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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Tar Black. Big lacing work complements the filmy brownish head. Strong extremely dry aroma which managed to dissimulate the oak much more than Iíd have anticipated, I wouldnít notice it at all blind I assume. Ashes like, roasty dryness (which I like to describe as pencil shavings) backed by more dark bread overtones and woody counterparts. Bitter black chocolate dominates the palate, but it doesnít hide the coffee nuances and vegetal and citrusy hops. Very hoppy in fact which contributes to the high level of dryness that lingers on and lingers on. Smooth medium body, a bit chalky or phosphoric towards the finish. I sincerly expected more, but I canít say Iím disappointed not to have just yet another barrel dominated freak show. It just didnít feel even as good as what I remember from the regular richer, chocolatey Maverick/yeti imperial Iíve had a year or so ago and I could understand it has a fine markup on it.. Thanks for the bottle Ernest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Oak, vanilla, orange-pine resinous hops and roasted malts in the sweet aroma. Opaque black body with a thin but lasting cover of brown head that laces well. Strong roasty flavour with a fair orange hop tone. Big chocolate flavour is bittersweet. Strong oak-woody flavour with notes of vanilla. Very dry medium-light body seems somewhat thin, perhaps due to the barrel-aging? Snifter glass, allowed to warm from fridge temp. Bottle enjoyed with Claude, MartinT and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
The aroma doesnít clue me into this being an imperial stout. Itís so hoppy, it could be a rich barleywine to my nose if I were blindfolded. The flavor gives more chocolate with lots of big grapefuiting hops, plus vanilla, wood, roasted nuts. Very dark brown, some good head. An unsophisticated palate. A long, dry finish of coffee and chocoate, with lots of hops all through the end. Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2005
22 oz bottle, snifter. Large, frothy, brown head slowly fades into this awesomely jet black beer. Chocolate, coffee, caramel malts. Pine and citric hops. Oak, vanilla, molasses, alcohol. Aromas are all huge and balanced. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. Finishes a tad thin, alcoholic, grassy, astringent. Medium full body, sticky up front/slick in back, average carbonation. The bottom line is: I like the looks, the malts, the oak, and the mouthfeel up front. But the finish is much less than I was expecting. The conundrum is: how is this so much different than the regular Yeti to me? The solution is: have a regular Yeti!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
pours like motor oil with an attractive tan head. big aroma of chocolate and roasty with with wood showing vanilla booze and toffee. rich and silky smooth mouthfeel. beautifully balanced between the beer and the barrel with roasted malt, espresso, raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla beans, toast amd booze. delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2005
Cherries, vanilla, toffee, caramel and whiskey are all present in this very appetizing aroma. Alcohol is slightly noticeable as well. The pour is perfect - oil can black with a perfectly even, tan head. For as much going on in the body, this beer is incredibly well balanced and smooth. Dark chocolate and roasted coffees blend beautifully in the body. An absolutly wonderful warming sensation in the finish makes this beer top dog. I do think I enjoy the regular Impy slightly more, but that will probably change every few months.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Wow! Oak aging the Yeti sure adds a whole new dimension! this beer looks much like the non-oaked Yeti but thats about as far as it goes. Although the taste is similar it has a nice oak (duh!) and vanilla flavor. It seems incredibly smooth especially considering it weighs in at 9.5% abv and 75 IBU... how did they do that? GET IT!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours an slick oily black settling in the glass and forming a decent sized dark tan head. This beer does look great in the glass. The aromas present are definately cascade hops, some faint chocolate and vanilla notes. The roasted malts have an intensity in the flavor showing some nuttiness as well as a mocha. Mouth-feel is oily as if your whole palatte is being coated. The aftertaste is quite hoppy settling at the back of the throat. A very good beer that was greatly enjoyed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Great imperial stout. Dark black in color with a brownish/tan head. The taste was very malty, with some crisp hops coming through. Coffee and chocolate flavors were also evident. The finish was very smooth and somewhat dry. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
The beer poured an opaque color w/ medium brown head and slight lacing. The aroma was dark fermented fruit, roast, coffee, and a woody note. The flavor was full of roast and coffee, dark fermented fruit, and wood. The mouthfeel was dry and creamy, well-rounded, adn full bodied.

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