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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti

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BA SCORE
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493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 05:10:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled: July 16, 2013.

Appearance: Glugs out a jet black body with a smallish, tan-colored head. A simple, but commanding, oat-laden presence. Meager lacing.

Smell: Heavy roastiness, chary with a layer of gooey molasses, coagulated oats, and dark-minded chocolate. Initially, a few cutting higher alcohol scents, but, they've since blown away. A dark fruitiness is noted, though how much is contributed by the inclusion of raisins isn't entirely certain.

Taste: Smooth albeit pounding roast with a soft, creamy oat texture. Molasses mingled with melted chocolate and a few drops of blood and a chilled shot of espresso. Sweetness is kept in check by the dark grain astringency, hop bitterness, and alcohol. Dark fruitiness, as with the nose, is noted, but, like the nose, it's hard to evaluate how much is brought on by the addition of a "small amount of raisins." Light anise. Pine and some obscured citrus from the hops, with ample bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While it's not my favorite of the Yeti herd, I would take this over numerous other beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:21:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 16 Jul 13

Pours ebony with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Superior lacing & head retention

S: Dark fruit, roastyness & boozeyness

T: Roastyness, charcoal, cocoa & molasses up front. Chocolate, roastyness, dryness & carob as this warms, a little bit of iron & raisin. Finishes roasty, dry, with carob, figs & currants & a whisper of boozeyness & smokeyness. plus leafy hops

MF: Chewy, dryness & slight carbonation, nice smoothness

Super drinkability, don't like this much as some of the iterations, but damn tasty, just the same. Would certainly buy again, will revisit during the winter if possible

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 02:30:52 | More by russpowell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:30:11 | More by jlindros
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich, robust, and tangy Stout. As black a beer as I've seen, with dark beige head. Loads of lacing in the small nonic.

This has quite a hoppy bite after some sipping, but it balances the deep maltiness. Powerfully malty with dark roast along with the chaffed grains and a faint sourness. Just a touch sweet on the lips, with more of a dry finish than most RIS in my experience. Slight mineral edge. They say it is brewed with raisins. I taste more of a plummy, jammy flavor.

Very rewarding sipping beer, intensely flavored. This is one that doesn't lose its flavor on the bed stand overnight. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 05:28:58 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a big and rich deep black with a big tannish cap that has some great head retention

S: Big rolled and roasted oats with dark fruits and some cocoa. A little bit of booze stings the nostrils

T : A noticable big oats present upfront with big chocolate and a sharp booziness. The raisins are not to be missed and provide great depth to the flavor profile of this beer. A healthy char and dryness as well. A good amount of bitterness, coffee and roast on the end

M: Pretty full bodied and hearty, wow, decadent but not overly sweet or boozey. Lots of love here

O: A big, delicous Yeti of a beer. Man, these are great shelf turds so I threw a few back for aging.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 13:28:10 | More by barleywinefiend
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kojevergas

Texas

3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml brown glass bottle with standard Great Divide label art and black foil-ed over branded pry-off pressure cap acquired at Lukas Liquor and served into an EKU 28 stem-snifter in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, CO. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. Reviewed as an imperial stout because the label clearly identifies it as one. Bottled: Jun 24 2013. 9.5% ABV confirmed. Stout brewed with raisins.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of gorgeous dark tan/brown colour. Fantastic creaminess and thickness. Great smooth consistency and soft inviting complexion. Head retention is superb - about 8-9 minutes. Very impressive for the ABV. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a predictably opaque solid jet-black. Appears well-carbonated. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's a very appealing appearance for an imperial stout and I can't wait to try it. Not unique, but it seems special. There are no egregious flaws.

Sm: Rich roasted barley, dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, fairly roasty coffee, light earthiness, some coffee bitterness, faint golden raisins, oats, a kiss of black strap molasses, and extremely faint fennel.

No hop character, yeast character, or even alcohol is detectable.

An assertive, appealing aroma of moderate to strong strength. I'm looking forward to trying it, but so far it's not in league with the best imperial stouts.

T: The foundation/body is comprised of dark malts, chocolate malts, decent roasted barley notes, and lightly bitter coffee. Has some earthiness and bitterness from the coffee. Cream. Oats - though they don't lend any starchiness, which I like. Caramel. Sticky raisin.

Good sweetness/bitterness balance.

A balanced, enjoyable flavour profile. Good complexity and subtle. Little intricacy or nuance. Above average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour (to style). Very cohesive, but not gestalt.

I like that it doesn't have the burnt character of many imperial stouts. Little alcohol presence is noticeable. No yeast character comes through; it's quite a clean taste.

