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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Reviews: 173
Hads: 1,142
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 85
Gots: 250 | FT: 15
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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 9.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-26-2013

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Photo of Jeffo
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo during the 2015 Edition of GABER. Good times gents!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 24 June 2015
Yeti with oatmeal and raisins

APPEARANCE: Pours out black but just a touch lighter than regular Yeti. Yields a one finger, thicker, tan head with great retention. Jet black body with little carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Jut a touch lighter in color and head color than the original. Still a good looker, though.

SMELL: Roasted malts, oats, chocolate notes, raisins, touches of leather and dark fruit on the nose. Aromatic for sure.

TASTE: Roasted malts, oats, leather up front with flavors of dark fruit at the swallow. A big finish with roasted malts, leather, burnt malts, oats, dark fruits and raisins for sure. Plenty of hop bitterness as well as chocolate notes linger with the rest of it. Flavorful and a rather fruity variant of the base beer.

PALATE: Full body and medium, soft carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Big, full, thick palate that really makes its presence felt. Fantastic, just like the base.

OVERALL: Definitely a well executed brew and a unique member of the Yeti family. The feel on this one is just as phenomenal as the base beer too. Still, I'm not sure the fruity qualities are my bag in the imperial stout style, as the raisin addition plays a big role in the profile here. Quality stuff, just not a variant I'd need to re-visit.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid 12 dollars for this but its my end of the year treat so its worth it. Into my goblet.

A - Dark pitch black imperial goodness with such a rich deep dark head it makes me giddy. An impressive inch plus of that head too that takes its time to clear.
S - Smooth milk chocolates and some dark chocolate and roasty body. Bit of dark fruit action but its mostly sweet RIS time!
T - Chocolate is more bitter sweet with some resinous spicy hops and a bit of chalky roast to boot. Very little roast just chocolate and anise like a classic RIS. Wish it was a touch smoother or sweeter...
M - Creamy medium to heavy in body bitter but not unforgiving.

Overall a bit of mixed feeling since I enjoy sweeter stouts I expected this yeti oatmeal to be sweet and balanced similar to the coffee but just sweet chocolate goodness. Its tasty but not something I would get again...

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Photo of do_ob
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a Boulevard Tank 7 tulip. Dark brown pour and settles pitch black in the glass. 2-3 fingers of foam on top, mocha-colored and very dense. Lots of big bubbles in there. Very nice choclatey aroma with accompanying notes of oats, figs, raisins, oak, dark fruit, and caramel. I get a little alcohol on the nose but not much. The taste is on par with the aroma. Just a huge amount of rich, bittersweet chocolate all the way through. Notes of dark fruit come through as it warms up a little. A nice touch of vanilla on the back end. This beer is very roasty, but it's not overdone. Super smooth, full feel on this one. Maybe just a tad watery for my liking, but done very well.

Overall, a great beer. I'd love to try some others in the Yeti lineup if they're all this good.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 10.99/22 oz bomber ($ 0.499/oz) at Consumer’s Beverage, Lancaster, NY
Bottled on 24 Jun 2015 at 42 degrees into snifter, allowed to warm to 55 degrees
Aroma of alcohol initially which rapidly fades and raisins, shifting to a little roasted malt
Head average (Three cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, diminishing to irregular six to eleven mm ring with a few short legs and a thing rocky layer
Lacing excellent – complete wide rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – initially just an undefined brownness, no distinct flavors coming through, ending with alcohol. Secondary belches taste like raisins; no malt, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of daledeee
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A nice 22 oz bottle to try.

Poured it and got a nice head and totally dark body , Smells like chocolate and caramel

Taste is great. Lots of chocolate and hints of vanilla. Very smooth drink. Not much hop or malt bitterness. FInish is quite nice. This is really easy to drink for a strong dark beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber
Black Foil/Capped
Bottled On: Jun 24 2015

Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice quick/fizzy /creamy small tan head, which leaves a nice small island in the middle of the glass, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with very nice chocolate/toffee notes, slight dark fruits, with some roastyness, vanilla. The taste is very nice malty, roasty, sweet, lots of dark stuff, nice vanilla note. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, this is one fine brew. Recommended!

