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RATINGS: 2579   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).


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1093) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
3 month old bottle. Pitch black pour, visibly thick, with a very tall and long lasting espresso head. Smells like roasted malts, chocolate, cherries, a bit of smoke, citrus hops and pine resin. The fresh hop aroma is quite nice. Tastes like chocolate, cocoa, a bit of coffee, grapefruit. Smoothish mouthfeel with low carbonation and a chocolate bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (75) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle from 2012. Pours a rich, viscous black, virtually no head to speak of. Nose is roast, booze, maybe a hint of coffee or chocolate. Taste is heavy on dark roasted malt, a slightly burnt flavor like dark roast coffee making it kind of bitter, but some residual sweetness and lots of booze. Palate is thick, almost oily, and finishes with some boozy burn and crispness from the hops. Not sure if the vintage made this extra boozey, but I’m surprised by how it shone through in an beer under 10% ABV. Still good though!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2196) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
330ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours black with a light brown foamy head leaving lacing and aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast malt, fruity hop. Taste is roasted malt, ash, sweet, molasses, raisins, dark fruits, hoppy, with coffee & chocolate and earthy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2366) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2016
355ml bottle at home. Very dark brown with a full beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite bitter with subtle sweet tones. Coffee, chocolate, malts, caramel, brown sugar, hops and spices. Solid imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minihame2 (372) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Black body, nice brown chocolatey head. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, some pine. Slightly bitter taste at first followed by some bitterness, ending with a nice roasty finish. Really smooth and rich mouthfeel, nice and tingly carbonation. Very nice overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (221) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
In the glass it’s like ink with brown head. Rich sweet nose with roasted notes of chocolate and coffee. Even some dark malts prescense is noted. Hops not forthcoming in the nose but completes the taste with fine notes. Leaving on the palate with high viscosity and intense cocoa and coffee notes. Really a very nice stout indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 1, 2016
Pours a black brew with a small brown head with moderate to poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and hints of citrics, full bodied, well balanced, smooth, creamy texture, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a dry bittersweet finish and a long afertaste

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
polo_marco (219) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 30, 2016
Smells of super soft coffee and chocolate malts. Nice dark black in color. Super Rick dark chocolate flavor followed by coffee and dark roasted malts. Very nice flavor with the two combined. Beautiful full body with just the right amount of carbonation. The first beer from you guy and all I can say is love this brew. Nice work with this coffee stout wish it wasn’t so day but nice work.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bought at a specialty brew shop. Pours a surprisingly dark, almost ink like color with a small dark head. Smells of roasted nuts, chocolate and some malt. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, malt, roasted nuts and a hint of dark fruit. It has an oily chewy consistency that goes down very filling. Overall? Absolutely amazing! many people I have talked to say this is the best Imperial Stout they’ve had!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
515151 (9) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2016 does not count
Bottle at home. A very good beer, but I had higher hopes. Guess I have been told too many times that this is the best imp. stout in the world. It proberly never got a fair chance:-)


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