Barrel Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

Barrel Aged YetiBarrel Aged Yeti
BA SCORE
4.31/5
852 Ratings
Barrel Aged YetiBarrel Aged Yeti
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#572
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
852
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
627
Gots:
275
Trade:
14
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
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I think this might be the biggest I ever got ripped off in a beer trade. You gotta do it once though, totally make you rethink what you're doing. At the time, Cantillon was just shelf turding it up in Reno. I was buying a bottle every time I went to any store that had it (and multiple did). Anyways, long story short, I traded a 750 & 375 ml of Classic Gueuze for this. D'oh.

Anyways, this beer pours a dark black, brown head, very thin 1/4" and eviscerates itself. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and whiskey, not too bad, but its strong.
Taste, its a nice drinker, a little heavier on the whiskey notes than your average barrel aged stout. Weird thing was as it warmed, it actually got less hot and easier to drink. As it warms, the vanilla and oak come out more and more, contributing to the beer getting easier to drink. What was substantially bitter at first, mellows out into a nice beer. Wouldn't trade an arm and a leg for it again, but you know, its a good beer.

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2016 Vintage

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense dark tan head that retains well as it fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of chocolate covered espresso beans against a nice roasty background along with that standard caramel, vanilla and oak from the barrel. Barrel is light on the nose though
T: Taste is rich dark chocolate and espresso along with some charred wood and oak. Light caramel and vanilla from the barrel along with some bitter dark roasted malts. Swallow is more roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with the barrel coming strong in the finish with a nice shot of oak, caramel and vanilla.
M: The beer has a rich and velvety mouthfeel to go with a full body along with soft carbonation that is adequate for the style. The beer has a dry finish which is very nice.
O: Overall this one is pretty good but I wish they used an actual bourbon barrel instead of stranahan's. Good barrel flavor and uniquely Colorado but the spirit does give some harsh qualities on the finish that I usually don't find in beers at this ABV. I like it and would buy it again. This in a bourbon barrel would probably be lights out.

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Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 852 ratings
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