Mf: I love the creaminess. Smooth and wet. Luscious. Good comforting presence on the palate; it's very approachable. It's soft, but could be softer. Silky. Good body and thickness. Complements the flavour profile well, and even seems custom-tailored to the taste to a degree.

Not oily, astringent, harsh, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Drinkable for an imperial stout, with a satisfying flavour profile and plenty of character. Another solid offering from Great Divide, this imperial oatmeal stout offers a lot to be desired and comes the closest to a smooth porter texture of any of the Yetis. Hides its ABV well. I'll easily kill this bottle alone, though the fairly high sweetness will impede my efforts somewhat. I'd buy this again, and I'm glad Great Divide started brewing it, but I'm not sure it was worth replacing the beer it did. I'd recommend it to friends, and look forward to revisiting it in the future.

Might age well. I'd be curious to find out.

B

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 05:45:52 | More by kojevergas
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another great version of Yeti. This one has the same basic flavor profile as the standard Yeti- nicely roasted barley with bitter chocolate and espresso notes, and a lingering bitterness- but this version is silkier on the palate due to the addition of the oats. On the other hand, what the oats add to the mouthfeel, they take away from the taste. This is just a little bit less bitter, roasty, and rich than the standard version. I probably like the standard a little better, but this is still very nice, and on a warmer day I might prefer this version. In any case, nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 21:57:35 | More by Georgiabeer
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/25/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, char, toast, raisin, molasses, oats, dark bread, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop/raisin notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, char, toast, oats, dark bread, molasses, raisin, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, char, toast, molasses, oats, dark bread, raisin, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of intense dark/roasted malt flavors with moderate raisin and hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and moderately chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding imperial stout as expected. Fantastic complexity and balance of intense dark/roasted malt flavors with moderate raisin/hop presence; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:04:05 | More by superspak
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No head but decent lacing on a jet bleak body no light getting through. Aroma is a bit too mild with mostly wood, oat and some roasted malts, little else. Flavor follows with a very smooth chocolatey, coffee, oats, roasted malt and a hint if vanilla sweetness very early in the taste. Full body and light to moderate carbonation, very smooth. Very complete and flavorful but not all that complex.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:16:10 | More by kylehay2004
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle, bottled on June 25, 2013. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. The head stayed around for a while, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like oats, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some vanilla. The brew tastes like roasted malt, dark fruit (raisins), bittersweet chocolate, oats, anise, and some coffee. There's a good lingering bitter roasty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy, slick and smooth with moderate carbonation. I liked this beer a lot, I think it's another good addition to the Yeti series. I'd buy it again. $9.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:23:54 | More by bluejacket74
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle $9. I haven't had a Yeti in a long time and this sounded interesting so here we go. Appearance is identical to all other Yetis so I won;t waste any time. Aroma is rich imperial stout, malty, some fruit (maybe that is raisins. The flavor is rich, vinous, soft. I honestly can;t say if this is any different than a regular Yeti. The oatmeal and raisins don't stand out much if at all. I will say that this is a good imperial stout, no surprises there.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:44:12 | More by ArrogantB
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Gmann

New York

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The next addition to the Yeti series. Pours a pitch black color with a short dense brown head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is sweet and roasty. Not overly roasty but has some woody notes. Some vanilla or caramel but its subtle. Light raisin notes. Mellow.

The taste is big on the roast but is quickly mellowed by what seems to be milk sugars. The roasted bitterness then quickly returns. Bitterness is a touch harsh. There is some caramel. Some powdery chocolate. The is a bright fruit sweetness which I assume is from the raisins.

The feel is moderate almost light. The carbonation is quite soft. Sweet but mostly bitter on the palate. I would think the oat would smooth out the bitterness but no. Slightly sticky in the finish.

A good stout. I thought I would like it more than I did. It's a tad thin.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 01:46:07 | More by Gmann
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled June 24, 2013. Poured in to snifter.

A - Dark ink black with a half finger of medium brown head.

S - Sweet oatmeal, roast and cocoa notes are present.

T - Sweet oatmeal, cocoa and roast flavours are complimented by a nice raisin presence, a hint of dark fruit and sweet molasses. Fairly sweet overall with a bitter finish.

