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RATINGS: 366   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Thanks a bunch to Scott for this bottle. 2011 vintage A - darkness, 1cm of dark chocolate head, a few legs. S - chocolate covered oak. espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, and oak. T - more of the smell. decadent and delicious. M - light carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. O - Spot on BA stout that is easier to get than ever. Wish I had another bottle


4.2
Borresteijn (7177) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
75cl Bottle at RBESG 17 Grand Tasting. Major want. 10.4% ABV. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liqourice, whisky, wood, coffee, chocolate, light hoppy. Flavour of lots of roast, roasted malts, coffee, whisky, wood, liquorice, chocolate, bittersweet finish with some vanilla. Full bodied. Good stuff.

4
VamboladeTolly (1994) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting - thanks VastActiv). Pours dark brown with brownish head. Aroma is sweetish, chocolate, brownies, bourbon. Taste is sweet, bourbon, caramel.

3.8
mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
(Sample from a bottle at RBESG 2017 Grand Tasting - thanks VastActiv) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, vanilla and vineousness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, woody and bitter. A tasty barrel aged brew that hid its high ABV rather well.

3.7
VastActiv (7149) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Sample from the bottle at RBESG 2017, Tallinn. Color is almost black with small slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, chocolate, dark chocolate, dry coffee and roasted malts. Alcohol is very well hidden. Surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
martjoobolut (4401) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter, chocolate, malt, roast, vanilla, whisky. Overall: very good..

4
kermis (13489) - 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.

3.7
BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Aroma is heavy oak, leather, licorice booze, some hints of chocolate and fruit pop through. The black body is syrupy with a carbonated bite, the cinnamon colored cap is thin and ringed leaving spotty lace. Flavor is cocoa at first, the booze comes in and drowns out anything else, towards the end some leather and fruit come out. Should have let this one age for a bit.

4.4
Lowe1983 (1595) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, oak barrel, coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is thick with lots of chocolate and coffee. Finishes with oak and alcohol.

4.3
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2017
On tap from the source during ck1 birthday trip. Lovely pour. Coats of lace. Super dark brown. Barrel. Coffee. Caramel. Sweet malts. Barrel is sorta light in the flavor. Sweet malts. Tasty. A bit sweet. Tasty & smooth. Big fan! 16.3

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baraciisch (3240) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Dark black in color, dark beige head... Aroma of whiskey, dark malts, chocolate... Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, whiskey barrel tones throughout... solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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