Great Divide Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
I mentioned my motivation for reviewing a few Great Divide brews in my review of their 17th Anniversary Ale.
Today, I climbed into their most “famous” brew, the Yeti. It’s an Imperial Stout in the traditional sense – no barrel aging or special treatment. It pours like motor oil, heavy and thick. The head is a soft mocha that hangs around through the entire pour. The body is hearty with big notes of sweetness, chocolate and roasted malt balanced by a firm 75 IBU hoppiness that is darn near perfect.
This is another outstanding brew, although I would not quite place it in the league of a KBS or an Eddie Fitz as it lacks in some of the complex layering evident in those superstars.
Nonetheless, it’s a much better than average effort and saddens me to realize that these brews will no longer be distributed in our fair state.