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RATINGS: 2259   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Crack open Yeti Imperial Stoutís 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 Yetiís already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile. Who says you canít tame a Yeti? 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Great Beer - typical stout nose. Molasses, carob, coffee, vanilla. Nice head and lacing. Very well balanced with no off flavors. Creamy mouth feel. Very good. Great Divide Brewing Co. makes consistently great beers.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Aroma of chocolate, roast coffee, bourbon, some hints of vanilla. Appears a deep dark opaque brown, with a borwn oil-slick head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is big oak at the start, followed by bittersweet chocolate, and then roast coffe, and finishing with an unexpected hoppy bite; aftertaste is roast coffe and some vanilla. Palate is thick and velvety; very luxurious. Overall, this beer definitely met the expectations and the hype, and it was defijnitely equal to the sum of its parts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - JAN 13, 2006
Pours dark and wet. The head is firm and stays for a very long time. Aroma is very muted...too muted. However, after drinking half the bottle some more robust hints of coffee and earth come through. The taste is awesome. Very roasty and chocolate...not much coffee when compaired to its peers. Mouthfeel is very rich and oily.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Thick, viscous black brew with a nice oak hit. It has a complex coffee flavored malt bite and enough hop bitterness to accent the chocolate, roasty flavors. The vanilla shows through more than a lot of oak aged beers Iíve had. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. All around this is some complex, tasty beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle: Jet black...like motor oil... yea yea yea... What makes this Imperial stout different. The head was unbelievable. Head was so thick you could make sculptures with it. When you finish a pint, you have lacing from the top to the bottom of the glass. The taste is very complex... has very defined roasted coffee and chocolate. awesome subtle oak and cedar flavor from the oak aged. The first part of the glass had a slight alcohol/hop burn... but quickly faded into a lovely sweet maltyness. Every sip brings a little different flavor. Some sweet, some fruit, some chocolate, some hop, some roasted coffee,, some hazelnut....tasted the alcohol a little too much.. but a I wonderful treat none the less

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Black Gold. Wow. I was really expecting to be disappointed..glad it was the exact opposite. Just looking at it makes salivate. Lacing is thick, clinging to the glass. Well worth the $7.99

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2006
Wow, this is definetly one of the best stouts Iíve ever tasted! Very very very smooth pleasing chocolate taste. Later it getís hoppier. You just canít stop drinking it! Very expensive in Denmark thoug.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Solid black - looked almost tarlike when poured from the bottle. Thin brown head. Fantastic almost dessertlike aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla (?) with a good kick of hops - I could probably spend days smelling this. Everything from the aroma is doubled in the flavour except the hops, of which there is much more. Fantastic lingering aftertaste that lures you into another gulp. Iíve only had three sips now and Iím already in love - when the glass is empty Iíll probably marry this one. Magnificient.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Jet black, tan head, lacing, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, very nice... taste is chocolate up front, roasted malts, vanilla, and a touch of hops in the finish. Incredibly smooth and silky mouthfeel. Tried this at the same time as regular Yeti and there was a noticeable difference.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2006
I have had this one 3 seperate times and had 3 different experiences with it. This last experience is the only one I have notes on and the worst experience with it. Poured black with a dark brown head. Aroma was bitter chocolate, coffee, some wood notes, and grassy hops. Silky smooth across the tongue. Flavor was bitter chocolate, coffee, some caramel, and finished with hops. This one tasted a lot closer to the regular Yeti. I would rate this specific sample a 3.6, but the rating I am entering is going to be my average experience with the beer as a whole. At its best I would give it a 4.5.


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