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RATINGS: 298   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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Really smokey stout with a bitter finish. Pours almost black and does not smell like much. Really smooth had this acre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
22 oz. bottle vintage 2008, bottle count 446/470. Got this in a trade with bu11zeye, thanks a lot!! I am drinking a collector’s item; I believe I will keep the bottle. Nose is incredibly smooth bourbon oak and vanilla followed by hints of chocolate and sugar. Flavor is really good considering how much age it has. Whiskey, vanilla oak, chocolate, and raisins. The carbonation is nearly flat but… it’s a 5 year old bottle, I can forgive that. In retrospect this should have been opened about 18 – 20 months ago but this drinks really, REALLY well. Top Notch, and bad ass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2100) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade with I can’t remember who, vintage 2008. Black body with a small brown head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oak, sweet caramel, light boozy. Well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6603) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Pours deep black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, sweet fruit, and cocoa. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, oak and light coffee. Great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting bottle no# 194/470 vintage ´08… It pours pitch black with a very small tan head… vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, hoppy and licorice, milk chocolate …. very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (555) - Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2011 bottle. Aroma of subtle whiskey, sharp blackstrap molasses, and anise. Pours a medium black. Quite mellow taste of smooth bourbon, dark chocolate, biscuit, some burnt marshmallow, and slight vanilla. All rough edges are smoothed out. Medium body; lightly carbed. The beer shows signs of slight oxidation. Good brew, but not nearly worth the price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle thank to jjfoodie..#900/1104 Pour is a dark black with a nice tan head...Nose is vanilla, chocolate, barrel, coffee..Taste is nice fudge, vanilla, bourbon, spices, barrel, cream..Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (125) - Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
This review is of the 2009 vintage Pours a pitch black body with a one finger mocha head. Head retention and lacing were average at best. Smell is an amazing mixture of sweet whisky, brownie a la mode, vanilla, burnt malts, and chocolate syrup. Similar to aromas found in Southern Tiers Choklat but heavier on alcohol. Taste is still hot and big on booze, with some fudge, charred malts, and a bit of bitterness. I like strong beers but this one lacks some balance to round it out. Wish it tasted like it smelled. Mouthfeel is full and aggressively carbonated. Body was somewhat oily/syrupy. Head died rather quickly which was disappointing. Overall this beer was good but pretty pricey. I figured after letting it age for 4 years it would be smoother but it still has quite a bite. I love all the yetis but I’d have to say this was prolly my least favorite along with Belgian yeti

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours like old motor oil. Thick, jet black, and with a small dark brown head. The nose smells of chocolate liquor. The flavor has heavenly chocolate notes with a nice balancing roasted malt bitterness. It still leans towards the sweet side, but the high ABV helps dry things out on the back end. Oak, vanilla, and a hint of whiskey come out as it warms. Slightly warming on the way down but dangerously drinkable. I really need to buy more of this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
750 ml bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is boozy and chocolatey. Tastes roasty and boozy. Really nice. Glad this bottle wasn’t infected.


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