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RATINGS: 1380   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2803) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2009
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Rerate: 2011 sampling showed no vegetal components, or even a notable contribution from hops. Mainly the aroma and flavor were dominated by the coffee and heavy caramel. Quite good and a pleasure to drink. Will up the rating from 3.7 to 4.1. Weird smell. Theres certainly a vanilla-ey oak, chocolate and maybe some coffee. It also seems a bit vegetal, like stewed green beans or asparagus. Further in theres some burnt char woodiness. Wow, very smooth and rounded in the mouth, but then the weird vegetal stuff comes back in the flavor, leading to a moderate astringency towards the middle, with a long slightly bitter oaky finish. I can get a little more coffee in the flavor but its still buried in there. Impressed with the palate but the aroma/flavor combo just leaves a bit to be desired, and its more one-dimensional than youd expect. Maybe its because Yeti is already a pretty hoppy stout, the herbal nature of them hops is clashing with the coffee oak to create that weird vegetal character? As dark as ever though, with a heavy brown head and good lacing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2009
Oily black color with a nice thick chocolate looking head. Noticeable espresso in the aroma but not overpowering. Also a good dose of chocolate and a hint of smoke. This ones not as woody as the oak yeti but there is a wood presence. The espresso is there and theres a solid dark chocolate presence as well. I can dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2009
22 Oz bottle purchased at Rozis in Lakewood. Big foamy head on this stout. Woah momma is it big time foam. The aroma is actually not that relevant. It just smells like a mild stout. No special oak or coffee busting through there, I though my nose was broked. However, the flavor brings it home. The espresso adds this nice little layer to the flavor, but does so at the expense of the a little balance. This is like a drunken 3-way teeter-totter of oak, espresso and sugary stoutness. Not a bad beer, but could use a longer resting time with the wood to give it more earthy and less sugary taste. I must say, it sure does go down really well, which is nice considering the amount going on with the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pours a jet black with a huge foamy rich brown head. Aroma is huge espresso coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted barley. Flavor is espresso, roasted barley, chocolate, licorice, vasnilla, oak, and a touch of chocolate and hop bitterness in the finish. Fantastic brew, the espresso is very well integrated and the mouthfeel is slick and creamy. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle Pours out a black topped with a nice tan head. Aroma holy Oak batman we need to let this one sit a little longer. But still the aroma was more oak along with bitter coffee and some sweet roast. Tast was more of the oak. i think this was the most oak I have ever had on a beer. More on the tast a nice coffee along with some vanilla. thanks Ditmier for this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3872) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a thick, foamy dark tan head. Aroma of oak, bitter coffee grounds, and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is quite oaky with only mild roasted malt and vanilla. The oak really dominates the flavor and the coffee notes do not really come through. They should rename this beer "Super Oak Aged Yeti." 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, mocha more than straight espresso, earthy hops, oak. Flavor has milk chocolate coming up against oak and bittering hops. Not really enough espresso flavor to me for a beer labeled as such, I feel like I got as much espresso/coffee flavor as I would expect to find in an impy *not* infused with espresso. Hops also seem to detract from the coffee and sweeter chocolate notes and really overpower the finish and aftertaste. Seems the more I drink this and the more I write about it the less I like it...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
Thanks to BConley for sharing the bomber. Thick black pour, very motor oil like and a thick tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and espresso aroma, vey complex and very nice. Thick chewy chocolate, oak and vanilla taste. Lots of chocolate milkshake consistency going on, smooth and roasty. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle shared by DuffmanSW with Hophead22, courtesy Mikeandi. Pours pitch black with a head the consistency and color of chocolate mousse. Aroma is sweet vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, slight alcohol and some earthiness. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, with a long and dry bitter finish. Palate is smooth as silk with nice soft carbonation. This stuff is boss.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of DuffManSW, via mikendi from BA. Super dark pour with a real dark brown, creamy head. Sweet coffee aroma, some chocolate as well. Chocolate, vanilla shot to the mouth right away, some bitterness in the end, very easy to drink as well, quite good.


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