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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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zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
(bottle - 750 ml) Rating #2300. Dark and oily black pour with a thick tan head. Very syrupy. Aroma is heavy and flavorful with tons of roasted malts, barley, coffee, oak, vanilla, wood, and whiskey. Flavor starts out with a sweet vanilla and oak flavor sitting atop a very dark and heavily roasted middle. The whiskey comes in next and imparts a very nice warming sweetness without completely overpowering the beer. The oak and vanilla notes come back near the end and leave a very nice and lightly sweet finish on the palate. Thick and creamy with just enough of the whiskey flavor to really add to the beer and not take away from the flavor. Absolutely outstanding.

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sickboy79 (66) - USA - JAN 20, 2012
YIKES it doesn’t get much better than this for this style. I’m a HUGE fan of the standard Yeti. Add in the Oak Aged process and a FANTASTIC beer becomes even better! Big thick milky tone with an awesome hoppy finish. The Oak Aged process adds notes of vanilla. Superb beer. You owe yourself to try this if you like IPAs, Stouts, or Imperial Stouts!


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