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RATINGS: 2355   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Crack open Yeti Imperial Stouts 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 Yetis already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile. Who says you cant tame a Yeti? 75 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 An incredible Imperial. Very dark pour with a nice tan head. Lots of chocolate, licorice, and coffee in the flavor, and a very full mouth feel. Definitely one to seek out Re-rate: Bottled Jan 06 2010. Appearance: Black pour, dense, persistent, tan head. Ruby highlights. Decent lacing. Aroma: Intense aroma of cocoa, coffee, roasty malt, and a nice, bready yeastiness. Taste: Roasty malt, earthy, coffee, bakers chocolate, dark cocoa, oak, vanilla. A nice amount of hop bitterness to the finish with a little alcohol warmth. Palate: Full, slightly viscous, mild carbonation. Overall: A well-balanced, eminently enjoyable Imperial Stout. Imperial without being too extreme in any particular characteristic.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24354) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottled, thanks JCW! Very black with beige head. Woody licorice aroma. Sweet and extremely rich with loads of chocolate, licorice and menthe. Despite the intensity of the flavours sweetness takes the upper hand in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
Roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, and treacle in the aroma, completely dark brown, good sized cappuccino head, streams of lace. Flavour starts with a huge coffee hit, bitter chocolate next, with some woody notes then a chocolate truffle finish. Rich, full bodied, balanced in spite of its abv. Majestic offering! Many Thanks to Ralph at Volo for bringing in fine beers like these!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2005
22oz. bottle. Engaging and complex aroma, full of roasty maltiness and possessing traits, in various degrees, of dark chocolate, wet, loamy earth, definite oak, vanilla, butterscotch, espresso, a dark, an almost burnt sweetness and some spicy, fruity hops. About the darkest possible black color, only lightening to a deep brown around the edges when held to a bright light, and with a lasting, fine cap of brown foam and intricate lacing. Flavor profile is roasty and bitter to start, seeing some rather powerful hop flavors enter the picture about midpoint and finishing with a flourish of luscious, lightly sweet, creamy dark chocolate and coffeeish maltiness, marshmallow, more woody tones and peppery alcohol. Plenty of fine effervescence and warmth on the palate with a requisitely full body. Thoroughly enjoyable and really quite a different creature than the standard Yeti.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2005
pours out thick and dark black. looks like ruined motor oil. upon smelling there are hints of the oak, chocolate, smoke and malty undertones. taste is big and bold, somewhat hoppy, but much more smooth than the regular yeti was. this is a dangerously drinkable imperial stout that went down with ease. something i would try again, and come to think of it, im pretty glad i have another bottle of this. really awesome stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Solid lacing with every glass I drink. Excellent. Oh, yeah... theres other good things about this brew, too. It pours out dark brown and transforms into total darkness in the glass. The head is a rocky, bubbly light brown. The aroma? Deep roasted malt, oak, bitter chocolate, smoke, burnt coffee, vanilla, alcohol... Great! Id almost (ALMOST!) like to pour it up my nose. But instead Ill drink some more of this creamy, hot dark fluid. All of the aromas explode as lively flavors in my mouth and thickly coat it. The only real difference is in the hop bitterness that accompanies the alcohol and roast barley dryness in the finish. Very, very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pour was jet black with a thin layer of toffee-colored head. Had an inky consistency just like his cousin. Aroma was wonderfully complex, with Dutch chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, and some caramel. Espresso and a nice well-balanced hoppy bitterness first hit the tastebuds. I like the use of hops in both Yetis. Alcohol, oak, sweet roastiness, and a milder coffee come next. This brew coated the mouth well, and left a slight tingly sensation (likely from the hops and alcohol). Hops take part in the finish, and carry down the coffee and vanilla. Slightly warming. Ive said it before and Ill say it again... The Yeti rocks! I like his style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Poured a black color with a small tan head.. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and chocolate.. Flavor followed suit with a coffee and roasted malt start and vanilla riding back seat.. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13761) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2005
(22oz bottle) Thick and creamy brown head atop a motor oil black body that possesses just a touch of brown along the edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some wood, light bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, roasty, wood. Finishes vanilla/bourbon (though no alcohol burn whatsoever) and grapefruit. Very creamy full body. I certainly enjoy it, but I think it falls short of greatness (and of the original Yeti).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev at Bar Volo. Pours black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma consists of a strong milk chocolate smell, roasted malts and moderately hoppy. Smells fantastic. The flavour was quite complex: vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee and whiskey for starters. Theres not much carbonation, its flat but it works well. The alcohol is quite present but it is 9.5 after all. This is very unique and on its own level. One of the best Imperial Stouts there is.


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