Yeti Imperial Stout is one of Great Divide's flagship brands and comes in several varieties (oak-aged, Belgian, etc...) in addition to the original stout. The original recipe comes in bombers and in 4-packs, while the other varieties only come in bombers. For this Feature Beer Friday we had a bottle of their basic Yeti, and I was excited to get started.
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), Jeremy Spikes and James Lawson (Whiskeybomb.com).
Serving: 12 oz. glass bottle.
Appearance: Awesome dark beer with an off-white head.
Aroma: Rich chocolate, Jay just wrote down "brilliant" in his description and gave the Yeti a whopping 24/25 on the aroma.
Taste: Rich again, but a little roasted/burnt along with the sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Easy to drink for such a strong beer, very nice.
Overall: No one hated this one, but Jay and I scored it a grade better than James and Jeremy. In fact, my 89 is the second-highest mark yet. This is a winner of a stout, so if you're traveling and you see some, don't hesitate. I recently also broke out a nearly two-year aged bottle and it was even better than when fresh. If you have the cellar space, some Yeti is a nice addition.
Overall Rating: 79.5
My Rating: 89