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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Reviews: 150
Hads: 1,027
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 75
Gots: 200 | FT: 14
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-26-2013

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with a Bottled On Date of Jun 24 2015. Pours a viscous blac color with over an inch of frothy brown head. The aroma is cocoa, vanilla, raisins, roasted malts and dark chocolate. The taste is lots of cocoa, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Light amounts of vanilla, oats and raisins. Earthy with a hint of leather. Very toasty and chocolatey but with some espresso near the end. Slight sweetness from the oatmeal in the finish. Thick, heavy mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol presence. Of all the variants this may be my least favorite but it's still great. My only gripe is it doesn't taste much different than the regular version. Overall, worth buying again and maybe aging one next time around. (705 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oatmeal Yeti (with raisins) on tap.

Dark, essentially black, opaque body with a light brown head.

Smooth thick body with more evidence of high ABV than desired. The high ABV also has a touch more impact on the flavor than I prefer, but it's well hidden in the aroma. The raisins are not particularly evident given that some 'raisin' flavor appears in many RIS ales that have no actual raisins. (399 characters)

Photo of mobrado
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Probably my least favorite of all the Yetis since I'm not the biggest fan of oatmeal, but still an excellent beer, no doubt. A littler softer and fruitier than the others, while still packing plenty of hops and roastiness. I'm going to age one to see if it turns really mellow with time. (287 characters)

Photo of Reema
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: 650 ml bottle into a pint glass (sorry).

Pours a jet black, no light penetration whatsoever. Oh baby, this looks great. Beautiful brown suds on top. Smells of slightly sweet oatmeal with ample toasty roasty scents. Smells awesome. Taste is nice roasted goodness, bitter chocolate, and toasted oats. Slightly alcohol burn at the end of the taste that lingers for a bit. This is some good stuff. It is smooth as silk in the mouth, reminds me of a good glass of chocolate milk. Perfectly creamy. Hot damn, I think I found myself a permanent resident stout in my beer fridge.

This was an awesome find and I will definitely be buying this again. Now to get the standard Yeti and see how that measures up! (716 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black as night with no penetration to light. A quarter inch of brown head sits on top. Heavy lacing in play. I definitely smell sweet oatmeal and loads of roasted barley. The taste is packed with bitter roasted barley and chocolate. There's a sweetness from the oatmeal that helps to even things out. The mouth is surprisingly silky and smooth considering the strength. (375 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice head that takes a while to dissipate. The head is kind of a smooth foamy head that has a light brown color. The beer itself is a dark black that has a nice smooth texture to it.

The beer smell is certainly different from regular yeti. While the beer certainly has a roasted note to it, the roast is fairly light and not as bitter. The smell also has a nice dark chocolate smell to it. The smell has a very sweet and present oatmeal note to it. The oatmeal note is very nice and pretty strong such that is balances the more bitter aspects. Also, a bit of booze warmth.

The taste is somewhat similar to the smell. It has a lighter roast and sweet oatmeal with dark chocolate notes and a slight alcohol note to it. I get a bit of the raisin in it but not much. The overall taste is actually kind of like chocolate milk, which is pretty good.

The mouthfeel is very nice. The body is heavy but the fell is extremely smooth with a little bit of carbonation to give it some more texture.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. This different from all of the other variations of the beer. Recommend. (1,131 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Oily black body with a very large thick fluffy brown head that leaves good lacing and stands for a very long time. It is an outstanding looking beer.

Aroma: I get a strong alcohol presence. There is also a very discernible sweet oat scent to the beer which is nice and is not always present in beers that use oatmeal.

Taste: There are a lot of flavors going on here. I pick up a dark roasted coffee flavor along with some woody flavors of cedar and pine. There is a slightly acrid burnt flavor as well. The flavor of alcohol is also there. For the most part this is a strong roasted burnt popcorn flavored beer. There is a little bit of sweetness at the end after all of the bitterness has faded.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is excellent. It is very thick and coats nicely in the mouth. There isn't much to say about it except that it is perfect.

