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Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%

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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 russpowell


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
Photo of MattyG85


4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on June 24th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of deep tan head that recedes into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A rich and sweet roasty aroma with a lot of chocolate malt hints and dark fruit undertones. Dark roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean, toasted bread, burnt caramel, toffee, grains, and biscuit. Oatmeal hints along with a little smoke. Sweet burnt molasses and a little anise spice. Deep undertones of dark fruit with hints of raisin, fig, prune, and dark cherry. Some earthy hops are also in the background. A very nice rich dark aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a very roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with good notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malts upfront with a big rich taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, burnt caramel, burnt toast, toffee, grains, biscuit, and nuts. Good notes of oatmeal and smoked malt. Sweet notes of burnt molasses. Subtle anise spice. Good presence of dark dried fruits with notes of raisins, fig, prune, dark cherry, and dates. Some earthy hops add a nice balance of bitterness. A very good dark taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very rich, creamy, silky, and fairly chewy. Alcohol heat is hidden pretty well.

Overall: Another good spin on this great imperial stout. Has all the great dark notes of the base stout with a nice extra punch of oats and raisin.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 07:07:58 | More by MattyG85
Photo of JackieTH


4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black and roiling, like a hard used motor oil capped with a finger of tan foam that persists with a bit of lacing.

Smells of rich roast, hint of coffee, dark dried figs, smooth and inviting.

Taste is velvety on the palate with roasted malt, dried dark fruit such as figs and raisins, hints of dark chocolate and French pressed coffee. Good balance of sweet and bitter elements.

Finish is relatively clean, roasty, delicious.. and it was way too easy to down the entire bomber.

Yet another excellent addition to the Yeti family.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 18:42:06 | More by JackieTH
Photo of artoolemomo


3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head that seems to have some retention. The head is the color of chocolate milk while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate black that shows a tiny bit of ruby at the bottom of the glass when held up to the light. Lacing is almost non-existent.

Nose- Full aroma that is dominated by raisins. I get that and some chocolate, leather, and tobacco from the bottle while the glass shows more toffee, roasted notes, caramel, and vanilla. Very well integrated such that it is hard to parse.

Taste- Raisins are the first note on my palette as well. This moves into figs, currants, and cherries which are followed by chocolate and espresso notes. Some leather and smoke on the finish. At the moment it seems a little messy but it could perhaps use more time to open up. Raisins are definitely the dominant aspect of this beer and the oatmeal does mellow out a finish I wish had more presence. The raisins give this beer a lot of vinosity such that it's hard to think of this as a stout at all. It's not bad; it's just not what I expected. At the moment, this definitely my least favorite Yeti. There is a little bit of heat on the finish and it seems that the raisin component is just a little too sweet for me. Fairly solid beer but mediocre in comparison to the rest of the Yeti series. A little bit of chalk on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation- perhaps too much. A little thin for an imperial stout.

Drinkability- The raisins are a tiny bit cloying but overall, this pretty easygoing. Don't think I would pay 10 bucks for this again.

Overall- On its own, it would be a solid beer. However, it has to judged by its counterparts and it simply doesn't not measure up. I had high expectations, so don't that deter you from trying it. It's competent to good in each department but doesn't excite me in anyway. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:45:42 | More by artoolemomo
Photo of Stunmai

New York

4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was one damn good beer. It was the first Yeti I've tried, and it was great. It got beer as it warmed up, I poured a bit too cool.It was incredibly creamy, dark and smooth. It had a good raison and smoke flavor, but I wouldn't really call it an oatmeal stout, not in the same way that the Sam Smith, Anderson Valley or Wolavers is.

Can't wait to try the second one I have in a few years.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 17:26:10 | More by Stunmai
Photo of NoLeafClover44


4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ozz. bottle poured into Cigar City snifter. Bottled July 16, 2013.

A - Pours a dark, black licorice color with about a finger of mocha head. Good retention of a thick halo of foam, contributing to the tiered lacing.

S - Robust, roasty aroma full of smoked barley and baker's chocolate. Dark fruit sweetness and nutty grain add to the richness. Some alcohol is noticeable as well.

T - My first sip tastes bitter, full of burnt grain, char, and black coffee. As my palate acclimates and the beer warms, I pick up some balancing sweetness. Vanilla, mild dark fruits, milk chocolate, and toasted sugar all come to mind. The alcohol is apparent at first, but mellows as the beer warms

M - Smooth and thick with soft carbonation.

