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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

685 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 88 | FT: 8
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 TCMike:
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours an ultra deep brown color, and produced a half finger of beige head. Left decent lacing.
The aroma is of roasted malts, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, and a bit of alcohol.
The taste is similar, but with a little dark fruit taste, and a hop bite. Heavy, and sticmy mouth-feel. Low carbonation.
Very good, sipping beer.

01-20-2014 22:50:25 | More by TCMike
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vfgccp

New York

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%

08-19-2014 00:31:30 | More by vfgccp
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clayrock81

Virginia

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.

08-25-2014 12:16:56 | More by clayrock81
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%

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!

08-22-2014 20:21:59 | More by DenverHopHead
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oberon

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

07-15-2013 22:01:34 | More by oberon
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-25-2013 01:56:26 | More by OhioBobcat
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npala86

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-23-2013 15:01:44 | More by npala86
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Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.6%

08-28-2013 15:26:16 | More by Tiernan
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-23-2014 22:46:21 | More by TimBeaulieu
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-19-2014 23:32:08 | More by DaftPatrick
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

08-03-2013 05:01:38 | More by Beaver13
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-06-2013 03:47:47 | More by megamass
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-30-2013 15:41:37 | More by ryancl
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-10-2014 19:46:45 | More by Prospero
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-02-2013 02:20:05 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

01-06-2014 01:39:31 | More by jondeelee
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Moo5152

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-14-2013 17:39:49 | More by Moo5152
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

09-08-2013 07:07:58 | More by MattyG85
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-29-2013 18:19:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-25-2013 00:04:30 | More by TKEbeerman
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Jammergordon

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-03-2013 03:27:48 | More by Jammergordon
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-18-2013 21:32:08 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

Pitch black body with a light tan head feels formed and fine like any other big beer around...dark syrupy texture fine speckled tan lacing it's amazing. Aroma has grains of dark chocolate, and soft oatmeal sweetness...another aspect of Yeti we'd thought we would never see. Robust chocolate notes fruity undertones, big creamy dark chocolate this beer is rolling with flavors abound. Overall a massive beer with huge body creamy texture carbonation and it's just plain deliciousness in a bottle.

07-31-2013 22:09:39 | More by WVbeergeek
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-27-2013 03:24:15 | More by timontheroad
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-26-2014 23:33:30 | More by Zonian1
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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.