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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%

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:
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(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-26-2013)
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Photo of Stunmai

New York

4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was one damn good beer. It was the first Yeti I've tried, and it was great. It got beer as it warmed up, I poured a bit too cool.It was incredibly creamy, dark and smooth. It had a good raison and smoke flavor, but I wouldn't really call it an oatmeal stout, not in the same way that the Sam Smith, Anderson Valley or Wolavers is.

Can't wait to try the second one I have in a few years.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 17:26:10 | More by Stunmai
Photo of Beer4Baltimore


4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled June 25th. Poured from a 22ounce bottle into a tall nonic.

A - rich deep black with a thick three finger head that lingers.
S - roasted oats from the start with a heavy malty dark fruit background.
T - oatmeal raisin fig bars dipped in light chocolate flavored coffee. Well balanced and nothing overpowers.
M - thick, hearty, smooth. Flows like chocolate milk. Alcohol is buried in there somewhere.
O - a big beer that drinks well and tastes great, a winner from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 23:24:40 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Photo of dar482

New York

4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a black color with a gorgeous deep brown mocha head.

The aroma is just huge. So freaking chocolate forward. Roasty malt, sweet raisins, brown sugar.

The flavor follows with tons of chocolate, roasty malt, a bit of coffee, dark fruit and raisins, some oats, with a bit of hops in the end. The bitterness is actually quite gentle and inviting instead of the big abrasive taste instead of regular Yeti.

The mouthfeel is wonderful. It is the highlight of the beer with a huge viscous mouthfeel. It's so thick and creamy, almost like a milk shake.

This is one of my favorite Yetis. What a delicious and thick Imperial Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2013 23:11:31 | More by dar482
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis


4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pitch black with a dark mocha head, which sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing on the glass. One of the thickest beers I've had, pours like motor oil.

S - One of the strongest aromas from a stout I've ever gotten. Chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, a hint of cinnamon. It smells absolutely delicious.

T - Immediate chocolate flavor, with raisin and roasted malt immediately following. Oatmeal is on the back end. Roasted malt is balanced by the huge sweetness of the chocolate, raisin, and oatmeal. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - Moderate carbonation, super thick in the mouth, very chewy. One of the thickest mouthfeels I've ever experienced. It coats your mouth with roasty, chocolatey, oatmeal raisin goodness. Sweet oatmeal lingers long after taking a sip.

O - I'm very impressed with this Yeti. My second favorite in the series behind Oak Aged Yeti. Very sweet, but not cloying, and both the aroma and mouthfeel are fantastic. I might buy another bottle soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:15:43 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says Bottled On: JUN 24 2013.

A- Pours a deep jet black color with a 1/2 inch brown head that retains very well before settling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick bubbly ring behind.

S- Dark roast with a bit of sweetness, likely from the raisins. Notes of coffee, molasses and brown sugar. Also a bit of a booze fume.

T- The smooth, roasty flavor brings notes of milk chocolate and combines with the dark fruit-like taste of the raisins making for a lusciously decadent sweetness. Alcohol is beautifully well-hidden.

M- When this hit my tongue, my eyes rolled in the back of my head. Velvety soft feel where calling it creamy just doesn't do it justice. Medium carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- I think this is my favorite Yeti and I've now had all of them. The Espresso Oak-aged was previously my favorite but this is otherworldy as far as depth and flavor goes. GD killed it with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 23:08:48 | More by Immortale25
Photo of GPHarris


4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a - poured a one finger thick, creamy dark coffee-colored head into a snifter that settled to a thin ring. the body was dark black.
s - chocolate covered raisins.
t - oatmeal and roast with the raisins coming through.
m - creamy and viscous.
o - terrific take on yeti. the oatmeal and raisins are well done and go great with yeti. the color of the head was amazing.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:17:39 | More by GPHarris
Photo of MinorThreat


4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 22oz bottle. Bottled on June 25th 2013 (today!). Thanks for the bottling line pull, much appreciated!

A- The thickest looking yeti I've seen when poured. Ink black/used motor oil, maybe the "blackest" beer I've seen. Rich coco colored head with nice retention and lacing.

S- Sweet roasted cereal grains with a small amount of herbal hop notes right up front. Behind that is a sweet dark fruit lingering in the back with dark bakers chocolate.

T- Subtle notes of oatmeal raisin cookies right off the bat eventually giving way to bitter deeply roasted grains and sweet mocha/chocolate notes. Long sweet and bitter finish.

M- Super viscous and perfectly carbonated. Very silky and creamy. Perfect for the style.

O- I was sad to see Belgian Yeti go but this is an excellent replacement. A near perfectly nuanced approach to an oatmeal stout with raisins. Big, rich, complex, perfectly integrated and not too fatiguing for such a robust beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 06:00:20 | More by MinorThreat
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4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle on June 25th, 2013 (Thank you Great Divide for having clear, discoverable dating).

Pours opaque black, with a small brown head, some active carbonation. Smell is black licorice, chocolate and coffee, a little bit of smoke.

