Oak-aged to add vanilla notes? Well, vanilla is too subtle a flavor to pick up in this massive beer, and to be frank, I don’t see much difference between this and the regular Yeti.
Classic opaque pour with a small head (I assume because of the ABV) and all the classic burned, roasted overtones in the aroma.
Lots of chocolate and coffee in the tastes, but the main taste is the lingering licorice finish. Quite smooth until the end when the bitter finish kicks in.
Alcohol is very well hidden, but the beer is clearly large. I was surprised at the relative thin mouthfeel and the lack of tongue coating that I got.
Not a huge advantage to the oak-aged version and I’d be just as happy with the original.