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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

766 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 101 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-26-2013)
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Delivered to my store just today. 22oz bomber poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Solid black colour. Not really dark brown that looks black from a distance but just pitch black. Poured a 1/4" tan head that dissipated down to a dusting with some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.
AR: No one scent is overpowering, it's pretty balanced. There's bitter/baking chocolate, roasted grains and malts, dark fruits like fig and raisin and a bit of an aroma of oatmeal with molasses on it.
T: A lot like the nose as all the above aromas are detected in the taste as well. There is a bit of a black licorice note on the finish also. The oatmeal/molasses aroma is more like a soft chewy oatmeal cookie flavour and reminded me of oatmeal cookies I used to eat when I was a kid. The 9.5% ABV is well hidden. The flavours mesh together nicely making for a very tasty brew.
M: The mouthfeel on this is brilliant. Hearty body, thick and creamy, especially silky and coats the tongue well. Light carbonation they way I like my Stouts.
OV: A well done Oatmeal Stout with balanced flavours. The texture/body and tastes hide the alcohol pretty well. If this had a little bit of a note of either coffee or vanilla in the taste I'd have rated it higher. Still a very good brew that any Stout lover would enjoy and should try.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Jul 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I have been trying to do a vertical of all the Yetis for a while now, and every time I bring it to the table with friends it ends up being too much of an endeavor. So instead I finally decided to just start drinking them one at a time. To start, I'm doing the freshest, bottled on July 16, 2013.

Pours a jet black semi thick frothy little creamy head covering that fades at a med to quicker pace, very little lacing but nice legs as the thick beer runs down the sides of the glass much better than the lacing, and the beer is just pitch black, no light getting through, and it even seems to stain the glass a little.

Nose is pretty nice, starting with plenty of dark malts, and continuing with them for a while, little roasty malt with plenty of varying caramels that bring a little creme brulee, into a super dark chocolate, thick syrupy but bitter dark chocolate, little baker's and semi sweet as well. Then into a creamy aroma, oats and oats rolled in dark chocolate, touch of roasted coffee, and interesting caramelized raisin covered in chocolate.

Taste starts rich and creamy, more oats and again oats rolled in dark chocolate, into big heavy malts, mostly chocolate and dark caramel malts, with a touch of roasty and black malt that gets fairly sweet and just a bit burnt. Hint of coffee from the roast leads into the different chocolate levels, dark and baker's mostly, with a nice creamy lush feel that's not too far off from melting chocolate, nice oat level almost chewy like, and some caramel flavors with a little caramelized sugar and fluffy nougat but not a ton, and just a hint of a fruity raisin like flavor, chocolate covered caramelized raisin again which is so light I wouldn't have found it if I wasn't looking for it. Finish is long, some decent bitterness kicks in with a little earthy and spicy hop and bitterness from the roasted characters, more lingering creamy lush chocolate and dark malts, little caramel, bit more of the chocolate covered raisin coming through too.

Mouth is really nice, big creamy and lush, velvety, nice fluffy carb even, very faint hint of warming booze which is good for 9.5%.

Overall very nice, as expected from any of the Yetis, delicious malt characters, so creamy and lush, chewy even, very faint hint of raisin that I wish was a bit more, nice bitterness, good long finish, drinks very well for 9.5%. can't wait to get to the rest of the Yetis.

jlindros, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Bottled 7/16/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, cocoa, and charred fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of roast and char qualities all around.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%

June 2013 bottle, opened August 2014

A - Pitch black body with an espresso foam head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Awesome nose. Best of the Yeti's. Rich oatmeal, sweet cream, light coffee, vanilla, and milk chocolate.

T - Wow, definitely the best tasting of the Yeti's. Cream, raisins, oatmeal, spiced rum, dark chocolate truffles, caramel, dried cocoa nibs, Nutella.

M - Beautiful. Thick, creamy, and super smooth. Touch of warm booze.

O - Best of the Yeti's in my opinion, and one of the best oatmeal stouts I've ever had. Big, chewy, bold, and smooth.


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4.61 Oatmeal Yeti
Jay Jon Anth Vin Avg Weight
A - 4.75 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.56 10%
S - 4.50 4.75 4.50 4.25 4.50 20%
T - 5.00 4.25 4.50 4.75 4.63 40%
M - 4.75 4.50 4.50 4.75 4.63 10%
O - 4.75 4.50 4.75 4.75 4.69 20%

vfgccp, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a black body with minimal tan head and lace.
Has a roasted malt aroma that has hints of both chocolate and coffee.
Smooth, slightly sweet from chocolate and balanced with dry, roasted malts that give off a touch of coffee.
Rather simplistic stout but it's so smooth while maintaining both a sweet and dry edge that it is so drinkable (and dangerous as the ABV is well-hidden).
Just a well-tailored stout.

clayrock81, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 6/19/14; into a snifter.
Appearance - dark as a shadow; creamy mocha head that leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell - roasted coffee, dark fruits (possibly the raisin).
Taste - flavorful espresso, just the right amount of warming alcohol.
Feel - big, bold and creamy!
Overall - another great Yeti, that I have cellared and will review again!