Taste is bittersweet, very nice. Hint of dark fruit, noticeable alcohol, chocolate and coffee bitterness, maybe some charred bitterness.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light. Thick, but not heavy. Overall, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 20:46:36 | More by snaotheus
Photo of JuicesFlowing


4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

When I first poured the beer, I thought I was pouring dirty motor oil into my glass such was the rich blackness. A dark mocha colored head stays around for a while and leaves light webby lacing. The aroma is extremely decadent in rich dark chocolate, hearty oats, and a faint fruit sweetness hidden under the dessert. The taste is equally rich. A slight burn touches the throat as the yeti goes down the pipe, with a spicy alcoholic aftertaste of bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. The mouthfeel is dry, and burns a bit.

Overall, just an absolutely delicious beer. I wish I had this in the heart of winter, but it still tastes awesome in mid July.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 00:43:46 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of BierJager89


4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a brown ring of head.

S: Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, molasses, anise in the nose.

T: Dark bittersweet chocolate, dark/medium roast coffee, molasses, a touch of anise. Also a touch of pine and citrus hop character. Floral notes are much stronger in the hop presence.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: I'd say this is better than Espresso Yeti, not quite Chocolate Yeti. It's absolutely delicious and well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 08:06:35 | More by BierJager89
Photo of craftbeersweden


4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick, black beer with a dark brown to beige, two finger head. Lacing on the glass when the head sinks down to a thin, brown layer.

Nose: Chocolate cream, vanilla, ice cream, honey, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, hops, coffee and of course the special "Great Divide" smell! I JUST LOVE IT!

Mouth: Full, great, big, complex body with a very small amount of carbonation. Coffee, dark roasted malt, espresso, ash, caramel malt and a lot of dark chocolate!

This is a MUST HAVE. I love it. I’m glad I’ve saved a few in the beercellar :)

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 23:09:10 | More by craftbeersweden
Photo of RickS95


4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All black body, no highlights to be found, topped by three fingers of dense dark tan foam.

Powerful and alluring dark chocolate and roast coffee aroma.

Taste has plenty of chocolate, plenty of coffee, a nice dollop of oatmeal, and a solid bite of hops at he swallow. It all cycles together in the afterglow.

Smooth, slick, rich mouthfeel. It just oozes down the thoart.

Another terrific member of Yeti tribe. Believe.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 02:52:14 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of hardy008


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a one finger mocha head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma is very nice with chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, and raisins.

Tastes much like it smells with chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses, raisins, oats, and some earthiness. This has to be one of the best tasting versions of Yeti I have tried. I wish Great Divide would make this all the time.

Full bodied with modest carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink, likely due to the addition of oats. An incredible Imperial Stout, which I highly recommend trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 03:32:12 | More by hardy008
Photo of KYGunner


4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured with an obvious thickness and viscosity, a deep onyx opaqueness and a dark brown head. The head mounted with a creamy cloud of foam with very dense lacing.

The aroma is chocolatey, with roasted coffee, charred oats, marshmallows and Graham cracker. Almost like a S'More.

The flavors are roasted oats and dry malt Graham Cracker. Chocolate washes over mid palate with a charred ember and smoky finish.

The feel is velvety smooth with a decent fullness and a moderate thickness.

I have had Yeti and Oak Aged Yeti and find this to be my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 01:15:11 | More by KYGunner
Photo of LiquidAmber


4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Great Divide tulip. Pours pitch black with a fine three finger brown head with great retention and tons of lacing. Nice aroma of sweet toasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit, figs; roasty. Flavor is toasted, slightly charred malt, chocolate, dark and light dried fruit, oatmeal. Hints of coffee and vanilla. Finishes with toasty malt, charred malt and coffee and bittering hops. Medium to heavy bodied, oatmeal really gives stouts a pleasant mouth feel. Wow. A very welcome addition to an already exemplary series of stouts. Great, balanced and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:01:20 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap Joe Bean Coffee Roasters in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, deep black, with a dark mocha head, 2 inches, with good lacing down the glass.

The aromas include dark roasted malts, almost burnt, and chocolate.

The taste is great. The incredibly roasted malts, cocoa powder, raisins, and rolled oats all play a big part here. Relatively bitter due to how roasty this one is.

Silky smooth mouthfeel, due to the addition of oats. Very creamy and thick. Very drinkable.

Another great variant of Yeti. Duh.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 04:36:35 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black body beneath the rich, mocha head which is very patient to dissolve eventually leaving a hearty lacing grabbing the glass. So far so Yeti.

Great aromas. Roasted malt, oats, a touch of char, some earthy hops and of course the new addition of the sweet raisins.

As with the rest of the Yeti family there is tons of flavor in this brew featuring roasted oats, a touch of charred malt, and a generous portion of raisins. GD just gets it right again.

Robust mouthfeel with a big palate coating flavor, full body, generous carbonation and massive finish that really break dances on your palate.

