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:
#571
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
852
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
627
Gots:
274
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 852 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of MickeyHops
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/22/17. Opened 6/29/17.
Pours black with a deep cinnamon head. Great lacing and retention.
Nose is light oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt.
Taste is rich, dark chocolate, brownie, vanilla, oak, slight bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, light alcohol heat. Very easy to drink.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent
Such a great beer!

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Photo of akopczyk
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shelby415
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jera1350
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stooven
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of denver10
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of radius129
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.44/5  rDev +3%
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 -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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