Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by RickS95:
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thick, pitch black pour. Completely devoid of anything light. The head doesn't immediately form, but when it doesn, it's brown and creamy. Moderate retention, fluffy creamy bubbles, with a chocolate lace left in its wake.
Dark, roasty malt, expresso, smoky scent fill the nose. Subsequent is the wave of caramel and faint dark fruits that fill the nose. No hop presence, but you can smell the bitterness from the roasted grains.
It's all vague malts up front, but as the beers wonders toward the throat, the gentle chocolate flavor evolves. The raisin gives some balance as the bittersweet chocolate intensifies the flavors in the finish.
For some a big beer, it's very easy to drink. The oatmeal provides plenty of creamy smoothe texture so you don't get a grainy feel like its brothers. Sweetness collides with bitterness throughout before a warming bitterness lingers til the next sip starts. Full bodied, you can feel thick viscosity. No carbonation so the palate is left sticky with a syrupiness.
Overall, it's a hell of a beer and exceptionally drinkable. Not something you chug, you could easily nurse this for an hour or more...and love every sip. Would make a great nightcap or dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 03:50:22 | More by RickS95
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4.09/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From a 650 ml bottle (dated June 19, 2014) to a snifter.
A-The brew is opaque and nearly black. No light getting through here. The head is short, but retention is good and there is even a bit of lacing on the glass.
S-The aroma is rich and dense with dark chocolate, some creaminess, a light char-roasted flavor, as well as some raisin and prune. Bitterness is pretty high, but more from hop flavor than roasted or smoke.
T-The taste is similar to the smell. It is dense and opulent with dark, dried fruit (raisins and prunes), blueberry, some dark chocolate, and milky chocolate.The famous Yeti hop hit also creeps in among the malts. The finish is a touch rough and hot compared the opening with some alcohol burn.
M-The feel is medium to full body with mostly smooth carbonation of average strength for the style.
O-Ho hum, another Yeti variant and another great beer. The oats don't really come through on their own, but they add a noticeable smoothness and richness to the beer that is not there in the normal version. This beer also has more dark fruit than normal Yeti, as you might expect. All that smoothness falls off a bit on the finish, but this is still a very fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 04:07:20 | More by spoony
Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.