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RATINGS: 283   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a thick pitch black with a small brown head. Nose is full of roast, light whiskey barrels, a little chocolate, and light espresso. Flavour is extremely rich, full of roasted malt from the base beer, an absolutely perfect amount of whiskey barrel character, light wood, and very well-concealed alcohol. Thick palate, very viscous and so supremely well barrel aged, offering the perfect amount of whiskey character. Still not as awesome as the regular Yeti or the Oak Aged, but a fucking amazing impie stout nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle at Camp Beer. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is booze chocolate roast. Thin mouthfeel with a sour roast and sour finish. Possible infection

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WallStirctly (57) - - DEC 24, 2012
Chocolate,coffee,malt,Smokey and devastatingly complex.love it.barrel aged baby! Never going back

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
_angst_ (2365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7. Pours viscous pitch black with a frothy and creamy dark chocolate brown head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, mineral rich soil, caramel, resinous wood, boozy whiskey, dark grapes, alcohol, pine, bitter chocolate, lemon zest, acetic acid and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is sweet, bitter and very sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, oily pine, resinous wood, bitter chocolate, whiskey, acetic acid, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, toffee, burnt cookies, mineral rich moist soil and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, oily tart, tiny mouth puckering and near full bodied. Finish is dry, tart and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, gastric acid, bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee, acetic acid and pine. Heavily infected... I didn’t expect this from an otherwise solid brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Received in a trade, bottle number 2211. Well, it's infected and is disappointing. It has some off medicinal and cherry like aromas and tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
December 15, 2012 bottle via trade. Black pour with limited head. Unfortunately this is another infected bottle. You can start to get the aroma of what this BA impy stout should be, but then a nasty medicinal or ointment aroma takes over. Taste was an infected mess, just got worse as it warmed. 2011 vintage, bottle 2211.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle #2211. Dammit - infected bottle. Still decent. Dark oily pour, small soapy head. Roasty and sour - not as it was intended to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle of 2011 vintage. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, frothy tan head; short retention and good lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malt, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, dried dark fruit, and oak. Flavor is whiskey, roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit esters, and light earthy notes; sweet, roasty finish. Medium-full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On cask at Churchill’s SD Beer Week Yeti Event. Tasted along side other yeti variants and regular oak aged yeti. Creamy pitch black pour, small tan head. Low carbonation from the cask, but super creamy and smooth, like a whipped chocolate vanilla dessert. Flavors of milk chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, smooth bourbon (no harsh edge), and oak. The vanilla/coconut sweetness of this beer was much stronger then the oak aged yeti, and the cask creamy body really complimented well. Nice!
Earlier Rating: 10/14/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, with noticeable heat, some roasted coffee, and sweetness. Nicely done, but nothing new. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
bottle. pours a beautiful jet black with solid tan head looked so damn good but sadly it was infected super sour baking chocolate with bourbon

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