Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +4.6%
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
3.73/5 rDev -10.6%
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
4.24/5 rDev +1.7%
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
4.45/5 rDev +6.7%
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
4.24/5 rDev +1.7%
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
Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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