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Barrel Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

533 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 605
Gots: 181 | 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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THECPJ

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-21-2013 18:31:18 | More by THECPJ
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leedorham

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-21-2013 16:02:34 | More by leedorham
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-20-2013 16:23:49 | More by jvillefan
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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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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 23:37:17 | More by vonnegut21
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Lethargy99

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 22:45:22 | More by Lethargy99
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-19-2013 19:13:20 | More by ChrisPro
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 18:31:39 | More by yourefragile
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -13.5%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 1/19/13

Appearance: Deep, dark brown - nicely sized, creamy, tan head - fades to a few wisps of a cap, nice ring that lasts forever, leaves a few nice spots

Smell: Chocolate and bourbon, in some semblance of balance - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, and coffee - a strong bourbon presence, with some wood, vanilla, and booze - somewhat backed up by the malts - roasty, burnt

Taste: It's like mocha, with bourbon - bourbon and wood are in the front and quite potent, and actually become more intense as it warms (suboptimal) - dark chocolate - lightly burnt malts - roasty coffee - vanilla - malty and vanilla sweetness, a bit too sweet

Mouthfeel: On the light side of full body, smooth, with a lot of heat at the end

Overall: Yeti in a barrel, slightly more interesting than a barrel of monkeys

I should probably stop drinking bourbon barrel aged beers. I haven't really enjoyed one in a while. This issue notwithstanding, I can appreciate this beer. The Yeti base is strong enough to hold up to the bourbon. And this isn't a wood bomb like Oak Aged Yeti.

01-19-2013 18:27:57 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -15.2%

2011 vintage. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Thick pour. Small cinnamon colored head drops to a small bubbly cap. No lacing to speak of. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Rich, roasted burnt malts. Sweet, deeply cooked malts. Bourbon adds some nice layers of oak and vanilla with touches of toffee. Pushes toward brown sugar at times. Some cocoa and milk chocolate. Nibs. Bourbon heat stays on top of everything else. Chocolate cake and dark ripe cherry. Almost like a bourbon soaked brownie.

Taste: Bourbon and fudge. Cocoa and chocolate. Homemade caramel with vanilla. Crazy roasted malts. A touch of burnt. Some char. Vaguely smoky. Raisin. So much chocolate and bourbon. Oak. Woody and a touch earthy. Some citrus in the back. Fudge and cake. It's magically a dessert beer. Dark cherry in the back.

Mouthfeel: Thick body. Minimal carbonation. Surprisingly clean on the finish.

Overall: Still searching for the elusive Sasquatch.

A standout use of whiskey barrels. A solid base beer and mellow whiskey influence. Not really an improvement on the original.

01-19-2013 18:24:21 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-19-2013 16:31:35 | More by SkiBum22
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2013 15:03:49 | More by seeswo
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-18-2013 19:35:39 | More by Jason
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-16-2013 15:46:13 | More by aorloski
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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warrenout330

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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mveatch

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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EDDYSmack


4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-08-2013 17:21:39 | More by EDDYSmack
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-08-2013 03:19:59 | More by Ungertaker
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

Thanks to Joe for sharing this bottle (2011 vintage) at a tasting in 2012. Review from notes.

Poured dark brown, looks kind of oily. Beige tan head that retained nicely, no lace. Big aromas of chocolate, wood, vanilla, and roastiness, but I'm slightly underwhelmed by the complexity of the nose. Even after letting it warm a bit, I get the same plus a slight bit of dates and piny hops. Anyway, the flavor is a better example of what's going on here. Sweet caramel and toffee in the forefront, maybe a touch of biscuit too. Immediately becomes vanilla and dark chocolate (maybe of the Lindt's 80% cocoa type), with an undertone of earthiness and bitterness from the hops. The charcoal/roasted coffee bean flavors are more prominent towards the finish of course. Body is medium, but I think a beer like this should have an even bigger body. Small potatoes I suppose. Nicely carbonated. This beer is pretty damn good. I would seek out a bottle just to complete a Yeti horizontal collection, but I wouldn't go too much out of my way to get this.

01-06-2013 16:29:33 | More by DmanGTR
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-01-2013 12:15:47 | More by rsdaugherty
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%

My 1,000th review! I never thought I would reach this milestone and it just happened to land on my birthday. Time for something special.

2011 vintage served slighty chilled into a goblet.

Barrel Aged Yeti is nearly black in color with creamy off-white head. It settles quickly but leaves a short layer on top.

Aroma is sweet and boozy. Similar to the oak aged Yeti but with a hint of red wine and whiskey.

Flavor is very well balanced with great depth. The barrel aging elements never overwhelm the experience, just enhance it. It has rich roasted malt body with bits of dark bitter chocolate and coffee. Then the barrel character comes through with the vinous vanilla and peaty whiskey. A hint of smoke and a nice caramel finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and perfectly carbonated. The alcohol is well-controled and never seems to dominate, desipte the strength.

Overall an excellent example of barrel aged stout and worthy of a momentous review.

12-26-2012 01:11:10 | More by GilGarp
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-24-2012 01:14:08 | More by rjacobs6
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HomerS

Sweden

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-22-2012 17:56:14 | More by HomerS
Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.