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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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4.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle (#117/470) at home - Tasting. Pitch black - brown head. High burned, oakey, vanilla, fruity, sweetnes, lightbourbon/american oak, light sharpness, raisins, dried fruits, licorice. Very nice.

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Tmoney99 (14863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and wood bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

4
Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, coconut, little soap, chocolate, taste is similar, quite sweet.

4
kermis (14487) - 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.

3.9
argo0 (14127) - 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.

4.1
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle 66 generously shared by MaltDawg. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, maple, oak, roastiness and subtle leafy hops. Taste is toffee, caramel, bourbon, oak, chocolate, roasted malts, leafy hops. Full bodied and slightly sticky.

2.6
crossovert (13737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Latest vinage. Sour. The sourness doesn’t totally ruin the beer for me though it isn’t what the brewer intended.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13700) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, wood, licorice, and vanilla. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, heavy bitterness.

4.1
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: The beer pours a viscous black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Oaky aroma of bourbon, vanilla and dark malt. Rich body with a boozy quality and flavors of oak, vanilla, charred malt and dark chocolate. The finish is plums and bourbon. Good beer all around.

4.5
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
(750ml bottle, #444 of 470, bottled Aug 08, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and light bourbon with a dry oak finish. Excellent!


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