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RATINGS: 2305   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2607) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Oily black, brown foam. Sweet nose of chocolate, mocha, roasted coffee and vanilla. Sweet with harsh bitterness. Good, but not my favourite stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (345) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours black with a medium brown head that quickly dissipates leaving behind a nice cap and ring. AROMA: dark roasted slightly burned dark malt, soap, charred oak barrel, phenols, dark bitter chocolate, boozy, over roasted coffee, spices, floral/perfume, smoke, molasses, faint vanilla, slight leather, dry tobacco, slight herbs and dark dry stone fruit. TASTE: dark roasted slightly burned dark malt, charred oak barrel, phenols, dark bitter chocolate, boozy, over roasted coffee, tannins, cinnamon, spices, hop spice, floral/perfume, molasses, faint vanilla, slight leather, dry tobacco, slight herbs and dark dry stone fruit. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, burned coffee, molasses, cinnamon and charred oak wood barrel with a thick tannin dry boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senap (560) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Mm, som att dricka chokladpulver som första intryck. Bra stuns och bränd i eftersmaken. En riktigt nice julöl!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (1078) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Thanks Matt for this one! Partagée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina et Guillaume. De puissantes arômes herbacées émanent de la bouteille dès la capsule sautée. La bière est noire comme un tuyau de poêle et tombe lourdement dans mon verre. Mousse brune, collante et imposante. Une quantité presque indécente de houblons et de grains torréfiés. J’ai un curieux sentiment de croiser à nouveau une saison noire Impériale. En bouche le liquide est sec, presque déshydraté! C’est à ce point sec et torréfié que ça goûte presque le caoutchouc ou le plastique brûlé. Le bois dans lequel a maturé la bière devait être franchement jeune et vierge car je reçois des notes de chêne rabotté et fraîchement sablé. Très dure à boire pour moi.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueshockey24 (320) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bomber. Pours Jet Black. Aroma is Chocolate, Oak and Alcohol. Taste is Chocolate, Smoke, Oak with a chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1923) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
Thanks for sharing the bottle Jon! Pitch black pour with a small half-finger of brown foam. Oaky, woody aroma with dark fruit and coffee with a bit of sourness. Full body with a well-rounded mouthfeel and average carbonation. Very smooth with a slight creaminess on the palate. Dry but smooth finish that coats the palate and lingers. Some light bitterness but well-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
Poured into a taster showing pitch black with a finger of latte color foam. The nose shows a good combination of coffee tartness, vanilla, and roasted coffee. The palate is very smoothly carbonated and full bodied. The first impression leads with light vanilla forwardness with light chocolate undertones. The mid palate shows the coffee tartness and slight alcoholic heat. The finish is mixture of the bright vanilla and dark coffee with a slight alcoholic spice that stays on the palate for a slight finish.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopper12 (1) - - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
Nice end of the day beer. Oak comes through followed by chocolate coffee and a little sweetness

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2015
22 oz bottle. 2015 edition. Opaque with a thick, creamy, chocolate colored, lasting head that leaves great lacing behind.
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, vanilla, oak.
Flavor is chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla. Finish has some oaky dryness, and citrus pith bitterness, and alcohol burn.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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