Overall: The beer telegraphs a much higher ABV than 9.5% in both the aroma and flavor. This could be very off-putting for people. If you can get past this you are left with a beer that has a good amount of complexity and is enjoyable to drink. I probably won't be picking it up again though. (1,151 characters)

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

7/16/2013 bottle date. drank 5/29/15

A: pours jet black with a nice thick tan head. good retention.

S: soft vanilla and chocolate. roasted malts

T: dark chocolate. roasted malts. coffee. slight bitterness and dark fruit. lingering dark chocolate finish.

M: excellent, thick, creamy mouthfeel. coats the pallet.

O: an excellent beer. I love it. (348 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 19, 2015

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Opaque black, a bit of bubbly effervescence. An inch of thick, milk chocolate brown head, fairly uniform, with moderate retention.

S – A lot of vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, raisins, along with some stone fruit. Some boozy notes, and floral-woodsiness.

T – Semi-sweet chocolate with some dark chocolate bite, vanilla, fruitiness more like plums in the flavor. Woodsy, earthy notes, along with some cherry or stone fruit, and a licorice component mid-palate. Some roastiness evident near the finish, and a quick hob bite as well, before some residual sweetness lingers.

M – Slightly sudsy up front but overall carbonation is low. Fairly full body, definitely some residual sugars, but balanced with hop bitterness, moderate-high. Slightly silky, velvety, lost a bit in the bitterness. Sweetness is a touch high.

O – A very good beer, hard to stand out in the pack of imperial stouts, and this is not my favorite iteration of Yeti. But I certainly wouldn’t turn it down. (1,045 characters)

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Nice deep dark with a thick, dark brown head on top. Almost opaque in color!
S (4.25) - Heavy malt smell and a little sweet-raisin smell.
T (4.25) - Tastes a lot like regular Yeti. Sweet, deep malt, a little alcohol taste/burn.
F (4) - Pretty smooth drinker, but maybe a little thinner than I was expecting. I got that alcohol burn like Yeti has. Which isn't a bad thing!
O (4.25) - I really liked this one. I don't know if I prefer it over the regular Yeti, but this is a solid offering. I would certainly drink again. (539 characters)

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into snifter, bottled on July 9, 2014 so +9 months of aging.
A: pours a raisin black body, chocolate milk foam head that leads to a thin pancake with minimal wisps of lacing
S: burnt wood char, chocolate, alcohol, raisin,
M:thick and chunky, viscous and resin that sticks to your tongue
T: the flavors are kinda less than I thought, strong char is dominant to me, oatmeal, boozy, coca nibs, coffee, raisins,
O: not my favorite Yeti in the series, felt the flavor was dominated by the wood char and took away from other flavors. (549 characters)

Photo of WKyle
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer...
Look: Pours dark, dark brown with a minimal head and brown lacing. that sticks to my glass.
Smell: Raisins, chocolate and booze. I wish I would have gotten more but still a good smell.
Taste: Coffee, cocoa, molasses, slightly boozy. the cocoa and coffee lingers long after each sip.
Feel: Near perfect mouth feel, the cool liquid bubbles up as it is warmed in my mouth, melting on my tongue and lingering.
Overall: I would like to see this barrel aged and perhaps that would add some more complex flavors/take away the boozy character. But the mouthfeel is so excellent it has to be rated well. Honestly surprised the whole yeti series is rated as low as it is. (685 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black with a coffee colored head that trails the glass. The smell was full of dark chocolate and coffee scents with some sweetness on the finish. The taste was excellent with all the stout flavors coming through in a delicious and warm flavor. The mouthfeel was great with the oatmeal giving it a thickness that lent itself well with the style. Would highly recommend if you're a fan of Yeti. (407 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled July 9, 2014: Pours pitch black opaque color with a 1 finger creamy brown head that was full of tiny bubbles and looked like lava percolating at first, settling into a creamy head that faded slowly, leaving great lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of rich toasted grains, oats, molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, cocoa powder, coffee beans, sweet fruit and the raisins listed on the bottle coming through at the end. It has some earthy notes and light piney hops, but the sweet sugary molasses and raisin notes take over and nullify the malts and oats as it fades. A little less complex nose as compared to its Yeti brethren, but still really nice to inhale.

