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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

733 Ratings
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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 88 | 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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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 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 jlindros
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%

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%

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 pmangold
4/5  rDev -4.3%

pmangold, Today at 11:41 PM
Photo of zander4dawin
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%

Deep dark toasty, hoppy stout with coffee and bitter dark chocolate notes. Somewhat buttry. Cookie grain notes in the background and decently concealed alcohol.

zander4dawin, Today at 11:39 PM
Photo of Acidik_Inc
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Better than the Imperial Stout IMO. Yeti's Oatmeal stout brings home a richer and smoother flavor than the original. Dark flavorful malts with a dark khaki colored froth. Delicious to every last drop. And the idea of roasting with raisins really nailed it with the Oatmeal and caramel wrapped in hints of dark chocolate flavors. This is like candy for the taste buds but with a monster ale punch. Yum!

Acidik_Inc, Today at 03:25 PM
Photo of mooseo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mooseo, Today at 03:57 AM
Photo of KG710
4/5  rDev -4.3%

KG710, Yesterday at 02:45 AM
Photo of TomG2751
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

TomG2751, Yesterday at 08:59 PM
Photo of Eddiehop
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Eddiehop, Friday at 09:34 PM
Photo of Ksoden1186
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

June 2013 bottle - Opened September 2014

Completely black. No light through glass at all. Light brown head. Lacing on glass.

Aroma is heavy espresso and chocolate. Some dark fruits on background, but they are really overpowered by the coffee and chocolate. Booze on the nose as well.

Taste: chocolate and espresso with some dark fruits and raisins. The back end is pretty boozy, however. A little more boozy, especially at room temp., than I prefer. Even after a year, this is still a very boozy stout. That said, exceptional taste overall. If you like your stouts a bit boozy, this would be no problem for you at all.

Excellent mouth feel. Rich. Thick. Creamy. Coats the mouth. Very nice.

Overall, this is another nice Yeti stout. A very excellent beer, but again, a bit boozy for me. I probably wouldn't drink this again right away. I have another bottle I'll let sit for a while, maybe let the heat settle a bit before another go-around.

Ksoden1186, Friday at 07:32 PM
Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

wcu80, Friday at 07:24 PM
Photo of SaxmanRick
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

SaxmanRick, Wednesday at 03:10 AM
Photo of ImperialStout
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ImperialStout, Wednesday at 12:37 AM
Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

HoppyBastard2, Tuesday at 01:29 AM
Photo of Joestradamus91
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Joestradamus91, Monday at 11:54 PM
Photo of Dewback4
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Dewback4, Monday at 07:18 PM
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance - Pours jet black with a cocoa powder colored finger width head. Fair retention leads to a thin layer of surface suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Nice lacing around the glass with good stick. 4

Smell - Prominent oatmeal aroma, while lesser notes of chocolate make up the bulk of what's left. Hints of roast and fruity dark raisin. 3.75

Taste - Smooth and heavily influenced by the oatmeal when cold, but opens up beautifully once warmed. Heavy chocolate and coffee flavor upfront, but is fairly met by some oatmeal character to tide over the rough roasted bitterness. Raisin somewhat comes through toward the finish with darkened sweetness, but that lovely dark and roasty bitterness prevails. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low carbonation. Silky smooth delivery, going down with ease before a drying finish. 4.25

Overall - Good. Really good. Drinks somewhere between Rogue's Shakespeare Stout and North Coast's Old Rasputin. Why do I even bother putting impy stouts in the fridge? They are so much better once they hit room temp! 4.25

TheSixthRing, Monday at 04:25 AM
Photo of BigRedDog
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured from a a bomber into an Innis and gunn thistle.

Pours black in color with a nice thicker, creamy mocha colored head. Decent lacing.

Smell is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. As the beer warmed up a little bit, the raisins really began to shine through on the nose more

Taste begins with a roasted malt sweetness with some hints of caramel. Moves into a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor that dominates and continues on the finish as well as being joined by a rich dark fruit flash right at the end. As the beer warms, the roasted malt takes a backseat to the dark chocolate and the dark fruit/raisin.

Mouthfeel is still fairly rich and creamy. Creamier than a standard yeti, but still just as rich.

Overall I give the beer a 4.33. Big, rich, and very good.

BigRedDog, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -4.3%

John_Beeryman, Sep 07, 2014
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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.