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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10475) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10416) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, coconut, little soap, chocolate, taste is similar, quite sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (10100) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle @ Johns. 2011 vintage, bottle 1024, courtesy of Adnielsen, thanks alot man!. Pours jet black with creamy dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, some redwine / sour cherry like tartness, whisky. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, redwine, oak, whisky. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, hiddes alcohol very well. Very nice beer. 220113

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (9944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2010
"ok, i really gotta get my hands on a plain old Yeti. I’m intruiged, as i’ve now had Yeti’s mellow little brother (oak) and it’s rebelious older sibling, the Whiskey Barrel aged. I liked the oak, although it was so mellow, i couldn’t rank it up there among the best of the impy stouts, but this one is a whole ’nother story. the jet black elixir has a massive aroma of everything from chocolate to vanilla to wood to whiskey to bitter hops to roasted malts, and the flavor is huge as well, although i was in disbelief that a beer this smooth could possibly be a 12.2% beer. I didn;t believe my friend, i had to check the label myself. Big sweetness balanced by hefty ibus...my kind of beer. among the best, if not quite at the top. (the feel was oh so close to a 10, and i wish i could give the flavor a 9.5 as well)"

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle at Camp Beer. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is booze chocolate roast. Thin mouthfeel with a sour roast and sour finish. Possible infection

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample, from a bottle. Pitch black color. Good brown head. Nice dots of lace. Good roasty, vanilla, woody nose. Some dark chocolate syrup. Light carbonation, very smooth, chewy texture. Great bitter sweet taste. Alcohol is well blended with the flavor. Good chocolate, wood, vanilla flavor. Very tasty, nice long light bourbon and chocolate aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
750 ml bottle bought at an auction from a Swedish importer. Bottle 11 of 1104, one of 6 sold to the public in Sweden.
12.3%, probably released in 2010?
Sampled on July 16, 2011
Pitch black color, brown to dark brown head. Sweet, vanilla, oak scent. Sweet, chocolate, malty, cocoa taste. Lingering sweet chocolate aftertaste. Thick, smooth, velvet mouthfeel. Warming alcohol. Medium low bitterness. Some acidity as well.
What an amazing beer! Damn I love it!


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