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RATINGS: 2256   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
oh yeah. Pours out ridiculously dark with a rocking brown head. like the commercial description says intense chocolate and coffe flavor. Delicious malt flavor with a small hint of sweet alcohol. I want to stress how good the chocolate flavor is. It is pretty rockin. A great stout! get one if you see it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Really top notch stuff. Pours black w/ a nice lasting head. Seems less bitter than ordinary Yeti possibly due to age. Very smooth and rich--a bunch of chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Carbonation is just about perfect, thick and velvety. I donít really get much oak but whatever. Good beer is good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sregnar35 (1018) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thick like motor oil, creamy brown head. Smell is hops and oak. Flavor lasts and lasts, chocolate, oak, and a hoppy burn on the back of your tongue. This is a fantastic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Black with light brown head. Huge beer! Vanilla is the first thing to reach your nose. The flavour has a very pleasant blend of vanilla, chocolate and coffey. The immense maltiness is balanced by the noticable (!) 75 IBU. Dangerously good...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Impenetrably dark. Huge roast and espresso aromas. Nicely done with a kiss of vanilla on the finish. Compared to the regular Yeti: creamier and more refined, deserves a cigar and a fire place.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
What a beautiful beer! I wouldnít love it so much, but I got to share a bottle with some of the guys at the brewery and it was FREE!!! Now Iím at home and objectively tasting it. And its sooo good. The oak melds so well with everything else. What a nice beer....I canít give a good description, but if you donít like this-youíre, well, youíre just plain crazy. Thatís all I can say. Oak aged Imperial Stouts...the next big thing I think. Oh wait, they already are!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Lets start with the pour, eh? I managed to get a good centimeter head above the glass with this thing... wow. Pitch, pitch black, with a very dark, ultra-creamy head. Unbeatable. Aroma is really killer, with lots of maltiness, dark fruit, vanilla, maybe a little grape, chocolate, brown sugar and cinnamon, roastiness. Palate is super-creamy, rich, thick... couldnít ask for more.

Hereís the problem. My tongue is kinda burned from the other night, and I feel Iím missing complexity in the taste. Iím sure its there. For the most part, I taste a bit of chocolate, coffee, and a lot of bitterness. Too much bitterness, which Iíve been tasting in all beers of late, probably because of the burnt tongue. Iíd love rerate this with a more functional palate, but at $10 for a bomber, thatís asking a bit much (especially for a college student). Still, this sits as my highest rating to date. Itíd probably be a 4.8 or even 4.9 if I could give it a full evaluation. Iíll keep it on the list.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2005
This pours with a large, long-lasting tan head over an opaque black beer. There is more head on this after an hour than many Imp Stouts have at the pour. The aroma is complex with toasted nuts, molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. Smooth complex and warming. The big bottle suggests this is one to share with someone who deserves a good one. Very well done.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
Black as the night. Looks like engine oil. Has a thick, creamy Yellow/beige head. Aroma from wood, tar, raisin, plum, molasses. Some coffee is sensible too. Thick, fullbodied, warming alcohol flavour, with notes of tobacco, dark chocolate and hops. Somewhat salty finish. I didnīt think that it could get any better than the regular Yeti........but......This one is really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5370) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Duffís big bottle. Lingering aged aroma. Fills the mouth with soft but strong flavours. Uniform insistent fizz intrudes. Lingering flavour, edging into melted plastic, but never harsh or insulting. I hadnít enjoyed the regular Yeti in Kilburn, but this is soft, with enough spaces to experience the flavours rather than have them simply assault the senses. Here I find that I can explore whatís on offer without my palate being burned or destroyed in the process. And the more I have the more I want to explore. There is something quite attractively compelling about the brute strength of this beer. Something roughish and intriguing. Sweet and, yes, pleasant. It could be earthier. It could have more live edges to it - as it stands it feels a little lifeless, despite the fizz. But it invites, encourages and rewards further investigation. A decent brew.


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