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RATINGS: 1382   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 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.

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3.8
jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 One of my favorite imperial stouts. Thick jet black pour with large creamy mocha head. Nose is delicious Belgian Chocolate, Coffee and caramel malt. Taste is very smooth and thick chocolate, coffee, vanilla bean, smoked malt and burnt wood. 4.8 (original rating)

3.9
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle. Midnight black with a dense, frothy, dark brown head. Strong bitter hops and dark, bitter, oily coffee in the nose. Taste is strong coffee, oily coffee beans, vanilla, molasses, bitter hops, citrus notes, and roasted malt. Very rich taste with big coffee notes. Body is thick and chewy with a creamy, dense carbonation. Ends with more coffee and bitter hops, oily coffee beans, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and molasses.

3.9
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2010
Tap @ Beertemple. Black colored brew. Very roasted aroma of malts, chocolate and espresso. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate and espresso too. Very thick and creamy, you can almost eat it with a spoon. It’s a bit too thick and dry maybe, loses drinkability.

4.1
jumpjet2k (330) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bomber. Pours viscous dark black - pretty much the darkest I’ve seen in a pour. Nice deep brown head, too. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar, roasted malt. Flavor has a strong malt backbone, but the espresso is the main feature. I’ve become rather picky in my coffee beers about the coffee aspect, because I’ve had a number of them that just taste like old used coffee grounds - that smell they have when they’re in the trash. This beer has a little of that, but it meshes well enough with fresh coffee flavors to not really detract from the beer. The big thick palate is wonderful. It would be really hard to give this a bad rating, especially when the base beer is so delicious. It’s not the best coffee flavor I’ve had in a beer, but it’s definitely one of the nicest coffee stouts I’ve encountered in terms of the full picture.

4.1
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - APR 26, 2010
Really delicious imperial stout, mhm. Aroma is heavy on the espresso, dark cocoa, and burnt sugar. Taste is much the same. The mouthfeel is nice, thick, and creamy. Really great beer. I think this is my favorite version of Yeti that I have had (oak aged and regular).

4.9
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
A beauiful dark wig a ridiculously heavy foam like whipped cream with a coffee colouring. Creamy sweetness on the nose with delicious dark roast coffee and milk chocolate tickles. Rich rolls of bitterness and buttery pan-au-chocolat fill the mouth. Vanilla milkshake and frappé coffee flavours dominate. Deliciously thick and creamy. Probably my number one beer.

4.1
PorterPounder (8359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Motor oil like black pour, bubbly dark khaki colored head. Creosote aroma with some hints of licorice and coffee. Full bodied flavor with some espresso notes, dark bakers chocolate, some licorice sweetness and just a hint of smokiness in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly chalky, with a hint of bozziness in the finish. Very good.

4.5
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2010
Oh, this is good! Earth-shattering aromas of espresso, tobacco, butter cake, currants, cherries and pine. Beautiful pour leaves a curtain of lacing all around the glass above the deepest possible brown in a beer. Sharp and light on the palate, excellent use of the alcohol, and long on the lightly bitter finish. Plenty of hops backing the espresso malts, working in tandem with the alcohol to cut through what would otherwise be a heavy beer.

4.2
matthewjk (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Expensive 220z bomb - Wow! Very good and very dry. Yeti espresso oak aged edition is packed with dry roasted coffee flavors and finish to boot. Beautifully black with generous tan head. If you love rich coffee or espresso on its own--without too much sweetness--you will appreciate this well crafted stout.

4
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in a large tulip glass. Admittedly, I am a tremendous fan of this style. Yet, even accounting for my enjoyment of coffee stout, I found this to be an especially good example. The beer pours an opaque black color, with a moderately sized and quite thick tan head. Strong notes of roasty espresso comes through in the nose, as does a touch of roasted malt, and a surprisingly prevalent note of caramel. The palate begins with the intensity of a great espresso, with the added bonus of being cool and having a mouthfeel that is so smooth as to almost feel a bit slick. Medium to medium high English character malts come through, as does a touch of hop character. This beer, however, is about the espresso, and the interplay of the underlying stout with the former is excellent. Alcohol comes through in the slightest sense, and only to add depth. The finish is fairly clean, leaving a slightly roasty, slightly sweet, and slightly warming note. Overall, an excellent example of an increasingly popular style variant.


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