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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 71
Gots: 169 | FT: 13
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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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Ratings: 976 | Reviews: 148
Photo of infinitebruner
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 19, 2015

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Opaque black, a bit of bubbly effervescence. An inch of thick, milk chocolate brown head, fairly uniform, with moderate retention.

S – A lot of vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, raisins, along with some stone fruit. Some boozy notes, and floral-woodsiness.

T – Semi-sweet chocolate with some dark chocolate bite, vanilla, fruitiness more like plums in the flavor. Woodsy, earthy notes, along with some cherry or stone fruit, and a licorice component mid-palate. Some roastiness evident near the finish, and a quick hob bite as well, before some residual sweetness lingers.

M – Slightly sudsy up front but overall carbonation is low. Fairly full body, definitely some residual sugars, but balanced with hop bitterness, moderate-high. Slightly silky, velvety, lost a bit in the bitterness. Sweetness is a touch high.

O – A very good beer, hard to stand out in the pack of imperial stouts, and this is not my favorite iteration of Yeti. But I certainly wouldn’t turn it down.

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Nice deep dark with a thick, dark brown head on top. Almost opaque in color!
S (4.25) - Heavy malt smell and a little sweet-raisin smell.
T (4.25) - Tastes a lot like regular Yeti. Sweet, deep malt, a little alcohol taste/burn.
F (4) - Pretty smooth drinker, but maybe a little thinner than I was expecting. I got that alcohol burn like Yeti has. Which isn't a bad thing!
O (4.25) - I really liked this one. I don't know if I prefer it over the regular Yeti, but this is a solid offering. I would certainly drink again.

Photo of Boccu
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with nice aroma. Very smooth. Great oatmeal stout.

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into snifter, bottled on July 9, 2014 so +9 months of aging.
A: pours a raisin black body, chocolate milk foam head that leads to a thin pancake with minimal wisps of lacing
S: burnt wood char, chocolate, alcohol, raisin,
M:thick and chunky, viscous and resin that sticks to your tongue
T: the flavors are kinda less than I thought, strong char is dominant to me, oatmeal, boozy, coca nibs, coffee, raisins,
O: not my favorite Yeti in the series, felt the flavor was dominated by the wood char and took away from other flavors.

Photo of bluehende
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not my favorite of the Yeti's. For some reason the mouth feel with oats is not as full as the base. A great beer , but the other Yeti's are better.

Photo of WKyle
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer...
Look: Pours dark, dark brown with a minimal head and brown lacing. that sticks to my glass.
Smell: Raisins, chocolate and booze. I wish I would have gotten more but still a good smell.
Taste: Coffee, cocoa, molasses, slightly boozy. the cocoa and coffee lingers long after each sip.
Feel: Near perfect mouth feel, the cool liquid bubbles up as it is warmed in my mouth, melting on my tongue and lingering.
Overall: I would like to see this barrel aged and perhaps that would add some more complex flavors/take away the boozy character. But the mouthfeel is so excellent it has to be rated well. Honestly surprised the whole yeti series is rated as low as it is.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black with a coffee colored head that trails the glass. The smell was full of dark chocolate and coffee scents with some sweetness on the finish. The taste was excellent with all the stout flavors coming through in a delicious and warm flavor. The mouthfeel was great with the oatmeal giving it a thickness that lent itself well with the style. Would highly recommend if you're a fan of Yeti.

Photo of YetiMaas
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the best stouts ever. I Believe!

Photo of JaxBeerBear
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Out of all of the Yeti's I think this one is my favorite and I'm pretty sure I've had all of them (Oak-Aged, Oak-Aged Espresso, Chocolate, etc..).

Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled July 9, 2014: Pours pitch black opaque color with a 1 finger creamy brown head that was full of tiny bubbles and looked like lava percolating at first, settling into a creamy head that faded slowly, leaving great lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of rich toasted grains, oats, molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, cocoa powder, coffee beans, sweet fruit and the raisins listed on the bottle coming through at the end. It has some earthy notes and light piney hops, but the sweet sugary molasses and raisin notes take over and nullify the malts and oats as it fades. A little less complex nose as compared to its Yeti brethren, but still really nice to inhale.

