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RATINGS: 2277   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2005
On tap at The Blind Pig Co. in Champaign. Poors into my pint glass pitch black with a brown head that looks like chocolate malt. Aroma is subtle chocolate with a hint of coffee in there. I think I got a little oak too. Thick and little sticky on the palate, but goes down smooth. In the taste I get chocolate cream going down with a bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. This is MUCH better than the non-aged version, smoother and less aggressive. Possibly the best use of oak I’ve experienced to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Black hole hue drags on into oblivion. Nose is burnt malt, dark chocolate, overipe dark fruit. Thick rocky brown head subsides after a short time. Thick, velvety viscous mouthfeel, steady carbonation. Burnt sweet grain, dark cocoa, vanilla, fruit, woody nuances, tar, charcoal, coffee, and some more wood. Alcohol slaps ya upside the face through a bittersweet finish. Quite drinkable, and very tastey. I need some on draught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
That dude below me is hilarious. On to the beer. Poured black, black, black with a thin tan head that stayed around the whole time. Aroma is reminiscient of Irish Creme Coffee. Initial vanilla notes in the mouth are quashed by very dry oak flavor. An aggressive wood bitterness and alcohol presence take over. Very good, but not as complex to me as the regular Yeti. Stronger, much stronger. I think 9.5% abv is an understatement of its power.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2005
A dark planet stirs. Big and black massed Earth creates mountainous jagged dirty brown snow peaks. The snow melts into a small shallow pond after time aloft. Tons of snowflakes and ash blow across the oily sky. Charred hillside forests still greet the air with its scorched greenery bringing a fiery realm of blackened resinous heat. The Valley below was indeed thick with vegetation. Where once stood big branching oaks, tall climbing hop vines, supple vanilla bean pods, forever fields of barley grain and oat grain, and bountiful crops of cocoa plants, now sits a blackened scattered skeleton of leaves, twigs, branches, and trunks. Whisky-like gases steam up from the black char of ash. The air fills with a windy oakened oat sweet dust now as it wafts about enveloped within a heavy chocolate fog brought on by a period of cooling. The air brings taste with it. Charred barley and heavy set cocoa slip onto your tongue. Breathe more inward and find hop vines still growing among the blackened vanilla pods. Oily and resinous charred backwash builds on recourse as you exhale. The gaseous whisky makes its way to the back of the throat. Yet you do not choke. It floats and coats much like the gassy ground from which it was purged. It burns, but not more then the air itself. Nothing of the mighty oaks has survived it seems. Twisted, fallen, and smokened trunks at best. The heavy chocolate fog amidst the atmosphere helps lift a cool transition inbetween breaths. You can see. You can feel. Its no more a path as it is an opening. Starting wide and almost slippery. Narrowing as we go deeper into the Valleys’ slope. Quickly now. The breathing feels somewhat harder now. The burning takes over. The char and some gases takes over. Not unbearable, but smooth as to the gills a of fish underwater. Again, the chocolate fog breezes across your face cooling the air. Only left is the charred resin of the Valley below. Percolating and brimming with new bourne life out of its own ashes. The surface is torridly smooth from peak to peak. Life flourishes within its own obliteration Beautiful; if it were.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Pour was medium blackish, with small white head to top it off. Nose was a bit oaky, chocolate, some vanilla, and descent alcohol. Taste was simlar, not quite as good as some other oak aged treats in my day, but good none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - 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

   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. I’m 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 don’t distract. Solid beer.

   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.

   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.

   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!

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