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RATINGS: 347   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 Stranahans Colorado Whiskey, Colorados 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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - JAN 20, 2012
YIKES it doesnt get much better than this for this style. Im 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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6401) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and dark pit fruits. Flavors of plums, licorice and chocolate. Wow. Complex flavors, all good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6662) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2016
Pours black, good grey head. smell is sharp bourbon. taste is sharp, bit sour, very mild though. oak, sharp bourbon. Very balanced still. Probably not ment to be a bit sour, but IF it is infection, its in a very subtile way. Roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Light carbo. not bad at all!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (636) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours nearly black with limited head that dissipates quickly. Heavy molasses and oak flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 8, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are whiskey, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4301) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black oily pour. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, whiskey and roasted creamy malt. Rich flavor of soft chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, red fruit, creamy roasted malt and a long evolving finish. This is fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
caesar (6740) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, small sample. Thanks all for sharing! Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of loads of chocolate, cookie, vanilla, bourbon. Bit coconut even. Cookie and vanilla sweetness, slight bourbon booze. Great power, balance and complexity. Absolutely delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Thank you DutchDrebus! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. 2015 Vintage. Black super creamy mocha bubbles. Nose is warming molasses, sugar, low bourbon, whisky, sugar, faintly herbal. Taste is chocolate syrup, bit too boozy, booze going to bit plastic, roast, chocolate, brown sugar, thick malt. Good but a bit too messy & boozy for me. I liked but not as intensely as the others did.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4559) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Jet black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, cacao, alcohol. Sweet flavour, cacao, booze, brown sugar. Quite thick. Sweet finish, vanilla. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, Drebus cq Benzai!)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (831) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
Ba yeti 15 - Huge thanks to Emil for this! Pours a night black color, with a small, dark brown, creamy head. Smells of melted milk chocolate, bakers chocolate, cocoa nibs, toffee and licorice. Very chocolate forward, while not getting very sweet on the nose, due to pleasantly toasty malts and spicy, oaken, yet flowery, warming Bourbon. Tastes of oaken Bourbon accompanied by milk chocolate in all its decadent facetts, with layers of earth, bakers chocolate, rock sugar, whipped cream and a spicy whiff of cinnamon. Mousee au chocolat gets enriched by oak chips and a well accentuated earthiness, relying on the omnipresent, smooth whipped cream. A flowery quality blends into soft, melted caramel, wood bark and licorice, tied together by a warming, dry zing from the bourbon, complimenting to the chocolate. Perfectly integrated Bourbon addition, which shines among a luscious milk chocolate sweetness by adding a nice, mellow yet spicy oakiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1425) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2016
On tap @ Brouwers for Back in Black. Listed here at the standard Yeti 9.5%. Pours thick viscous blackish dark brown with thin oily dark mocha head. Aroma is heavily roasty dark chocolate malt, rich coffee, big dry barrel flavors, light bourbon and vanilla char on the back. Taste is huge rich dark chocolate malt, molten milk chocolate, oak. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Huge fudgy chocolate flavor lingers on the finish. Among the best Yetis, and that puts this in an elite category.


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