Oatmeal Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.
Leave it to a visit to VDubb's to introduce me to a Yeti variant I've somehow not yet tried. Le sigh, amiright? Anyway, this stuff pours a straight onyx topped by a finger-and-a-half of toasted khaki (toasted khaki?) foam. As per usual, Yeti is just damn sexy. The nose comprises roasted malts, mild treacle, light toasted pumpernickel, and a touch of cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, the treacle and toast bringing out the bitter roast of the, well, roast. I think I get some coffee character in there as well, as though a dark-ass biscotti was dunked in some very black coffee. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, another win for the sasquatch team, though I find myself yearning a bit for the other, richer variants. That said, I will never turn this stuff down.
07-29-2014 04:14:15 | More by TMoney2591
4/5 rDev -4.1%
22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pitch black color. The head is a finger high, with a khaki shade. Retention is quite decent for the style, and a goodly amount of lacing clings to the glass.
S: I really pick a strong oatmeal character here. Everything else about smells like classic Yeti (seriously, dat chocolate/roast/umami), but the oatmeal really gives it another stand-out note. As a minor disappointment, I don't pick up much raisin. Otherwise, this is just a very nice imperial stout...as expected from the Yeti.
T: Yep, this tastes like Yeti. The difference being the oatmeal gives it a touch of lightness, and a noticeably grainy finish. The oatmeal seems to expose some of that classic Yeti hoppiness some more, bringing more floral/piny flavors to the forefront. I said it was grainy (and it is), but it doesn't have the harsh fusel notes of other big oatmeal stouts. Just like in the nose, I don't pick up many raisin flavors. Still, the complexity and decadence of this beer is superb.
M: To me, this seems a bit lighter in body than other Yeti variants. But the oatmeal still gives it a superb creaminess which I love in an imperial stout. Carbonation stays in the background, as expected from the style.
O: It's a Yeti, I know exactly what I'm gonna get here. It's a small step down from something like, say, Espresso Oak Yeti, simply because I'm not a huge fan of imperial oatmeal stouts and their graininess. I'd have more trouble killing a bomber of this than the other Yeti variants, let's just say that. Still, it's a great imperial stout, one that's well worth buying.
07-28-2014 22:54:09 | More by ThisWangsChung
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours a dark, oily brown color with an off white head. The aroma is dark and roasty with elements of coffee, chocolate, char and grain. In the taste, roasted malts, oatmeal and booze are the big players, a little dark fruit and a scant bitterness. A lot of oat flavor is here, understandably, and adds to the sweet grain element going with the roast and heat. Full bodied, smooth, and creamy, the beer drinks easily. Overall, this is a nice example of an imperial oatmeal stout, its like breakfast for the daring at heart.
07-28-2014 20:59:48 | More by Stinkypuss
Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.