O - Another winning variation of Yeti, full of flavor. There is good balance between the powerful toasty grain and sweet, chocolatey malts. I thought the raisin addition would contribute more sweet dark fruit flavor than I got, but that isn't a problem. I would get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 01:44:18 | More by NoLeafClover44
Photo of EBeckett3

New Jersey

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

A-Classic, dark, thick with brownish head, very strong laces, "sticky" even
S-dark roast, choc, slight spiciness
T-flavor bomb, spicy, chocolate, slight dark coffee, herbal, toasted grains, slight alcohol finish
M-full-bodied - oatmeal pulling it all together without any overt oat taste, carbonation keeps it lighter than expected but creamy, robust
O-Very good, velvety, but light-easy drinking and therefore enjoyable and possibly dangerous due to abv

Served in wine glass, The Pour House, Westmont, NJ

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 23:21:17 | More by EBeckett3
Photo of mactrail


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
Photo of thecheapies


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
Photo of 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
Photo of BarryMFBurton


4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The world needs more oatmeal stouts, and now Great Divide has taken up the call with their famous Yeti series – a series I’ve really enjoyed over the years. Couldn’t think of a better way for Great Divide to continue this line of stouts.

Bottled on 06/25/13, less than two months before the date of this tasting.

A: Syrupy body with a pitch black color. A dark tan head of fizz appears before quickly disintegrating, leaving no lacing or retention; this is heavy, heavy beer.

S: The nose is dark and boozy, with bold notes of espresso and spicy bourbon. Chocolate syrup and cherry tones run deep, giving it a sweet candy character, as well. Ends with a lingering vanilla.

T: Starts bitter, a robust concoction of campfire, chili powder, and hearty American hops – herbal, grassy, and a bit floral. Roasts expand after the onset, filling out the palate with more nuanced tones of toasted coconut, almond, and cedar wood, but they never come to a head. The smokiness is subdued by the soft sweetness of oatmeal, baked apples, and raisin, imparting a balance that’s atypical for a high gravity stout; that’s definitely the highlight. Mild finish for a beer with nearly 10% alcohol: roasts hang on for only a moment thanks to a lingering dark fruit sweetness.

M: I love the mouthfeel of oat-infused beers, and in this beer, that velvety texture is present with every sip. As such, the heaviness of this big, bold beer is cut down, even though there is a miniscule amount of foamy carbonation.

O: One of my favorite Yetis yet, but that’s only because it was so palatable; I could definitely see myself having more than one glass of this in a night, and that’s more than I could say with the others in this series. Love the balance and the prominent dark fruit character.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:20:44 | More by BarryMFBurton
Photo of GPHarris


4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a - poured a one finger thick, creamy dark coffee-colored head into a snifter that settled to a thin ring. the body was dark black.
s - chocolate covered raisins.
t - oatmeal and roast with the raisins coming through.
m - creamy and viscous.
o - terrific take on yeti. the oatmeal and raisins are well done and go great with yeti. the color of the head was amazing.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:17:39 | More by GPHarris
Photo of snaotheus


4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle on June 25th, 2013 (Thank you Great Divide for having clear, discoverable dating).

Pours opaque black, with a small brown head, some active carbonation. Smell is black licorice, chocolate and coffee, a little bit of smoke.

Taste is bittersweet, very nice. Hint of dark fruit, noticeable alcohol, chocolate and coffee bitterness, maybe some charred bitterness.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light. Thick, but not heavy. Overall, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 20:46:36 | More by snaotheus
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis


4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pitch black with a dark mocha head, which sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing on the glass. One of the thickest beers I've had, pours like motor oil.

S - One of the strongest aromas from a stout I've ever gotten. Chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, a hint of cinnamon. It smells absolutely delicious.

T - Immediate chocolate flavor, with raisin and roasted malt immediately following. Oatmeal is on the back end. Roasted malt is balanced by the huge sweetness of the chocolate, raisin, and oatmeal. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - Moderate carbonation, super thick in the mouth, very chewy. One of the thickest mouthfeels I've ever experienced. It coats your mouth with roasty, chocolatey, oatmeal raisin goodness. Sweet oatmeal lingers long after taking a sip.

O - I'm very impressed with this Yeti. My second favorite in the series behind Oak Aged Yeti. Very sweet, but not cloying, and both the aroma and mouthfeel are fantastic. I might buy another bottle soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:15:43 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
Photo of bluejacket74


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
Photo of ThickNStout


3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99. Bottled 7/16/13. Served in a New Belgium globe.

Pours near black with a half finger tan head that quickly disappears to a hazy cap without leaving much lace.

Smells of cocoa, rolled oats, roast and a strange almost dogfood scent. It gets better as it warms but retains hints of that near off putting weirdness.

Taste is creamy and oaty with dark cocoa, raisin bread, burnt coffee, roasted malts and sure enough, that bizarre dogfood thing. Flavor gets much closer to the bold, rich and roasty classic Yeti as the chill subsides but overall creamier with hints of raisins. The booze is just a tad hot but it fits the style.

