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RATINGS: 302   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1871) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (132) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3397) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (805) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Hats off to Chris for sharing this. Thanks man! Big viscous black pour, tan head, tons of oak and vanilla in the smell. The taste is oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, with no heat from the booze. A great sipper and one rich stout, loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (6594) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Oak, vanilla, soy sauce and chocolate. Jet black with a dark brown head. Oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. A very complex and beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan (848) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
From the big barrel at the 2013 anniversary fest. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, bourbon. Mild carbonation and moderate mouthfeel. Flavors of chocolate malt balls, dark chocolate, malt liquor, light cream liquor. Overall very smooth with rich malt flavors and hardly the alcohol or rough edges I’ve experienced with the bottles of their barrel aged yeti. Very tasty and rich. Went back twice for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
No year listed, apparently a few years old. Bourbon galore, plenty of roast, hearty alcoholic burn. Good, but doesn't grab me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1455) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Very nice. Super smooth stout. Barrel aged, but overly bourbony. Recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2011 Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a fine bubbled modest khaki head in this glass ; stick lacing present here - the nose is vinous, oak barrel treatment, earth and vanilla; the flavor profile is heavy on the dark fruits, vinousness- moving into the caramel, bittering chocolate, vanilla, whisky - with some souring character ultimately dominating here - someone mentioned infected bottles - and I wouldnt doubt that this bottle is in that category. Oh well.

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