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RATINGS: 2262   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2005
bomber from Rich. whoa, as soon as the cap came off, the room was filled with the strong aromas from this big brew! it poured like motor oil into my .3L snifter and looked great. the mouthfeel was full & thick. this is a very impressive Impy. Stout, but the flavors were quite overpowering and not in balance. maybe I should have let this one age for several more months. stil a very tasty brew! l

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2005
22 oz. Had this right after the standard Yeti. Much more complex, with the hops being more subdued. Iím not sure the oak adds that much, but the time to allow the hops to mellow out definitely does; the roasty character and complexity is much more accessible in this one simply because the hops donít distract. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2005
was supprised to see this at the store. pours black with a thin head. aroma of coffee, chocolate. and whiskey. taste is chocolate and alcohol. not to mention the whiskey taste which is just a little too strong. not bad but i liked the regular yeti alot more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
22oz. bottle. Dark black with a good sized light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark roasted malt and a whiff of alcohol. Flavor starts off mildly sweet with roasted malt and chocolate then quickly turns hoppy and bitter with a warming alcohol finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2005
Pours thick and black, with a gorgeous cocoa head. Aroma has chocolate and coffe, with a hint of whiskey. Dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, smoke, and alcohol nicely presented in the flavor....Thanks, Wunderbier!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2005
Hmmmmm, I donít pick up any Oak aging in this one. I do however pick up alcohol, not that thatís a terrible thing. Nevertheless, as expected, this is one BIG tasty beer. I have to wonder though if the alcohol flavor doesnít mask some of the flavors that I detected in regular Yeti. Given the price difference of around $4 compounded with more flavor being released; Iím content with traditional Yeti. Unless of course Iím in the mood to drink one big bastard of a brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2005
On tap at the Draught House. Pours thick and black with a brownish tan head and great lacing. Nose of chocolate and vanilla with roast and oak. Huge chocolate and roast in the flavor with some vanilla and oak. There is also a smokiness to it. Nice full body, sticky with good carbonation and a long finish. It is great to find this beer of draught. I will get some bottles and let them age.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 Side-by-side with the conventional Yeti. The color is the same but this has more of a peach head while the other has more of a darker beige. Aroma of the oak-aged is slightly more hoppy but in an antiseptic sense, and happily burns the nose with the high alcohol %@!. At this level thereís a simple Kahlua-like sweetness to the flavor and the alcohol has a chipotle quick-burn in the mouth and on the finish. Seems to also be a slight vanilla tint on the side of the tongue but this may be autosuggestive from the commercial description. The highlight of this beer is the nice, dry oak & hops finish. Nice beer, perhaps somewhat overrated for its 9.5% kickass properties.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2005
Pours black with a big fluffy tan head that stays forever. Aroma is almost entirely fresh citrus and pine hops (like sticking your nose in a bag of hop pellets) with a slight roast malt coming in behind. Flavor is citrusy and piney hops, roast malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, wood, and vanilla. With a bit of the head the palate is full and creamy. The oak aging adds a nice accent but does not dominate. Drinkable for such a big beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2005
love the pour on this beauty....dark opaque brown with a brown head that was chunky and large. nose of crushed red peppers and dark chocolate. flavor kicks through to the palate with a thick viscous feel. huge hop bitterness, almost too much for this style imo, with the essence of coffee, choc malt, earthy wood, and bourbon flavors. alcohol is difficult to find....all in all you cant go wrong. quite nice!!!


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