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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is a new addition to the Yeti clan. A generous infusion of Denver’s own Pablo’s espresso adds yet another layer of complexity to this beer, combining with the vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile to create a whole new breed of mythical creature. It’s official, you can now have Yeti with breakfast.

Suggested food pairings: Breakfast burrito, eggs Benedict, hash browns, cheesecake, creme brulee.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 Sampled at Beerhawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Black pour with small ring of light brown head. Light coffee bean nose with a weird sweetness. Oakey, coffee, woody, some alcohol burn. Lots of coffee nuances. Would be good if allowed to cellar a bit. But I think I still prefer the original yeti over these oak aged versions. rerated with a small bit of age on it. Better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2009
Thanks to Turd for the sample of this oily, perky treat. Gorgeously gloopy pour, with a thinnish cafe au lait head. Huge coffee nose is soooo appealing. (Those mooks in the Carolina Crew know that I automatically rate anything with coffee just a bit higher.) A very rich flavor and silky mouthfeel too. To me, I’d score this just a bit higher if the oaking wasn’t lost just a tad. But it’s still a wonderful impy, with coffee that complements rather than overpowers. BAM.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1233) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle from Champanes, pour is very black with a dark chocolate shake bubbled head, I find the Great Divide Impys to have great presentations, aroma of dark strong coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate and milk chocolate, some dark malt and brown sugar sweetness, some oak influence in the background, faint scents of burnt malt in the background, flavor of strong coffee (maybe some burnt coffee?), dark roasted malt, some dark malt and dark brown sugar sweetness, I would prefer a little more sweetness in this ale to counter the bitterness but that is me, there is a good dose of roasted malt bitterness and/or astringency or the combination of both the malt bitterness and burnt coffee, anyway, this had a lot of bitterness on the tongue and got old buy the end of the bottle, the oak was was more evident on the nose than the palate, if you dig a bitter and strong coffee Impy Stout, you will like this ale, I prefer the regular Yeti over the Espresso variety.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle shared by the turd. Thanks, Sam! Deep beautiful black pour with one-finger rich brown head. Looks lovely. Strong vanilla nose from the oak. Sweet coffee notes instead of bitter espresso on the nose, but the taste is more pleasantly bitter. Roasty and not overly harsh on the palate. Not bad at all, but a bit too much vanilla for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours an inky black (and I fucking loved it) with a one finger chestnut tan head. The nose shows smooth coffee, some bitter chocolate, roast, warm alc, sharp oak. The flavor is rich, chocolaty, coffee, nice and tannic, buttery oaky flavor, roasty, warm alc. Palate is spot on, nice and velvety mouthfeel with a tannic roasty finish. Tasty

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Like coffee sex. Very dark, strong espresso smell. Thick and roasty. Delicious. Like a chocolate espresso milkshake.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2009
courtesy of gunhaver. pours black with beige/mocha head, light golden lacing. Aroma light coffee notes, some malts and chocolate. Taste, chocolate, thin oak/wood palate, some coffee and malt. What a let down, might want to re rate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 Bottle at Papago. I am surprised this is coming out so high, so all I am prepared to defend is that this is damn tasty, and the reason it works for me: both aroma and flavor are like eating chocolate-covered coffee beans. I think the espresso is beautifully realized. There are the faintest notes of oak and vanilla (faintest - as hard to find as the actual Yeti) but mostly it is just liquid dry dark chocolate and coffee beans - that dry Colorado rocky mineral quality even makes it seem crunchy. Boom.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
22oz bottle pours deep black and very opaque. Deep coffee, wood, earth, and chocolate in the aroma. Smooth body with lught cabonation. Bitter coffee, sweet cream, and chocolate fill the flavor. Slightly dry at the end. Bitterness lingers. Easily drinkable for >9% Very nicely done. One bottle will be kept for a while to see what happens.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle at the ’09 Fish Fry. Pours black with small tan head. The aroma is espresso, some chocolate, a bit of ash, and not much else. The flavor is lots of espresso, with some chocolate, vanilla, oak, and nuts. The finish is roasty coffee. Very heavy on the espresso in this beer, but, fortunately, I like espresso, so I found it quite tasty.


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