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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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j12601 (13028) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels on the Friday night of EBF 2012. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin to medium sized deep tan head. Big smooth bourbon and vanilla on the nose, roast. Medium bodied, bourbon and vanilla, wood. Spicy wood and malt, lots of roast. Lingering alcohol.

4.4
Camons (13017) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle @ Johns. 2011 vintage, bottle 1024, courtesy of Adnielsen, thanks alot man!. Pours jet black with creamy dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, some redwine / sour cherry like tartness, whisky. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, redwine, oak, whisky. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, hiddes alcohol very well. Very nice beer. 220113

4.3
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
750ml bottle labeled 31/470. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of whisky, wood, some earthiness / dirt, roast, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes of whisky, peat, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Creamy and smooth body with the alcohol content fairly well hidden. Some what on the sweeter side. This one is definitely a sipper. I shared this with a couple of people and I’m glad I did - as good as it was, I would have a hard time finishing off 750ml all by myself.

4.5
slowrunner77 (12586) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 "ok, i really gotta get my hands on a plain old Yeti. I’m intruiged, as i’ve now had Yeti’s mellow little brother (oak) and it’s rebelious older sibling, the Whiskey Barrel aged. I liked the oak, although it was so mellow, i couldn’t rank it up there among the best of the impy stouts, but this one is a whole ’nother story. the jet black elixir has a massive aroma of everything from chocolate to vanilla to wood to whiskey to bitter hops to roasted malts, and the flavor is huge as well, although i was in disbelief that a beer this smooth could possibly be a 12.2% beer. I didn;t believe my friend, i had to check the label myself. Big sweetness balanced by hefty ibus...my kind of beer. among the best, if not quite at the top. (the feel was oh so close to a 10, and i wish i could give the flavor a 9.5 as well)" No longer aged in Stranahans sour mash, but a bourbon blend - still SUPER nice, just not as unique.

2.8
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks Blazer06-750 bottle-after it finished gushing, pours black with a too big tan head. Aroma is tart, roasty dark malt-ashy. Taste is sour/tart-dark fruit, wood, dark malt-ashy.

4.3
madsberg (11775) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, spice, light roast, cocoa and sweetness.Flavour is spiced, chocolaty, alcholdense, full of vanilla and wood. Quite smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a chocolatish woody and spiced roasyt bitterness. Quite nice.

3.3
BVery (11222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle #2211. Dammit - infected bottle. Still decent. Dark oily pour, small soapy head. Roasty and sour - not as it was intended to be.

4.2
hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Bottle… Tally Tasting ‘10This beer rocks!… Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Whiskey heat and notes of vanilla and chocolate-covered coconut tantalize my olfactory system. Full-bodied and silky with modest carbonation. The flavor is boozelicious - essences of whiskey, deeply roasted coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate are the highlights. The red hot, somewhat bitter finish lingers and lingers and lingers and… I am not afraid of alcohol. I embrace it. Scorch my palate to remind me what I’m drinking. Thanks go out to Patrick for sharing this bottle of world class beer with everyone!

4.4
faroeviking (11109) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, 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.

4.5
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
another top want knocked right off my list. kan thanks so much for sharing. You were truly generous. The bourbon kicked ass!! The other versions of Yeti should be OHHH so jealous. The roast, chocolate and boozy notes married so well in this beer. Gotta love the bourbon in this one. Thanks Kan.


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