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RATINGS: 2317   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pouring this beer is like pouring a glass of oil! it is black with a medium tan head. smell is faint but has chocoalte and caramel. the taste is slightly bitter with chocolate, hops, roasted coffee and slightly burned sugars. I’m more of a fan of the traditonal english stouts (such as the fullers), but this beer really impressed me! Nice slow drinking beer in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Now this is a beer. Nice sweet Imperial taste to it and the oak wasn’t overpowering. This is a keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Very dark brown, high sticky mocha head. Huge dessert aromas: chocolate, cream, coffee, cola. Sweet and slick with a good amount of hop bitterness left and some alcohol heat. Liquerish, brandyish, smooth vanilla notes, lush mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Mount Rushmore of a head. Tan color foam that looked like a root beer float. Molassses like aroma wofts up and caresses the scenses. Tar pit black in color. Heavy vannila and roasted malt flavoring...very creamy and smooth. I didn’t think it was all that bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Dark opaque black with a medium, creamy, and thick brown head that lasts. The aroma is sweet, almost syrupy, coffee, roasted chocolate, and a hint of licorice. The taste is espresso, chocolate, brown sugar, cookie dough, and bitter licorice. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, excellent creamy mouthfeel. I can’t taste or smell any oak presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle Pours a black (did not pass the light bulb light test) with a very thick light tan head. Tipping the glass shows the lacing just hanging out for the duration. Excellent. Very nice. Chocolatey dark roasted goodness. Molasses vanilla, cookie dough maybe, Bananas a lot of soft mellow fruity tones. Nice fairly heavy feel. Flavor however is a bit of a dissaointment . Quite a bit "hot" and hoppy. Larry is rightt. "Where is the oak" Lots of sharp bitter hoppiness that dominates here. Some roasted charcoal flavors but overshadowed. Nice overall but the oak aged is abit over rated..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Wow...tar in a bottle! Well, that’s what it looks like, anyway! It pours smoothly with fairly large tan head. The sweet, hoppy aroma hits pretty hard and fast. The taste is complex, more than most Imperials I’ve tried. It’s sweet, coffee-like, with a bitter licorice or burnt sugar finish. There is a subtle tingle in there too, a fermented tingle that adds depth to the taste. The alcohol is pretty much buried beneath the dark, intense flavor. The body is a bit heavy, sticky at times, but it fits considering the kind of brew this is. I like this stout...I like it a lot. I can’t drink much of it at a time, but it’s good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Had this one after Elysian Dragonstooth and was pretty much disappointed. I hate to make a comparative rating but I cant help it. Good full bodied brew but nothing stands out. Lacking in character is how I’d put it I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Noire foncée parsemée d’une énorme mousse beige constituée de grosses bulles. Crème et essence d’érable, vanille, cerises confites sous un plaisant caractère de fumée. Flaveurs intenses de malt torréfié, de grains de café fraîchement moud, de menthe, d’anis et de fruits foncés. Un caractère fumé se fait plaisant alors qu’une bonne dose de houblon amérisants vient faire distraction aux saveurs plutôt sucrées. Finale amère se dissipant pour laisser place à des notes d’alcool et de goudron. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne à pleine, texture huileuse, carbonatation active.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Well, I saved this for a special occasion and it only took a month or so before I found some excuse to crack it. Pours jet black... a big jet...think tar. Aroma flirts with the high alchohol percentage in every aspect, dried flowers, distinct dried fruits, and all with a cohesive burnt sugar character. The flavor is similar to the aroma, only more dry. This reminds me of a barley wine most all the way through, probably due to the oak aging, but the distinct bittersweet chocolate and espresso give way to the beer’s true style. A nice marraige of flavors, although the alchohol could be better concealed it melds rather well with the rest of the flavors.

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