overall
100
97
style
RATINGS: 379   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.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.6
poibag808 (14) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 26, 2012
pours motor oil black, aroma raisin/dark fruit with strong barrel/whiskey characters. taste is strong whiskey with ripe dark fruit upfront with a smokey finish. Its a great beer but my favorite is still original yeti.

4.6
mcberko (19803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a thick pitch black with a small brown head. Nose is full of roast, light whiskey barrels, a little chocolate, and light espresso. Flavour is extremely rich, full of roasted malt from the base beer, an absolutely perfect amount of whiskey barrel character, light wood, and very well-concealed alcohol. Thick palate, very viscous and so supremely well barrel aged, offering the perfect amount of whiskey character. Still not as awesome as the regular Yeti or the Oak Aged, but a fucking amazing impie stout nonetheless.

4.6
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Bottled on OCT 15 2015. Black pour with a short brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, candy bars and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, soft booze and coffee notes. Body is medium-full with a dense bubbly carbonation. Sticky bodied with mild alcoholic warmth. Finishes with more roasted malt, chocolate, candy bars, molasses, burnt caramel and vanilla.

4.5
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
courtesy of Jon. Thanks! Black with a creamy brown head. Chocolate, oak, and alcohol aroma aroma and taste with a really nice balance in taste between the chocolate, coffee, oak, and alcohol tastes. Very good.

4.5
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 This is another American Micro brewed wonder. An excellent RIP..right up there with Hoppp’n Frog Oatmeal RIP. Left Hands Oak agd RIP and Stones RIP. A big beer with incredible balance and hints of chocolate malt, with a subtle sweetness of vanilla, dark sugars, anise, expresso, and a hint of hops for balance. Great Job Great Divide!

4.5
ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2009
#444/470 bottle thanks to Lumpy. Thick glass coating pour with a small reddish bubbly head that reappears with a good swirl sits atop a dark black brown opaque body. Nose is dark chocolate fudge, vanilla, and unami. Taste is the same with notes of bourbon, wood plank, and dark chocolate resins (caramel candies). Very nice silky mouthfeel that feels runny on the tongue. A bit boozy but thats how I like it. Great beer.

4.5
bu11zeye (13239) - 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!

4.5
Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
#444/470 bottle thanks to Lumpy. WOW this beer is amazing. poured motor oil black with ruby edges and some nice legs. aroma of fudge, oak, vanilla caramel, and alcohol. flavor was wood, chocolate, dark roasts, and alcohol. body was like a velvet cloth being draped across my tongue. this may very well be the best beer ever.

4.5
BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle #285/470 generously shared by Sparky27...ERIC, you ROCK!!! Creamy vanilla milkshake floats on top of a liquid onyx body. The aroma is sublime; bourbon soaked oak, molasses, dark chocolate and roasted espresso. Complex and delicious with dark fruit, cocoa powder, caramel, vanilla and wood. The bourbon is evident but not overpowering. Extremely thick and viscous. An incredible beer!!!

4.5
daknole (11048) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 39
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5