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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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2005
750 ml bottle shared with ClarkVV. Totally opaque molasses topped by lustrous creme brulee and lacing the sides of the glass darkly....nostril-hammering burnt beans and dark chocolate with big piney hops...vinous on the tongue at first, bit chalky in the middle, chocolate and bitter greens (arugula comes to mind)...too roasty and harsh, somewhat moderated late with oxygen....barrel-aging certainly hasnít brought smoothness to this coarse monster, perhaps another year in the bottle would make it more palatable...certainly worth a try, but no great shakes amongst the competition in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle: Black, coffee hued edges, large foamy head - brownish, sticky lacing. † Hop nose, lots of heat. † Where is the Oak? † Simplistic light impy stout on the tongue. † Suprisingly light body and mouthfeel. † Roasted malt finish, light, sticky, minor hop bitterness, apple skin residue... where is the Oak? † I guess I expected too much. † Oak Aged Yeti? † Uhhhh..... yeah. † Thanks pdee! † I want my Maverick Imperial Stout!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2005
This isnít a bad little beer and may be the answer to those who donít like the barrel-aged fad. You donít get the bourbon or whiskey tones that accentuate the vanilla in this one, but you do get a pretty noticeable oakiness that melds perfectly into the relatively dry, chocolate malt of the the beer. Not the fruitiest of beers, but it does have a bit of cooked raisins and brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (3914) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2005
Really delicious raisiny, winey, chocolate candy aroma. Impressive viscous pour, clingy beer and tan head -- looks like used motor oil. Tangy, gingery, roast nut flavor. Impressive balanced bittering, moderate backend sweetness. Meaty body, long satisfying bitter finish. Sweet on the lips. Looking at the pour, I was afraid that this was going to be a soy sauce affair, but I am duly impressed. This was worth the $7.49/bottle, itís a world-class beer. Head and shoulders over regular Yeti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2005
Perfection in many ways. Much like the standard Yet, a wonderfull aroma. Beautiful in the English pint. Hoppy but balanced enough. Silky mouthfeel. Bold chocolate and roasted nut flavors. Finishes like pure satisfaction. Perhaps a bit more complex in the flavor profile than regular yeti. Very nice and a very big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Pours black with a small brown head. Lots of aroma going on, roasty malty coffee as expected with a bit of hoppyness that I didnt. Light oak at most, hops seem to push it back a bit. I think aging will help this one along.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Black, with a brown head. Aromas are hops, chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Flavors are chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, hops, and fruit. Body is medium, but seems like it should be heavier. End is a little bitter, but not in a bad way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElGaucho (2161) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2005
Bottle. Wonderful, milk chocolate, hoppy aroma. Fully opaque body. Light brown head. Wonderful lace. Engine oil consistency when poured. Full flavored. I am floored by this brew. First class. Definitely better than the regular Yeti. Caramel notes, some oak. 75 IBUs are perfect and this is a perfectly balanced brew. I have had some really good Imp. Stouts: Dark Lord, Bear Republic Black Bear, Town Hall Czar Jack, but I donít think any of these was as intensely pleasurable as Oak Aged Yeti. Get your hands on this brew. Thanks Tar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
(Bottle, 1st Batch) Pours a dark brown body with a small brown head. Aroma of strong spruce and some vanilla. Flavor of spruce (lots of it!) with some chocolate and vanilla. Somewhat bitter finish. Very hoppy for what would be expected from an Imperial Stout. Thanks for sharing Kevin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 The Lure:
Coffee beans and malt roastiness coincide in a well-balanced union with piney hops and bourbon barrel notes. This appears wealthy, full of vanilla, chocolate, star anise, etc.

The Festivities:
Roasty bitterness prevails in a rich panorama of molasses, dark chocolate and dry resin. Vanilla sweetness of the oak barrel fits perfectly with the rich malts...Light citrus, a drop of cream and oncoming dryness all contribute to a comfortable, bulky, and never agressive flavor presentation.

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