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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and notes of red wine - probably from the wood. Flavor is very sweet, very bitter and light acidic. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol and a small acidity. Oily and smooth. The acidity seems to come more from the barrel than from an infection. 220113

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
750ml bottle, #582/1104, thanks Troy. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet, whisky/vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
A: Pours a dense black color with a nice finger or two of dark brown foam. S: Big time dark chocolate aroma to this with lots of intense roasted malt and coffee aromas. There’s a big oak aroma with a hint of vanilla. A touch of bourbon but plenty of charred oak. T: Burnt and charred malt come through right at the beginning. Very heavy on the roast with lots of dark chocolate and coffee as well. Vanilla and a slightly spicy wood flavor. Sort of light on the actual bourbon, though. M: Quite full in body with a medium, smooth carbonation. O: A big, bold, intense beer. I was rather surprised to see this on-tap, but certainly won’t complain.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle, 2011 vintage #1024. Black with small dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, wood and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little acid, oak, wood, whiskey, medium sweet, wine and vinous.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks Blazer06-750 bottle-after it finished gushing, pours black with a too big tan head. Aroma is tart, roasty dark malt-ashy. Taste is sour/tart-dark fruit, wood, dark malt-ashy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and wood bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Yeti, BA
Date: November 14, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Words: 87/470
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted and oak aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of hot whiskey continues to grow, long roasted bitterness
Overall: well balanced between the roast and whiskey
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, spice, light roast, cocoa and sweetness.Flavour is spiced, chocolaty, alcholdense, full of vanilla and wood. Quite smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a chocolatish woody and spiced roasyt bitterness. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Black with no head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, espresso, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour was full and had dark chocolate, burned malt, espresso, whiskey and vanilla notes. FInished sweet and full.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2008
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmellight wood and a hint of whiskey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt and light whiskey with a smooth malty finish.


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