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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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575 Ratings
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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 619
Gots: 181 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 10-08-2008

This unique version of Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least nine months in Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey barrels.
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Ratings: 575 | Reviews: 193
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Review number 666! Been saving this beer for this occasion. Great stuff but not as good as the Parabola I had right before it. Review from notes:

Dark pour, almost black, tan head with nice whisps of lacing down the tulip.

Aroma is boozy, light oxidation, some dark chocolate, roast is subdued.

Taste is a touch thin, boozy again with some more chocolate. Sweet caramel, maybe some coffee and oak? Hard to tell. Roastiness is mellow, needs some more bitterness. Well aged indeed, smooth, low carbonation. I wouldn't let this one go any further if I had any other bottles sitting around.

Overall easy drinking, needs a touch more carbonation to cover up some of the aged qualities.

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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/01/2011

2011 batch (aged for 9 months in Stranahan's whiskey barrels) poured into a snifter. Bottle #2704 - 10.7% ABV. The last time I tried this beer was when the first batch was released. It's been a long time.

A: Appears ebony, exhibiting a level of viscosity that would make a rheologist gape in wonder. The head forms two fingers of Sepia froth. Great looking beer.

S: I get caramel with a lot of roast and a light coffee presence. There's some fusel alcohol that stings the nostrils but it's faint. Whiskey is aromatic and pleasant, blending with vanilla and oak - there's a lot of oak. Dark fruit is restrained.

T: Lightly bitter up front with notes of earth, dark chocolate, and cocoa. I get a little caramel with accompanying fudge. The Stranahan's whiskey barrels provide notes of whiskey and vanilla, and malt effects a strong roasted characteristic with subtle burnt notes. Brown sugar appears midpalate and grows stronger in the caramel fudge whiskey finish. Alcohol is well masked until the finish.

M: Full in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is silky with pleasant alcohol warming.

Overall: This is certainly a good barrel aged Imperial Stout, but it isn't in the upper tier. I'd definitely purchase a glass of it if offered the chance, but I wouldn't buy another bottle.

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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into St Bernardus glass with Mattsander and alpineclimber 12/10/12

A more light would escape from a black hole, just a thumbnail of a cola edge, even the foams dark, real dark, its short lived and leaves some polka dot lacing but the darkness of liquid and foam alike impresses

S dark fruit and oak are strong with some boozy vanilla, more earthy woody notes the barrel has left a mark for sure, I want to love the smell but its just a little boozy

T has a tangy twinge to it if that makes sense, a little sour fruit in the mix with licorice, wood, more wood, then the char kicks in, more sour notes with some dark coffee.

M not as thick as the color would let you believe but far from watery, that tangy twinge is a strange sensation, some heat and the char and coffee linger on the finish

O needs too mellow out but the faint sour notes and tangy sensation makes me think an infection might be setting in but perhaps it’s in my head. Not sure if I’d age this or not, either way it’s pretty decent stuff today

not my favorite from the Yeti’s but still solid, its great stuff if you like woody stouts, I’m not 100% sure if the sour notes are intended but its working pretty well.

Edit- The above was from notes and after reading a few other reviews perhaps there’s an infection setting in. Changes nothing I still liked the beer and if we did have an off bottle it wasn’t off by much as we all enjoyed it.

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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Barrel Aged Yeti pours midnight black with a dark mahogony head. Seriously, this stuff looks like motor oil.

Aromas of oak, fine tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and dried dark fruits pervade. This beer has quite a nose.

The woodsy oak flavor really comes through on this beer. This beer is smokey and rich with dark coffee and chocolate coming off strong. The dried dark fruits are still present, lurking in the background.

The mouthfeel is rich and sumptuous. Silky smooth with light carbonation.

Overall, this is a great beer. Definitely worthy of slow thoughtful sips. I couldn't have a bunch of these as it is a very strong beer in every sense of the word.

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Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.