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RATINGS: 1311   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2642) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6692) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
22, capped and foiled. Pours jet black with a dense, rocky, sudsy, surging, comically massive burnt-tan head that’s 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 you’re 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. Doesn’t leave you with that feeling that you want to burp but you can’t because your throat is gooped up. But, no mistake: it’s 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Very thick black pour, with a sudsy lace - intense roasty and bitter coffee aroma, with some sweet, heavy malts underneath, and some hints of boozy warmth - low carbonation, slick mouthfeel - very rich, and moderately warming - the coffee is very present, but not overly bitter - a lot of sweet vanilla and roasty character - gets a bit overly bitter in the finish - very heavy, and a great sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bomber. black pour with a mocha head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of booze. Flavors where vanilla, oak, chocolate, light raspberry, coffee beans. Thick body, roasty, bittersweet, nutty, savory. Reminds me a good bit of KBS with less bourbon characteristics ...perhaps not as hot either. Pretty tasty and more interesting than the regular OA Yeti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fpierfed (5) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2009 does not count
It is a great beer without doubt. Rich and creamy with just the right carbonation. A real pleasure on the palate. Maybe just a tad too hoppy. Interesting experiment: try putting a little bit of vanilla ice cream in your mouth and then take a sip. you will totally taste the espresso. Pretty amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bomber thanks to aplusbreaks, thanks a ton man. Pours a dark brown color with a large mocha colored head, thick and creamy. The aroma just spilled out; loads of coffee, rich and milky. The flavor was initially a ton of coffee also, again rich and milky. The woody flavors are subdued but present. A light metallic and fruitiness also. Very rich and creamy altogether and more of a shot of espresso than anything else, which is fine. A light alcohol burn and it leaves your palate with a bitter hop which is overwhelmed by sweet and creamy espresso. Let me say that the original Yeti is maybe my favorite beer, this one is very nice and for what it is, excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 Bottle from Butters. Smells of coffee and roasted with hints of chocolate. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, dark cocoa. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours a dark black color with a small brown head. Nose of expresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, good hop character and touch of vanilla. Initial taste is of creamy roasted malts, splashing expresso, vibrant refreshing hop character. Mid palate displays dark chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol spiciness & warmth. Palate is medium to full bodied and velvety smooth. Above average palate duration and good head retention. This is was very enjoyable.

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