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RATINGS: 292   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, wood, licorice, and vanilla. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, heavy bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit II. Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Strong whiskey, vanilla, oaky, roasty chocolate malty aroma. Very rich flavor. Big whiskey, oaky, chocolate malty, vanilla flav with some booze on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
another top want knocked right off my list. kan thanks so much for sharing. You were truly generous. The bourbon kicked ass!! The other versions of Yeti should be OHHH so jealous. The roast, chocolate and boozy notes married so well in this beer. Gotta love the bourbon in this one. Thanks Kan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Bottle… Tally Tasting ‘10This beer rocks!… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Whiskey heat and notes of vanilla and chocolate-covered coconut tantalize my olfactory system. Full-bodied and silky with modest carbonation. The flavor is boozelicious - essences of whiskey, deeply roasted coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate are the highlights. The red hot, somewhat bitter finish lingers and lingers and lingers and… I am not afraid of alcohol. I embrace it. Scorch my palate to remind me what I’m drinking. Thanks go out to Patrick for sharing this bottle of world class beer with everyone!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Bottle in the Brewery Room at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 10/10/2008 Whisky aroma. Black fruity and a little rich on the palate. Smooth and bitter chocolate roast finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
750ml bottle labeled 31/470. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of whisky, wood, some earthiness / dirt, roast, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes of whisky, peat, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Creamy and smooth body with the alcohol content fairly well hidden. Some what on the sweeter side. This one is definitely a sipper. I shared this with a couple of people and I’m glad I did - as good as it was, I would have a hard time finishing off 750ml all by myself.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle 66 generously shared by MaltDawg. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, maple, oak, roastiness and subtle leafy hops. Taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, oak, chocolate, roasted malts, leafy hops. Full bodied and slightly sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
750mL 2010 ed #549/1104 big thanks to BrainLayer for this big want list item! The pour is ink black with a gorgeous, reverse cascade chocolate head that has excellent retention. Scary dark SRM. Big webby lace remains. Aroma is herbal, minty, some sweet maple and molasses, and then later as it warms fatty meat and smoke comes through nicely. Taste is lavender soapy, herbal, dusty, lots of bittering hops and raw dark chocolate. Palate is pretty chalky and moves to cardboard unfortunately. Not bad but certainly not an improvement over any of the normal Yetis.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: The beer pours a viscous black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Oaky aroma of bourbon, vanilla and dark malt. Rich body with a boozy quality and flavors of oak, vanilla, charred malt and dark chocolate. The finish is plums and bourbon. Good beer all around.


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