I was in Philly for a concert and we were looking for a place to eat. I immediately thought of Pub on Passayunk East. It has a reputation for having a great beer list, and Lisa was with me, so I couldn’t think of a better place to go. This was the first of two beers that I had on tap.
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
Trivia: They were ranked 7th in Beer Advocate’s 2009 “All-Time Top Breweries on Planet Earth.”
Random: I had a picture of the pour on this, but unfortunately, Nic deleted it from her phone before I could upload it.
As soon as I walked in and saw the draft list written on a chalkboard and saw this, I knew this was going to be the brew that I was having. I’ve heard great things about the regular Yeti, and to see the Chocolate Oak Aged and see it on tap? This was a no-brainer. The brew poured a dark brown color with nearly no head. What head was there was a light brown color. On the nose, I got a lot of chocolate and coffee. I got a hint of smoke as well, which I assumed was due to the oak. On the taste, I got similar things that I got in the nose: chocolate, coffee, mild bitterness. This also has a hint of spice on it, again, I assume due to the oak. This starts sweet and finishes a bit bitter. The 9.5% alcohol is completely hidden. There’s also mild carbonation in this, which goes well with the style. This brew is very well-balanced and I really enjoyed it. This would definitely be a better winter brew. I’m curious to try the regular Yeti and see how it compares. I also found that this reminded me a lot of Founders Breakfast Stout. Awesome brew. If you haven’t tried it, definitely go out and grab it. You won’t be disappointed.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0