Flavor is very sweet with a lot more chocolate, coffee and cocoa presence up front and some mild booze, but basically it’s just like the nose with molasses, brown sugar, toasted grains, oats and/or chocolate oatmeal, dark chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, light charred wood, raisins and other sweet fruit, piney hops, grapefruit and espresso that seems like Hershey’s chocolate syrup was added to it. The bitterness and mild booze reduce the sweetness to keep it below cloying level and make it extremely smooth to drink. Hop spices linger as an added bonus at the end, mixing well with the sweet chocolate and malts.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, like "butta", it is creamy and slick and way too easy to drink for a chewy, heavy beer that’s 9.5% ABV. Basically zero carbonation, a slightly bitter aftertaste and a very complex flavor profile that has excellent malty sweetness and a ton of chocolate/malty/coffee notes that mix well with the classic Great Divide hoppy balance.

Every Yeti beer that I’ve tried has been impressive and extremely enjoyable, and while this may be a slight notch below some of the others it is still an excellent brew and one I will look to purchase and drink on a yearly basis. Could be the best oatmeal infused beer I’ve ever had, and the raisins add a nice touch and fine additions to the nose and taste. I highly recommend this stout.

Photo of tlema1
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very roasty finish, my least favorite of the yeti series, but still good

Photo of Vogie
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/19/2014. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a dark coffee with a finger of java pancake head that has some nice staying power but withers down to a ring with some lacing. Aromas of dark coffee, chocolate fudge, raisin juice, char, roasted malts, earthy hops, and alcohol. Taste of creamy raisin juice and dark fruits upfront followed by dry roasted malts, earthy hops, and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is creamy from the oatmeal, medium body, and no carbonation.

My first beer from Great Divide. Perhaps the name caught my attention more then the taste itself. A well crafted beer that will be appreciated by stout drinkers. Yet for an American Imperial Stout, its standing on a very big stage.

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.21/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very underwhelmed. Thin feeling and taste heavy of wood. Not something I would really go out of my way for again.

Photo of OrangeMen
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Black, opaque. Pours a half finger thick, dark khaki, mocha colored head, thick and creamy. Excellent spotty lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Intensely creamy, sweet milk chocolates, tons of caramel, slight vanilla. Wonderful dark fruits, raisins are prevalent. Slight roasted malt still there to round things together and bring bitterness.
Taste- Creamy caramel, chocolates, rich and thick. Some sweeter flavors of dark fruit, raisins, dates. Roasted malts provide nice balance w/ a slight hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel, there is a creaminess but not to the extent that it’s a full mouthfeel. Carbonation lower.
Overall- Decadent beer to sip on, so many sweet and creamy flavors coming together. Tons of chocolate, caramel, smooth oats, sweet dark fruits. Fruits add a complimentary flavor to the sweet malts, and roastiness is just enough there to add balance. Awesome, awesome beer.

Bottled June 2014. 7-8 months age

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber on 1/16/15.

A: Black, one finger head of caramel colored foam.

S: Chocolate and roasted malts, sweet.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dried fig/raisin, very well balanced.

F: Thick and creamy, smooth, full body, proper carbonation.

O: This is essentially oatmeal cookie beer. It is absolutely delicious. A fantastic example of the style.

Photo of SebD
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, loads of chocolate, coffee, oats and dark fruits.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has roasted malts, coffee, sweet chocolate, oats, molasses and sweet dark fruit (figs, raisins and plums).

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Treyliff
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, bottled 6/24/13, poured into a teku glass

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy dark brown head that retains nicely, eventually reducing to a film and ring around the edges, leaving some lacing behind

S- deep dark chocolate malt aromas up front with a hint of smoked wood & ash, dark berries, fig & raisin, smoked pork, oat bread, black strap molasses, toffee and a hint of coffee closes it out

T- creamy dark artisanal chocolate up front with hints of smoked wood & dried smoked pork, velvety oats mix with flavors of dark cherry, raisin and licorice. Caramelized sugar and caramel malt sweetness carries the mid-palate, leading to an oatmeal-raisin-cookie flavored finish with lingers of charred ash

M- heavy bodied with low carbonation leads to a chewy and creamy mouthfeel, and a velvety-silk, smooth, warming finish

O- the depth of this beer is impressive, while managing to keep all of the elements in balance, perhaps my favorite Yeti to date, a fine oatmeal stout

Photo of Qbdoo
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thick, creamy, beautiful. Chocolate oatmeal stout-shake, Yum,

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a tulip glass, this beer is a very deep and dark opaque brown with a rich, dark tan head.
The aroma is rich and roasty with whiffs of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit.
A great tasting brew! Chocolate and roast coffee notes along with flavors of raisin and dates. A rich, lingering bitter finishes the sip.
The mouthfeel is lovely, smooth and so creamy.
Overall, a topnotch imperial stout.

