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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1257) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
Vintage 2010. Shared by Vestergaard. Big thanks! Pours black with a nice big creamy brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, cocoa beans, roasted coffee, liquorice, mellow smoothness overall, oak and vanilla. Rather textbook. Taste has roasted malts, liquorice, dry wood (oak), some hops in the back, cocoa, cigar, vanilla and billiard table. Pretty nice textbook barrel aged impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2011 batch...released in 2012...bottle #3337. Pours pitch black with a thin dark mocha head. Aroma is oaky with dark fruit and dark roast...very light oxidation. Flavor has nice roastiness, coffee, molasses, and loads of vanilla...great whiskey notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a warming dark fruit/whiskey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2012
750 thanks to adnielsen. Bottle 1781. Big chocolate dark pour with tan head. Whisky in nose and taste. Sweet ant sticky. Molasses. Chocolate. Coffee. Oak. This is the big beer it’s billed to be (alliteration a la Stan Lee!). Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle, recent vintage acquired in trade. Med bosy thiiner than the other yeti varieties. Lots of whiskey heat, a little too much actually but still working with an outstanding base base makes this still enjoyable. Corked havlfthe bottle with a wine saver and went back the next day and it was even better. Pretty good, but pricey at $30.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours dark black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of hot whiskey and oak. Drinks smooth for what it is. Chocolate and bourbon. Pretty nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
Thanks to Forgetfu for the bottle A-- Poured black, pretty much motor oil black. Dark brown leather one finger head that quickly falls off to milk chocolate colored film. Get same reaction on swirling. fast running ABV legs on the sides of the glass and just bits of lacing here and there. Thinking the body is a bit thin with the fast legs. S-- Buttery Carmel, Vanilla, milk chocolate, whiskey, and wood. Flavors mesh very well. ABV is in the nose but the Carmel and vanilla is just yummy. No coffee though. What I like most about the Yeti smell. T-- Whiskey, wood, Carmel, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. The alcohol is not in a bad way though. Enhances the flavors and makes this more complex and richer. M-- I will draw some parallels to some massive shiraz’s I have had here. The beer sticks to my gums. Very numbing of the gums due to the alcohol. That is good though. Slightly thin body but makes up for it in feel. Rich, thick, chewy and heavy. Still lot of whiskey, wood, vanilla, dairy milk chocolate, and Carmel but also do get appearances of coffee and with dark fruits here and there. Bits of bitter coffee and whiskey finish are a good touch. O-- Has some flaws here and there and the Alcohol is a bit overbearing at times. Reminds me way too much of a good shiraz that is just in your face. Still pretty easy to drink though. Still get the base beer and Yeti is to me the best Imperial stout on the market (ok, bit of a homer). Very good barrel treatment. Still ageing very well and will be good for a while. Quite happy to have had this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with weak sour hints. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle #901, vintage 2011, shared by badnewsbeers. Deep murky brown-black body, thick puffy brown head. Nose of whiskey and oak, bitter and charred with notes of cocoa. Leathery body with molasses, cocoa, oak and whiskey. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Aroma- massive whiskey, roasted notes, chocolate, plums, figs, booze Appearance- black with a whispy white head Taste- huge whiskey sweetness upfront, caramel, dark fruits, roasted notes, alcohol heat, lingering whiskey on the backend Palate- great body and nice mouthfeel on this one Overall- So glad that I got to try this one. Superbly complex and thought-provoking. A rich, powerful BA stout that was a fantastic treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 Bottle. Pours motor oil black. Brown head. Very viscous. Nose/taste of whiskey, sweet dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, smoky peat, dark walnuts and dark coffee roast. Medium body.

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