1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

494 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 494
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-26-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 494 | Reviews: 101 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of deadonhisfeet


4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. The pour is black and viscous with a fudgy-looking rocky foam on top. On the nose I get some harsh roasty notes, a touch of graininess, and a faint, creamy, vanilla-like sweetness.

Nice full body and a flavor that is well-balanced between roasty and sweet. I get flavors of dark, burnt fruit, baker's chocolate, espresso, and molasses. The feel is slightly creamy and you get a nice, roasty bitterness that lingers behind after you swallow.

I bought this bottle months ago and kept it in the fridge, waiting for it to get cold outside before cracking it open. I was half-expecting an oatmeal stout, but this is all Yeti - it's a big, roasty Russian Imperial Stout with a hint of earthy, grainy sweetness. To me it's like the Oak-Aged Yeti, but a bit softer and smoother on the palate. A nice new twist on the classic Yeti beer, but my favorite is still Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti (and it's not even close).

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:33:49 | More by deadonhisfeet
Photo of Murp


3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A solid imperial stout. The oatmeal gets buried a little in all the flavor, so don't go into it expecting oatmeal to dominate, but it adds nicely to the body and balances the flavor a touch.

Appearance is good, but standard. Dark with a slight, but sturdy head.

Old alcohol dominates the smell, with a touch of sweet dark gains. It's not bad, but it doesn't do the flavor of the beer justice.

It tastes of dark molasses, wood, and burnt (in a good way) oatmeal. there's a touch of dark cherry on the finish. Lingers a bit on the palette, perhaps too much. Make sure you drink it at or just below cellar temp. Too chilled and it tastes like syrupy nothing, too warm and it clings to the palette for far too long and becomes cloying.

Overall? Very good, But not terribly memorable. It's a great way to introduce someone to heavy-duty stouts, but I doubt it will get a lot of return visits.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2013 03:07:06 | More by Murp
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
Photo of Flounder57


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

22 oz beer was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready and sweet oatmeal, chocolate, roasted coffee, smoke, molasses, and a little boozy alcohol.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted coffee, ash, char, molasses, subtle and sweet oatmeal, andvwarming booze.

Mouthfeel: Balanced deliciousness, smooth, a little chewy, full bodied, medium carbonation, and warming alcohol.

Overall: Out of all the yeti versions I have tried, this one is the best. The oatmeal balances out the normal flavors of the regular yeti.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 07:10:03 | More by Flounder57
Photo of StaveHooks


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

22oz bottle served in a snifter
Bottled July 16, 2013

A - A hard pour reveals a thick black liquid forming 1 finger of dark espresso frappa on top. The dark head forms a milky cap with a strong collar speckled lacing weaved around the vertical legs.

S - Rich roasted malts, creamy chocolate, coffee, roasted raisins/dark fruit, charred oats/grain, hickory wood, smells sweet but dry at the same time. Intoxicating aroma.

T - Semi sweet bakers chocolate, malts are roasted and robust, creamy cherries, sweet center with charred molasses, then back to charred oats, smokey, vanilla, notions of dry wood with earthy hop bitterness taking it home to the extremely dry finish.

M - Thick and decadent, as full bodied as they come, the oats really ad some heft here, velvety and creamy feel, coats the mouth, super dry finish.

This is an oatmeal stout! Lots of oat presence added to a stellar base beer with the raisins only showing up in the nose for the most part. Just a big bold stout that hits all the right notes. An excellent brew to celebrate on this International Stout Day!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:19:29 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of Ri0


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
Photo of Jimmys


3.46/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber shared at a 2013 yeti tasting. bottled on: JULY 16, 2013.

pours a very dark brown with a brown frothy head. a mild fruitiness makes its way to the chocolate/roast of the yeti. there is a weird prune-like flavor going on here. definitely get some of the raisins. the rolled oats mellow out the coffee and chocolate typically found in regular yeti. a mild bitterness. lingering roast. lingering prune and raisins. alcohol heat.

probably my least favorite of all the 2013 yeti's. the classic is great, all the oak varieties are quite good, I just feel like this missed the mark a little bit. however, still excited to see what they do next year.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 01:48:30 | More by Jimmys
Photo of gillagorilla


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

On tap at Mahaffey's (from notes).

A: Pitch black. Thin mocha head with nice lacing.

S: Oatmeal and sweet malts. Subdued but fruitier with lots of raisin.

