Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 613
Gots: 180 | FT: 7
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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3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 1/19/13

Appearance: Deep, dark brown - nicely sized, creamy, tan head - fades to a few wisps of a cap, nice ring that lasts forever, leaves a few nice spots

Smell: Chocolate and bourbon, in some semblance of balance - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, and coffee - a strong bourbon presence, with some wood, vanilla, and booze - somewhat backed up by the malts - roasty, burnt

Taste: It's like mocha, with bourbon - bourbon and wood are in the front and quite potent, and actually become more intense as it warms (suboptimal) - dark chocolate - lightly burnt malts - roasty coffee - vanilla - malty and vanilla sweetness, a bit too sweet

Mouthfeel: On the light side of full body, smooth, with a lot of heat at the end

Overall: Yeti in a barrel, slightly more interesting than a barrel of monkeys

I should probably stop drinking bourbon barrel aged beers. I haven't really enjoyed one in a while. This issue notwithstanding, I can appreciate this beer. The Yeti base is strong enough to hold up to the bourbon. And this isn't a wood bomb like Oak Aged Yeti.

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3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Thick pour. Small cinnamon colored head drops to a small bubbly cap. No lacing to speak of. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Rich, roasted burnt malts. Sweet, deeply cooked malts. Bourbon adds some nice layers of oak and vanilla with touches of toffee. Pushes toward brown sugar at times. Some cocoa and milk chocolate. Nibs. Bourbon heat stays on top of everything else. Chocolate cake and dark ripe cherry. Almost like a bourbon soaked brownie.

Taste: Bourbon and fudge. Cocoa and chocolate. Homemade caramel with vanilla. Crazy roasted malts. A touch of burnt. Some char. Vaguely smoky. Raisin. So much chocolate and bourbon. Oak. Woody and a touch earthy. Some citrus in the back. Fudge and cake. It's magically a dessert beer. Dark cherry in the back.

Mouthfeel: Thick body. Minimal carbonation. Surprisingly clean on the finish.

Overall: Still searching for the elusive Sasquatch.

A standout use of whiskey barrels. A solid base beer and mellow whiskey influence. Not really an improvement on the original.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joe for sharing this bottle (2011 vintage) at a tasting in 2012. Review from notes.

Poured dark brown, looks kind of oily. Beige tan head that retained nicely, no lace. Big aromas of chocolate, wood, vanilla, and roastiness, but I'm slightly underwhelmed by the complexity of the nose. Even after letting it warm a bit, I get the same plus a slight bit of dates and piny hops. Anyway, the flavor is a better example of what's going on here. Sweet caramel and toffee in the forefront, maybe a touch of biscuit too. Immediately becomes vanilla and dark chocolate (maybe of the Lindt's 80% cocoa type), with an undertone of earthiness and bitterness from the hops. The charcoal/roasted coffee bean flavors are more prominent towards the finish of course. Body is medium, but I think a beer like this should have an even bigger body. Small potatoes I suppose. Nicely carbonated. This beer is pretty damn good. I would seek out a bottle just to complete a Yeti horizontal collection, but I wouldn't go too much out of my way to get this.

Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.