Barrel Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unique version of Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least nine months in Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey barrels.

Added by ArrogantB on 10-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
817
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
624
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270
For Trade:
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is a pitch black body with a two finger tan foamy head that when it dies leaves some nice clingy foamy lacing in rings. The smell has some chocolate and coffee coming through in a woody sort of way. Light vanilla enters in as it warms up. The taste is bittersweet through previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, it sits about a medium to heavy and demonstrates that its not that sessionable. Carbonation is barely there leads to a nice smooth feel all around. Overall, an absolutely fantastic barrel aged imperial stout well worthy of having again.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jera1350
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stooven
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a sampler size glass at the brewpub on a Saturday evening in June. Fantastic brew. Already a Yeti fan, but am usually tentative on barrel-aged beers because (despite loving bourbon) I don't always agree with the sweetness it lends. Very tempered here, but still alive and contributing. Rich without feeling heavy, booziness is enhanced by the aging but not distracting in any way. Off topic, but a Miller Lite-loving friend was drinking Roadie at the brewery like it was water. I don't know what that says about the beer, other than it might be a gateway craft brew in a town cosponsored by the mother of all gateway drugs.

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Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of denver10
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of radius129
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My bottle has a thin 2016 stripe in the upper left corner and is labeled at a mere 10.4%. Pours a beautiful oily black with a caramel colored head. Smells of chocolate and whiskey. Coffee, figs/raisons, vanilla are present in the flavor. The feel is wonderful and overall this is a wonderful beer.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a mocha colored full creamy head, looks like motor oil, very nice.

A: Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, dark fruits like plums, dates, brown sugar, sweet blackberries, also notes of oak and whiskey from the barrels, very nice aroma.

T: Hint of oak, big dark chocolate and dark coffee flavors, slight vanilla, dark fruits, finish is very dry with more whiskey, oak, and espresso notes lingering in the finish, very nice.

M: Full bodied with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, very dry for a stout.

O: This beer drinks very smooth, could use more barrel notes but its big on dark chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits. It has a big creamy mouthfeel and it's amazingly drinkable. Definitely going to pick up a few more bottles for the cellar.

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Photo of mikecm
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Talk about balance. This beer is phenomenal. No head after a pour. Looks black as motor oil. Smells of chocolate, sweet licorice, lots of brown sugar. Taste is sweet dark chocolate up front. Sweet middle, bitter umami at the end. I'm kicking myself for only getting one bottle. Top marks here and we'll done Great Divide!

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Photo of stratusjeans
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobv
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/22/17
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch dark tan head over a very dark brown body with fairly nice lacing. Nose of chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, and booze. Taste mirrors nose with dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, black cherry, and whiskey on the finish. Nice feel and overall a real nice job from Denver!

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz Lost Abbey long stim tulip glass bottled on 3/22/17 my wife's birthday. Pours a gorgeous pitch black with a massive 2 plus finger sticky expresso head that leaves thin wisps of lace all over the place.

Smell is roasty coffee, dark chocolate, oaked vanilla, and some bourbon that cleanses your nostrils.

Taste follows a massive expresso, oaked vanilla, deep dark chocolate, molasses, hints of leather, pipe tobacco, and nice warming bourbon lingers on the palate after each sip.

Mouthfeel is very large, plenty of life for the style, a little dry as you would expect, and at 12.5% ABV extremely approachable.

Overall this thing is world class all the way, gorgeous, chewy, and drinkable, everything I love about a great BA Stout.

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Photo of bnes09
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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