Yeti - Barrel-Aged
Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #575
Ranked #1,306
4.3 | pDev: 10.47%
May 08, 2023
Oct 08, 2008
Yeti - Barrel-AgedYeti - Barrel-Aged
Notes: This unique version of our monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels. The spirited aging process produces a hugely complex but mellowed Yeti, with its signature roasted flavors, hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskeyed finish. Who says you can’t tame a beast?

FOOD PAIRINGS: Grilled porterhouse steak, Roaring 40s blue cheese, vanilla cheesecake, brownies.
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Rated: 4.29 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 08, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 2.97 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 4 by Birdlegs from Washington

Jun 19, 2022
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Rated by tradershmulie from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Disappointing. The non barrel aged is better. This version has a sweetness, presumably from the whiskey aging that just tastes a bit off.
Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Taenim from New Jersey

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
16 oz. Can
2021 Edition
Canned On: OCT 05 2021

Poured into a goblet a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which also leaves a pretty nice huge-size island, and some pretty nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice, malty, hoppy, with a very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, whiskey, some oak, vanilla, roasty, licorice. The taste is very nice, malty, hoppy, very nice touch of chocolate, toffee, whiskey, oak, vanilla, pretty nice roastyness, licorice. Full Body, ABV is hidden very nicely, this is a very tasty brew. Overall, a very nice drinkable/sipper.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Feb 11, 2022
Rated: 4.79 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Patrick2012 from California

Dec 10, 2021
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned Oct. 2021. Deep, dark brown, almost black body. 1.5 inch medium brown head. Fades to an eventual solid ring. Average lacing. Smell is strong chocolate, with whiskey and a little vanilla. Taste is of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and whiskey. A little lingering alcohol burn on the tongue. The more I sipped the less complex it seemed... mostly bitter roasted notes and alcohol. Medium carbonation. I would say just short of a medium body. Not thin but not as heavy as many other stouts. $12.99, so I probably would not buy again at that price. Maybe a little age will mellow it out some.
Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black, two fingers of dark tan head that move quickly to a thin lace. From a can originating on 11/2/2020. Aroma is mainly chocolate and a smidge of whiskey. Both are apparent in the taste as well, with a definite roasted ash/oak flavor. The feel is a touch on the thin side, with a medium amount of carbonation. Smooths out as it warms. Overall, a good post turkey day meal dessert.
Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by KT3418 from Colorado

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 16, 2021
Rated: 4.62 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Nov 13, 2021
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Rated by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Was really looking forward to this after all the rave reviews.
Has a nasty metallic bitter note that completely ruins the beer.
Nov 08, 2021
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The choice of whiskey barrel is too oaky and spicy.
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Damn, old school and barrel aged! Roasted malts almost to the point of being ash, anise, and coffee play well with the subtly sweet bourbon and charred oak. Hell yeah this works!
Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned in 2019, poured in 2021. Fridge temp. Pours jet black with a lot of brown head. Nose is heavily dominated by whiskey. Wood spice, toffee, black licorice, pipe tobacco, burnt wood, and leather. The taste is pretty extreme. Very bitter. Does not taste like a typical barrel-aged stout. A touch of green pepper, burnt wood, old coffee grounds, dark chocolate. I fear that this has declined with age, so this probably isn't a fair judgement. I am not a huge fan of the taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, pretty good.
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by chossboss from Oregon

Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very dark brown body, nearly black; dense and creamy light brown head; thick, sticky patches of . Soothing, balanced aroma of soft cocoa and chocolate with a tempering note of bourbon; oak. Fine light chocolate flavor with a bold yet balanced bourbon presence; light bitterness. Heavy body; velvety with soft residual sugars; dry with alcohol warmth.

When I want a big boozy beer, this one does the trick.

Served at 58° F; bottom of can data: CANNED ON NOV 02 2020.
May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Apr 10, 2021
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Rated by sunsjammer from Arizona

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Barrel Aged Yeti (2020) on tap into a 16oz mason jar from Craft Beer Quick Stop.
Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can poured into a tulip. Brew pours out thick with an epic, big dark mocha head. Aromas and flavors of coffee, earthy hopping, lightly herbal, with mild licorice and molasses and whiskey sharpness, dark charred finish with mild oak and ash. Full bodied and warm. Hits like a big Russian Imperial Stout with a nice barrel presence. Solid all the way around.
Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 3.45 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-looks like a serious stout, with nice initial foamy head that went away quickly
S-smells like an export stout
T-nice but muted flavor for a barrel-aged. Not much barrel. below average sweet. Woody notes of vanilla, booze, char.
M-Full (-), creamy smooth, probably the best attribute of the beer.
O-Really Good, but short of great compared to most stouts that have seen the inside of a whiskey barrel.
Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by StArnoldFan from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
About as good as it gets for a BA imperial stout. Thick, oily, black pour with great caramel color head that makes great lacing. Super mellow for 12.5% ABV. Easy sipper. I expected nothing less.

Great beer to relax with on Christmas Eve.
Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 4.67 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California

Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours like motor oil, very dark tan head lasts but doesn't lace much.

Aroma: Whisky, barrel, some grain.

Taste: Someone poured a whisky shot in my Yeti. The barrel flavors are full volume and somewhat overwhelm the beer, which is hard to do with a Yeti. There is some sweetness, but it tastes like whiskey soaked black bread.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, medium carbonation.

Overall: Love Yeti, love a lot of the Yeti variants, but this one didn't blow me away. It's good, it's what it says on the tin, glad I tried it, but don't think I crave another.
Aug 24, 2020
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can dated 10/24/19 into pint glass. Pours a jet black with an enormous tan head that lasts and lasts. Copious lacing. Initial impression is roasted malt, oak, dark chocolate, a hint of molasses, coffee, and muted booze. Mouthfeel is on the thick side of medium. Carbonation is surprisingly (judging from the head) light. Finish is bitter roastiness and a lingering hint of whiskey.
I'm so used to the overly sweet Imperial Stouts that seem to be the de facto standard - but this one was something completely different. One of the better Imperial Stouts in recent memory!
Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by gshak from Texas

Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can from Brewers Haven. Dark brown with a thin beige head. Roasty, woody aroma with a hint of bourbon barrel. An initial burst of sweetness and chocolate quickly turns back to the roasty, bitter malts, nutty and woody accents. Bourbon is very mild throughout, but does sneak up at the finish and as it warms.
May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by taospowder from New Mexico

May 06, 2020
Yeti - Barrel-Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
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