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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Draft sample at the brewery. Deep black pour. Thin tan head. Aroma of wood, booze, and chocolate. Then vanilla and more booze. Taste is sweet, booze, coffee, chocolate, more booze. Warming, gets you fucken wasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2848) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2015
12.5 perfect ABV Bottled 10/16/2015 .... Black pour and a gorgeous brown head with sticky lacing .... aroma is of oak, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, light bourbon notes, but man the barrel is very evident here also has notes of roasted and caramel malts .... taste is very dry oak, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, light bourbon notes and roasted qualities .... has a sweetness/nougat flavor to it that comes out more as it warms ... the mouth feel and body of this beer is very rich and complex ... the finish has a hint of bourbon booziness and continues the dry oak and sweet/coconut theme ... They don’t come much better than this

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4481) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Draft at the Barrel Bar. Pours dark black/brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like dark chocolate syrup, booze, woody malt, light ash, and molasses. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate syrup, woody malt, light ash, booze, and molasses.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015
On tap at the Great Divide Barrel Bar, side by side with Regular, Oak-Aged and Oatmeal versions of Yeti. Black appearance with a small, mostly dissipating brown head. Aroma of bourbon spice, vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel and a hint of dark fruits. Similar flavor. Full body with soft carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty nice, but not one of my favorite versions of Yeti.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Taster at the barrel bar - black pour - nose of treacle, tamarind, fig, brown sugar, light bourbon - flavor is similar - slight umami character up front before getting sweet, with notes of tamarind, treacle, cookie dough, vanilla - touches of smoke - considering how long it was in the barrels, it is surprisingly smooth and low in the booziness - slick texture and a slightly spicy finish - in reality, not any better than regular Yeti, for a much higher price, but glad to have tried it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Tap at Great Divide Barrel Room. Pours black, nice brown head that fades to a ring. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, oak, cocoa, lightly sweet. Taste is light whiskey, vanilla, faint oak, chocolate and toast. Very balanced whiskey in this. Not over the top, alcohol is balanced well. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Faint alcohol burn on the palate. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Rich with its dark chocolate and mocha bean flavors, showing toasty oak and whiskey nuances that lingers with a moderate hop bite. Soft and creamy all the way through, heat covered well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosskyle (510) - - OCT 9, 2015
Served on tap at Great Divide. Dark black color with a brown head. Sweet bourbon alcohol aroma. Heavy body. Chocolate sweet plum flavor. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is quite weird, fruity, some plastic and mint, licorice. Taste is intense coffee, chocolate, some oaky whisky. Sweet and slightly bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours oily jet black with a thin tan head. Aromas of burnt rubber, tar, bourbon, chocolate. Taste is boozy, dark chocolate. Boozy finish.


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