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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
As I wrote on the rating of the normal version I drank this one next to the normal one and actually they came quite close in taste and the impact of the barrel aging wasnt that big as seen in other beers. Still this comes out as a winner in my book due to the fact that the aging after all gives it a more smooth taste where the sharp edges are gone. Its pretty much looks the same as the normal version. A very dark beer with a cappochino coloured head though seems the foth on this one to beer a little thicker. The nose is also pretty much the same. I would like to think that there are some notes of wood but I am not that sure. The taste is less bitter and much rounder as I wrote earlyer - the aging has done its job here. There are burned malts and some hops. The tasteis nice and round and appears more balanced. Still this is a bitter beer - and I like it for that bitterness. In the finish you sense the wood more I guess. NIce

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2011
As Jeb said, "All Yeti should taste like this." I can’t agree, since I’ve yet to make it through all the various incarnations of Yeti out there, but I’m sure of one thing: Barrel-Aged tastes amazing. Starts dry and thick, but quickly grows and oily, sweet center that drips with whiskey and sunshine. The fade dries out again, bringing with it vanilla, licorice, and booze, making for near-perfect stout happiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Another one of the stalwarts that Beachbum1975 broke out on us. Great night. Pours a murky brown in color. There is no head forming on the pour but there are very large bubbles all over the perimeter of the glass. Nose is a little boozy. Not quite a bourbon smell but just boozy and a bit of an alcohol note. I agree with Shane that this needs to warm up to near or just shy of room temperature. The flavors really come through and it gets a fuller mouthfeel. Lots of oaky and chocolatey and whiskey coming through in the flavor. Nothing is dominating but they play off one another very well. Incredibly smooth on the mouthfeel. I do not mind the lack of carbonation. Matter of fact I actually prefer it in a beer of this nature. Easily the best of the Yeti series that Avery makes. Just wish this was more readily available and cheaper. I could find myself drinking this quite often.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to the Gambeeeeez of doooom. The long barrel aging didn’t really do this guy well. Reminded me of BA Speedway in how it took on an annoying sweetness. Good and enjoyable, but not an epic beer. I’ll take both yeti and oaked yeti over this...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
I love the Oak Aged Yeti, so this one was enjoyable as well. I would love to see how this one ages, as its just way too hot right now. Too much whiskey in both the armoa and flavor. Maintains Yetis oily texture, which was nice, but lost some of the thickness, which was not. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and wood throughout. This one should age nicely, but for the ridiculous price, Id much rather just get the Oak Yeti.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
This is probably my favorite stout. Amazing flavor. I live the vanilla and whiskey flavors from the barrel. Great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (542) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle 93. Pours dark, motor oil brown, completely opaque in the glass, medium brown head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, leather, whiskey, and grass. Full body, hot and rich, low carbonation. Thick sweet flavor, a hint of citrus, then a medium bitterness that gets a little stronger in the lasting finish. Complex, deep, big and strong; perfect for sipping on a long cold December night.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2010
750mL bottle #98/1104 from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours the usual opaque black with a soft chocolate-milk colored head that clings like mad. Aroma is powerful oak, whiskey, chocolate, and some vanilla. Flavor is very very boozy, with high ABV and the whiskey from the barrel aging. Lots of heat, but smooth otherwise. Interesting twist and worth the price for the experience, but I’m not sure this expensive version beats the original Oak-Aged Yeti.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (515) - - AUG 5, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2011 vintage. Pours a near black with a wispy beige edge head and spotty lacing. Aroma is whiskey upfront, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is same with hot booze presence throughout. Thick and viscous mouthfeel, carbonation is muted, and a warming alcohol finish. From Johanson tasting notes 3/3/12.


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