Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

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Yeti Imperial Stout (Great Divide Website)
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Today at Slater's 50/50 Burger I had a beer flight plus an additional sampler. They are as follows:
1. Mother Earth Cali' Creamin'
2. Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
3. Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
4. Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy
5. Epic Big Bad Baptist

Color: Pitch black. 8:32PM PT

1. 2. 3: The yeti has some alcoholic fumes, and that's all I detect. Matching the smell, the beer has a strong taste at the start of the sip and a stout flavor that makes itself known at the end of the sip. Afterwards, the lingering flavors are a mixture of strong alcohol and coffee with some bitterness. I like the beer's strength, but I'm ambivalent on its taste. 8:51PM PT 4.

With the spiciness from the burger in mind:
1. 2. 3: Wow, this beer is really strong. There's also a coffee taste. 4.

Maybe I should have the beers in a different order. 9:24PM PT

5. 4. 3: After finishing the Stone Old Guardian I have some ice water. Taking a sip, I find the beer momentarily reveals its stout characteristics before its strength returns. 2. 5. 1. 9:49PM PT

Website Information:

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.

ABV: 9.5%
SIZES: 22oz, 12oz 4-pack, 15.5 gal & 5 gal kegs
2005 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal, Imperial Stout
2008 Great American Beer Festival, Bronze Medal, Imperial Stout
2009 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal, Imperial Stout
2010 BeerAdvocate “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth,” #36
2014 "Top Beer in Colorado"
FOOD PAIRINGS: Grilled steak and leeks, rosemary potatoes au gratin, Roquefort blue cheese, crème brulee.

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