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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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167 Reviews
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Reviews: 167
Hads: 1,109
Avg: 4.2
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 81
Gots: 236 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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 +1.2%
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 +2.4%
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 -17.1%
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 +4.5%
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 +1.9%
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 +4.8%
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%
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 -2.9%
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 +1.9%
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 +2.9%
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 -4.5%
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 -0.7%
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 -1%
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 +6.7%
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 +7.1%
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 -1.7%
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 -5.2%
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 +6.7%
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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Photo of Reema
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: 650 ml bottle into a pint glass (sorry).

Pours a jet black, no light penetration whatsoever. Oh baby, this looks great. Beautiful brown suds on top. Smells of slightly sweet oatmeal with ample toasty roasty scents. Smells awesome. Taste is nice roasted goodness, bitter chocolate, and toasted oats. Slightly alcohol burn at the end of the taste that lingers for a bit. This is some good stuff. It is smooth as silk in the mouth, reminds me of a good glass of chocolate milk. Perfectly creamy. Hot damn, I think I found myself a permanent resident stout in my beer fridge.

This was an awesome find and I will definitely be buying this again. Now to get the standard Yeti and see how that measures up!

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black as night with no penetration to light. A quarter inch of brown head sits on top. Heavy lacing in play. I definitely smell sweet oatmeal and loads of roasted barley. The taste is packed with bitter roasted barley and chocolate. There's a sweetness from the oatmeal that helps to even things out. The mouth is surprisingly silky and smooth considering the strength.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice head that takes a while to dissipate. The head is kind of a smooth foamy head that has a light brown color. The beer itself is a dark black that has a nice smooth texture to it.

The beer smell is certainly different from regular yeti. While the beer certainly has a roasted note to it, the roast is fairly light and not as bitter. The smell also has a nice dark chocolate smell to it. The smell has a very sweet and present oatmeal note to it. The oatmeal note is very nice and pretty strong such that is balances the more bitter aspects. Also, a bit of booze warmth.

The taste is somewhat similar to the smell. It has a lighter roast and sweet oatmeal with dark chocolate notes and a slight alcohol note to it. I get a bit of the raisin in it but not much. The overall taste is actually kind of like chocolate milk, which is pretty good.

The mouthfeel is very nice. The body is heavy but the fell is extremely smooth with a little bit of carbonation to give it some more texture.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. This different from all of the other variations of the beer. Recommend.

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Photo of teromous
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Oily black body with a very large thick fluffy brown head that leaves good lacing and stands for a very long time. It is an outstanding looking beer.

Aroma: I get a strong alcohol presence. There is also a very discernible sweet oat scent to the beer which is nice and is not always present in beers that use oatmeal.

Taste: There are a lot of flavors going on here. I pick up a dark roasted coffee flavor along with some woody flavors of cedar and pine. There is a slightly acrid burnt flavor as well. The flavor of alcohol is also there. For the most part this is a strong roasted burnt popcorn flavored beer. There is a little bit of sweetness at the end after all of the bitterness has faded.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is excellent. It is very thick and coats nicely in the mouth. There isn't much to say about it except that it is perfect.

Overall: The beer telegraphs a much higher ABV than 9.5% in both the aroma and flavor. This could be very off-putting for people. If you can get past this you are left with a beer that has a good amount of complexity and is enjoyable to drink. I probably won't be picking it up again though.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

7/16/2013 bottle date. drank 5/29/15

A: pours jet black with a nice thick tan head. good retention.

S: soft vanilla and chocolate. roasted malts

T: dark chocolate. roasted malts. coffee. slight bitterness and dark fruit. lingering dark chocolate finish.

M: excellent, thick, creamy mouthfeel. coats the pallet.

O: an excellent beer. I love it.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.