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RATINGS: 374   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (7739) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bomber bottle. Pours midnight black with very large tan head and a super oily mouthfeel. Carbonation was light to medium. Nose is chocolate roast, nuts, oak, and strong whiskey. Taste is rich fruit, choc, barrel, and coffee bean. Finish is long lasting and roasted the hell out. Rich and flavorful RIS.


4
Andrew196 (1980) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Black pour, fine dark tan head. Lots of wood and bourbon on the nose. More wood on the tongue, char, maple, caramel, vanilla. Very good.

4
Hanuta06 (477) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Serving: from bottle at Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma: chocolate, bourbon and coffee. Appearance: small, light-brown initial head. Taste: lightly sweet, ripe fruit initial flavor and lightly sweet, bourbon finish with average duration. Palate: full body with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent.

4
Thisis12ptfont (1215) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, aged dark malts, wort syrup, coffee rinds, whiskey, rye whiskey, oak, barrel wood, nougat, leather and faint cigar smoke. Pours dark black with aggressive brown foam and lacing. Taste brings the classic Yeti stout flavors with dark chocolate, roasted black malts, syrupy chocolate, raisins, roasted barley, slight figs, chalky cocoa, plums and molasses upfront. Mid palate offers heavily aged dark malts, rye whiskey, whiskey spices, barrel wood, caramel, dark cacao, oak, black licorice and cigar smoke. Finishes smooth and dark with residual chocolate syrup, aged dark malts, whiskey barrel, oak and subtle vanilla. Overall, this is a fantastic blend of whiskey barrel and stout. The Yeti's original flavors are there alongside pleasantly aged malts and whiskey notes. Extremely decadent.

3.9
MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Sweet bourbon, dark, toasted malts, dark molasses, coffee and chocolate, harsh cacao. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet and bitter. Bitter, dark roast cacao, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Impy, quite punch, complex and intense, lacks balance. Keg at brewery barrel warehouse, Denver.

4.2
Capa (3402) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 Black with a dark beige head. Powerful dark malts, chocolate, whiskey, licorice, burnt malt. Slick and thick. Bold throughout. Very well done.

3.8
solidfunk (9366) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Heavy flavor is more elusive in this version like, well, bigfoot... Whiskey overrides lots of subtlety. Roast and vamilla here, some dark chocolate. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter finish with booze. Tap at Barrel tap room.

3.8
AndySnow (8013) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, a bit syrupy, wood, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla.

4
FunkyF (1292) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2017
Flaska från amerikansk vän. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Tung söt doft av choklad, kola och fat. Kaffe, whiskey och choklad i smaken.

3.5
FatPhil (16953) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2017
750ml bottle (RBESG2017 Grand Tasting) (6:4:7:4:14=3.5)
Kinda boosty aroma, rich full roast, and sweetish whiskey aspects, vanilla. Even more vanilla in the taste, sweet and roasty. Pretty mellow, full palate, and pleasant carbonation, but there’s no hiding the heat, alas.

3.7
Marduk (8219) - 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.


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