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RATINGS: 289   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zach8270 (3470) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
(bottle - 750 ml) Rating #2300. Dark and oily black pour with a thick tan head. Very syrupy. Aroma is heavy and flavorful with tons of roasted malts, barley, coffee, oak, vanilla, wood, and whiskey. Flavor starts out with a sweet vanilla and oak flavor sitting atop a very dark and heavily roasted middle. The whiskey comes in next and imparts a very nice warming sweetness without completely overpowering the beer. The oak and vanilla notes come back near the end and leave a very nice and lightly sweet finish on the palate. Thick and creamy with just enough of the whiskey flavor to really add to the beer and not take away from the flavor. Absolutely outstanding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JAN 20, 2012
YIKES it doesn’t get much better than this for this style. I’m a HUGE fan of the standard Yeti. Add in the Oak Aged process and a FANTASTIC beer becomes even better! Big thick milky tone with an awesome hoppy finish. The Oak Aged process adds notes of vanilla. Superb beer. You owe yourself to try this if you like IPAs, Stouts, or Imperial Stouts!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (7839) - 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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Love yeti. Love barrels. Love yeti in barrels. Dark black with a tan head. Lasts longer than expected given booze and barrels. Coffee, Dark chocolate and oaky booze notes. Medium mouthfeel. Complex and balanced. Chocolate, coffee, oaky. Dances around on the tongue a bit. Lovely

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
(sample from irishboy).uberblack with a nice dark brown head that leaves heavy lacing on the glass.aroma is a mix of heavy bourbon,followed by vanilla,dark fruit,chocolate,and cocoa.flavor is wood,chocolate,vanilla,cocoa,and dark fruit.i know that "sour" is the new "cool" but this beer is seriously under rated.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrElectrico (10) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
Full bodied smokey espresso flavour. Delicious beer. Pours with a close to black ’crema’. Must do it again.

4.6
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Take an incredible beer and barrel age it in one of the best whiskey barrels available and the result is this beer. Just incredible. Can’t even begin to describe all of its characteristics. The depth of chocolate and wood and whiskey is truly marvelous. That said, I still think the Barrel Aged Old Ruffian is the best of the bunch.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at taproom. Big thick black beer with thin head. It leaves a brown sheen on the glass when swirled. Cherry, vanilla, and bourbon flavors. I doesn’t have that whiskey heat off-flavor like most barrel aged beers. Definitely a slow sipper.


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