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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

530 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 602
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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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-05-2012 17:06:11 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-06-2012 18:59:15 | More by CGMLS3
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ficklenicholas

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-17-2012 02:38:06 | More by ficklenicholas
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-07-2012 14:25:33 | More by nmann08
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-20-2013 04:48:35 | More by seanwhite
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Brinks

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-14-2014 00:30:08 | More by Brinks
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pandatron

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-30-2013 01:52:07 | More by pandatron
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Daffron24

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-04-2013 20:38:13 | More by Daffron24
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enslighet01

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-11-2013 02:29:37 | More by enslighet01
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osupuck19

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-25-2013 15:05:45 | More by osupuck19
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outrage213

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-08-2013 01:35:02 | More by outrage213
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-16-2013 21:09:04 | More by dfhhead25
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-09-2012 19:42:39 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-04-2013 18:50:17 | More by PopnLoads
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adkieffer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-16-2013 19:06:55 | More by adkieffer
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-21-2014 03:02:27 | More by afsdan
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-14-2013 04:55:30 | More by BMart
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-12-2014 23:50:51 | More by Casey3236
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radio2525

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-18-2013 20:15:21 | More by radio2525
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +10%

2011 vintage shared by cbutova, awesome surprise beer.

Looks like all other yetis, black body, nice brown head retains well and leaves lacing.

Chocolate, roast, whiskey, vanilla in the nose.

Taste is excellent. Big chocolate syrup, roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, caramel and some oak and a bit of alcohol. Just awesome, great balance, slightly dessert-like but not sweet.

Slick mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation, some booze but not bad considering, pretty easy drinking, great flavor.

Even next to a plethora of great stouts, this was probably the best of the night for me and that opinion seemed unanimous. This is exactly how I'd hope a Barrel Aged Yeti would turn out, base beer still recognizable and in tact with a great whiskey barrel presence without being overpowering. Probably one of the best bourbon barrel stouts I've had, the price is a damn shame though.

12-20-2011 19:58:07 | More by Chico1985
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.72/5  rDev +10%

Received a bottle of this gem from Shaebs99. Thanks a lot for the killer trade.

From a 750 into a snifter.
Vintage: 2009
Bottle 712 of 1104

Note: Drunk immediately after the regular Yeti for comparative purposes.

APPEARANCE: Same as the regular Yeti. Pours out pitch black and thick, producing a one finger, thick, mocha colored head with great retention. Jet black body with little carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Thick, viscous looking imperial stout.

SMELL: Lots of bourbon here for sure. Whisky and vanilla, accompanied by some oak notes as well. Roasted malts and baker's chocolate are still there, with some smoky elements as well, but the bourbon is the main act here. The chocolate and hoppy notes take a back seat in this version, but the bold barrel presence brings other interesting things to the table.

TASTE: Yup, this is where it's at. Roasted malts and baker's chocolate still there, and are still the greeter up front. Soon after, however, the barrel assaults full force. Bourbon, vanilla, and lots of oak flavors burst though, but notes of bitter, chocolaty hops still make their way though. Well put together and incredibly well balanced. Not at all barrel dominant like the nose had suggested. Bold and lingering aftertaste or roasted malts and bitter chocolate, all well balanced and complimented by the barrel. Stupendous.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. The barrel has thinned out the body every so slightly, but given how thick Yeti is, this doesn't detract at all. Still very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Stellar feel for the style.

OVERALL: Another top notch, killer variant on the Yeti. As far as barrel aged stouts go, it doesn't get much better than this. Though the nose was quite barrel heavy, the taste profile is the perfect example of how barrel aging can add to an already wonderful base beer without dominating or spoiling it. Well integrated and superbly done. Possibly the best barrel aged stout in production. Thanks again Shaebs99. Beauty!

01-29-2011 21:01:53 | More by Jeffo
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glid02

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

Bottle shared by RustyDiamond - thanks!

Pours black with a minimal dark brown head that recedes into thin ring around the glass. No lacing is left however the beer is viscous enough to leave legs.

Smells great. Dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, and smooth roasted malt with the vanilla aromas poking out more as the beer warms.

Tastes great as well. The flavors are similar to the aroma with dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and whiskey all present however they're slightly better integrated when compared to the smell. Absurdly smooth, and while it's boozy the warming burn does more to help the beer than it does to hurt it.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's smooth and hefty with light carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could finish off a bottle of this myself with absolutely no problem.

Overall I've been wanting to try this for a while and I wasn't let down. Well worth seeking out, and thanks again to RustyDiamond for sharing.

11-09-2009 03:13:31 | More by glid02
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours a dark dark brown. A decent amount of brown head. Very pretty. Smells very chocolatey and rich. The bourbon is fairly subtle. On the tongue the bourbon is solid. Lots of chocolate and rich buttery bourbon. Some very light vanilla and roast. Subtle oak but mostly the chocolate is prominent

04-16-2011 20:00:41 | More by Urbancaver
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

2011 edition with the new packaging poured to a tulip. Can't make out the bottle number as it rubbed. #1864? Cracked for the Super Bowl. The beer pours thick like crude oil. Opaque. When held to light edges are a deep brown color though again almost black. A small 1/4 finger dark deep brown colored head which fades to a thick film on the surface. Not much lacing to report. A nice blend of cocoa, espresso, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and malty sweetness. A hint of the heat. Very complex and very nice. The flavor starts out with heavy roasted malt character followed by rich cocoa and bourbon flavors. Hints of the oak, vanilla, and even molasses come through. Mild bitterness. Very complex and well balanced. Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, a really impressive and well crafted beer. Complex yet nothing in the flavor is dominant or over the top, very good.

02-07-2012 14:32:18 | More by hopfacebrew
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%

2009 vintage

A. Dark black with a just a touch of a head that somehow leaves some small traces of lacing.

S. Incredible aroma! Chocolate, oak, beautiful bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits (raisins and figs). Incredibly complex yet balanced.

T. Dark fruits with caramel sweetness, chocolate malt, oak, bourbon; good level of sweetness

M. Nice, thick and luscious with a nice carbonation level.

D. Supremely drinkable. I like this a lot.

04-16-2011 19:58:16 | More by BeerAndBourbon
Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.