Yeti - Barrel-Aged
Great Divide Brewing Company

Yeti - Barrel-AgedYeti - Barrel-Aged
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #516
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,306
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 10.47%
Ratings:
978
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 24, 2022
Added:
Oct 08, 2008
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SCORE
95
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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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3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

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
 
4.42 by Taenim from New Jersey on Apr 02, 2022
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4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Wasatch from Colorado

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
 
4.14 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Feb 11, 2022
 
4.79 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 08, 2022
 
4.54 by Patrick2012 from California on Dec 10, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by turfy from Texas

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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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Apellonious from North Carolina

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
 
3.99 by KT3418 from Colorado on Nov 24, 2021
 
4.21 by beerrat from Virginia on Nov 16, 2021
 
4.62 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Nov 13, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Rapscullion from Massachusetts

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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3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

The choice of whiskey barrel is too oaky and spicy.

Aug 15, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DIM from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beersnake1 from California

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
 
3.92 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jun 20, 2021
 
4.29 by chossboss from Oregon on Jun 18, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

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
 
4.37 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on May 31, 2021
 
4.09 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Apr 10, 2021
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4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by sunsjammer from Arizona

Barrel Aged Yeti (2020) on tap into a 16oz mason jar from Craft Beer Quick Stop.

Apr 10, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Scotchboy from Idaho

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
 
3.45 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Apr 01, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Limazulu from Idaho

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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4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StArnoldFan from Texas

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
 
4.67 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina on Dec 03, 2020
 
4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California on Dec 03, 2020
 
4.29 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Nov 29, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by HardTarget from Texas

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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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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
 
5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2020
 
4.28 by gshak from Texas on Jun 06, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

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
 
4.19 by taospowder from New Mexico on May 06, 2020
 
4.22 by SFNC from North Carolina on Apr 11, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by htomsirveaux from Texas

Tasted on 5 Apr 2020.

Found this bottle in the back of the beer fridge, been holding on to it far too long. Decided to open it on an unseasonably cool early April night (43 deg F, wtf?!) in the first year of the apocalypse. Looks like the 2010 release in Stranahan barrels, 951/1104.

Opened with a faint hiss, could've been worse. Poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip. Small brown head lasts a bit longer than I'd expect. Pitch black in color, not quite oily. Faint carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt, vanilla, maybe some molasses. Alcohol is muted. Medium body. Alcohol is much more upfront in the taste, but not hot. Roasted malt and molasses. Whiskey shows up in the background. Warming in the finish and aftertaste which lingers.

Overall I was impressed that it aged so well... annoyed with myself for not drinking it sooner. Definitely past the peak but still decently drinkable.

Apr 05, 2020
 
4 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Mar 01, 2020
 
4 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Feb 19, 2020
 
4.5 by jtransel from Illinois on Jan 28, 2020
Yeti - Barrel-Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 978 ratings