RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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

sickboy79's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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!

weihenweizen (4128) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a cup. Black with small- Aron is dry chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark chocolate and oak.

kambei70 (1114) - - OCT 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Black with a deep amber khaki head. Chocolate, vanilla, cream and whiskey aroma. Taste is like a combo of a chocolate and vanilla malt with big oak and whiskey flavors. Kinda like drinking burning fire wood, not smokey, just charred wood. Velvety mouthfeel and very dry.

Andrew196 (1996) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Black pour, fine dark tan head. Lots of wood and bourbon on the nose. More wood on the tongue, char, maple, caramel, vanilla. Very good.

Hanuta06 (488) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Serving: from bottle at Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma: chocolate, bourbon and coffee. Appearance: small, light-brown initial head. Taste: lightly sweet, ripe fruit initial flavor and lightly sweet, bourbon finish with average duration. Palate: full body with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent.

Thisis12ptfont (1221) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, aged dark malts, wort syrup, coffee rinds, whiskey, rye whiskey, oak, barrel wood, nougat, leather and faint cigar smoke. Pours dark black with aggressive brown foam and lacing. Taste brings the classic Yeti stout flavors with dark chocolate, roasted black malts, syrupy chocolate, raisins, roasted barley, slight figs, chalky cocoa, plums and molasses upfront. Mid palate offers heavily aged dark malts, rye whiskey, whiskey spices, barrel wood, caramel, dark cacao, oak, black licorice and cigar smoke. Finishes smooth and dark with residual chocolate syrup, aged dark malts, whiskey barrel, oak and subtle vanilla. Overall, this is a fantastic blend of whiskey barrel and stout. The Yeti's original flavors are there alongside pleasantly aged malts and whiskey notes. Extremely decadent.

MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Sweet bourbon, dark, toasted malts, dark molasses, coffee and chocolate, harsh cacao. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet and bitter. Bitter, dark roast cacao, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Impy, quite punch, complex and intense, lacks balance. Keg at brewery barrel warehouse, Denver.

Capa (3448) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 Black with a dark beige head. Powerful dark malts, chocolate, whiskey, licorice, burnt malt. Slick and thick. Bold throughout. Very well done.

solidfunk (9409) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Heavy flavor is more elusive in this version like, well, bigfoot... Whiskey overrides lots of subtlety. Roast and vamilla here, some dark chocolate. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter finish with booze. Tap at Barrel tap room.

AndySnow (8119) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 17 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, a bit syrupy, wood, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla.

FunkyF (1335) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2017
Flaska från amerikansk vän. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Tung söt doft av choklad, kola och fat. Kaffe, whiskey och choklad i smaken.

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 » 38
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5