Beer Review: GREAT DIVIDE BARREL AGED YETI

Beer Review: GREAT DIVIDE BARREL AGED YETI

Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti, a variant of the monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout, undergoes a distinctive 9-month aging process in Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels, followed by bottle conditioning. The result is a highly complex, yet subdued Yeti boasting its characteristic roasted notes, subtle hints of vanilla and oak, and a whiskey-infused finale. With a formidable 75 IBU and a potent 12.2% ABV, this brew challenges the notion that a beast cannot be tamed.

Appearance

The pour reveals a pitch-black liquid with tan swirls and edges, setting the stage for the formidable experience that awaits.

Aroma

The olfactory journey begins with the inviting fragrance of sweet bourbon, accompanied by dark chocolate undertones. A faint hint of soy sauce adds an intriguing layer to the aromatic profile.

Taste

Bourbon takes center stage on the palate, entwined with robust oak and decadent chocolate notes. The experience culminates in a boozy finish that asserts the beer’s formidable character.

Mouthfeel

This brew boasts a full-bodied texture, complemented by a creamy carbonation that enhances the overall drinking experience. The mouthfeel contributes to the beer’s luxurious and satisfying nature.

Overall

This rendition of Yeti has swiftly claimed its place as a personal favorite. The base stout itself is undeniably delicious, and the infusion of bourbon barrel aging elevates it to new heights of richness and flavor. The result is a brew that commands admiration, offering a truly enjoyable and memorable drinking experience. In the realm of imperial stouts, the Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti stands out as a formidable and delectable contender.