SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 huge coffee and roasted malt aroma. A lot going on here. citrusy hops in the beginning giving way to a slight bitterness followed by a huge vanilla, chocolate, coffee finish. oily and full bodied. excellent. jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 dark and rich brown, smell vanila instantly, slight choclate taste maple syup? strong oak taste few interesting flavors I can not describe wonderful beer fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours thick, dark almost black dark brown with medium rich tan head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, sweet alcohol. Flavor of sweet cocoa, coffee and a hint of cigarette ash mixed with some light sourness. Creamy palate. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
Like pouring liquid chocolate. Big brown head on black liquid. Chocolate, smoke, and oak aroma. Flavour is yummy but more smokey and less chocolate than expected. Chewey woodiness and full bodied. Alcohol present but appreciated. Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Dang this stuff is good. It is definitely sweeter than its non-oak-aged brother. But this sweetness makes for an excellent hop-malt balance. This is definitely superior to the non-oak-aged yetii, and definitely my favorite imperial stout.
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2005
raisins, malts, sweet apricots, chocolatey-roastey, very wet
oak...lots of smokey oak.
Head at first seems like it’s going to be small, but retains remarkably, small-to-medium celled cocoa-colored head.
Is this my favorite beer ever?
Lots of malty smoothness up front, and the taste of raisins, dates, and sweet apricots wash over your tongue once it’s made it’s way to the back...
It finishes with a hoppy-bitterness, definitely more floral-bitter than citrus.
Aged smokey oak aroma/taste keep coming back. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2005
From BottleAndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Poured nice and dark like motor oil. nice tan head that lasted throughout, gorgeous lacing on the glass. Aroma was a nice malty, vanilla smell that was very strong as soon as I opened the bottle. Flavor was a nice sweet burnt coffee taste . As this beer warmed I picked up a little more of the oak and hops, but not overpowering. This is an excellent Stout!
22 Oz Bomber, from Grapevine in Austin. Pours like the oil out of my 175k mile Suburban. Thick and pitch black. Small but sufficient chocolate brown head. Aroma is chocolatey, coffee, with just hints of oak. Mmm, smells good. Sip is thick, chewy, and creamy, with tiny carbonation bubbles evident if you look for them. Taste is chocolatey with the touch of oak, yet a nice bittering finish. No alcohol in the taste, but I feel the warmth in my gut - perfect. Wow, I think I have a new favorite stout... too bad I can’t get it locally. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
"Oak Aged" has taken on a life of its own. The magic words that kick a beer up a notch. This is a good example of why. While the regular Yeti is a good beer, this is a superior beer. Pours out jet black with a frothy tan head. The nose has elements of chocolate, anise, roasted coffee, bourbon, and hints of, well, oak. Subtly carbonated, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. The elements of the aroma carry through the taste. Nicely blended to provide a luscious taste experience. Roasted coffee/chocolate, spiced, hops, woodsy, malty. Excellent. Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Sampled at the Sunday Corkscrew beer tasting. Next to the 04 and 05 DL, WWS, and Batch 7000 this was my least favorite of the tasting. But that’s some serious competition. Tasty stuff, considerably better than its non-oaked sibling, but much better on tap from my recollection. Has the cedar and oak notes one would expect, and the vanilla and brown sugar as well. There’s quite a bit of sweetness here to go with the coffee and chocolate backbone. A nice imperial stout.