T: This is excellent. Full stout flavors. Lots of sweet malts and raisin.

M: Smooth and creamy oatmeal body.

O: I think this might be my favorite Yeti yet.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 03:01:46 | More by gillagorilla
Photo of rlee1390


4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, one finger dark brown head that leaves nice lacing as well.

S-Oats chocolates, roasted malt, tad bit of coffee.

T-Oat heavy, rather sweet, chocolate (mainly dark), roasted malt, some burnt notes, coffee. Ends with a nice bitterness. But I didn't get much of the raisin favor that was said to be in there.

M-Lighter for the style, but creamy and well carbonated.

O-Another great yeti. However the oak aged really put coffee and chocolate over the top

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 15:10:22 | More by rlee1390
Photo of Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Pours a pitch black body with super dark espresso head. A short flare of froth that dissipates to a honeycomb of bubbles. Not much retention but a nice band if silky lacing.

S: Roasted, sweet dark malts, powdery graininess from the rolled oats, slight coffee and earthy notes.

T/M: Dark fruits show up more in the flavor than the nose. Bittersweet chocolate, rum soaked raisins, roasted molasses, powdered cocoa and dusty rolled oats that kinda get stuck in the throat. This is much sweeter than the original and has more of a syrupy body. Earthy hops linger at the finish. Smoldered wood and alcohol come out toward the end once warmed.

O: You really can't go wrong with any I the Yeti offerings. I enjoyed the extra sweet malt with the syrupy body. I like that fact that this displays more natural flavors rather than the often used artificial flavors. Glad I grabbed this up.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 01:57:09 | More by Hopswagger
Photo of kylehay2004


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
Photo of BMMillsy


4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from pops! Pours pitch black with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of big chocolate and dark fruits. Smells smooth and sweet. Flavor is big creamy chocolate, slight anise, and lots of dark fruits. Definite Yeti hop bitter in there but not as much as the others. Super creamy smooth and thick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Would have liked a little more carbonation on this. Very solid big stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 00:51:08 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

appearance: Very dark and opaque. A slight ruby ribbon around the edges when held to light but this beast is dark. A relatively modest mocha head, slight oily lacing.
smell: Roasty cocoa up front. Some smoky char. A dark fruit background. A lot of nice things happening.
taste: much like the nose with an interesting slightly bitter, lingering dry finish.
mouthfeel: Full and silky.
overall: Very satisfying addition to the Yeti's.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 23:08:28 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours thick and black with close to two fingers of dark tan head. Very nice.

Smell. Chocolate, raisins and other dark fruits, and some very dark malts. Bring it.

Taste. Big dark chocolate and dark roasted malts, sweet raisins and a little bit of plum and cherry. Finishes with lightly bitter dark chocolate and dry, dark roasted malts. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Full body with smooth low+ carbonation.

Overall. Just like all of the Yetis, a fine big stout (mind you I haven't had the Belgian...). Maybe not especially exciting, but very well made and everything you'd expect from a quality big stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 02:20:33 | More by Rutager
Photo of Georgiabeer


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
Photo of Dope


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
Photo of ocelot2500


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

Pours a deep mahogany color with a tight, mocha head that leaves fairly big chunks of lacing.

Smells of a big roasted character with some booze to it.

Tastes of the big roasted character with plenty of depth to it. Semi-sweet chocolate and coffee lead off with some molasses like sweetness as well. This then lead its way into some fig and raisin notes which play off the sweetness. A moderate roasted bitterness then makes an appearance and rounds out the sweetness. Typical oat notes come through and add a slight nuttiness and smoothness to the profile. Booze is present, but very slight and well tamed.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is exactly what I wanted, a version of Yeti with oats smoothing everything out.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 03:00:29 | More by ocelot2500
Photo of fitrock2112


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
Photo of ChainGangGuy


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
Photo of JoEBoBpr


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

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22 oz bottle.
Bottled: 07-16-2013

Pours a very nice pitch black color with a nice 1 inch tan head that is pretty dense and frothy. The retention is nice with some nice sticky notes as the brew goes down.

Aroma of grainy oats with some slight roast. Nice semi-sweet cocoa notes are present. Not much in the sweetness department coming out. Some burnt notes in the nose. Some mild hop notes on the back end are perceived.

