Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.49/5 rDev -18.6%
750ml bottle (2011 vintage - bottle #2542) poured into a Brooklyn snifter. Supposed to be infected, but we will see.
A - Pours thick and syrupy with a pitch black color and a short finger of a deep, milk chocolatey brown head. A bit fizzy and the head dies quickly leaving a thick ring around the glass...first signs of infection?
S - Lots of whiskey up front, sweet caramelly and molasses base, pruney dark fruits, dark roasted malts. Quite boozy overall with sharp alcoholic aroma. Really no sign of infection here...maybe this is one of the good bottles.
T - Nope...Tart up front with the feared infection starting to take hold. Sour cherries backed firmly by smooth whiskey and followed by a very healthy dose of char and smoked malt. Vanilla, sweet molasses and some burnt caramel can be found too. Infection has certainly left its mark and detracts from the overall. Not undrinkable, but certainly not living up to what this beer is supposed to be.
M - Super thick body...one of the more syrupy beers I've had, even with the infection which typically tends to thin out a beer. Carbonation is lowish but plenty for the style and shows just enough life to be interesting. Tart infection detracts and gives a somewhat puckering quality to the beer.
O - Was hoping to get lucky with this one, but figured I wouldn't. Infection hurts this one a lot, but hasn't made it undrinkable. Certainly keeps this from performing up to its expectations tho. I'm continuing to drink this...not sure I'll finish the whole bottle. Oh well...have to try again when this gets released again.
03-29-2013 22:47:47 | More by portia99
3.65/5 rDev -14.9%
2009 bottle, opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013.
Pours dark black, creamy coffee colored head but not a lot of it.
Smells of tangy sweet fruit, caramel and vanilla, a bit of bourbon, something slighty grassy that I imagine is from faded hops.
Taste is fudgy but light, wood and caramel, that mild grassy character again.
Nicely carbed for a big BA stout, body is a little thinner than I'd like but still good.
This is a good beer but pretty disappointing to me. I'm a huge fan of regular Yeti with a few years on it, and I've been enjoying the hell out of my last few bottles of 2008 Yeti, so I figured this would be phenomenal. But oddly I get more faded hop character from the BA version, and less of the delicious mellow maltiness.
03-18-2013 17:29:32 | More by AlexFields
4.34/5 rDev +1.2%
Bottle opened on 2.2.13
2011 Bottle 0829
A - Pours a dark brown with a dark tan head that fades to half and sits.
S - Woody, booze, chocolate, acidic cherry - hmmmm.
T - Booze, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of cherry. Infection?
D - Mild carbonation and a heavy body.
O - Big BA Stout, slight signs of infection, but nothing that ruined the beer. Very drinkable.
02-18-2013 05:24:04 | More by HuskyinPDX
Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.