark chocolate that leads into a piney/citric hop bitterness that linger. This is a rich, flavorful, delicious, Imperial stout with lots of big aromas and flavors. As far as Imperials go, it isn’t exactly on par with classic examples of the style, but I have found the domestic(American) versions to be actually more to my liking ei Bell’s Expedition, Rogue Imperial or even Smuttynose Imperial. I would have liked a little more peppery alcohol in Yeti, but make no mistake, this is a huge beer, and one that should not be missed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a dark brown with a small tan bubbly head. Aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and light coffee. Flavor of cocoa, alchol and light coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 I really wanted to love this. Unfortunately, I just thought it was mediocre. Great color, decent aroma, flavor was more hopped than I care for. Alcohol was very present especially as this warmed. Became bitter and astringent on the finish. Wasn’t too crazy about the aftertaste, just too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5493) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - 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.

   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!

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