Flavor is very sweet with a lot more chocolate, coffee and cocoa presence up front and some mild booze, but basically it’s just like the nose with molasses, brown sugar, toasted grains, oats and/or chocolate oatmeal, dark chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla, light charred wood, raisins and other sweet fruit, piney hops, grapefruit and espresso that seems like Hershey’s chocolate syrup was added to it. The bitterness and mild booze reduce the sweetness to keep it below cloying level and make it extremely smooth to drink. Hop spices linger as an added bonus at the end, mixing well with the sweet chocolate and malts.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, like "butta", it is creamy and slick and way too easy to drink for a chewy, heavy beer that’s 9.5% ABV. Basically zero carbonation, a slightly bitter aftertaste and a very complex flavor profile that has excellent malty sweetness and a ton of chocolate/malty/coffee notes that mix well with the classic Great Divide hoppy balance.

Every Yeti beer that I’ve tried has been impressive and extremely enjoyable, and while this may be a slight notch below some of the others it is still an excellent brew and one I will look to purchase and drink on a yearly basis. Could be the best oatmeal infused beer I’ve ever had, and the raisins add a nice touch and fine additions to the nose and taste. I highly recommend this stout. (2,128 characters)

Photo of Vogie
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/19/2014. Served in a tulip glass.

Pours a dark coffee with a finger of java pancake head that has some nice staying power but withers down to a ring with some lacing. Aromas of dark coffee, chocolate fudge, raisin juice, char, roasted malts, earthy hops, and alcohol. Taste of creamy raisin juice and dark fruits upfront followed by dry roasted malts, earthy hops, and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is creamy from the oatmeal, medium body, and no carbonation.

My first beer from Great Divide. Perhaps the name caught my attention more then the taste itself. A well crafted beer that will be appreciated by stout drinkers. Yet for an American Imperial Stout, its standing on a very big stage. (706 characters)

Photo of OrangeMen
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Black, opaque. Pours a half finger thick, dark khaki, mocha colored head, thick and creamy. Excellent spotty lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Intensely creamy, sweet milk chocolates, tons of caramel, slight vanilla. Wonderful dark fruits, raisins are prevalent. Slight roasted malt still there to round things together and bring bitterness.
Taste- Creamy caramel, chocolates, rich and thick. Some sweeter flavors of dark fruit, raisins, dates. Roasted malts provide nice balance w/ a slight hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel, there is a creaminess but not to the extent that it’s a full mouthfeel. Carbonation lower.
Overall- Decadent beer to sip on, so many sweet and creamy flavors coming together. Tons of chocolate, caramel, smooth oats, sweet dark fruits. Fruits add a complimentary flavor to the sweet malts, and roastiness is just enough there to add balance. Awesome, awesome beer.

Bottled June 2014. 7-8 months age (948 characters)

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber on 1/16/15.

A: Black, one finger head of caramel colored foam.

S: Chocolate and roasted malts, sweet.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dried fig/raisin, very well balanced.

F: Thick and creamy, smooth, full body, proper carbonation.

O: This is essentially oatmeal cookie beer. It is absolutely delicious. A fantastic example of the style. (365 characters)

Photo of SebD
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, loads of chocolate, coffee, oats and dark fruits.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has roasted malts, coffee, sweet chocolate, oats, molasses and sweet dark fruit (figs, raisins and plums).

