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RATINGS: 376   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.

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3.7
Marduk (8381) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2017
750ml bottle (RBESG Grand Tasting 2017) as 10.4% abv. Pitch black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Roast, caramel, woody, cask, oak, rum in aroma. Roast, dark chocolate, caramel, woody, vanilla in taste. Dark chocolate, vanilla and roast in aftertaste. Pleasant mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden. Really opens up as it warms. Very solid brew.

4
Rubin77 (2577) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2017
F: thin, dark tanned, quick gone. C: dark, opaque A: roasted malt, red wine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, complex. T: cocoa, coffee, chocolate, complex rich, full body, low carbonation, great one, enjoyed, 10,4% is on the bottle, sample from 75cl bottle @ RBESG 2017, Grand tasting in Tallin, Estonia.

4
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2017
It pours midnight black with a dense burnt orange head. The aroma has cocoa, deep roast, dark caramel, coconut, vanilla, cream and some barrel. It has a full body with moderate carbonation. The taste has heavy roasted malt, woody oak/hops, bourbon, vanilla and lingering alcohol. Really nice.

4.2
Borresteijn (7489) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
75cl Bottle at RBESG 17 Grand Tasting. Major want. 10.4% ABV. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liqourice, whisky, wood, coffee, chocolate, light hoppy. Flavour of lots of roast, roasted malts, coffee, whisky, wood, liquorice, chocolate, bittersweet finish with some vanilla. Full bodied. Good stuff.

4
VamboladeTolly (2178) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting - thanks VastActiv). Pours dark brown with brownish head. Aroma is sweetish, chocolate, brownies, bourbon. Taste is sweet, bourbon, caramel.

3.8
mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting - thanks VastActiv) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, vanilla and vineousness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, woody and bitter. A tasty barrel aged brew that hid its high ABV rather well.

3.7
VastActiv (7592) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017, Tallinn. Color is almost black with small slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, chocolate, dark chocolate, dry coffee and roasted malts. Alcohol is very well hidden. Surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
martjoobolut (5115) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter, chocolate, malt, roast, vanilla, whisky. Overall: very good..

4
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
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Bottle shared at RBESG Grand Tasting ’17 at Sori brewery. 10.4%. Near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of whiskey barrel, oak, chocolate, vanilla, toffee and malt. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
BeerRenter76 (1034) - Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Aroma is heavy oak, leather, licorice booze, some hints of chocolate and fruit pop through. The black body is syrupy with a carbonated bite, the cinnamon colored cap is thin and ringed leaving spotty lace. Flavor is cocoa at first, the booze comes in and drowns out anything else, towards the end some leather and fruit come out. Should have let this one age for a bit.


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