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Crack open Yeti Imperial Stout’s sophisticated sibling -- Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. Although these beers come from the same clan, they have entirely different personalities. Aging on a blend of French and toasted oak chips infuses a subtle oak and vanilla character into Yeti’s already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile. Who says you can’t tame a Yeti? 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nik925 (764) - USA - JAN 28, 2012
Amazing across the board. Darkest head I’ve seen in recent history-beautiful. Each sip fully coats and delivers the perfect amount of each flavor element. Chocolate, cherries, toffee, oak, etc. its all there and great. No taste of alcohol. Easily trumps everything I’ve had recently. The bottle-shop had a few different versions (choc, base, etc.), I should have gotten them all.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2586) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
Courtesy of Benzai, tasted at tderoeck’s place. Black colour, deep beige, creamy head. Deep chocolatey maltiness, chocolate cake, mocha, cold espresso, liquorice, toasted bread and - as expected - some vanilla-like oaky tannins. Big and thick, oily mouthfeel, profoundly malty with nuttiness and big black chocolate presence, spicy accents, strong and mouth filling roasted black coffee bitterness increasing towards the end; far away in the back, the oaky tannins appear again, but in a way more subtle than I got used to from oak-aged stouts, could have been a bit more for me. Nevertheless, this is clearly a big stout in all respects, flawless, impressive, deep and rich. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared with tderoeck, 77ships and Alengrin @ Tim needs to get rid of his ticks tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts lightly, coffee strongly. Taste malts, medium coffee, some roast, strong bitter. Medium to full body and carbonation. Pretty damn good, although I don’t get the oak aging that clearly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadRobin (2118) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 22, 2015
On tap at Churchill's Pub & Grill in San Marcos, CA. Opaque, near black with a brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of smooth rich roasted malt, chocolate, wood, smoke, peanut butter cups and vanilla. Taste of rich roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon and peanut butter cups. Full/medium body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGDBatPan (10) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
I?m not sure why, but I really enjoyed this. I?m usually not someone for bitterness, or for non-coffee stouts, but this beer won me over on the first sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
650 ml bottle at Hasse. Midnight black with mocca head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet woody notes, oak, roasted malt, coffee and more chocolate. Taste has bitter chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, sweet malt, oak and vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, huge frothy tan head. Strong chard malt aroma. Full body with a chard oak flavor and a full finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (826) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Amazing aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Great looking beer pours and ebony color with a lasting tan well laced head. Creamy feel with a smoky, chocolate taste. Mildly bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shinskyweiser (46) - - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a dead black. Pours thick as tar (in a good way). Thick coffee stained foam lingers. Smells of creamy chocolate, sweet oak barrel and bourbon ( from hot alcohol scent). Very creamy and thick mouthfeel. Taste of bitter chocolate and sweet bourbon. As it warms it gains a vanilla, hot alcohol character. Really damn good oak aged stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1123) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
A great imperial stout. Pours an incredibly thick, deep black with a thick brown head. Smells great, coffee and vanilla and peanut butter and caramel. Taste is super creamy, with lots of vanilla, oak chips and a bitter coffee finish. A bit of booze lasts to the aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (285) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
I've determined that I'm becoming a huge fan of oaked or barrel aged stouts, more so than regular stouts. I love the flavorful combination of stout chocolatiness with oaky vanilla a la Bourbon County Stout or Brooklyn Black Ops, so I was somewhat disappointed to find out that the vanilla notes were much more subdued in this brew than in those, but I still found the oak-aged Yeti to be quite enjoyable. The burnt ember black body with dark khaki head was quite impressive, and the aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and the Yeti's distinguishing pacific hoppiness was appetizing. Likewise flavors in the taste along with some oak, vanilla, and dark red fruit. Delicious smooth mouthfeel and absolutely no alcohol bite in the finish was a nice bonus. A great drinkable imperial stout, which I also was successfully able to pair with some chocolate hazelnut biscotti for dessert. Distinct and delicious overall.


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