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RATINGS: 1316   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3119) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle - Pours black with a sexy tan head. Yeah. Surprisingly not a ton of coffee on the nose, and I really didnít get the oak, either. Smelled more nutmeg, vanilla, milk, and a bit of cinammon. Taste is deep, dark chocolate and surprisingly light coffee. I donít get the coffee until the finish, where itís pungent and bitter. Nice hops on the finish, too, along with some dark roast malt. Smooth and a bit thinner than I expected, but overall a fine, fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2009
THOUGHTS: I passed by this for a while thinking it was just a new label for the Oak Aged version. I had this on what I figured would be the last cool night for a while in early June. I thought it would be my last imperial stout until things got cooler again. This really did taste a lot different, but the original Yeti was still there. Hid alcohol very well. Nice, but a little tame for a Yeti. The hops and espresso bitterness didnít blend that well at first, but they eventually blended nicely. The hops were a little subdued in the aroma compared to the flavor. It would be interesting to see how this one ages. Once again an impy with some coffee, not one of those ramped up coffee stouts. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was an opaque black in the glass with an average, light brown head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was moderate milk chocolate, strong coffee and chocolate milk; light pine hops, wood, slight vanilla, hazelnut and some dark fruit. The initial flavor was very sweet and bitter; while the finish was rather sweet and very bitter with a long duration. There was chocolate milk, chocolate syrup, coffee, pine hops, dark chocolate and slight dark fruit. The full body was almost like a milk shake. It was somewhat oily, but also rather creamy with fairly soft, yet tingly carbonation with a light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Tasting GABF. Black as night. chocolate head. Big expresso and wood in nose and taste. chocolate sweet malt with back bitter bite that is very coffee like and leaves expresso on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
On tap at GABF. Brown black with a mocha head. Oak, roasted malt, cocoa aromas. Full body and very smooth. Luscious flavors of espresso , vanilla, molasses. Long finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 9/25/06

Aroma: A nice sweet nose of oak, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malts
Appearance: Dark brown color, a medium brown head, and lots of lace
Flavor: Flavor is strong coffee and milk chocolate malts with a nice light hop finish with lingering coffee flavors
Palate: Relatively medium-full body, with a silky/milky/creamy mouthfeel, a bit syrupy
Overall Impression: This beer melds its creamy mouthfeel and smooth coffee/chocolate flavors together to produce an almost shake-like beer. Really quite nice, and hard to believe that it is 9.5%, as the ABV is well hidden. I found this beer to be a quite enjoyable Impy Stout. I can see why it has such solid scores.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours a dark black with tan head. Aroma expresso, chocolate, roast, dark. Very sweet with bitter expresso finish. Warm. Good but not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Jet black with a large tan head, lacing everywhere. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, and wood in the flavor, light hop. Espresso in the back, not very impressive. Flavor is similarly sweet, lots of chalky chocolate, stinging burnt roast in the back. Overly thin body, oddly empty, bitter finish. A little boozy with warmth. Too sweet and syrupy, and the roast bitterness doesnít have much to compliment, but itís still rather tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
bottle from Sams Quikstop. Good aroma, like the name says, Oak, coffee, a little vanilla. Brownish black color, good head, faded quick, no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Nice that the oak doesnít dominate the Impy stout. Thick body, creamy, mouthfeel, bitter finish. Well, pretty darn good. aroma got better as warmed, though flavor better cold, oak came out as warmed. Nice to roll on tongue. didnít hit as hard as I was expecting for a near 10% beer. enjoyed it very much...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle at Springslickers fish fry. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, coffee, and dark fruit. Medium to full bodied with a somewhat soft texture. Flavor is pretty much espresso and dark roasted malts countered by a strong roast bitterness. Finish is dry and ashy with a lingering bitterness. Somewhat disappointing considering the source.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2009
22oz. bottle. Good coffee, coco and oatmeal aroma. Black body with dark chcolate milk colored head. Good coffee, oatmeat with some bittering. Medium creamy chcolate makes this one smooth on the palate. An enjoyable Impy Stout.

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