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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

530 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 602
Gots: 181 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 10-08-2008)
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Reviews by RustyDiamond:
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%

750mL bottle filled on August 2008- #346/470

Shared with Pghlee in 2 GD snifters. Cocoa brown pour with virtually no head. Some bright bubbles when poured from high up, but that was about it. Red ring around the head when held up to a light.

Aroma was very delightful and complex. Chocolate cake, fumey big whisky, tobacco & vanilla bean. Very dense and aromatic.

Slightly tannic on the nose with big oak, dark cherry & plum. Big roasted malt notes with a touch of sweetness. Quite a vinous middle with some bitter chocolate. The middle was somewhat tame to me, after a big start. Not a huge, dense mouthfeel but still tasty. Finishes bitter & oaky. Big whisky heat and oak in the throat. Very drinkable for a beer of this magnitude.

11-09-2009 11:58:35 | More by RustyDiamond
More User Reviews:
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2012 18:09:13 | More by aszatk01
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottle from the second batch

Pours with that usual Yeti awesomeness, black with a great, creamy brown head.

The nose is a nice blend of milk and dark chocolates with vanilla and a touch of whiskey.

The taste packs a lot of chocolate with cookie and vanilla. I can't tell a huge difference between this and the oak-aged version. I usually don't let the price affect my opinion, but in this case, when I could buy several bottles of oak-aged for the price of this one bottle, it's a no brainer. I expected a little more from it. Still a great beer though, as are all of the Yeti's.

04-04-2010 22:14:40 | More by brownbeer
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mveatch

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-09-2013 00:58:02 | More by mveatch
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-19-2013 16:31:35 | More by SkiBum22
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-02-2013 21:24:49 | More by bulldogg915
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-15-2011 23:32:25 | More by NWer
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.65/5  rDev -38.2%

750 ml bottle, bottle 7 / 470 - bottled 8/09. Pours a dark black/brown with a thin brown head (even after a vigorous pour) that quickly diminishes to a thin dusting.

The aroma is sweet chocolate, molasses and whiskey.

The flavor is roasted chocolate with a lot of sugary molasses. It has a bit of strong alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with almost no carbonation.

Overall, this is not nearly as good as the regular Yeti. It has almost no carbonation, and is overly sweet and alcoholic. I can hardly taste the hops that I'm used to in Yeti. It's a bit of a treacly alcoholic mess.

11-03-2008 07:14:14 | More by Beaver13
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-21-2011 05:06:46 | More by Callmecoon
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-08-2013 01:00:37 | More by Snikwad1020
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-18-2013 19:35:39 | More by Jason
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daedalusfinch

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-12-2012 01:41:27 | More by daedalusfinch
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

02-01-2012 14:40:11 | More by Hoops4life511
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-05-2012 04:00:46 | More by Prospero
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2014 04:30:25 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-05-2012 16:04:37 | More by mjtiernan
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-07-2012 02:27:58 | More by bpfrush
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-27-2012 15:46:40 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-05-2013 08:06:34 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%

A:poured into my taster this brew pour just as menicing as any other yeti. Pitch black with a good amount of head.
S: the noise is average of barrel aged stout. Bourbon is present with maulty goodness.
T: the flavor is like a less intense yeti. The notes of coffee and chocolate are calmed down. The bourbon is not pronounced; almost like this brew was aged in brandy barrels. Notes of really dark fruit.
MF: good mouth feel not thined out, but would haved liked a thicker feel.
Overall, a brew that is worth its rarity to have. Enjoyable, but i expected more complexity out of this one.

11-17-2012 04:44:42 | More by TKEbeerman
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-18-2011 20:55:43 | More by Soonami
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-09-2013 03:27:35 | More by williamjbauer
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%

Huge thanks to Joe1510 for bringing this to our epic tasting! Definitely one of my most anticipated selections. This is from the first bottling and here we go...

A nice black pour with a surprising amount of head that doesn't stick around too long.

Tons of whiskey in the nose here. I can't believe how hot this beer still is! There are dark fruits and vanilla present here too. It's very sweet.

Getting fruits, whiskey, vanilla and a corn syrup flavor as well. Again, very sweet beer. It's a little thin for my liking, which takes away from the experience but overall, this is still a good stout.

12-12-2009 18:25:46 | More by rudylaw
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jtladner

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -59.2%

04-11-2014 00:31:02 | More by jtladner
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glid02

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

Bottle shared by RustyDiamond - thanks!

Pours black with a minimal dark brown head that recedes into thin ring around the glass. No lacing is left however the beer is viscous enough to leave legs.

Smells great. Dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, and smooth roasted malt with the vanilla aromas poking out more as the beer warms.

Tastes great as well. The flavors are similar to the aroma with dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and whiskey all present however they're slightly better integrated when compared to the smell. Absurdly smooth, and while it's boozy the warming burn does more to help the beer than it does to hurt it.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's smooth and hefty with light carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could finish off a bottle of this myself with absolutely no problem.

Overall I've been wanting to try this for a while and I wasn't let down. Well worth seeking out, and thanks again to RustyDiamond for sharing.

11-09-2009 03:13:31 | More by glid02
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Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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