Barrel Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Barrel Aged YetiBarrel Aged Yeti
BA SCORE
4.31/5
Outstanding
889 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:
#597
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
889
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
619
Gots:
277
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 889 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of comradekyle
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of IpeeA
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TerryBunch
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mhenson42
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ejyoung
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Franch
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jrallen34
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of leedorham
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of seanwhite
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Lethargy99
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ChrisPro
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

 1,120 characters

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

 1,069 characters

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of seeswo
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of aorloski
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BlissJunkie
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of warrenout330
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of mveatch
5/5  rDev +16%

Barrel Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 889 ratings