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RATINGS: 1306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Draught. Black with thick beighe head. Aroma of oak, roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Full malty flavour with chocolate and coffee notes. Lasting lingering malt finish. Makes a good dessert by itself

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Aroma light vanilla and roast malts. Pours a nice black and huge chocolatey head. Flavors of burnt malt, coffee and oak meld nicely Palate is medium and finish is espresso bean. Overall nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a thick and rich burnt tan head that leaves some sticky lacing. Roasty...slightly chard malt, coffee, molasses, licorice, oak, vanilla. Nice balance on the nose. Body is lighter than I was anticipating. Sweet and smooth up front with sweet dark fruity notes. Moves right into balanced coffee flavor and then some bitterness on the end. Also pick up vanilla oak notes throughout. Super smooth and drinkable with the abv well subdude. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle 08 from W&CP. Pours pitch black with foamy tan head. Strong aroma of coffee over dark malts and chocolate. Flavor is relatively smooth and complex, strong black coffee, very slight undertone of dark red fruits, also slightly sour/acidic in the finish. I imagine this will only get better with age, too bad I donít have another.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrianDorry55 (355) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bomber from Knightly Spirits...Ive been waiting to meet this beast for a long time...Pours black with a very thick brown head...about as intimidating as a real yeti...(maybe as intimidating as a real yeti aged in oak)...Aroma is sweet coffee and mollasses...and then...Love at first sip! Delicious! An Amusement park in my mouth! tons of roasted espresso, slight bitterness, burnt oak...i would take this as a dessert after my dinner every night (although im not sure it would compliment 3 blackjack tacos from taco bell all that well)...Thick smooth mouthfeel that can warm you up on a cold winter day....Go ahead and hate on me for the high rating...but this shit is damn near perfect in my book...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2009
$11 Bottle, from Brusin Aleís Ashevegas. Pours a pitch solid black with an awesome dark tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate molasess with a good note of coffee. Flavor is a sweet balance of coffee chocolate vannilla. Very good beer I like it a lot. Wish I could drink more of it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
22oz bottle served in a Snifter on 10/27/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and slight alcohol. This full bodied brew is well balanced and well done. A great addition to the Yeti lineup.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
22 oz bottle. Black pour with a huge tight bubbled creamy chocolate brown head that lasted forever and left thick sheets of lacing. Big and thick roasty nose with lots of espresso. Not a whole lot of oak, but not too surprising. A little burnt and earthy smelling, but I like it. The roast and coffee battle for supremacy with some light oak and alcohol on the finish. A little heavy on the malt bitterness with some moderate hopping on the back end. Pretty restrained alcohol for 9.5%. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and heavy but not syrupy or cloying at all. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall pretty decent, not sure if itís a whole lot better than the regular Yeti, but it was worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Blew back a bunch of samplers at GABF 2009. You wonít need to have morning coffee after a couple of these.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle. Dark tarry black pour with a thick hot chocolate top pour. Dark mocha and toast on the nose. Nice, well-balanced coffee and cane syrup with powdered cocoa and green wood and EtOH on the fringe. EEEEE. Love it.


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