Medium heavy feel yet smooth and creamy with fairly light carbonation. Dark, roasty aftertaste with that strangeness creeping in to haunt the finish.

I split the bottle with a couple friends and we all agreed it had a strange, semi unappetizing character. I allowed mine to sit a few minutes to warm, at which point the roast came out a bit more. I may buy another to cellar (& consume at cellar temperature) but my initial impression is that this Yeti is just not quite as good as most of his cousins.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 12:08:29 | More by ThickNStout
Photo of MCain04


3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottled 6/24/13, poured into Half Acre snifter.

Dark brown almost black body with a mocha head of impressive thickness, lacing, retention, and creaminess. Perfectly beautiful.

Smells of toasted oats, coffee, chocolate, slight raisin aroma, toffee, caramel.

Taste is certainly unique. Coffee and roasted malts up front, with sweetness from raisins, some strong caramel sweetness, bready finish with some bitterness and a lingering oaty taste.

Promising feel at first with creamy texture, but its overcarbonated body makes it rough and overpowers the flavors. Fairly full bodied with a decently chewy mouth and a dry finish.

Overall, the smell on this is really nice, and this had the potential to fantastic, but the taste is too raisiny and the body too carbonated. Still solid and enjoyed though.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 04:35:32 | More by MCain04
Photo of ksimons

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-a thick looking inky black with two fingers worth of dark tan head

S-roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal sweetness, light dark fruits, and a little bit of roast

T-taste is very similar to the smell, but you can really tell how the oatmeal makes this Yeti much smoother and mellower than other Yeti's.

M-so smooth, creamy, medium to full body, light to medium carbonation

Overall another delicious Yeti offering, the oatmeal seems to make it a bit mellower than the other Yeti's

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 21:59:08 | More by ksimons
Photo of 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
Photo of TrappistJohnMD


4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with light tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is heavy chocolate, bananas, vanilla and oats.

Taste is chocolate, oatmeal, ripe fruit and alcohol. Very mild bitter finish. Nicely complex.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily. Very full bodied and chewy.

Overall this was excellent. One of my favorite Yetis. Very complex and enjoyable. A little age may tame down the alcohol bite some.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 00:46:42 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled June 24, 2013

Beer is pitch black with a large cocoa-coloured head. Good retention.

Nose contains roast malt, oatmeal and chocolate. A bit of raisin, but not a lot, which is good. Smells like an oatmeal cookie.

Taste contains roasted malt primarily, Oatmeal as well. Again, the raisin is present but is not strong. Vanilla. Alcohol is noticeable, a bit too strong.

Full bodied, low carbonation level. Heavy, A bit creamy, but not to the extent I expected.

Overall, very good. Not something to search high and low for, but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 01:02:46 | More by jrenihan
Photo of 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
Photo of aasher


3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a full bodied dark chocolate brown in color with no head or lacing. The nose is big, fudgy, with a good amount of roast and a touch of alcohol. The flavors follow suit. There is a lot of sweet and bitter chocolates. I don't get anything that I could attribute to raisins though. It does drink full in bodied, and more is a little smoother than the other Yetis. Overall this is a nice beer, and sounds amazing on paper, but. Don't think it really offers anything different than the other Yetis.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:00:46 | More by aasher
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3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick jet black in color with a rich dark brown head. No light makes it through, this is a dark stout.

Nose is really great, deep dark malt that has a mild chat to it. Raisins are definitely present in the nose along with hints of oat. There is a nice booziness that helps bring it all together.

Taste is dominated by roasted malts and a very subtle hop spice. Raisins are subtle and oat is not very prevalent. More raisin flavor comes out at it warms.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with mild carbonation. Velvety, Perfect for and imperial stout.

Overall this was a great stout however I would have like a little more oatmeal in the taste, I feel it was overpoweder by the rich roasted malt. Other then that it was nicely

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 02:06:37 | More by Fcolle2
Photo of vic21234


4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter, warmed from the fridge for about 15 minutes before popping. Bottled on date is 6/24/13.

A- Looks like any Yeti I've had. Pours a pitch black with a small amount of khaki colored head that sticks to the sides of the glass for awhile.

S- Chocolate and coffee maltiness dominate the smell to me. I also get some hints of dark fruits from the raisins its brewed with also.

T- Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate are the most pronounced tastes for me. I do get some dark fruit and slight oat hints as well, but overpowered by the roasty malts up front.

M- Thick, chewy, medium carbonation, a nice sipping/ dessert beer.

Another nice offering from the Yeti line. I do feel that the overall roastiness from the malts overpower the oats/ raisins but overall a solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:06:56 | More by vic21234
Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.