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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout has been aged for 20 months in used barrels from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Colorado’s only whiskey maker. The rich and robustly roasted beer of 12.2% ABV and 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs) picks up flavors of oak, vanilla and whiskey through the extended aging process. These flavors add greater complexity to the already rich beer, while tempering its assertive nature.

“Our intent,” says Great Divide founder Brian Dunn, “was to age each beer in the barrels for 9 months. But we got busy with other projects, primarily the addition of a new bottling line, and the beers ended up aging for more than a year and half.” While the labels on the bottles state that the beers were aged 9 months in barrels, both beers were in fact aged 20 months in barrels.

Release limited to 470 bottles.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle: Thanks to ... Vintage 2011: Bottle No. 2283: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to smal brown to darker brown head. Pitch black body. Aromas of wood roast, some bourbon/whiskey notes, dark chocolate, some malts roast and coffee tones, light vanilla, some bay leaf, light manure... Flavour is thick and massive dark tones of dark roasted bitter coffee tones, dark chocolate, tar, roast, bitters, earthy tones, light dry, coffee beans, some bay leaf, some whiskey, some strong roast, light vanilla, wood roast... Aftertaste is a mix of dark roast, dark coffee, light vanilla, earthy, wood roast, some dark chocolate.... Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy close to oily light sticky light dry texture. Massive dark roasty tones. Impressive!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 5, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2011 vintage. Pours a near black with a wispy beige edge head and spotty lacing. Aroma is whiskey upfront, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is same with hot booze presence throughout. Thick and viscous mouthfeel, carbonation is muted, and a warming alcohol finish. From Johanson tasting notes 3/3/12.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Love yeti. Love barrels. Love yeti in barrels. Dark black with a tan head. Lasts longer than expected given booze and barrels. Coffee, Dark chocolate and oaky booze notes. Medium mouthfeel. Complex and balanced. Chocolate, coffee, oaky. Dances around on the tongue a bit. Lovely

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, chocolate, roast. Tastes of whiskey, chocolate, slight dark fruit, a bit of vanilla and oak. Full body with a dry finish. Aged well for 3 years.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (889) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pitch black pour, minimal brown head. Mild whiskey aroma, well ballanced flavor, with big chocolate and whiskey notes. Quite smooth. A great beer but honestly not as good as the standard yeti.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
A big beer with big flavor. Coffee, caramel, vanilla, raisin, clove, coffee with a nice roasted flavor. A great stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auee92 (14) - Lawrenceville, USA - APR 10, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, soy sauce, Appearance: black, minimal head, tan foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, Palate: light body, thin feel, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, Overall: Very good Imperial Stout, very drinkable and hides the 9% very well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (752) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Had this awhile back and again tonight. Was better then, but still good now. Plenty of booze on the nose and a little oxidize. Caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is similar with nice muted booze notes and caramel finish. Really drinkable with a nice full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2101) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes. 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, so though I got this in a trade, I feel like I had the cart before the horse since I didn’t have the original Yeti, no worries. Id still have this again and this is very good for its style as well and also am hoping Id be able to find original Yeti someday.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750 ml. bottle. A big thanks to James! Pours a thick black with a small reddish brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, dark fruit, and wood. Exceptional balance. A joy to sip on.


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