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RATINGS: 292   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Gillard is the man, thanks for thinking of us! Pours a dark red-brown with a brown head. Nose is rye, whiskey, wood, phenol, chocolate, and vanilla. I get a lot of specifically whiskey character from this one, as opposed to other beers that are aged solely in "barrels." Flavor is chocolate, phenol, whiskey, oak, earth, and some dark chocolate. This was a rare treat with a lot of dark complexity. Awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to the Gambeeeeez of doooom. The long barrel aging didn’t really do this guy well. Reminded me of BA Speedway in how it took on an annoying sweetness. Good and enjoyable, but not an epic beer. I’ll take both yeti and oaked yeti over this...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Yeti, BA
Date: November 14, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Words: 87/470
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted and oak aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of hot whiskey continues to grow, long roasted bitterness
Overall: well balanced between the roast and whiskey
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Great beer, little heavy in nose and palette on alcohol, but that’s what they were shooting for so the guy it. Not as robust as the oak aged yeti but that IMO is a plus. Not something I would drink often but a good sipping beer for those could nights.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle generously shared by hapjydeuce. Pours jet black with no real head to speak of. The nose is actually a very pleasant balance of oaky-bourbon and roasty chocolate. The mouthfeel is very smooth but feels a bit thin. The flavor did not really meet the expectations set by the smell. The flavor is of watered down bourbon and light chocolate and coffee accents. In its defense, it did start to taste better the more i drank. Maybe it was just the ABV talking...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle #390/470. Dark, black, head dies fast. Smells like whiskey, marshmallows, Hershey syrup, smores? The aroma is really strong and nice. Woody flavor, whiskey, chocolates, raisins, not much carbonation. I really didn’t want to pay the $26 but this was good although not as good as the barrel-aged ruffian. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-17-2008 03:56:14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
750 ml bottle - big thanks to acrdz for the trade; side-by-side with the regular and oaked yeti’s; pours thin and black with no head; tons of sweet whiskey aromas; drinks thin and silky smooth; almost no life here at all and compared to the others, many of the flavors have faded considerably; no roasted characteristics or coffee; i do love how smooth it is and one its own this is pretty decent; but next to the other two, this is easily the weakest

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Shared by IrishBoy. Black with a thin off white head. Aroma is very boubony, chocolate, roasty with light caramel. Taste is light oak, dark chocolate, light caramel, and cream.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
(sample from irishboy).uberblack with a nice dark brown head that leaves heavy lacing on the glass.aroma is a mix of heavy bourbon,followed by vanilla,dark fruit,chocolate,and cocoa.flavor is wood,chocolate,vanilla,cocoa,and dark fruit.i know that "sour" is the new "cool" but this beer is seriously under rated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3855) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
750 ml bottle from Ratman197. 198/470 Bottled 08/08. Nose of bourbon, oaky vanilla, and chocolate. Black with a small cinnamon tan head. Flavor of oak, light bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Finish was chocolaty bourbon warmth. Excellent.


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