Perhaps not a typical "oatmeal stout" but if you can appreciate this Yeti compared to the rest of the family for what GD was aiming for, it is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:52:38 | More by CHADMC3
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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 07:07:58 | More by MattyG85
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West Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Super dark oily black with a nice 1/2 tan creamy head, tons of lacing. Serious about as close to perfect as a stout gets.

Smell - Sweet chocolate, roasty malts. Raisin, plum, some brown sugars and molasses. Classic yeti aroma with oat mixed in.

Taste - First sip brings the classic sour/oatmeal flavor but the addition of the yeti style malts and sugars brings this to life. Sweet fruits add cherry and raisin to each sip. Minor alcohol warmth along with some chocolate and coffee notes.

Mouthfeel - Whole mouth is coated with coffee, oat and malts. Palate gets the sugars and fruits, along with some chocolate. The aftertaste is bitter and malty.

Overall - Nice beer. Easy to drink an loads of flavor. The yeti flavor is ever present in this one. The alcohol is really masked under the malts and oats. This replaced my least favorite alternate version of the yeti's, and im glad they did, its a winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 02:21:48 | More by wvsabbath
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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured Oatmeal Yeti into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours black as midnight with one and half finger of creamy mocha head.

S - Roasted malts, light whiskey notes. A touch of dark fruits.

T - Wow, this is nice. Smooth roasted malts, flaky oatmeal in there, some dark chocolates. It has touch of dark fruits in there as well. The real deal here my friend.

M - Perfect mouthfeel. This Imperial is smooth as silk, heavy mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. Its hard to beat the mouthfeel of this brew. Fantastic!

O - This is a great brew, easily up there for the Yeti series for me. Highly Recommended! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 00:11:14 | More by fitrock2112
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served slightly chilled in a goblet glass.

Oatmeal Yeti is nearly black in color with toffee colored head. It settles quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

Aroma is roasty and rich with hints of dark chocolate and coffee with a bit of cherry sweetness.

Flavor is very similar to other yetis but with a subtle taste of raisins. It's primarily roasty with big bitterness from dark malts and healthy dose of hops. It has some earthy qualities too.

Mouthfeel is enhanced with the addition of oatmeal which really makes it creamy and smooth.

Overall another excellent Yeti and one I'll definately get again. Right up there with espresso and oak aged. If only they would combine all three and make a breakfast stout!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 02:47:10 | More by GilGarp
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottle into chalice.

A - As black as coal with a very thin dark brown head. Minimal and spotty lacing on the glass.

S - Roasted malts and bakers chocolate. I can pick up notes of the dark fruit and raisins that are mentioned on the bottle. There may even be a little black licorice.

T - Starts off with roasted malt flavors that blend into bakers chocolate. After a bit I start to taste the dark fruit and raisin notes. The finish is bitter chocolate and black licorice. I don't get much sweetness as others have noted.

M - Medium bodied, rich and decadent. Carbonation is low, but within the style. There is a lingering bitterness on the palate.

O - Great Divide has to the the stout king in the US. I never had so many great stouts from one brewery. If they make a stout, I want it, because it is always amazing. Wish they were in WI.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 17:23:47 | More by Ri0
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New York

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: ink-black beer into a stout flute glass produced a dense, dark head of foam that left motes of lace behind

S: my first whiff was raisins, then a blurred mélange of dark fruits and roasted malt

T: lots of dark, rich fruit here, like dates, figs, and raisins, nestled amid the chocolaty malts; something like dry herbs - slightly medicinal - suggested mid-palate; background coffee and perhaps a hint of licorice on the finish

M: smooth and mellow, slightly sticky, some coating, low carbonation

O: another great Yeti release - I think its replacing the Belgian Yeti, which was, until now, the fruitiest-tasting Yeti in the line. Lots of good flavors of dark fruit and cocoa, and earthy/herbal notes. Smooth oats create a real slick feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 23:52:59 | More by Greywulfken
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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an oversized, stemless wined glass. Freshness date on bottle is June 24, 2013

A-Oily thick pour. Impermeable black with an immense, towering toffee colored head that retains fairly well and leaves a lot of lacing on the sides of the glass. Looks the same as other Yeti's, but the pour is noticeably more thick.

S-Dry oats and barley. Really fresh. Nutmeg, faint cinnamon are subtle at the front. Dark fruits, raisins obviously, are very subtle but definitely there. Smells pretty good. A lot of nuance, similar to its Yeti brothers. Faint vanilla and coffee hits the back of the nose as it warms, which is common for a roasty beer such as this. Booziness is well hidden.

T-Front of the palate boasts the dry oats and wheat grass but fades nicely into the semi sweet dark fruit character. A surprising spiced bite rounds up in the finish, perhaps from the alcohol? Nutmeg, cinnamon and faint hops are in the back as well. A lot going on here.

MF-It has that airy quality of most Oatmeal stouts, but the Imperial base gives it a nice and thick syrupy feel that is very satisfying and balanced.

O-An exceptional brew. Probably tied for my favorite Yeti with espresso oak aged, which is saying a lot because both are now in my top 15.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 01:24:51 | More by Jacurdy60
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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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