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RATINGS: 1389   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.5
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at Brick Store Pub 6/18/08: Pours an oily opaque black with a well-lacing rich light brown head that coats the glass as it subsides. Aroma of rich roasty espresso and dark chocolate with good woody oaky notes. Body starts with good fullness and dissolved carbonation with sticky dark caramel sweetness balanced with a bittersweet roasty coffee and malty oaky complexity. Finishes slightly drier and very oaky with lingering roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Nicely balanced, complex and assertive, yet drinkable. A great addition to an already great beer.

4.5
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 22 oz. bottle- Pours black with a huge chocolatey tan head, tons going on in the aroma, you got chocolate malt, coffee, bourbon, and woody, very appealing. The flavor is much more mellow than I was expecting, nothing overbearing, I hate when they call a beer a coffee beer and you donít taste the coffee. That is not the case with this one, excellent high grade coffee flavors with subtle alcohol as the backburner. This is by far the best Yeti brew Iíve had, outstanding.

3.7
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2010
there is a coffe smell, but it is a lot more subdued than I had expected. What really comes through is the wood smell and the roasted malts. Tootsie roll. Flavor is sweet and the alcohol is really warming. Itís not rough from the alcohol, and itís not sugary sweet. Kind of tame. I was hoping it would taste better as it warmed, but that seemed to make it a bit more caustic. Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Orlando.

3.9
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a big thick mocha head that lingers leaving big sticky lacing. Large aroma of coffee/espresso, caramel, roasted dark chocolate, vanilla and bit of oak. Big roasted malt flavor up front which gives way to the sweetness of the dark chocolate and fresh ground espresso. Somewhat bitter finish. Full bodied and smooth with good carbonation.

4.3
smith4498 (3640) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours black with brown head. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Flavors of espresso, chocolate and roasted malts. I really like what the espresso adds to this beer. Full body with soft carbonation. My favorite of the oaked Yeti beers.

3.9
juiceisloose (1473) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bomber bottled 2/13/09 and aged about 10 months. Pours a pitch black color with a hint of mahogany at the edges. A thick and foamy tan colored head crowns the top and shows great rentention with sheets of lacing coating the glass. The aroma is big and shows notes of dark chocolate, espresso, toasted oak, and vanilla. Some roast, burnt caramel and cream blend nicely on the back end. The espresso seems to have been covered up some from all the chocolate and malts from being aged. The flavor follows with big dark chocolate, roasted malts, burnt caramel up front. The espresso comes through a little more along with the vanilla from the oak. Full bodied and smooth with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy bitter chocolate finish. The alcohol is hidden nicely as well. I definitely want to try one fresh next time, but as it stands it is still a great beer.

3.6
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Full bodied dark brown pour with medium sized frothy head. Nose is surprisingly dull at least compared to expectations. Flavor, while nice and filled with espresso, malts, chocolate goodness, itís definitly missing something. Overall, glad to have the opportunity, I think Iíll stick to the au nataral or ba versions.

4
gpekar (496) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Poured black with a tall creamy brown head, like a chocolate float. The aroma was like a chocolate milkshake with coffee and a hint of alcohol. Initially the taste was like a chocolate milkshake followed by a mellow coffee flavor. The coffee flavor became more of an espresso bite towards the finish, but it mellowed out making this a very smooth drinking beer. There was a light amount of warmth on the palate. The alcohol was hidden very well in both the aroma and taste. The head left nice lacing throughout the glass.

4.1
Atlove (41) - USA - JAN 20, 2010
Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout pours obsidian with a camel brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla...nice mouthfeel with tastes of roasted malt and raisin. I donít get much advance of espresso even compared to the íplainí oak-aged Yeti. Nice beer, though.

3.9
larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Poured from 22oz., thanks to nickd717. Darker brown with medium tan head. Nose of dark espresso with a little milk, oak, and some chocolate thrown in. Taste was right there also, reminded me of a boozy chocolate milk mixed with coffee - iced mocha maybe. Overall very tasty, a good breakfast beer.


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