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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged YetiBarrel Aged Yeti

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95
world-class

566 Ratings
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 617
Gots: 181 | 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless wine snifter.

Big thanks to Homebrew311 for sharing this bottle!

2011 vintage, bottle #1904. With this bottle, I have finally finished my trek through all of the Yeti variants (that I know of, anyway...). I feel closer to complete than before... Anyway, this stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of sienna foam. Yeah, it's good-looking, but somehow not as attractive as some of the other variants... The nose comprises whiskey, light oak, cocoa, roasted malts, maple syrup, and molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, along with more chocolate and some light red grape notes. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairy rich feel. Overall, a damn fine stout, one that utilizes the barrel-aging very well (unsurprising). Good times.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: 0497

A: Straight black pour, like motor oil, with a small very brown head. No lacing or retention. If it had better lacing or retention it would be a 5.

T: The smell is all booze and whiskey, some chocolate underneath.

T: The taste on this is the best part. Great blend of chocolate, roastiness, booze, whiskey, oak and vanilla from the barrel. Alcohol and roastiness on the back. Balance is perfect as it warms.

MF: Thick and heavy, a little under carbonated, but not as much as BA Old Ruffian. Dry finish and boozy.

O: I Really enjoyed this. I was worried after having BA Old Ruffian earlier and it was way passed it's prime. This was tasty, full of stout and whiskey. Very much enjoyed.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage opened by ipa247.

A: Pours a near black color with raisin highlights beneath a thin dark brown head.
S: Smooth notes of vanilla, light woody barrel and oak scents, and a bite of bourbon and creamy chocolate.
T: Crazy smooth flavors of raisins, marshmallows, chocolate and vanilla with a very mild hint of warm bourbon in the finish. The aftertaste is sweet and full of raisins.
M: Full thick body, incredibly soft mouthfeel with soft carbonation, and very integrated and smooth alcohol that is a just a tiny bit warming.
O: I have a bottle of 2011 vintage that I was thinking about opening but after having this I can see it’s worth the wait. An overall thick and chewy stout.

EDIT: 2011 is an infected mess. Sour cherries galore. Damn you.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

951st Review on BA
Bottle to Stemmed Tulip
750 ML
2011 Vintage- Bottle #178

Thanks to BA Poonamibaxter for this one!
Shared with BA GuruDel

**Paired with chocolate brownies, as label states is good pairing**

App- “Is that molasses” asks Gurudels wife. No its not. Its a rich dark deep brown, bordering on black with a good sheen. It was lush, rich and thick in the glass with a two finger slow receding brown head. Like a frothy brown craterous whip cream. Great sticky cling, A very good looking stout.

Smell- A little bit of bitter dark chocolate roasted notes with a stinging fresh whiskey note. The malt and grain are somewhat hidden behind these two other aromatics. On big whiffs its just the whiskey. Missing a key vanilla/oak note.

Taste- Takes a bit of time for this to mellow in the glass. Its not the biggest at 10% but its assertive at points with the booze coming though first and foremost. The chocolate comes next with a little bit of plum and dark fruit layering. A good grain bill retains itself from the base Yeti. The whiskey flavors add a depth of flavor akin to a peat or some moss.

Mouth- A good low bodied stout with a low-medium carbonation. I think they nailed the feel of this stout with some rich smoothness and a touch of whiskey burn and chocolate on the finish. A bit silky. Well done.

Drink- This was a very good treatment for a big favorite of mine. I like the way they went with a homer Whiskey treatment. It added a certain smoothness with some heat, smoke and grain feel. I would like to see a couple more bottles of this one or one with some age already on it. Highly recommend this one.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.