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Lots of malt roast, small amount of sweetness almost dark fruit-like with touch of oak.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a thinnish deep brownish head that disappates quickly.

T: Rich malts provide toffee, caramel like notes with some malt roast. There is a moderate amount of grain roast and hop bitterness, coupled with woody finish.

M: Medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. The oats provide a smooth mouthfeel.

O: Solid; the deep, rich malt character coupled with the slight dark fruit sweetness is well executed. The base beer ‘s mouthfeel is accentuated by the oats provide a smoothness.

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Photo of JWU
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.

A- Black as night. No lights makes it through, even on the edges. Huge dark tan head that laces fantastically. Imp. Stout doesn't look much better.

S- Roasty, some light chocolate notes, and some sweetness and earthy hops.

T- Flash of bitterness at the front, earthy hops, but then it's beaten back by the roasty/chocolate/coffee character of the brew. Back end flashes some dark fruits and brown sugar. A bit of booze makes it through.

M- So smooth. Oatmeal additions are most noticeable on the mouthfeel. Thick and verging on the edge of syrupy.

O- If you like your stouts roasty and with a firm but approachable bitterness, this one is spot on and fairly fantastic.

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Photo of warrengw16
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

If you love the darkness this is your brew. Earthy and cozy feeling. Sticky head. Smooth pour. Great aftertaste. The huge bomber bottle will make you feel good in some cabin in the woods in the middle of winter.

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Photo of mlockman
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid stout; the addition of oats does indeed cut down on some of the roastiness of the standard Yeti, making it taste more like a standard Yeti that has been aged for a year or more. Smooth and sweet, though not cloying, all the flavors meld together wonderfully as hops stay relatively subdued in the background.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler, it's an impenetrable black. Head is about a finger of mocha/tan that is wonderfully dense, creamy and fine. Really nice looking. The smell of raisins hit me at first, but that quickly transitioned into a complex combination of chocolate, coffee and sweet, dark fruit. Little bit of oatmeal in the nose also. Taste has all the elements in the smell, with a nice coffee bitterness in the finish. It's pleasantly sweet but not at all cloying. Medium feel, maybe just a tiny bit watery. Overall an outstanding imperial stout. Time for another glass.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traditional yeti appearance, roasty on the nose, flavor is big and roasty with a bready, oaty backbone. Feel is thick an lucious, but very easy drinking. Another great yeti variant.

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Photo of Gatch
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From what I remember of the regular Yeti, this is smoother, sweeter, and maybe a bit boozier. Great roasted malt character with dark chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, dark dried fruits. All the good stuff in a heavy imperial stout. Smooth, too easy to drink, and warmth on a cool late October night.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into snifter. The color is very dark brown-nearly black-with a thick, creamy mocha colored head and lacing. This is a lovely stout! The smell is of chocolate, coffee, caramel, oatmeal, and raisin. The first taste I discern is the chocolate, followed by coffee and raisin and a distinct hoppy bitterness. As it warmed, I began to taste the oatmeal, as well. At 9.5 AVB, you can taste the booze. This stout is medium-bodied, and fairly lightly carbonated, so it drinks very smoothly. Overall, this is a terrific imperial stout. It has all the attributes I like in this style. About the only improvement in my mind would be some more dark fruit. This one will be in my rotation.

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Photo of EMV
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Poured an inky black with a finger of brown head.

S: Roasted grains and chocolate. Subtle coffee notes and booze.

T/F: Smooth and rich with strong chocolate notes and coffee. Earthy and boozy with a pleasant roast character.

