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Double Deuce – Double Deuce: Lagunitas Imperial Stout and Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

Posted by on October 28, 2007

Today we have a special Double Deuce – Double Deuce! Two reviews of 22’s in one poo!

Lagunitas Imperial Stout

The Lagunitas Imperial Stout is fantastic. Great look, smell, and taste.

Lagunitas Imperial Stout bottle

It tastes very rich and thick. None of the flavors are too overwhelming, and they’re balanced really well. It weighs a hefty 8.2% ABV, which is typical for imperial stouts, but this has so many flavors going on, you don’t get a heavy alcoholic taste. There wasn’t much carbonation, so no crazy head.

Lagunitas Imperial Stout in a glass

It’s almost as dark as our coke table, as you can see here. The aroma is exactly what you’d expect for an imperial stout.

Overall, the Lagunitas Imperial Stout is a fantastic brew. Great malty and roasty flavor. I’m a big fan of imperial stouts, and this is definitely going on my “if I’m in the mood for an imperial stout and this beer is available, then I’ll probably have one” list.

I’ll give it 4 out of 5 poos.

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

I’ll have to admit, I’ve had this one a few times before. It’s one of my favorites! This one is actually at the top of my “if I’m in the mood for an imperial stout and this beer is available, then I’ll probably have one” list. It’s really freakin’ good.

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout bottle

The Yeti Imperial Stout has a rich, thick, and malty taste. So thick, so dark, so complex. Much like the Lagunitas above, this one has so many different flavors going on. No one flavor sticks out, but they all come together so well. When I drink this one, I take a sip and let it sit around in my mouth for a little bit longer to try and absorb as many flavors as possible. The Yeti is really intense, but so easy to drink.

Like all imperial stouts, this has a high alcohol content, 9.5% ABV. The taste is so smooth, and so full of flavor, an overly alcoholic taste doesn’t slip in at all. You don’t notice the alcohol content until after you finish drinking the bottle…

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout in a glass

Yeti Imperial Stout looks even darker than the Lagunitas Imperial Stout! It’s got a bit more carbonation, too, as you can see here with the large, thick, dark-brown head. I wasn’t expecting that much head when pouring it.

Yeti also has a lovely smell. A very malty, earthy aroma that just gets your taste buds ready for awesomeness.

Overall, I love the Yeti Imperial Stout! It’s really rich, thick, dark, and tasty. I highly recommend trying it if you see it somewhere. Definitely a 5 out of 5 poos!

(Note: There’s also an Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, which I tried before and tasted very similar. The Oak Aged Yeti had some very mild oak and vanilla flavors, if I recall correctly. Perhaps I’ll have to try that one again later.)


I drank both of those 22’s last night, and here’s what ultimately came of them this morning…


Much like the beers, dark, thick and smooth. It all came out pretty quickly. It did make the pee look a little light, so the darkness of the poo really shows.

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