Flavor starts off with dark cocoa notes mixed in with notes of oat and some nice coffee roast. There is mild dark fruit sweetness but it is pretty roasty still. Flavor is smooth and slick as expected with the oat notes because they do temper the roasted notes a bit. Definitely some nice swemi-sweet coca notes mixed in there with a nice silky and medium velvety body.

Not a bad variant of Yeti. The roast is slightly tempered but some more sweetness would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:00:40 | More by JoEBoBpr
Photo of pants678


2.94/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Black with a brown head that's hardly there.

At first I thought I picked up the raisins but that was in the bottle not the pint glass. After that, not much.

There's this little something with the Yetis that rubs me wrong. It's an edge of... baker's chocolate, maybe. And hops. The raisin creeps up as the beer warms, doesn't seem out of place. Still tastes oak aged, slightly smokey. Still, this isn't the rich, bursting flavor I was looking for. The beer's in desperate need of a sweet note.

Very leathery but not creamy, which would go a long way.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 04:59:47 | More by pants678
Photo of ryan1788a5


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

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Pours inky black, as dark as it gets. Brown head retains very well. Condensed dots of lacing cover the glass in a uniform pattern.

S: Lots of semi-sweet dark chocolate, some acrid roast, piney and earthy hops, and raisins. Strong sense of oatmeal cookies.

T: Fudge sauce and semi-sweet dark chocolate all over the attack. Acrid roasted malts push through soon after. Plump, purple raisin taste come on strong mid-palate. Cookie-like baked oat taste. Earthy, piney hops lay down formidable bitterness toward the end. Fading dark chocolate, oatmeal cookies, and woody roast on the long finish.

M: Thick, heavy body. Chewy and very full. Mouth-coating. Little in the way of carbonation.

O: Delicious. My new favorite of the Yeti series. Much more tame than the rest, Oatmeal Yeti is very well polished. Absolutely no trace of alcohol to be found, and the harsher roasted malt tastes that pull through in the other Yetis are tempered here. Great Divide sure knows how to make a big, honkin' imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 22:14:14 | More by ryan1788a5
Photo of JEdmund


4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours out looking thick and inky black; a nice crop of tan foam forms on top and lingers around nicely.

Smells of cocoa, slight tobacco, raisin, oat, coffee, char, dark chocolate deliciousness.

First sip impresses me with the absolutely luscious texture and balanced drinkability. This one really shines on body thanks to those oats, and they must also really help balance out the insane amount of hops and malt, as I found this to be the easiest sipping Yeti of the bunch. On the other hand, I also really like the hop brashness of regular Yeti, the vanilla sweetness of Oak Yeti, and the huge coffee flavor of Espresso Yeti.

It's hard to pick a favorite (Espresso) because they each shine in their own way. I think Oatmeal Yeti is a much better iteration than Belgian Yeti, so I'm glad they replaced it (or at lest I hope they did). I enjoyed this so much I'm tempted to buy another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 17:01:18 | More by JEdmund
Photo of SawDog505

New Hampshire

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

Poured into a 16 oz snifter, bottled on 7/16/13. Pours midnight black, with the signature beautiful mocha two inch head, that leaves behind amazing lace. Smell is chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, smoke, leather, and some coffee. Taste is such a contrast of everything, bold flavors coffee, chocolate, and vanilla most dominant, but not a one trick pony at all. Body is chewy like the other Yetis, plenty of life, on the dry side, and I am trying to sip slowly and it is difficult, because it is so yummy and easy to drink. Not my favorite of the clan, but still a stand out compared to most stouts. Great Divide makes amazing stouts...

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:35:39 | More by SawDog505
Photo of nova009


4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I haven't had Yeti or any of its variations in a couple of years, so I'm excited.
Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A- pours motor oil black, a nice half finger mocha head that dissipates after a few minutes to a nice covering, very nice lacing, perfect looking imperial stout

S- dark chocolate, roasted malt, some oak, creamy vanilla, the dark fruits are an interesting factor here

T- very similar to the nose, very roasty, bitter, dark chocolate, black coffee, creamy vanilla accentuated by the oatmeal, dark fruits slightly less noticable, chewy as well, slight alcohol burn at the end of the sip, solid

M- heavy body but has that nice creamy smoothness from the oatmeal, covers the whole palate, slight burn from the alcohol but nothing offensive

O- I like this variation of better than others I've tried, I'm still a traditional Yeti guy at heart but this is a nice style with the oatmeal, def worth a try

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 01:56:02 | More by nova009
Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.