O: A very solid imperial stout and the oatmeal adds a nice richness. Best at cellar temperature.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown/black color with a tan thick head that lingers throughout drinking. Smell is thick with chocolate, nice oatmeal as well. Flavor is chocolately, a tad bitter and a nice boozy flavor as well (not overpowering). Smooth mouthfeel. Not typically an oatmeal stout fan but this one is really nice

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Photo of Hootie159
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours blackish brown with a one finger deep brown head. Keeps a thin film on top throughout. Great classic roasted malt smell. Tastes much the same. Despite being an oatmeal, the rich malt prevails. A light bittering hops in the back. Very smooth. Light medium carbonation. Might be my fav Yeti yet.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Small brown head that quickly disappears, with a very dark body. A hint of hops is detected in the aroma first then alcohol then chocolate, lots of chocolate. Tastes like a salty chocolate coffee. It's Dry & a little alcohol burn (it's ABV is in the single digits) then a long delayed oatmeal after taste. Very good to excellent.

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Photo of L0ne
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 22oz bottle.

Pours inky black with a finger of frothy mocha colored head.

Don't get a whole lot from the aroma. Sort of a vague RIS smell of roasty caramel malts and some alcohol, maybe some oak or char in there.

Taste is much better! Big dark fruit sweetness up front, raisin or prune juice, and brown sugar, almost too sweet at first. Then the dark chocolate and coffee notes come in and smooth everything out. Some burnt/roasty/smoky char swells out of the depths of flavor and lingers alongside residual sweetness. Alcohol is there, but warming and fruity rather than boozy. It adds depth rather than distraction.

Feels full bodied and extremely smooth, without much carbonation.

Awesome stuff! All of the yeti varieties I've had have been great.

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Photo of Beejay
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep obsidian black with a creamy dark brown head.

S: Roasty dark malts, dark chocolate, a touch of oak, oatmeal, and brown sugar baked goods with dark fruit.

T: Rich dark malt with brown sugar, fruits, and dark chocolate, followed by notes of espresso.

M: Medium heavy with a nice creaminess, and moderate carbonation that is almost a touch high.. almost.

O: Overall a very enjoyable beer, perhaps a little too aggressive in the finish for me, but still fantastic.. Mellow this is a barrel for a bit, and it would be fantastic.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a bottle. I love me some Yeti, so I can't wait to try another version.

4.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy light brown head. Retention is good given the ABV and a full finger of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Smells great. Solid Yeti base featuring deep roasty toastiness, big heaping of chocolate, caramel and molasses. Sweet with the roast balancing. New is the raisin and plum fruitiness along with that unique oat flavor.

4.5 T: Tastes as good as it smells. Big roasty toasty flavor. Moderate bitterness coming from hops and darker malts. Oats have a mellowing effect. Trio of chocolate, caramel, and molasses up in yo grille. Earthy hops to round it out. Woody aftertaste.

4.25 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy.

4.5 D: Another great Yeti beer. Hope they continue exploring new avenues.

D: Another winner here. The Yeti cannot be stopped.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Complex stout ahead of its class for the abv. Pours nice and black, nice amount of dark brown head. Smells like a Yeti but with an extra helping of dark dried fruit. Taste is even better, tons of dark dried fruits and chocolate/coffee but super smooth!

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with a Bottled On Date of Jun 24 2015. Pours a viscous blac color with over an inch of frothy brown head. The aroma is cocoa, vanilla, raisins, roasted malts and dark chocolate. The taste is lots of cocoa, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Light amounts of vanilla, oats and raisins. Earthy with a hint of leather. Very toasty and chocolatey but with some espresso near the end. Slight sweetness from the oatmeal in the finish. Thick, heavy mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol presence. Of all the variants this may be my least favorite but it's still great. My only gripe is it doesn't taste much different than the regular version. Overall, worth buying again and maybe aging one next time around.

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Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oatmeal Yeti (with raisins) on tap.

Dark, essentially black, opaque body with a light brown head.

Smooth thick body with more evidence of high ABV than desired. The high ABV also has a touch more impact on the flavor than I prefer, but it's well hidden in the aroma. The raisins are not particularly evident given that some 'raisin' flavor appears in many RIS ales that have no actual raisins.

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Photo of mobrado
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Probably my least favorite of all the Yetis since I'm not the biggest fan of oatmeal, but still an excellent beer, no doubt. A littler softer and fruitier than the others, while still packing plenty of hops and roastiness. I'm going to age one to see if it turns really mellow with time.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.