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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).


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7331) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pour was jet black with a thin layer of toffee-colored head. Had an inky consistency just like his cousin. Aroma was wonderfully complex, with Dutch chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, and some caramel. Espresso and a nice well-balanced hoppy bitterness first hit the tastebuds. I like the use of hops in both Yetis. Alcohol, oak, sweet roastiness, and a milder coffee come next. This brew coated the mouth well, and left a slight tingly sensation (likely from the hops and alcohol). Hops take part in the finish, and carry down the coffee and vanilla. Slightly warming. Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again... The Yeti rocks! I like his style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Poured a black color with a small tan head.. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and chocolate.. Flavor followed suit with a coffee and roasted malt start and vanilla riding back seat.. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2005
(22oz bottle) Thick and creamy brown head atop a motor oil black body that possesses just a touch of brown along the edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some wood, light bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roasty, wood. Finishes vanilla/bourbon (though no alcohol burn whatsoever) and grapefruit. Very creamy full body. I certainly enjoy it, but I think it falls short of greatness (and of the original Yeti).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blankboy (6462) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev at Bar Volo. Pours black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma consists of a strong milk chocolate smell, roasted malts and moderately hoppy. Smells fantastic. The flavour was quite complex: vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee and whiskey for starters. Thereís not much carbonation, itís flat but it works well. The alcohol is quite present but it is 9.5 after all. This is very unique and on itís own level. One of the best Imperial Stouts there is.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bomber bottle. Poured black with medium light brown head that lasted. Complex aroma of coffee and chocolate. Full body with creamy texture. Big flavor of coffee, roasted malt and sweet tones and a small alcohol bite at the finish. Very great stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle, bomber: Dark black, opaque, with a big lasting tan head. Big aromas of coffee and chocolate, hints of vanilla, alcohol are also present. This beer is huge, lots of roasted malts, coffee malt, vanilla and dark fruit sweetness, finishes with hop bitterness and alcohol kick.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bomber from Brad. Pours very dark with a thick tan head. Nose is chocolate, hints of coffee and malt. Flavor is malty with some chocolate, vanilla, coffee and malt notes. This had been talked to up to be much better then regular yeti, but I really didnt see that much difference.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GregClow (2961) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle at Volo. Pours like motor oil, with a big mocha head that leaves tons of lace. Amazing aroma of bitter chocolate, sweet cigar smoke, roasted malt & whiskey. Body is decadently smooth. Rich and complex flavour, with notes of vanilla, wood, espresso, tobacco, and a strongly hopped finish to wrap it all up. Simply exquisite. Not only one of the best stouts Iíve ever had, but one of the best BEERS Iíve ever had, period.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Poured like old motor oil, tan head that held on for dear life. strong aroma of fruits and chocolate. A super I.S. give this one a try!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Chocolate syrup pour, with a rich and creamy tan head. Powerful aroma of peppery fruits, chewy chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Very complex and flavorful. Fine chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits for flavors. Finishes spicy and long. A nice find, thanks for sharing cigarsnbeer!


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