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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 66
Gots: 141 | FT: 10
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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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine in late August for $9.99. Bottled on 7-16-13.

Beer poured jet black with a nice brown head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is roasted malted, mocha, chocolate.

Taste is classic Yeti roasted malts that are mellowed somewhat by rolled oats. Bitter chocolate is prevalent from the beginning. A decent amount of hops balanced leading to a nice bitter chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel is near perfect, medium to full bodied and very smooth.

Overall this is a nice spin of the Yeti franchise. I love oatmeal stouts and this rates right up there with the best i have had. Glad i was able to snag a bottle!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bomber into tulip glass.

A: Pours very dark black with two finger mocha chocolate colored head. Very nice sticky lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal.

T: Bitter chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, chewy oatmeal.

M: Thick almost syrupy consistency. Nicely carbonated for a big stout. Very creamy finish.

O: Very nice imperial stout. The whole Yeti series never ceases to impress me.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass

A: inky black with a finger width of mocha head

S: Sweet Oat and Malt with a little fruit note

T: Good sweetness with a nice bitter finish but lacking any real hoppiness

MF: very smooth, low carbonation

O: Solid Oatmeal Stout but nothing special

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.