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RATINGS: 2384   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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).

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KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
Very dark color with a colorful head. Smell of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste of roasted coffee, vanila, bourbon and some bitter chocolate. Good stout but wont buy it again. I still think Who’s Your Daddy? is way better than this.

4.8
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 16, 2006
Gputty brought this bomber by to share with me, and I am oh-so-glad he did! Inky black pour with a deep brown head. Heady chocolate and cocoa nose, some vanilla and oak notes. This is one beer that really benefits from the oak aging! Lovely, thick syrupy body, silky mouthfeel. Flavors are very complex, how can something so bitter be so sweet? Resiny pine hoppiness over a roasted coffee and bitter chocolate base. Notes of vanilla, bourbon and oak. Beautiful bitter chocolate finish, and all of the flavors mentioned abouve fade away slowly. Simply amazing.

3.8
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2006
Sampled at the 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Nice beer. Will have to seek out some more for a little quality time. The beer poured an opaque, dark brown-black with an average-sized, creamy, light brown, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with heavy notes of roasted grain, burned caramel, cookie and moderate notes of molasses; hoppy with moderate notes of herbs, resin and pine; yeasty with a light note of basement; light miscellaneous note of vanilla and a moderate note of oak. The flavor was heavily sweet, heavily bitter with a long, bittersweet finish that built from moderately- to quite heavy. Nice oaky retros. Sexy palate: the body was full, the texture was creamy and the carbonation was soft with a moderately alcoholic finish.

4.5
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
Black color. Aroma of hop, vanilla. Better flavor, full bodied (malt, liquorice, caramel, roasted malts). Tasted side-to-side it’s definitively better thatthe ordinary Yeti. Excellent.

3.7
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2006
Bottle warm. Pours dark with a 1 1/2 finger thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, hops, roast, and slight wooden notes. Flavor is smooth, coffee, roast, mild carbonation, and a bitter hoppy finish. Good body, Damn good brew.

4.7
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a thick, syrupy consistancy, and an exceptionaly dark tan head. Upon smelling this wonderful brew, one notes distinct hints of coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. The flavor is far superior to nigh all other imperial stouts, with commanding bursts of bittersweet chocolate, french roast coffee, and vanilla extract. The taster will also experience a decent "hoppiness" from this beer. However, as the standard price ranges from nine to eleven dollars per bottle, I might refrain from regualrly purchasing this tremendous creation from Great Divide.

4.4
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
Super dark body. Dark tan, creamy head. Light carbonation. Chewy maltiness, slight hopiness. Chocolate sweet aftertastes. A mally bit of smokiness. Coffee and vanilla flavors whisping around as well.

4.3
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2006
22 oz bomber that I’m forced to drink alone. This beer has an aroma that just won’t quit. It has an aroma of caramel, coffee, and chocolate. It pours black with a creamy muddy brown head that fades rather quickly. The intitial flavor is sweet with a moderate bitter. It finishes slightly sweet with a big bitter that lasts. This beer was closer to a full body than medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. A really good beer.

3.8
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 6, 2006
Almost pitch black, nice light brown head. Nice aroma of chocolate, roast, some whiskey, vanilla, wood and others. Medium-full bodied, almost creamy in texture, very smooth. Flavors of roast, bittersweet chocolate elements, some coffee notes, definitely has that oak and whiskey presence that distracts for me. Good hopping, adding dryness and balace. Its ok, still on the fence about the whole oak aged stout thing.

4.5
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2006
Nice big-ass head. About looked like the nitrogen trickle down head, while forming. Thick, wonderful Imperial Stout. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Its what Imperial Stouts should be. A bit pricey, but well worth it.


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