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RATINGS: 2704   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Great Divideís 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, Yetiís hop profile reveals a slightly citrusy, piney, and wonderfully dry hoppy finish. 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

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4.1
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
22oz bottle, seemed pretty fresh. thanks to holdenn for this sample. tried next to oak aged yeti (again supplied by holdenn, he rules!). this poured very dark with small tan head. nose was dark chocolate, toffee, roasty, and grassy hops. flavor is very much of the same lots of dark chocolate and very grassy hops with caramel and toffee. alcohol was well hidden. carbination is medium-high. body is a tad thin. this regular yeti is more aggressive with chocolate and loads of hops when compared to the oak aged version. a lot more chocolately. it may not be as complex as the oak aged version but iím into the super hopped up imperial stouts these days and this has that going on. very hoppy and dark chocolately indeed! i appreciate both beers but i think i prefer this yeti, a more hoppy and dark chocolately sibling.

3.7
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
Drank a 12 ounce single. Iíd never seen it before but Iíve had the Oak Aged Yeti on several occasions. This beer was a bit more aggressive, not as rich. I expected it to be very similar but it was fairly different. None the less, a very good Imperial Stout. Not as smooth as the Oak Aged, but still, an aggressive brew.

4
yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours pitch black with creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee malty. Taste is malty followed by a subdued bitterness. Ends in a coffee and bitterness blend.

3.6
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
22oz bottle purchased from Total Wine in Clearwater FL. My first imperial stout! As such, I should mention that Iím not much of a stout drinker. More of a hop fan. So I figured an imperial stout with a lot of hops could be up my alley. Pours black with some head depending on the pour. Smells very very much like a stout. All strong malts. Tastes pretty much like a stout too - in fact, somewhat surprisingly so. Lots of roasted malts and some hints of coffee. There are some hops in the aftertaste, but itís not as substantially different from some other stouts as I was expecting. But itís definitely a very full flavoured stout - I would drink more stouts if they were like this one. Canít say I particularly tasted the alcohol - though I felt it!

4.1
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2007
POurs black, with a thick, creamy/frothy chocolate brown head. Aroma of creamed coffee, bitter chocolate, with hints of vanilla, and a bit of alcohol. Bitter, creamy, mocha flavor, with undertones of warming alcohol and vanilla. Palate is medium/full, lots of coffee bitterness, some chocolate overtones, and boozy but warming alcohol. Great flavor and balance.

4
bierkoning (13243) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Almost opague, dark head. Licorice and mango in the aroma. Sweet and full bodied. Licorice and roastflavor, immediately followed by loads of fresh earthy and flowery hops. Citrus in the far background. There is a difference in character between the oak aged and the "plain" version. The oak version is perhaps more complex, the "plain" version has more hop caharacter and a more pronounced aroma. The quality in both cases is outstanding.

4.3
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2007
pours jet black with a thick roasted brown head. slowly dissolves into a nice covering that lasts throughout. excellent lacing as well. sweet dark chocolate flavor at first then fades to roasted malts. burnt coffee and a dry bitterness in the finish. overall a wondefully enjoyable impy stout.

3.9
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
Big thanks to Dansting for this baby. Iíve been waiting awhile to get the regular Yeti, as itís been awhile since I had the BA version. Appearance is jet black with some light brown highlights on the edges of the glass (gotta hold it up to a pretty bright light) with a thick creamy dark tan head with some serious staying power (head almost looked like something off a cappuccino). Aroma was dark chocolate, molasses, slight coffee notes and some undercover citrus hops. It would have gotten high marks but the aroma was a little tame for my liking. Flavor were pretty much the same as the nose with a little more emphasis on the hops. The creamy smoothness of this beer is just incredible. Overall, an excellent beer but I think I like the BA version a bit better. It carries just more complexity for me.

4
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2007
Black as a moonless night. Brown head. Sweet with hints of coffee, wood, chocolate and a nice bitter finish. Not as much vanilla as the oak aged, but that makes sense.

4.1
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2007
I;ve been waiting a long time for this one, and I was not dissapointed, big brown head, black body, sweet syrupy rasted nose, brilliant chocolate flavor, woody mocha smoke, roasty, lingering dry and warming finish


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