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle (568 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, bottled 6/24/13, poured into a teku glass

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy dark brown head that retains nicely, eventually reducing to a film and ring around the edges, leaving some lacing behind

S- deep dark chocolate malt aromas up front with a hint of smoked wood & ash, dark berries, fig & raisin, smoked pork, oat bread, black strap molasses, toffee and a hint of coffee closes it out

T- creamy dark artisanal chocolate up front with hints of smoked wood & dried smoked pork, velvety oats mix with flavors of dark cherry, raisin and licorice. Caramelized sugar and caramel malt sweetness carries the mid-palate, leading to an oatmeal-raisin-cookie flavored finish with lingers of charred ash

M- heavy bodied with low carbonation leads to a chewy and creamy mouthfeel, and a velvety-silk, smooth, warming finish

O- the depth of this beer is impressive, while managing to keep all of the elements in balance, perhaps my favorite Yeti to date, a fine oatmeal stout (1,005 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured into a tulip glass, this beer is a very deep and dark opaque brown with a rich, dark tan head.
The aroma is rich and roasty with whiffs of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit.
A great tasting brew! Chocolate and roast coffee notes along with flavors of raisin and dates. A rich, lingering bitter finishes the sip.
The mouthfeel is lovely, smooth and so creamy.
Overall, a topnotch imperial stout. (405 characters)

Photo of TX-Badger
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black like oil with the same viscosity, and has khaki colored head. Oats, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a rougher roasted note. (193 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours pitch black, as one would expect, but there is little head and no persistence; quickly fades to a ringlet though the streaky lacing is impressive

Smell: Chocolate, roast, ash and a hint of raisin

Taste: Chocolate fudge, up front, with a growing roasty bitterness building through the mid-palate, when the raisins add a fruity aspect; the oatmeal raisin cookie adds a nice dimension to the finish, though the harsh, ashy bitterness lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation; considerable burn in the gullet

Overall: A huge stout with a lot of flavor; my bottle is just under five months old but I imagine the drinking would be spectacular in about a year; just a bit raw in its youth (742 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a jet black, one finger bubbly tan head.

S - cocoa, burnt grains, heat

T - chocolate, heat, cocoa, toasted grains, oatmeal

M - somewhat soft and silky, very dense, low carbonation, coats everything in site.

O - A top level stout, a step above standard yeti. A slow sipper. (329 characters)

Photo of BenwayPHD
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours black with a light brown, thin head. Smell is very sweet. Figs, chocolate, vanilla, mocha. The flavor is incredibly. Extremely roasty, nowhere near as hoppy as the regular yeti. It's complex yet light. There is a lingering bitterness that I quite enjoy. Quite a nice mouthfeel. (287 characters)

Photo of Nugganooch
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber – standard pint glass
Notes taken on 09/01/14

A: Pours fairly thick and black as pitch with a thick mocha brown head. Above average hang time is noted with some broken tracks of sticky chocolate lace left clinging to the glass wall.

S: Aromas are made up of toasted malt cereals, oat bread, dark chocolate with raisin, and carry even deeper into dark berry fruit with brown sugar. There is faint hint of cocoa laced coffee but it is fairly mild to the other notes. Smells rich and roasty with the advertised ingredients showcased which is always refreshing to experience.

T: Dark roasted malts with toasted oats, brown bread, and dark chocolate covered raisin. Lots of malted oat coming through in the flavor which is great with an overall brown sugar sweetness to it. There is a good amount of dark fruit midway and more raisin influence that I think works well here. Super smooth and clean with no harsh char notes. The alcohol is very subtle here and there is quite a healthy bitterness to the brew. Cuts through the malt sweetness and adds a twist of earthiness with some mild spice. Finishes up with more chocolate . A really great drinking stout.

M: Thick and full bodied but with a super creamy feel on the palate. So smooth with some mild bitterness that moves into a bit of drying at the finish. Lots of sleek tongue coat left behind.

D: This was incredible. Might be a new favorite for me. The perfect breakfast brew. Super rich and creamy with loads of chocolate, oat, and dark fruit coming through and a near perfect balance to offset any negatives. Another one of those sippers that turns into gulps. Will be grabbing more of this one while it lasts. (1,706 characters)

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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