RATINGS: 1373   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 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13172) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2009
22 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours an extremely dark brown with a large brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is assertive citrus and minty hops, chocolate, espresso. Taste is assertive citrus hops, huge chocolate notes and bitter espresso. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3559) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2009
This one had such a possibility of sucking hard with all of the things it was trying to do but amazingly they pull off all the ingredients and flavors here well. Aroma is where the chocolate and cocoa comes in. The flavor gives you the espresso at first with that fading to some vanilla. Next up is some heavy roasted malt and all of that finishing up with some bittersweet chocolate sweetness. Smooth and delicious and full bodied and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 Last brew of the Richmond Gathering, 2/13/09 bottling. Black with a decent head. Coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and espresso notes complement. Coffee unfortunately adds some acidity to this that I found detracted from the overall enjoyment. RERATE: 2/6/11. Glad to get to try this as a full bottle without my palate blown out. 12/20/?? bottling - maybe 2010 would be my guess? Black with a large deep brown head. Aroma is coffee, slightly burnt, a hint of chocolate. Flavor is a match, but hops definitely come through on the end with a fairly robust pine note. Not nearly as acidic as I remembered, and the hops had been lost before. I have to say that the hops didnt quite hang with the espresso, and actually overwhelmed it a bit in the end. But not bad at all. 1 point higher for aroma, everything else stays the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to Odeed. Black with a creamy brown head. Espresso, roastiness, and dark chocolate aroma. Tastes of dark roasted espresso, cereal grain, oak, more coffee and a woody vanilla and bitter chocolate taste to the dry finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
On Tab @ Ds six packs and dogs. Poured motor oil dark. 1/2 dark brown head. Aroma of malts, coffee, and vanilla. I could smell it as soon as the waitress put it in front of me. Flavor of roasted coffee, oak, and malts. Slight bitterness in the end. Tastes mess very well. Nicely complex flavors. Cant notice the 9.5% ABV at all. Thick bodied. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2009
Nice black color with a dark tan head, very nice lacing. Aroma of dark chocolates and coffee, seemed a tad weak. Flavor was coffee and chocolates with some licorice and fruit in there as well. Full bodied with a bitter coffee finish that doesnt hang around. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle shared by notalush. Pours a thick, dense black with a moderate brown head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak and a bit of alcohol. The flavors are very intense with tons of coffee, heavy malt, and lots of oak. The oak and the coffee clash a bit for me and the flavors just dont become cohesive. Strong coffee bitterness at the finish is a bit overpowering, at least for me. This one is a slow sipper for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Pours thick and black with a 2 1/2 finger mocha-colored, rocky head that sticks around for a while and leaves nice, decorative lacing. Coffee and chocolate on the nose, a touch of oak. Extremely complex mouthfeel. Minimal carbonation and heavy on the tongue. Starts off with the malty sweet chocolate and vanilla from the oak and ends with the hop bitterness that lingers, finishes with light alcohol. Seems nowhere near 9.5%, which is nice. Espresso all over this one. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1772) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a little alcohol. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, hops, alcohol, and a touch of vanilla. A little more sweetness, and this would be even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Malt and Vine. Pours black with a nice tan head. Big roasty coffee smell. Flavor is a little more complex, with chocolate and a little bourbon. Not as woody as I would have hoped, but very tasty. Thick, smooth mouthfeel with a nice bitter finish.

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