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RATINGS: 1247   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 Denverís own Pabloís 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. Itís official, you can now have Yeti with breakfast.

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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3542) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle shared by notalush. Pours a thick, dense black with a moderate brown head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak and a bit of alcohol. The flavors are very intense with tons of coffee, heavy malt, and lots of oak. The oak and the coffee clash a bit for me and the flavors just donít become cohesive. Strong coffee bitterness at the finish is a bit overpowering, at least for me. This one is a slow sipper for sure!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Pours thick and black with a 2 1/2 finger mocha-colored, rocky head that sticks around for a while and leaves nice, decorative lacing. Coffee and chocolate on the nose, a touch of oak. Extremely complex mouthfeel. Minimal carbonation and heavy on the tongue. Starts off with the malty sweet chocolate and vanilla from the oak and ends with the hop bitterness that lingers, finishes with light alcohol. Seems nowhere near 9.5%, which is nice. Espresso all over this one. Great brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1724) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a little alcohol. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, hops, alcohol, and a touch of vanilla. A little more sweetness, and this would be even better.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Malt and Vine. Pours black with a nice tan head. Big roasty coffee smell. Flavor is a little more complex, with chocolate and a little bourbon. Not as woody as I would have hoped, but very tasty. Thick, smooth mouthfeel with a nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 1, 2009
Aroma is strong roasted coffee, vanilla, maybe a little wood. The appearance is anopaque jet black, moderate tan head. The flavor again is dominated by the coffee beans, roasty, with some vanilla, and cream. More of the oak comes through as it warms. The finish is mainly coffee flavor, some hops linger in the background. (You really need to like coffee to like this.) A very good brew overall, not as enjoyable as the ordinary Yeti.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle pours pitch black with a thick tan head that clings to the glass as you drink it. Aroma was a bit disappointing. Subtle bitter chocolate, coffee, and grain. Nothing really stands out in the aroma. The rest of this beer shines. Medium mouthfeel that is somewhat silky and has a sharp spicy bite from the carbonation and hops combo. Flavor has very strong coffee, bitter chocolate, bitter hops, some vanilla in the background, and finishes with an alcohol presence. This is a solid brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2535) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2009
Just a gorgeous black roasty, coffee assed brew. Big and large. Slick and lovely. Enjoy mutherfuckers! sweet, roastyt. Props to GD!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2009
A thick, viscous black glob limped into my glass. A moderate tan head formed and slowly collapsed upon itself. The aroma was full on, hardcore espresso. There was chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of alcohol sneaking out at the end. The flavor was espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla and earthy hops or oak or something woody. A faint wisp of warming alcohol that was kind of nice. The mouthfeel was very full-bodied, thick and chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
22, capped and foiled. Pours jet black with a dense, rocky, sudsy, surging, comically massive burnt-tan head thatís actually bleeding more over into pumpkin tones. Not exactly the color of the lettering on the label, but closer to that than to the color of the head of a guinness, for example. And soooo thick. You know those tourist things you used to see at gift shops, full of sand and oil in a frame, and you tilt the frame and the sand moves around? The head moves like one of those things. It might seem like well, hey, plenty of stout heads move that way, but you can actually see clear delineations between head from the first pour and head from subsequent pours when youíre getting a glass ready. Unreal.
Smells gorgeous; lots of chocolate, dark pitted tree fruit, roast, plenty of sweet dark coffee. Not overbearing coffee with just dark-roasted beans adding a charred note, but the sweet taste of the beans themselves.
Big, thick, creamy body. Goopy but not tooooo heavy. Doesnít leave you with that feeling that you want to burp but you canít because your throat is gooped up. But, no mistake: itís a big, battery beer.
Milk chocolate, cherries, plums, prunes, high-quality espresso, and nice baking chocolate notes combined with dark herbal hops on the finish (and on the burp, for those keeping really finely detailed score at home).
Definitely another great beer from GD. I love that these guys just continue to crank out good beer without playing into all the hype or getting themselves sucked into the center of beer geek political debates. Makes them seem clean somehow, maybe even...holy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
bomber. Pours inky black with a nice, light-brown head which lingered. Nose is going wow! This has a wonderful aroma of intense espresso and sweet chocolate. Taste is an espresso bomb with chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with hop bitter finish. Yum! Loved this.


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