Yeti Imperial Stout

Colorado
United States
Great Divide Beer yeti imperial stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

YETI IMPERIAL STOUT is an onslaught of the senses. It starts with big, roasty malt flavor that gives way to rich caramel and toffee notes. YETI gets its bold hop character from an enormous quantity of American hops. It weighs in at a hefty 75 IBUs.

Profile

ABV: 
9.5%
IBUs: 
75
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This opaque black ale starts with an aroma of very strong roasted coffee and dark chocolate malts that surpass most Imperial Stouts in strength and complexity. Rich, dark caramel, treacle, molasses, and dried fruit complement the dark malt aromatics. The body is very full with a strong dextrin sweetness that adds to the very strong dark malt presence of roasted chocolate, espresso, and dark caramel qualities. Appropriately, the bitterness (stated at 75 IBUs!) is strong enough to balance the sweetness of the malt yet also enough to allow the beer to finish with semi-sweet chocolate, roasted, and coffee elements. This Imperial Stout is quite strong, rich, sweet, and powerful – even when compared to other imperial stouts – lending credence to the bottle's claims of being an “untamed” and “imposing" examplar of the style.