M - Full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 16:14:26 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black like its counterparts with an added bit of visual weight, I suspect this is from the oatmeal. Dark brown head forms and retains nicely. Smell is a roast bomb with heavy chocolate, cacao, and coffee with a lighter hop presence than the rest of the Yeti family. Dark fruit dominates towards the end. It is not necessarily identifiable as raisin, but I'm guessing these notes come from the raisin. Taste is smooth and creamy with heavy chocolate and roast up front. Notes of cream and spice come through towards the end. Fair amount of hops present with a chocolately finish. Mouthfeel is improved in this variant as it is silky smooth. Overall, this isn't a huge deviation from regular Yeti, but that is not a bad thing. The oatmeal definitely adds to the mouthfeel, but the raisins don't seem to shine through that strongly.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 05:36:38 | More by homebrew311
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured decadently black with dark tan head that fell quickly. Pretty thick stuff.

Smells dark and roasty, but somehow restrained. Boozy note pushes out above espresso and dark fruits. Nothing exceptional.

Chewy mouthfeel, but the flavor is somewhat in-check. There's a dusty coffee tone, and traces of raisin are noticeable, but this is missing the complexity that other Yeti beers provide. The roastiness isn't pronounced, which can be a good thing, but I miss those French Roast char notes. No faint smokiness, no heavy malt bitterness; just stout-y grains and dark fruitiness. The feel is nice and soupy thick. Carbonation is low, even in a fresh beer, but it has its moments.

I expected more from Oatmeal Yeti, but I guess I found my least favorite variation.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 13:54:52 | More by thecheapies
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AgentMunky

California

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a wine glass. Bottled 25 June 2013.

A: Completely black. The head is darkest mocha but fleeting. Light bubbles. Nice.

S: My lord! This is so good. It's hard to put my finger on it, but it's incredibly dry, roasty, and faintly sweet. The added raisins are all but indiscernible in the afterscent. Coffee notes.

T/M: Thick, bittersweet, and incredible. Viscous but with an excellent hop/dry roast character. The maintaste is smooth and bittersweet -- sweet from the big malt and added raisins (still unsure whether this was necessary) and bitter from the roasted malt and unusually obvious hop characteristic (this is especially obvious on the aftertaste).

O: This Yeti is absolutely incredible, as are all the others (Chocolate and Original come to mind). Pleased and impressed. Highly recommended, if a bit too sweet. Would have again.

Notes: "Much like its legendary predecessors, this Yeti is big, bold, and dark. The addition of rolled oats softens Yeti's notoriously roasty backbone, and the small amount of raisins added in the brew kettle creates a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast."

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 08:10:14 | More by AgentMunky
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wedge

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

@ Ridgewood

Black with a gorgeous, thick, frothy tan head. Aromas of malt, char, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and oats. Sweet and black malt flavor joined by raisins, chocolate, and some hops in the finish. Soft, thick, velvety smooth, and chewy. Rich, but not boozy at all. Another fine Yeti encounter.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 22:47:02 | More by wedge
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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
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Bung

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Grapevine Ft. Mill. Thick black pour, straight brown head. Sticks to the glass quite a bit.

Aroma, a little subdued, roast malt, anise, dark chocolate.

Taste, more pronounced. Roast malts, dark chocolate, cocoa. Light plum or prune type dark fruit. Some herbal hop notes and anise bitterness. Just a slight coffee component.

Near full body, the carbonation just keeps it from being creamy. Coats well. Very little abv shown. This is pretty standard for all the Yeti series.

Didn't really get much of the oats, but this is still rock solid. Not a large off shoot from the standard in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 00:57:59 | More by Bung
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

July 16, 2013 bottling date.

A: Pitch black pour with a head that's nearly as dark. They sorta meld together initially and then the head starts to lighten. Large and dense head that fades very very slowly. Top notch retention. Thick and heavy walls of lacing. Great appearance.

S: Interesting aroma. Charry grains and black malts loaded with raisins. Fresh juicy raisins, not that typical raisin aroma you get in a lot of BSDAs and barleywines and such. An interesting dark bread aroma too which I think might be the oatmeal.

T: Right up front there's lots of burnt oatmeal. Thick, chewy roasted oatmeal. Mild raisin with it, not nearly as strong as the aroma. More of an afterthought. That bready flavor is still here, kinda tastes like raisin bread in the middle and in the finish. Okay, a LOT like raisin bread sometimes. Bitter char lingers around in the finish and beyond, giving it a fairly accurate burnt raisin bread aftertaste.

M: Heavy and thick and smooth.

O: I'm not entirely sure how to score this one. I expected an oatmeal stout with some raisins to add a little complexity. What I got is a startlingly accurate burnt raisin bread beer. It's good, but I was hoping for a nice creamy oatmeal version of yeti. It's quite different than that. Good but I think the other versions are much better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:20:47 | More by Dope
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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.