THE LEGENDARY YETI
Review: Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout (Bottle)
By Niko I (FF)
This beer had become a bit of a legend for me as it was one of the first reputable stouts I heard about when I first became interested with craft beer. Thus the expectations were huge. Great Divide opened up in Denver in 1994 and helped spark Colorado to where it sits now as one of the best states for beer in the country. They actually don’t export to Wisconsin so I picked up one of these bad boys in San Diego.
Yeti pours jet black as expected and gives way to a fierce roasted nut and coffee aroma. Like a silky sweet gift from heaven, the beer glides across your mouth bombarding each taste bud with bold notes of espresso, oak, vanilla, toffee, charred nut, and dark chocolate. Stouts don’t get much richer than this. The only complaint I could possibly make is that the dark roasted hops could use a touch more vanilla to balance them out but really this beer is fricken awesome.
Niko I (FF) Score = 9.75/10
Aleks I (GS) Score = 9.5/10
OVERALL = 9.6/10