DenverHopHead, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on June 24th 2013.Poured into an oversized wine glass black and thick looking with a perfectly formed deep mocha colored one finger head atop,very menacing looking...in a good way.Char and dark fruit stand out most in the nose,the raisin used in this brew stands out most.A full airy feel in the mouth,I knew it would be creamy but this goes beyond that,it just glides down to easily.It's charred and surprisingly earthy on the palate,I was expecting much sweeter,it's sweet with it chocolate and's dark fruit character but it doesn't come close to being cloyining,the earth and smoke is just as big.I expected some earthiness but not smoke in how big it is,just a great beer,the mouthfeel is almost perfect.

oberon, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -4.3%

OhioBobcat, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of npala86
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

npala86, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Tiernan, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

TimBeaulieu, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

dimitrov, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -4.3%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a big creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts and raisins with a little chalkiness.

The flavor is roasted black patent malt with a little chocolate and dark fruit. There's a good amount of bitterness from the roast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent addition to the yetis. A bit too much bitter roast, and I don't notice much from the oatmeal or raisin.

Beaver13, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%

Doomcifer, Today at 01:38 AM
Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

megamass, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev -4.3%

ryancl, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of jondeelee
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oatmeal Yeti opens to a thick waft of sugar, the initial aromas sweet and smelling more like a heavy Barleywine, with raisins, figs, and scads of candi sugar dripping from the open mouth. After a few seconds, an ashy undercurrent kicks in to temper the sugars, bringing coffee, ash, tobacco, and very light bits of char. The sugars are still developing as well, with heavy cream, vanilla, caramel, and toffee joining the mix, as well as milk chocolate. Thick brown breads, marble rye toast, and fresh barley build up the base, adding earthiness. As a whole, the nose is very nice, offering everything one could expect from a Yeti: fullness, balance, development, and strength. The nose does lack in the savoir faire of some of Yeti's barrel-aged and funkier pieces, but what is present here is simple, clean, and lovely.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a double shot of sugar and ash, the former surprisingly strong and reminiscent immediately of wildflower honey, with berry, raisin, fig, and black cherry fruit esters added for good measure, and the latter nicely dark, the ash, tobacco, black coffee grounds, and peppery char playing very nicely together. The thick brown breads and marble rye are also present, balancing the beer as a go-between for the sugars and ashes, joined by vanilla, caramel, and toffee, as well as bits of toasted nut. These flavors are strong enough to not fade over the course of several mouthfuls, though the sugars do tend to overtake the initial parts of the later mouthfuls. The ashy notes tend to creep up toward the end, and last well into the aftertaste, which lingers on the tongue in burnt goodness for a long time, joined by a bourbon-like overtone (though this has not been barrel-aged) from the 9.5% ABV. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-heavy, though it does feel somewhat light, given the fullness of the flavors, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is an excellent Imperial Stout, and the oatmeal gives the mouthfeel a nice slickness that contributes to the sensation that the viscosity is less than it should be. The flavors are excellent and superbly balanced, as is characteristic of the Yeti line, the sugars being especially full and round. This is actually one of the beer's weaker points, however, for the sugars are so full that they overshadow much of the darker, ashy notes for most of the mouthful. Still, this is excellent fare, and worth trying.

jondeelee, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Moo5152
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on June 24th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of deep tan head that recedes into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A rich and sweet roasty aroma with a lot of chocolate malt hints and dark fruit undertones. Dark roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean, toasted bread, burnt caramel, toffee, grains, and biscuit. Oatmeal hints along with a little smoke. Sweet burnt molasses and a little anise spice. Deep undertones of dark fruit with hints of raisin, fig, prune, and dark cherry. Some earthy hops are also in the background. A very nice rich dark aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with good notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malts upfront with a big rich taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, burnt caramel, burnt toast, toffee, grains, biscuit, and nuts. Good notes of oatmeal and smoked malt. Sweet notes of burnt molasses. Subtle anise spice. Good presence of dark dried fruits with notes of raisins, fig, prune, dark cherry, and dates. Some earthy hops add a nice balance of bitterness. A very good dark taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very rich, creamy, silky, and fairly chewy. Alcohol heat is hidden pretty well.

Overall: Another good spin on this great imperial stout. Has all the great dark notes of the base stout with a nice extra punch of oats and raisin.

MattyG85, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Mantooth, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.