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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

746 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 55
Gots: 98 | 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 Dope
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Dope, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of StoutIrish
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

StoutIrish, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Jammergordon
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jammergordon, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of ocelot2500
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

ocelot2500, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

shand, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ryancl, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of fitrock2112
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

fitrock2112, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kristougher, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ChrisL24481, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

wonothesane42, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

josephwa, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

EB1, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

StlHopHead77, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

chippo33, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Sazz9, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

deereless, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

DoubleSimcoe, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

brandoman63, Sep 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

SourAddict, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of OldTime
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

OldTime, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

OhioBobcat, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

StubFaceJoe, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev -6%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of High_priest_stout
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

High_priest_stout, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Sep 22, 2013
Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.