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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan (961) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Rich with its dark chocolate and mocha bean flavors, showing toasty oak and whiskey nuances that lingers with a moderate hop bite. Soft and creamy all the way through, heat covered well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
thanks to sparky for this one, been wanting to try it for a while! big huge whiskey type spicy notes in aroma and flavor. . thick, gooey, terry palate. not quite what i had imagined, but still very good. wish i could get it more often!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (911) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (903) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle, shared by wetherel at the Lost Abbey Sinners and Saints party. Pours a deep black, with a tan ring. Big aroma, of malt, bourbon, wood, molasses, and dark fruits. Huge taste starts sharp, of malt and wood, then picks up a thick sweetness, with bourbon and a bite of alcohol. Lingering sweet malt and bourbon flavors. Intense and amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Jet black pour with a big, frothy, lasting brown head. Rich, savory chocolate aroma with lots of vanilla, some toasty oak, espresso, a little plum and some gentle smoky whiskey. Lots of vanilla and chocolate upfront, some floral and piny hops blending with ripe dark fruit in the middle and finishing with smoky, oaky whiskey, bitter dark coffee and some more lingering hop bitterness. The body is creamy and full with soft carbonation. Awesomely rich, deep and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle 66/470 Big thanks to maltdawg for dropping this one by for us to all sample. Perfect light black-brown body with minimal head. Great aroma, whiskey is blended perfectly with some nice malts and coffee accents. Taste is very balanced, toffee, some dark fruit, hazel nut with some light dark fruit accents. Ending is smooth with a great sweet balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 2/17/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass. The beer itself is a dark mahogany color with a dark brown edge. A small tan head retains well and leaves a bit of sticky lace on the glass. The aroma is great and displays wonderful balance. Bourbon, roasted malt, some dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, a little extra unspecified booze, and some light coffee as an extra kick. Whiskey brackets the rest of the flavors before and after. Roasted and chocolate malt, dark chocolate and cocoa, and a bit of vanilla and woody oak toward the end, leading into the whiskey finale. Creamy, smooth, and full bodied. The bourbon warms the throat and stomach. The carbonation is on the lighter side, staying out of the way of the lush feel. A great beer to barrel age. I have liked each variety of Yeti I have tried. This turned out extremely well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle shared by wetherel at the Lost Abbey Sinners Dinner. Are you freaking kidding me? I thought the original Yeti was good enough and then you go and barrel age it! Aromas of oak, vanilla, hints of whiskey and chocolate. Excellent!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
750ml bottle, 286/470, with a huge thanks to the man BlackForestCO. Pours a seemingly thicker dark brown/black with a creamy one finger dark tan head, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is vanilla, whiskey, although not overpowering or too forward, oak, molasses, and light milk chocolate. Flavor is more whiskey forward, but still works well, with vanilla, oak and more milk chocolate. Being a fan of BA beers, I found this to be quite nice. Thanks again Jake, you rock.

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