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RATINGS: 2715   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Very deep brown pour under a tall and thick burnt tan head with near solid curtains of lacing. Strong coffee and semisweet chocolate aroma. Rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla and a healthy hint of citrusy hops. Creamy and silky texture and a long mildly sweet finish. Alcohol presence is exceptionally well hidden. This a very interesting imperial stout in that it is quite well crafted and bold yet not particularly complex. For an impy, its actually refreshing. Absolutely worth a try.

4.2
dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Pours out thick and black with a thick dark head. Chocolate, toffee, & expresso in the nose. I know even more flavors come out when this wams up a bit. Taste has a coffee dryness/biterness to it, lots of hops. Once it starts to warm up, you start to getting a piney, woodsy aftertaste. I also get a little white grapefruit, too. This is a real sippin’ beer, you feel that each sip is going to offer you something new and it usually does. Very complex, a carnival of flavors. Awesome beer from a great brewery. Knock over innocent bystanders to get this beer.

4.1
glennmastrange (2869) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. Deep aromas prevail in this beer. Toasted malts, perfumey hops and earthy yeast. Smoke, toffee and pepper were also noticed. Head is creamy, light brown has excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is opaque black. Taste starts sweet and a little sour then has a long acidic and bitter finish. Body is med/full, oily and creamy with a soft carbonation. Another great by Great Divide.

3.2
Quevillon (3089) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Bu au Mondial 07. Brune foncée, mince collet beige. Arome légé de café, peu malté. Goût de malte cafiné sec. O.k. miais j’aime mieux l’autre Yeti.

4.4
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Almost a pitch black pour. Forms into a nice dark tan head that lasted a decent amount of time. Smell is great, full of chocolate and coffee. Taste is much of the same with the alcohol kicking in as it warms.

4.5
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22oz Pours black, hardly any dark tan head. Lots of roasted malt in the nose, coffee, and hops. Flavor is deep and warm, definately a sipper. Mouthfeel is fullbodied, not sharp, smooth going down. A great Impy stout. Better then its oak aged counter brew.

4.5
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Sampled in Boulder. A fantastic micro brew that comes out very dark brown and full of great hops and malts. A truly top notch brew.

4.7
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Rated 11/11/06: Yeti, Yeti, Yeti....this is definately one hairy giant of a stout! Think this is from ’04 can’t be sure though. Aroma is silky smooth lots of mellow chocolate, raisens, plums, and tons of roasted malt with a touch of hops. Black pour with an ample head and some lacing what a great surprise for an imperial, for that I give it the tops. Mouthfeel is well blended and exceptionally smooth, just the right burn from the abv to round out another top score. Awesome flavor, I believe that this has been sitting for at least a couple of years. Incredibly mellow and well blended. Heavy thick malts with a complimenting sweetness matched by a trace of bittering hops. Great stout, great label, and well priced This is a must try.

4.2
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Finally rating this one after several previous bottles. Pours black with a very dark tan head. Rich cocoa/chocolate aromas, with some roast, alcohol, and hop character present. Expected a heavier palate, so it’s very drinkable. Heavy bitter flavors abound from roast and hop origins. The bitterness is touched by the cocoa and provides balance. A great, accessible IS.

4.3
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
22oz. Bomber $5.99 Binny’s Orland Finally getting around to trying this one. Yeti pours solid black into my snifter. It lets zero light through at all an actually makes my room darker. A 2 finger creamy brown head formed on the pour that fell to a cap with thick edges. Left lacing as it receded and continued to do so with each drink. A really nice looking beer. I read on the bottle this beer had 75IBUs. The hop presence really comes through in the smell. Big floral hop aromas. As it warms I even get some mild grapefruit rind. Not as much roasted malt as I expected but this is a rather nice surprise. Mild roasted malts, very mild. Some caramel makes a showing as well. I’m really liking the smell of this stuff. It’s a hop bomb in a stout. Mildly roasted malts in the flavor along with caramel malts. The roast comes through in the taste more than the smell. Roasted malts leave you with the familiar burnt coffee bitterness but this beer also finishes with an unfamiliar floral hop bitterness that lingers. Very good and unique. Body is big but very smooth and creamy. A body like this usually tends to mean the beer is a sipper but the smoothness of Yeti makes this an easy one to put away. Hops cause the tongue to take a beating. For such a big stout this is an extremely easy drinking beer. I could drink on this beer untill it put me to sleep. Yeti is a wonderful stout. A very unique beer with the big hop addition. Reminds me somewhat of Alpha Klaus. Definately a pleasure to drink. 3/17/07


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