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RATINGS: 2372   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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).

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2011
12oz bottle, $4 @ Binny’s. Rathing #2100! No numerical significance this time, just the highest rated beer in my cellar. Bottled 4/16/10. Pored in a taster goblet, brown bubbles rise slo-o-owly to the top.Intense chocolate smell, no over-roasted grains in the nose. Some sweetness is present as well. Taste shows some roastiness, but also more unsweetened cocoa, black coffee and Charleston Chew. Bubbles deliver sting of northwestern bitter hops to every part of my tongue. Impressions of menthol mints come in, too. Thick and syrupy toward the end. Has the slick feel of an alcoholic beverage, but not the burn. I tend to go a few weeks between Impy Souts, and most are barrel-aged, so this raw fresh one is an eye opener and a pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (743) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
Svart med ett mörk brunt skum. Doft: Rostad malt, hårt rostat bröd, mörk kola, kakao, humle, skog. Smak: Humle, torkad frukt, kakao, trä, gräddlikör, gräddkola, bränt socker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours black like oil with the same viscosity, and khaki colored head. Chocolate, roasted malt, a little coffee, and some booze on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with roasted malt and raw cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (119) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle to stout glass. This pours completely black with a one finger brown head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and hops. The taste is chocolate, coffee, malt, roast, some toffee, and a decent amount of hops. The finish is thick and oily. Such a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1440) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Very dark color with a thin brown lovely head. Very nice! Body is somewhat oily, low carbonation, lovely. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted, dried fruits. Beautifully balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (995) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£6.60):
Another week, another excellent American brewed imperial stout. This one is like Larry Holmes trying to follow Muhammed Ali, while this one is very good in its own right it has a ridiculously hard act to follow in the shape of last weeks Bourbon County Stout. Despite this one not being quite in the same league as the bottle of Bourbon County that I tried last week this one is still an excellent beer & one that I’d consider picking up again were it a little more reasonably priced. The taste was definitely a good one, perhaps a little heavy on the alcohol with this one surprisingly seeming stronger than the 15% Bourbon County. I enjoyed this one & I’m anxious to get my hands on a bottle of the Oak Aged version at some point to see how it compares to this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (538) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours completely pitch black with a small medium brown head that fades quickly leaving lace. Aroma has semisweet dark chocolate, a little milk chocolate, black coffee, dark malts with fairly strong roast, black licorice, a little bit of orange oil, and hints of pine hops, pretty strong nose. Palate is moderately sweet at first, particularly dark chocolate/cocoa loaded. There is some medium-roast type black coffee as well, and a nice structure of burnt sugar dark malt, but it’s not an overpowering malt bomb. Some orange peel as well. As the sip progresses, roastiness builds and dries the beer, some roast cacao bean character in there, touch of the licorice. Quite roasty by the end, pine hops, orange peel still lingers, nearly dry with lingering malt flavour but not sweetness. Alcohol completely hidden. Fairly full, oily body with light to moderate carb. Very nicely balanced beer that is rich and chocolately but not terribly sweet, with a real drying quality from roast and hops that gives it a nicely American-style character on the finish. Makes it super drinkable white not being a poor "sipper" by any means either, if perhaps lacking the ultimate complexity of some imperials with additions or barrel ageing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1321) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
355 ml bottle. An inky black beast indeed, fading mocha foam. Darkest roast aroma, espresso, dark chocolate, black licorice. Taste is harsh and bitter, charred dark roasted malt, coffee bean, bakers chocolate, licorice, pine citrus hop, subdued caramel and toffee, could use more sweetness. Softer carbonation, full bodied, well hopped. Full pull sensory assault leading to a nasty bitter end. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
A heavily hopped, slightly acidic stout with big greeny and citrusy notes. Nontraditional, almost like the platonic ideal of a black IPA more than an RIS, and tasty despite not being my kind of thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamP01 (587) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 The pour is black color with a small brown head. Aroma is of dark fruity plum notes, roasted caramel malt, some notes of cacao and espresso. Taste same as aroma with some notes of licorice, and a good bit of dark malt and a kind of dry roasted espresso bitterness. Palate is a full rich body, mild carbonation, slight viscous mouth feel. Finish has some dark fruit plum notes, licorice with a rich dark malt cacao and espresso bitterness. Overall a very good full flavored and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3350) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On Draught
The beer pours pretty much back with a huge tan head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is espresso and dark chocolate forward with some piney hops. It smells sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Aromatic & inviting.

The beer is plenty bitter & plenty rosy. It’s got a good sort of expresso & cocoa thing going on without being "chocolate syrupy" It’s a sweet beer with a little dark fruit but the bitterness, the piney hops and the big roast character really do a great job of balancing that.

Obviously a classic for a reason.

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