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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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524 Ratings

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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 597
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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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

11-16-2012 19:11:27 | More by JRBUSNA02
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a taster glass. Huge thanks to Matt for sharing! This one I have been looking to try for quite some time.

(A)- Pours pitch black with some tan bubbles.

(S)- A robust sweetness with lots of raisin, molasses, and a syrupy bourbon oak profile.

(T)- A really nice robust and rich stout with an even greater bourbon and oak presence that far surpasses what was showing in the aroma. Really nice raisin and molasses/cocoa behind it on the finish.

(M)- A very mellow carbonation level, but it is balanced well with rich raisin/cocoa and superb bourbon oak nuances.

(O)- Overall, a great barrel aged stout. Rich and decadent with again, superb bourbon barrel oak components without making this overly boozy. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 19:54:25 | More by sweemzander
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2.6/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2012 Vintage - Bottle Number 1705

A - pours black with a chocolaty head that thing and forms a nice ring around the glass

S - chocolates and bourbon are quickly overshadowed by dirty diapers...something's up here

T - sweet chocolates up front moves to fruity sour notes. Sour citrus with chocolate and a splash of bourbon follow it up. This one is definitely infected, as the nose indicated.

M - thing with a decent carbonation burn

D - this was an infected bottle. I remember this being great and was excited to sit down and formally review it, but it just gives me an excuse to cross paths with Yeti in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 02:35:41 | More by birchstick
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-30-2012 18:45:57 | More by jklecko2
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Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Insanely black with very dark brown head. Gorgeous stout. Looks like very strong coffee.

S: Chocolate and oak. Lots of tangy/sour oak character and coffee. Reminds me of good french press. Earthy.

T: Wood, wood, wood, sour fruitiness, big time roast, cocoa, VERY oak forward. That oak tanginess is a bit much for my liking.

M: Full and smooth. Interesting balance between rich dark malt and sour wood.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 17:58:55 | More by mattsander
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

10-17-2012 05:05:35 | More by brystmar
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Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 03:45:53 | More by wordemupg
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-14-2012 01:41:07 | More by Hessian257
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-12-2012 23:04:52 | More by bbadger
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

10-11-2012 19:47:50 | More by ystazi
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-11-2012 15:44:12 | More by FullObs
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-07-2012 23:42:18 | More by t0rin0
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-04-2012 01:41:01 | More by Traumahop
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

09-30-2012 18:24:06 | More by mfield14
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-28-2012 10:04:31 | More by Beeradelphia
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-27-2012 17:31:01 | More by bsuedekum
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-25-2012 20:56:11 | More by morebeersforgeorgia
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-19-2012 17:35:36 | More by mttdls
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-17-2012 10:09:49 | More by runner_conor
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2.9/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: poured black in color with a little dar brown head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: plenty of whiskey in the aroma with lots of caramel signs of going infected with tart character but did manage to detect brown sugar.

T: like I suspected it is going infected which the tart character gave away alongside lots of booze oaky notes, some caramel but it was definitely infected.

M: the brew was medium in body with fair amount of carbonation which had infected qualities all around.

O: I honestly wish I had a tasty bottle to drink like most of the people who gave this beer a great rating; oh well.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 11:43:55 | More by Gobzilla
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage, bottle #3500.

Beer is jet black with a moderately-sized cocoa-coloured head. Fades fairly quickly but not totally. Some lace.

Huge whisky smell in the nose, along with oak and vanilla. Big cocoa smell under that. Toffee comes out more as time passes, or I get used to the smell.

Whisky, oak, vanilla, chocolate, toffee. Whisky is strong, but not quite as dominant as in the nose. Despite the strength of the whisky, it blends well with the stout. Interacts rather than dominates.

Full bodied, but not as heavy as expected. Low carbonation.

Overall, very good. Not something I would go for regularly (even if possible), but very glad to have had it now.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 02:15:31 | More by jrenihan
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-23-2012 17:49:24 | More by FreshmanPour77
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2.13/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Long-time want, thanks for sharing Jeff. 3 oz. poured in an FFF Rastal on August 18th, 2012.

A - Looks very close in appearance to Hunahpu's but not quite as thick. Oily, with a deep khanki head and good lacing.

S - I really don't find the aroma too appealing, it's a bit of dark chocolate blended with dark fruit gone bad. Light bit of cardboard.

T - Tangy, semi-sweet flavor present throughout the entire palate. Spoiled cherries.

M - Thin body, lower to moderate carbonation, sweet finish.

D - Has to be infected. It's really pretty bad. The aroma is pretty horrible and the taste is like something super oxidized. Quite a shame, will have to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 16:27:08 | More by Auracom
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-20-2012 22:06:27 | More by Health
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a CBS snifter. Bottle # 3292. Not infected!

Appearance - Jet black. No light pierces even as it pours into the glass. Nice mocha head. Almost as dark as a Zhukov head. Excellent retention.

Smell - Well it's boozy, but the other aromas are very nice. Whiskey and oak. The barrel character itself isn't as prominent as the oak and whiskey (as in, I don't get as much vanilla as I'd like). As a result, the stout comes through more, though. I get the chocolate character of Yeti as well as the grassy hops.

Taste - The whiskey is less prominent here. It's almost as through the barrel has added a booziness without adding a tremendous amount more. There is an oak presence that's nice, though. Strong chocolate. The hop presence of Yeti is cut nicely, though. That's probably the best aspect of the barrel in the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Extremely chewy. Nice. Hot and slightly bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I'm critical, but it's a very nice drink. If I don't analyze every sip, I really like it. If I think about it too much, I nit pick the details and it's not as good as I'd like it to be.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 01:57:10 | More by Alieniloquium
Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.