Great D Imperial Stout Yeti 22


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Yeti Imperial Stout

Traditionally, Imperial Stouts, the biggest and boldest of all stouts, were brewed with massive amounts of roasted malts and hops, resulting in a velvety smooth but robust beer characterized by high alcohol content and extremely high hop bitterness. Meeting the challenge of this aggressive, challenging beer style, 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.

A hefty 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

Alcohol by volume:  9.5%

Beeradvocate = 94
ratebeer = 100

Accolades and buzz on Yeti Imperial Stout: 

  • Silver Medal, Great American Beer Festival, 2005 – Imperial Stout
  • Bronze Medal, Great International Beer Competition, 2005 – Strong Beer
  • Regional Champion, United States Beer Tasting Championship, Winter 2007 -- Imperial Stout
  • Grand Champion, United States Beer Tasting Championship, Winter 2005 – Imperial Stout
  • Honorable Mention: United States Beer Tasting Championship, Winter 2006 – Imperial Stout
  • Honorable Mention, United States Beer Tasting Championship, Winter 2004 – Imperial Stout
  • Ranked 59th of the Top 100 Beers in the World and 4th of the Top 10 Beers in Colorado by – RateBeer Best, Summer 2005
  • Rated a “99” by – Winter 2004
  • “Top 100 Beers in the World” 2004 – 60th Best Beer in the World
  • Rated a “90” by – Winter 2004
  • 2003 Alpha King Challenge – an annual competition to crown the best three hoppy beers in America – Second Place
  • Rick Matsumoto of the Rocky Mountain Brewing News called Yeti “Big – big like a Hummer coming to rescue you in your over-ambitious Explorer!” 
  • reviewer Bov, of Bienne, Switzerland, remarks, “Nice lacing, deep aroma of black chocolate, cookies, prune and alcohol, roasted, sweet, very oily and full-bodied, the finish is very long and very bitter with a warming alcohol touch and notes of hazelnut and grapefruit – highly complex and dangerously drinkable; I love it!”  (12/05/04)
  • Taster ArgoO of Washington, D.C. describes Yeti Imperial Stout on “Aroma is sweet, big malty, coffee, citrus hops, some vinous, some alcohol.  Taste is medium sweet, coffee, grapefruit... Finishes with a medium alcohol warming/burn. Big body.  No question they put s$#@-loads of malt and hops in this one – a beautiful beer.” (03/27/04)

Suggested food pairings: 

  • Our friends Kate and David at Denver’s finest artesian cheese and exotic food shop, The Truffle, pair Yeti Imperial Stout with Roquefort, a French sheep’s milk blue cheese
  • Grilled pork tenderloin
  • Filet mignon with blue cheese sauce
  • Cheesecake

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout