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RATINGS: 1342   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 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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - 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 Ale’s 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 (3723) - 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 (5691) - 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 it’s 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 won’t 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 (143) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bomber, bottled on 3/6/09. Poured deep brown with a thick, creamy cap of head that wasn’t 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. I’d 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 (7740) - 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 ’09. 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. It’s been a while since I’ve 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?!


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