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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bomber, bottled on 3/6/09. Poured deep brown with a thick, creamy cap of head that wasnít much lighter than the liquid. The aroma picked up rich, roasted espresso and a blend of chocolates accented by vanilla beans, oak, and more toasted brown malts.. darker spice and earthy hoppage as well.. balance was great! The flavor found espresso and molasses at the dense core with layers of vanilla and cocoa around.. oak and prickly alcohol warmed up the edges.. vanilla joined coffee on the lengthy finish. Heavier-bodied with great balance on the palate.. nice creamy feel, especially on the middle. Iíd love to see this more readily available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 14, 2009
Pours a deep rich black with a tan head. Nice coffee aroma with some hint of oak. Full bodied flavors of espresso coffee and finishes with a roasted bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6761) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
The aroma on this guy is loads of oak character - tons of vanilla, wood, and even some bourbon characteristics. The flavor is plenty of sweet, a bit of chocolate, and the finish is a whole hell of a lot of coffee. Wow the end of this puppy is bitter and dark coffee grinds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
GABF í09. Pure black with a thin, fine, dark brown head. Full, roasted aroma, with dark chocolate, brown sugar, and--what else--espresso. The flavor is more of the same with loast of roasted grain astringency/bitterness, some sweetness, and alcohol. Body is big and full with a mouth-coating texture. Itís been a while since Iíve the had the regular oak-aged Yeti, but I remember it tasting less commercial than this--and that was from the bottle. I think given some time to mellow in the bottle this beer could develop some additional complexity. Sidenote: "Breakfast Burrito" food pairing?!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle: Poured a midnight black with a tan head. The aroma was coffee, cream, and chocolate. The flavor smooth, espresso, chocolate, dry oak, and vanilla. Overall, this was a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a opaque black with a small tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of espresso beans, chocolate and coffee. Rich smooth flavor of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, black coffee, dark roasted malts and has a hint of vanilla with a nice roasty finish. Excellent stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1899) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Black with dense brown head. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and sweet anise. Taste is intensely espresso with an astringent woody edge against the sweetness into the finish Carbonation is brisk. $10/22oz

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a rich, dark brown with a thin tan head. It already looks good! Aroma is good, but not what I expected. Thereís certainly a vanilla-ey oak, chocolate and maybe some coffee, but only a bit. The flavor was really about the same with a touch bit more of the coffee. The finish was dry and bitter. Overall this is an awesome beer and I canít wait to get more and their other styles.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Short rating. 22oz bottle. Just a little coffee on the nose. A bit of soy. Some rubber band. Plenty of chocolate and vanilla wood tannin. 9.5% asserts itself when nearing room temp. Not horrible though. Pours thick, oily black with a sustained dark, dark khaki head. The coffee, chocolate, vanilla and malt are actually in excellent balance on the tongue. Espresso and vanilla bean infused whole chocolate milk with some oak tannin for good measure. Creamy, viscous body that almost coats the tongue. Lightly bitter, green and slightly astringent finish. I really didnít want to like this beer... coffee beers are not my thing at all, but, damn... excellent stuff! Thanks Steven!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Holy shit, I am stunned. I have never been a fan of the "Yeti" series of beers from Great Divide but this is licking inside the bottle good. It pours an opaque brown/black with a very small yet dark carmel head. Not too much on the nose, a bit of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is awesome, kind of like a malty chocolate milkshake with a bit of vanilla espresso tossed in (really damn good); mouthfeel is a bit thin but matches. Finishes a bit bitter like you were chewing on chocolate covered espresso beans with tiny bit of hops to boot. I would lick this off of a freshly paved road.


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