“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.” 9.5% ABV
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my nonic imperial pint glass. Yeti is about the blackest beer you can get, and pours a thin, dark-brown caramel-colored head which dissipates quickly. Yeti leaves a small amount of lacing.
Lots of rich, roasty malts, mixed some sweet chocolate and toffee scents. There are undertones of dark fruit, and an oaky/vanilla aroma.
The big, sweet, roasty, chocolaty malts lead to dark-fruit hops. The aftertaste of sweet chocolate/bitter dark fruits coat the mouth in a pleasantly bittersweet way. There is a bit of alcohol burn present, but these big beers are really desensitizing me to anything below 10% ABV. There are some trace flavors of toffee and caramel as described, and they compliment the brew quite well.
Yeti really excels at pairing its big, sweet, roasted malts with a generous amount of hops. The flavors are bold and tasty, and each swig leaves an experience in your mouth begging to be savored. A very solid example of an Imperial Stout. Yeti is definitely for those who enjoy a big, malty, beast of a beer. 8.5/10.
Great Divide Brewing Co. – Denver, Colorado