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RATINGS: 2604   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2009
12 oz bottle. Another beer on the rating quest. Pours a jet black with a chocolate brown small head that disappates quickly. Smells of lots of chocolate, a bit of coffee, some malt, and a little toffee. Tastes of chocolate, caramel malt, some toffee, and no coffee (a little disappointing). Also a hint of black licorice (which I do not like). Very smooth going down, and leaves a roasty chocolate feeling in your mouth. A great stout, though if you think this is good, try the oak aged, which is greatly better.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Probably, one of the smoothest beers Ive had rich but not too rich. Dark color with brown head. Smells of chocolate and roasts. Tastes like creamy chocolate and roasted coffee beans. So good it will make you want to smack your momma.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Really great stout. Nice espresso and oaky flavors. Toasty and sweet. Maybe a little too sweet. Otherwise wonderful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
12 oz bottle for this rating. Pours pitch black with a beautiful brown head heavy with lacing. Aroma is mostly roast malt and chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, a touch of coffee in the middle, and finishes off with a nice sweet caramel with a touch of floral hops. Very thick and viscous but ridiculously easy to drink. This is world class stuff, get it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Pours black with a thick tan head. Smell is of cherry with thick roasted coffee scent to it. Taste is sweet with a roasted bitterness to it, not as choclatey tasting as many imperial stouts but very nice. Roch creamy palate with a sweet coffee aftertaste that coats the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
Aroma was as expected: roasted, coffee, but not very strong. Nice creamy, light-brown head. Excellent lacing and a fully lasting head. Color=black. Initial flavor was moderately sweet with a similar, long finish. Medium to full body with a syrupy texture. There was a heavy alcohol finish. I was a bit underimpressed with this one, as I really love the Oak-Aged version. I think this one needs a year with respect to the alcohol feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
Delt med Theis på Ølbaren. Kulsort farve lyst beige skum som var kæmpe stort. Meget tyktflydende at hælde op. Choko, kaffe, tørrede frugter sødt maltet og god humle i duft og smag. "amerikaner duft" som jeg kalder det. Fylder godt og har en god humlet eftersmag.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
I’m going to settle my curiosity once and for all. I’m doing a blind test with Yeti and Yeti’s wooden brother to see if I can tell the difference and which one I like better. Of course they look identical when poured heads both dark brown with a pitch black body. I was actually stuck on this one when I tried to distinguish the difference between the two. I ended up realizing that I had to cleanse my palate between the two brews in order to pick up the subtle difference between the Yetis. After I drank some water it was obvious which one was the Yeti and which was the Oak Yeti. The Yeti was lighter in body than it’s oak counterpart and was slightly more watery than the oak yeti. The finish of the yeti was roasted, bittersweet chocolate. Not as deep as the Oaked Yeti. The Oak adds a depth that this beer really needs. The reviews are pretty close to spot on, the oaked yeti is better than the regular yeti only because the Oaked adds a level of depth that isn’t in the regular yeti. A complexity that even my wife can distinguish. I’d have to agree with scrizzz on his review that it’s a little thin but that’s about it. I feel it’s still prety well balanced with the alcohol and hops. If anything I would say that the regular yeti is slightly overrated whereas the oaked yeti is almost dead on in ratings.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2010
37,5 cl bottle. Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, the taste is similar with alcohol too. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Poured basically pitch black with a thick, lasting caramel head. Decent lacing the whole way down. Aroma opened up with a burst of hops and faint hints of caramel and roasted malts. The taste was much different, however. There were definitely hops in the taste, but the complexity really shined through at the first sip. Roasted malts, caramel, toffee, intense hops, subtle fruity notes, and definite alcohol notes round out this stout really well. Very balanced taste, misleading aroma, enjoyable beer. I was confused when rating this because the taste is so complex (more so than other imperial stouts that I like) but being more complex doesn’t necessarily mean better. Great stout but others sit better with me.


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