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pitch black, as one would expect, but there is little head and no persistence; quickly fades to a ringlet though the streaky lacing is impressive

Smell: Chocolate, roast, ash and a hint of raisin

Taste: Chocolate fudge, up front, with a growing roasty bitterness building through the mid-palate, when the raisins add a fruity aspect; the oatmeal raisin cookie adds a nice dimension to the finish, though the harsh, ashy bitterness lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation; considerable burn in the gullet

Overall: A huge stout with a lot of flavor; my bottle is just under five months old but I imagine the drinking would be spectacular in about a year; just a bit raw in its youth

Photo of Apellonious
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a jet black, one finger bubbly tan head.

S - cocoa, burnt grains, heat

T - chocolate, heat, cocoa, toasted grains, oatmeal

M - somewhat soft and silky, very dense, low carbonation, coats everything in site.

O - A top level stout, a step above standard yeti. A slow sipper.

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours black with a light brown, thin head. Smell is very sweet. Figs, chocolate, vanilla, mocha. The flavor is incredibly. Extremely roasty, nowhere near as hoppy as the regular yeti. It's complex yet light. There is a lingering bitterness that I quite enjoy. Quite a nice mouthfeel.

Photo of Nugganooch
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber – standard pint glass
Notes taken on 09/01/14

A: Pours fairly thick and black as pitch with a thick mocha brown head. Above average hang time is noted with some broken tracks of sticky chocolate lace left clinging to the glass wall.

S: Aromas are made up of toasted malt cereals, oat bread, dark chocolate with raisin, and carry even deeper into dark berry fruit with brown sugar. There is faint hint of cocoa laced coffee but it is fairly mild to the other notes. Smells rich and roasty with the advertised ingredients showcased which is always refreshing to experience.

T: Dark roasted malts with toasted oats, brown bread, and dark chocolate covered raisin. Lots of malted oat coming through in the flavor which is great with an overall brown sugar sweetness to it. There is a good amount of dark fruit midway and more raisin influence that I think works well here. Super smooth and clean with no harsh char notes. The alcohol is very subtle here and there is quite a healthy bitterness to the brew. Cuts through the malt sweetness and adds a twist of earthiness with some mild spice. Finishes up with more chocolate . A really great drinking stout.

M: Thick and full bodied but with a super creamy feel on the palate. So smooth with some mild bitterness that moves into a bit of drying at the finish. Lots of sleek tongue coat left behind.

D: This was incredible. Might be a new favorite for me. The perfect breakfast brew. Super rich and creamy with loads of chocolate, oat, and dark fruit coming through and a near perfect balance to offset any negatives. Another one of those sippers that turns into gulps. Will be grabbing more of this one while it lasts.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours jet black with a cocoa powder colored finger width head. Fair retention leads to a thin layer of surface suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Nice lacing around the glass with good stick.

Smell - Prominent oatmeal aroma, while lesser notes of chocolate make up the bulk of what's left. Hints of roast and fruity dark raisin.

Taste - Smooth and heavily influenced by the oatmeal when cold, but opens up beautifully once warmed. Heavy chocolate and coffee flavor upfront, but is fairly met by some oatmeal character to tide over the rough roasted bitterness. Raisin somewhat comes through toward the finish with darkened sweetness, but that lovely dark and roasty bitterness prevails.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low carbonation. Silky smooth delivery, going down with ease before a drying finish.

Overall - Good. Really good. Drinks somewhere between Rogue's Shakespeare Stout and North Coast's Old Rasputin. Why do I even bother putting impy stouts in the fridge? They are so much better once they hit room temp!

Photo of zander4dawin
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%

Deep dark toasty, hoppy stout with coffee and bitter dark chocolate notes. Somewhat buttry. Cookie grain notes in the background and decently concealed alcohol.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.