This was the third beer of the day (we were there for awhile, so my palate had some time to recover). Nic’s cousin likes stouts, and after having the Chocolate Oak Aged, I knew that I had to bring some Great Divide, if I could find it. The beer store only had the regular Yeti, which I’ve never had, so I grabbed a bomber of that.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to wikipedia, “A yeti is an apelike cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet.”
Random: This is an interesting name for a stout. I guess maybe because the beer is so good, it’s almost mythical?
This poured a deep black colored body with a tan two-fingered head which left lacing on the glass. You cannot see anything through this brew. On the nose, there was coffee and roasted malts. Also, I got some bittersweet chocolate. The nose became more fragrant as it warmed. On the taste, I got lots of coffee and chocolate. There was also more carbonation to the beer than I expected. I really enjoyed the taste. As the brew warmed, the coffee seemed to overtake the chocolate a bit. A few things were surprising to both me and my drinking pal. First, the IBUs were almost 60, and on the taste, I wouldn’t have put it nearly that high. Second, this beer is 9.5%, where is the alcohol in the taste? If the beer were a little lighter, this would make it dangerous. I wouldn’t call it syrupy, but this beer has body, so I could only have one or two. All-in-all, fantastic beer. I would definitely have this again unless I could get the Oak Aged. Definitely try this.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0