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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1324) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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 can’t 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. Fuckin’ A. Fuckin’ B even... As if the regular yeti wasn’t enough... big ups to the GD crew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4612) - 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?).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
I’ve tried many a Yeti, and it’s 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 sippin’ beer. Overall- Huge flavors all around, like a RIS should be. I don’t think the esspresso is overbearing at all... How can any one flavor be overbearing in this beer? They’re all overbearing, but that’s the point, right? The funny thing is, even if you don’t like RIS’ you’ll buy this, because it’s a gem, and you’ll like it... because there’s too much going on to want to look away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Jet back appearance with frothy brown head. Strong coffee aroma and taste with vanilla finish. Full, thick feel with to be expected with impy stout. Coffee flavor overpowers the oak barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
In short: A highly roasted and excessively espresso flavoured impy stout. For those who like their coffee strong, very strong.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh 4 months after bottling date.
The look: Black body topped by a persistent medium tan head
In long: Nose is intensely coffee with light chocolaty notes. The beer smells like one of those coffee dessert. Taste is overly roasted, developing asparagus notes like other overly roasted stouts. Coffee flavour is overwhelming with burnt toasts and some cacao. Finish is very roasted. I like coffee flavoured stouts (Peche Mortel, Speedway, etc.) but this is not coffee flavoured stout, this is stout flavoured espresso. Not bad as a digestive drink but just ok as a beer, and I use the term “beer” very loosely in this case. I hope this beer is not too successful, the last thing we need is jacked up hyperactive drunks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bomber w/ Justin R on the doomy friday afternoon/evening after daily pint. No reason not to like this unless you didn’t like regular oak aged ... or you really hate coffee. It’s good ... really good.

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