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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9168) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Latest vinage. Sour. The sourness doesn’t totally ruin the beer for me though it isn’t what the brewer intended.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DJMonarch (9163) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (8739) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle big thanks to Boody for this one. Bottle #837/1104 from 2009. Murky black pour with tan head, aroma has notes of big but balanced bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, chocolate bar with toffee. Taste is so smooth with notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, coffee, some nice bitter coffee ground taste with a dry, slightly roasty finish. Awesome, complex, delicious.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Deep black pour, thin dark brown head, large cola-like bubbles. Nose is roast, charred wood and worcestershire sauce, with some small notes of vanilla and soy. Thick and smooth body, a little brash and detached vanilla/bourbon/oak up front... lack of carbonation along with a medium body comes across as somewhat thin and pasty. Not as full and frothy as the BA Ruffian. Cold coffee and charred roast throughout, with some sweetness across the middle and warming alcohol in the finish. Wet, soggy charred bread, mmm. Hopefully it carbonates more and develops a little more complexity over time. Re-rate: hot, boozy, oaky, oxidized and smells like urine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8538) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle #2211. Dammit - infected bottle. Still decent. Dark oily pour, small soapy head. Roasty and sour - not as it was intended to be.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle number 444/470 thanks to Lumpy...Big thanks to Lumpy. Pours black with no head, but the body coats the glass when swirled. Aroma of bourbon, nutty fudge, oak, ash, chocolate and some light coffee. Taste is chocolaty and nutty with fudge and a bitter oak finish that seems to last for ever. Ashy with caramel and vanilla noted on the next sip. Velvety and mouth coating with a few bubbles here and there. Amazing mouthfeel. Slight burn on the throat, but no alcohol (fusel) in the flavor. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels on the Friday night of EBF 2012. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized deep tan head. Big smooth bourbon and vanilla on the nose, roast. Medium bodied, bourbon and vanilla, wood. Spicy wood and malt, lots of roast. Lingering alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Oak, vanilla, soy sauce and chocolate. Jet black with a dark brown head. Oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. A very complex and beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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