RATINGS: 354   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 Stranahans Colorado Whiskey, Colorados 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle, recent vintage acquired in trade. Med bosy thiiner than the other yeti varieties. Lots of whiskey heat, a little too much actually but still working with an outstanding base base makes this still enjoyable. Corked havlfthe bottle with a wine saver and went back the next day and it was even better. Pretty good, but pricey at $30.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Draft at Salud. This version is boozy, lots of vanilla, tannins and big roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAR 7, 2017
APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, no pasa nada de luz a travs de ella; corona de espuma color marrn de mediana retencin, con burbujas compactas y abiertas. AROMA: el carcter que aporta el aejamiento en barrica es muy pobre; lo que ms se alcanza a percibir es el whiskey el cual es muy licoroso, apenas ligeramente algo de vainilla y madera quemada, algo de chocolate amargo se alcanza a percibir. Despus de un tiempo oxigenndose en la copa, algunos aromas de lo lpulos se notan, los cuales son de carcter herbal con notas a pino, resina y ligeramente algo de dankness. SABOR: nuevamente el espectro de sabores que ofrece es pobre; domina la presencia del whiskey muy licoroso, algo de chocolate amargo y semiamargo, caf tostado, caramelo quemado, algo de melaza pero que tiene muy poca permanencia en boca; en algunas ocasiones hay notas a vainilla y madera quemada pero todo queda opacado por la intensidad alcohlica del whiskey. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, curiosamente llega a ser algo seco y el carcter herbal de los lpulos sale a relucir, algo de pino, resina y dankness. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio alto aunque no tiene esa sensacin sedosa y untuosa que otras barrel aged stouts si, inclusive a pesar de lo anterior, se lleva a sentir algo acuosa. La carbonatacin es baja. RESUMEN: no vale la pena

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Botella grande. Late Fall Monster Tasting. Pitch black. Heavy sweet deep roasted malty vanilla chocolate coffee aroma,. Flavour is sweet and very heavy with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, coffee, some whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1857) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Pours black as oil with a light brown head. Chocolate and nutty flavors with a mild smokiness. Whiskey warmth and bitter cocoa. Notes of wood and wine last long after the last sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (6148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Off white head. Syrup cocoa rich and creamy. Good shit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1540) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark inky black with small tan head. Nose and taste have big chocolately layers, nice roasty cocoa and brownie spice. Notes of cinnamon and faint coconut with vanilla and balanced oaky backdrop. Rich chewy mouthfeel and lingering dark chocolate and dark fruit. Basically everything I wanted barrel aged Yeti to be, totally met my expectations all around. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsFan25 (95) - - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Dark brown pour with about a finger of brown head. Vanilla and tons of bourbon on the nose. Well rounded flavor with vanilla, oak, chocolate, fig, slight caramel, and plenty of bourbon! Flavors really come out as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6823) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and dark pit fruits. Flavors of plums, licorice and chocolate. Wow. Complex flavors, all good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7705) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2016
Pours black, good grey head. smell is sharp bourbon. taste is sharp, bit sour, very mild though. oak, sharp bourbon. Very balanced still. Probably not ment to be a bit sour, but IF it is infection, its in a very subtile way. Roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Light carbo. not bad at all!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours nearly black with limited head that dissipates quickly. Heavy molasses and oak flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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