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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle courtesy nickd717, glad you could make it! Pours darkest brown with a fluffy beige head. Aroma is coconut from the wood aging with roasted coffee and dark chocolate and a surprising amount of sprucey, piney hops peeking through. Flavor is toasty and chocolatey with a big roasted coffee influence. Woody and bitter. This is clearly the superior version of Yeti.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4089) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle via trade from ben4321. Thanks, Ben. This was a great one, possibly the best of the Yetis Iíve had. Pours jet black with a nice tan head and some good lacing. Aroma is intense with lots of coffee, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is excellent: espresso, roast, oak, and milk chocolate, melding extremely well, with none of the flavors too heavy. Medium-full on the palate with lots of coffee bitterness and some hop bitterness as well. Pretty drinkable for an imperial coffee stout. As rating #1420 for me, RateBeer played a "Bag of Weed" video from "Family Guy" after I entered my rating. Nice touch.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Pours a pitch blackwith a big tan head... Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and vanilla... Flavor profile matches nicely, roasted malt, vanilla coffee bourbon chocolate alcohol... Medium full body fades to a finish that is complex but not entirely cohesive...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1313) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pure black color. Aroma is full of coffee and chocolate, with some malts, vanilla, and nutty undertones. Flavor is of big time espresso beans! There is also some chocolate malts, roasty flavors, and slight vanilla. Leaves a lot of coffee in the aftertaste. I might have to go to the bathroom after drinking this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
DArk brown pour thin dark tan head. Simple but intense aromas of chocolate thick heavy cream with hints of that bitter roastyness from the espresso . Flavor follows suit dark coffe roast smooth silk cream. Hints of booze linger on the mouth. So warm and yummy

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma holds definite coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, cream, roasted malt, and a bit of charred wood and chalk. Flavor is on another echelon from the smell; tons of coffee grounds, roasted malt, big cream notes, wood, and plentiful chocolate. The palate is absolutely insane; massive roast notes, but also that great chocolate and cream sweetness. Yet another variant of Yeti, and yet another ridiculously good brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Dark Brown/Black pour, tan head. Aroma is Cream, Chocolate, Coffee Roast. one dimensional, yet extremely pleasing aroma...Flavor is woody chocolate with exceptional coffee roast bitterness that envelopes the whole palate. It even lingers on the tongue, sticky and full of woody bitterness. the mouthfeel is creamy and leaves a boozey tingle on the tongue as it passes. The addition of espresso to one of my favorite oak aged beers is welcomed. This shit is tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Oily black pour with a vivacious tan head. Aroma is massively coffee oriented with bakers chocolate, roasted barley, oak, and cream. Not overly complex, but extremely robust and hard hitting. Just canít brush it off. Flavor is creamy to the max with unescapable oak, 100% cocoa chocolate, dark roast coffee, mocha, cappuccino, and latte. So impressively crafted. Palate is extremely viscous with an oily mouthfeel and creamy texture. Fuckiní A. Fuckiní B even... As if the regular yeti wasnít enough... big ups to the GD crew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at Brouwers Big Wood 2009. Huge chocolate-espresso nose. Tart, full roasty nut body. Rich mouth, fully coating. Very refined with a big of spice (cayenne?).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Iíve tried many a Yeti, and itís always an awesome experience. Aroma- Everyone raves about the esspresso, but I smell lots of chocolate. Some esspresso, vanilla and fusel alcohols are present. Appearance- Murky, Dark brown to black, frothy brown head. Flavor- High everything, perfect for an RIS. Very Chocolatey, with plenty of esspresso. Palate- Chewey. Medium carbonation. A sippiní beer. Overall- Huge flavors all around, like a RIS should be. I donít think the esspresso is overbearing at all... How can any one flavor be overbearing in this beer? Theyíre all overbearing, but thatís the point, right? The funny thing is, even if you donít like RISí youíll buy this, because itís a gem, and youíll like it... because thereís too much going on to want to look away.


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