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RATINGS: 344   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
I love the Oak Aged Yeti, so this one was enjoyable as well. I would love to see how this one ages, as its just way too hot right now. Too much whiskey in both the armoa and flavor. Maintains Yetis oily texture, which was nice, but lost some of the thickness, which was not. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and wood throughout. This one should age nicely, but for the ridiculous price, Id much rather just get the Oak Yeti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (998) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle. Brought back from Denver after GABF 2008. Shared with jarspag, sauceyhops, Katie and Jon. Black, oily appearance with no carbonation. Striking similarity to soy sauce. Aroma is packed with oak wood and smoky bourbon whiskey. Very pleasing nose. The flavor follows up a bit less impressive. Mostly strong whiskey with a slight metallic aftertaste. Maybe this has oxidized from sitting in the barrel too long. Palate feels watered down. Nice oak flavors hang on the aftertaste. Kind of thin bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to the Gambeeeeez of doooom. The long barrel aging didn’t really do this guy well. Reminded me of BA Speedway in how it took on an annoying sweetness. Good and enjoyable, but not an epic beer. I’ll take both yeti and oaked yeti over this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Thanks ucusty for sharing. Pours a dark inky black with no head to speak of. The nose shows mild oxidation, some whiskey, more vanilla character than I expected, alcohol, some acetaldehyde. The flavor has a nice barrel character, prominent whiskey, nice development of vanillins, alcohol, some sweetness, chocolate. The palate shows mild alcohol and a tannic barrel character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
bottle shared by kan at DLD09, pours blk with tan head. nose of bourbon and alcohol. flavors are bourbon forward, sweet caramel and chocolate. tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours black with a vague tint of red. Only a tiny beige head. Oaky aroma. Very full-bodied and very low in carbonation. Hard roasted malts and vanilla. Dried fruits. Warming alcohol finish. Lovely. 220909

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully gone head. Aroma is wooden, alcohol and dark chocolate to solid roasted malt aroma. Smooth vanilla wooden flavoured. Dark chocolate and hard roasted malt flavoured. Smooth. Slight boozy and wooden flavoured finish. Lingering vanilla note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2010
2008 Bottle # 294/470 - Thanks douglas88! - Pours out thin and dk brown with a small beige head...aroma is barrel dominant, whiskey and tannic wood, heat and cocoa, some spicy vanilla oak as well...taste is fairly thin for the gravity, hot whiskey burn, tannic barrel, bitter dk chocolate and some roast burnt wood as well...it was a pretty tasty bottle, thanks man!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
750ml bottle, #582/1104, thanks Troy. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet, whisky/vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is burnt malts, oak, and dark chocolate. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit, and maybe some hops. On palate, it is chewy and thick. Flavor is chocolate and bourbon. Finishes dry.

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