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RATINGS: 1374   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 Denvers own Pablos 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. Its official, you can now have Yeti with breakfast.

Suggested food pairings: Breakfast burrito, eggs Benedict, hash browns, cheesecake, creme brulee.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7917) - 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. Its been a while since Ive 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?!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle: Poured a midnight black with a tan head. The aroma was coffee, cream, and chocolate. The flavor smooth, espresso, chocolate, dry oak, and vanilla. Overall, this was a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3332) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a opaque black with a small tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of espresso beans, chocolate and coffee. Rich smooth flavor of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, black coffee, dark roasted malts and has a hint of vanilla with a nice roasty finish. Excellent stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2170) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Black with dense brown head. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and sweet anise. Taste is intensely espresso with an astringent woody edge against the sweetness into the finish Carbonation is brisk. $10/22oz

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a rich, dark brown with a thin tan head. It already looks good! Aroma is good, but not what I expected. Theres certainly a vanilla-ey oak, chocolate and maybe some coffee, but only a bit. The flavor was really about the same with a touch bit more of the coffee. The finish was dry and bitter. Overall this is an awesome beer and I cant wait to get more and their other styles.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Short rating. 22oz bottle. Just a little coffee on the nose. A bit of soy. Some rubber band. Plenty of chocolate and vanilla wood tannin. 9.5% asserts itself when nearing room temp. Not horrible though. Pours thick, oily black with a sustained dark, dark khaki head. The coffee, chocolate, vanilla and malt are actually in excellent balance on the tongue. Espresso and vanilla bean infused whole chocolate milk with some oak tannin for good measure. Creamy, viscous body that almost coats the tongue. Lightly bitter, green and slightly astringent finish. I really didnt want to like this beer... coffee beers are not my thing at all, but, damn... excellent stuff! Thanks Steven!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Holy shit, I am stunned. I have never been a fan of the "Yeti" series of beers from Great Divide but this is licking inside the bottle good. It pours an opaque brown/black with a very small yet dark carmel head. Not too much on the nose, a bit of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is awesome, kind of like a malty chocolate milkshake with a bit of vanilla espresso tossed in (really damn good); mouthfeel is a bit thin but matches. Finishes a bit bitter like you were chewing on chocolate covered espresso beans with tiny bit of hops to boot. I would lick this off of a freshly paved road.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3227) - 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 didnt get the oak, either. Smelled more nutmeg, vanilla, milk, and a bit of cinammon. Taste is deep, dark chocolate and surprisingly light coffee. I dont get the coffee until the finish, where its 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.

4.4
   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 didnt 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.


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