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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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535 Ratings

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 609
Gots: 180 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 10-08-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

scottfrie, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 batch.

A- Black with dark brown around the edges. Very little head and lacing. 4.5/5

S- Chocolate, dates, and an alcohol twang. 4.5/5

T- Dark chocolate, more on the sweet side than the bitter side. Dark fruits abound. Some bitterness at the very end. 4.5/5

M- Very thick. Coats your mouth. Low carbonation. 4.5/5

O- I didn't think I would get to try this, but santa was very good to me. Damn good Imperial Stout. 4.5/5

MADhombrewer, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Urbancaver at the Fookin barrel aged stout tasting. Thanks Cam.

Poured in a snifter revealing a black and dark brown color. Slight brown head with a little bit of lacing and slight bubbles on the edges of the glass. Definitely enjoyed the nose on this beer! With chocolate, vanilla, slight oak and dark fruits shining through. Great balance of taste between the flavors of slight bourbon, chocolate, oak and fruits again. Pretty good mouthfeel that was thick yet not overly sludgy or too thick. Creamy and well balanced. Great beer as I have loved all the their other non barrel Yeti treatments and this stood out at our tasting. Probably one of the most well received ball stout of the night. Would like to try another bottle in year or so to se what further aging will do to this treat.

mistakebythelake, Apr 17, 2011
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DSlim71, Apr 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stopbarking for sharing this bottle (which he got as an extra the bastard). Bottle 378/470

A - Very dark brown with one finger with coffee head with good lacing

S - Very strong whiskey presence. Caramel and toffee notes

T - Very good whiskey flavor with caramel and toffee just like the nose. Some chocolate and roasted malt as well.

M - Thick body with medium carbonation

D - Very easy to drink and very enjoyable

midaszero, Dec 15, 2008
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First batch, bottle 9/470. Aged carefully in my cellar since shortly after bottling.

Poured from the large capped bottle into a snifter, pitch black, dark tan head with good retention. Lacing is average.
Aroma is roasted malts, with a good but not excessive dose of bourbon, dark fruits, some molasses, chocolate and coffee.
Full bodied, yet somewhat easy to drink, with similar notes from the aroma, well balanced, with a slight tendency to chocolate, fruits and malty sweetness versus roasted malts and bitter coffee.
Carbonation held well over the 2 + years.
Pleasant surprise in a night with great friends sharing this one, Parabola and KTG.

brdc, Feb 26, 2011
Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.