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RATINGS: 1234   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (692) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2009
A little bit of a disappointment. Very nice coffee aroma and taste, but I would rather have original/oaked yeti over this one. Maybe it needs some age on it? Finish is very dry/bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5097) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2009
Perfectly black body with an orange and medium tan head. The aroma was fresh green beans and with espresso notes. There was also some caramel character. The taste was toasted with some rich milk chocolate and espresso. There was also medium green bean character. I wanted to like this more, but the espresso doesn’t mix well with the Yeti. After a while, it is like eating straight coffee beans. A disappointment that wasn’t nearly as good as Yeti or Oaked Yeti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2009
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick tan head that has nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of mostly coffee/mocha, dark chocolate, vanilla, a hint of citrus zest and molasses. Taste is full bodied, flavors of mostly coffee, toasted dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. Finish has a slight metallic texture from the higher alcohol but still has a mild coffee aftertaste that slowly fades, then reveals a slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (925) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2009
Pours pitch black with an incredibly dark brown lucious frothy head. the aroma is orgasmic and heavily laced with sweet chocolate and cofee. Flavor is primarily chocolate with a heavy cofee/ espresso presence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2009
Pours pitch black with a creamy, beige head. The nose was espresso , chocolate, and some nutty notes as well. Comes across the palate as full-bodied and creamy with hints of carbonation. Lots of espresso, dark, unsweetened chocolate, oak, and subtle finish of vanilla. Quite a tasty brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown body, thin tan head. Strong coffee nose with chocolate, heavy burnt caramels, charred malts, and bitter piney hops. Vinous, well-balanced body, with coffee and charred roast, on the dry side, but with enough residual sweetness to provide good balance. Medium body. Quite a nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pour is dark with a generous long lasting cocoa colored head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, light oak, and a touch of roast. Not as overpowering on the coffee as expected. However, the coffee flavor is much more pronounced in the flavor of this brew, and adds a bitterness complimentary to the concoction. As with the regular oak aged yeti, complexity abounds in this brew. I think the expresso aspect mellows the oak aging a bit, which is welcome. Excellent brew here, another winner from Great Divide in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle shared by Butters. Bottled date 6MAR09. Poured black with a creamy brown head that had a thin layer lasting. Big coffee aroma with just a hint of alcohol. The flavor found lots of coffee, chocolate, and roast. Full creamy body. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8883) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle… mgumby10’s & hopscotch’s WtFFfFDotF Throwdown … Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. Tons of freshly brewed espresso in the nose – way more coffee than chocolate. A touch nutty as well. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Lots of espresso, blackstrap molasses and dark, unsweetened chocolate, flavor-wise. Medium to heavy burnt bitterness overlying a warm nudge of ethanol and light molasses sweetness. Mocha and charcoal, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
busted (2) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - APR 13, 2009 does not count
From the perspective of a coffee snob, this is very well executed coffee beer. The coffee flavor is subtle, but of high quality. The aroma is delightfully deep, a tad smoky and full of dark amber maple syrup. It pours very dark in color with a beautiful reddish head. Flavor is sweet, but not oppressively sweet, easy to drink with a slightly bitter and long lingering aftertaste. Great, delicious beer.

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