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RATINGS: 358   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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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!


4.3
AWISLguy (3053) - 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

4
baraciisch (3187) - 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

4.5
tightslice (1278) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate fudge, cherry, almond oil, Amaretto, vanilla bourbon notes as it warms. Taste is sweet chocolate fudge with cherries, sweet almond and then a big hit of bourbon on the finish.

4.4
Itzjerm (2808) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2017 2016 version 4.3 Aroma isnt as pleasant. creaminess not as prominent either. 2017 version 4.7 One of the best barrel aged stouts in my opinion. I had the 2017 version. Flavors are perfect creamy sweetness with building hop spot on for an Imperial stout. Head is lasting. This beat KBS. I will take a CBS any day.... WOW!!!! Aroma is perfect bourbon barrel with perfect palate creaminess.

3.7
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Draft at Salud. This version is boozy, lots of vanilla, tannins and big roast.

2.8
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAR 7, 2017
APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, no pasa nada de luz a través de ella; corona de espuma color marrón de mediana retención, con burbujas compactas y abiertas. AROMA: el carácter que aporta el añejamiento en barrica es muy pobre; lo que más se alcanza a percibir es el whiskey el cual es muy licoroso, apenas ligeramente algo de vainilla y madera quemada, algo de chocolate amargo se alcanza a percibir. Después de un tiempo oxigenándose en la copa, algunos aromas de lo lúpulos se notan, los cuales son de carácter herbal con notas a pino, resina y ligeramente algo de “dankness”. SABOR: nuevamente el espectro de sabores que ofrece es pobre; domina la presencia del whiskey muy licoroso, algo de chocolate amargo y semiamargo, café tostado, caramelo quemado, algo de melaza pero que tiene muy poca permanencia en boca; en algunas ocasiones hay notas a vainilla y madera quemada pero todo queda opacado por la intensidad alcohólica del whiskey. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, curiosamente llega a ser algo seco y el carácter herbal de los lúpulos sale a relucir, algo de pino, resina y “dankness”. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio alto aunque no tiene esa sensación sedosa y untuosa que otras barrel aged stouts si, inclusive a pesar de lo anterior, se lleva a sentir algo acuosa. La carbonatación es baja. RESUMEN: no vale la pena

4.4
faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Botella grande. Late Fall Monster Tasting. Pitch black. Heavy sweet deep roasted malty vanilla chocolate coffee aroma,. Flavour is sweet and very heavy with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, coffee, some whiskey.

4.3
kathouse (1877) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Pours black as oil with a light brown head. Chocolate and nutty flavors with a mild smokiness. Whiskey warmth and bitter cocoa. Notes of wood and wine last long after the last sip.

4
kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Off white head. Syrup cocoa rich and creamy. Good shit

4.2
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2016
750ml bottle pours dark inky black with small tan head. Nose and taste have big chocolately layers, nice roasty cocoa and brownie spice. Notes of cinnamon and faint coconut with vanilla and balanced oaky backdrop. Rich chewy mouthfeel and lingering dark chocolate and dark fruit. Basically everything I wanted barrel aged Yeti to be, totally met my expectations all around. Wonderful.


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