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Sasquatch Stout - Old Yale Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Yale Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-17-2005

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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 36
Photo of Dbolle
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thought this shit was optional.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can poured into a mug. Nearly pitch black with just a slight orange-red halo at the bottom of the glass. Nice creamy light brown head that starts huge and tones itself down to a manageable two fingers.

Nose features a nice toasted oat cereal vibe, with some dark coffee and a tinge of ash. This beer won an award in 2014 and I can see why. Has that oat astringency, pleasantly tempered by milk chocolate, coffee beans, walnut shells, cola, pretzels, and a hint of grassy, earthy hops. Slight caramel and raisin. Porter-like in its gentle roastiness (relative to many other stouts, that is) and light to moderate body. Quite smooth and creamy with gentle carbonation. Not ashy or tannic initially but these qualities accumulate over time, particularly in the dryish finish.

My first brew from these guys and I'm more than impressed enough to sample others. Flavorsome yet drinkable, approachable, and low key without being dull. Seems traditionally English to me.

Photo of Myomi
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best stouts I've had this winter. Smooth, great taste.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tap & Barrel, Vancouver.
Jet with beige film and chestnut highlights. 4
Big roasty sweet nose. 3.75
Roasty coffee, touch of ash, a bit of black acid, no hops to talk about. 4
Big sweet caramel comeback and dry linger.
Medium, chewy, smooth. 4

Clean, dry Irish notes, plus a sweet little punch. Nothing wrong with this. 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 355 mL bottle poured into a small tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep, dark and nearly black. A modest head of khaki foam lingers as a fringe and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Roasted and slightly smoky malt and coffee.

Toast: Complex roasted malt and coffee continue from the nose with medium chocolate sweetness. Very slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Feels light relative to its other characteristics.

Overall: Nice, complex roasted malt qualities in an otherwise very drinkable and relatively light stout.

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Good beer - nice coffee notes.

Photo of souvenirs
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes. On tap at Whet on Granville Island earlier this week.

A: Very dark, no light passes through. Tan head.
S: Dark malts, cocoa.
T: Sort of mild and a bit sweeter than I expected. Quite chocolatey. Like chocolate ice cream.
F: A little thin.
O: Enjoyed this one. Would order it again.

Photo of papat444
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rutager for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle and split with my wife.

Appearance: Pours a nice opaque color but next to no head and very little lacing. Kind of just sits there which is a bit unsettling.

Smell: Very reserved but be patient as it opens up a bit at room temp with some mild roasted note. Still....

Taste: Bit of charcoal, some burnt coffee mixed with roasted malt and oat flakes. Same story as the aroma but the payoff is a bit better in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Feels watery a bit at first but gets some legs on it as it warms with a decent bitterness mixed in.

Overall: Misses the mark a bit. If their was more head to it and some good aroma right off the bat ,this would have scored higher. As it is, pretty ordinary.

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Old Yale's "Sasquatch" Oatmeal Stout @ 5.0% served cold from a 650 ml bottle
A-pours almost black with almost no head or lacing on the edge of the pint glass
S-roasted chocolate malts , ground coffee
T-caramel adds to the mix at the start ending with a roasted grain bitterness
MF-good carbonation level , good body
Ov-exceptionally smooth brew , very easy sipping for an oatmeal stout , a definate yes , if you can find the ellusive Sasquatch try it

Cheers LampertLand

Photo of leaddog
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a jet black with a finger width of foamy tan head.

Smell- Smoky notes, roasted barley, burnt coffee bean, dark chocolate.

Taste- Sharp and strong flavours of roasted barley and oats complemented by dark chocolate and smoky flavours. A hint of molasses is present. Light bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- An impressive oatmeal stout by Old Yale. I enjoyed the roasted flavours and aromas. The appearance was mouth-watering. Definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of Rutager
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a deep, dark brown with half a finger of creamy tan head.

Smell. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, molasses. Smells like a nice stout alright.

Taste. Dark roasty malt, a little molasses, smoky wood and coffee. Slightly acidic. Tastes great and much lighter tasting than it looks.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe a bit less and medium-low, smooth carbonation. Nice and clean.

Overall. Really nice tasting, easy drinking stout. I really enjoyed the bottle and could go for another.

Somebody recently told me that this brewery had gone downhill with new ownership. Maybe they didn't try this stout... Looking forward to Old Yale's other offerings.

Photo of IronDjinn
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 650 ml brown bottle. This newer incarnation is listed as 5% abv. on the label. Pours out a dense opaque pitch black hue, with a tight spongy tan head that retains to a thick cap.

Earthy roasted malt, mild coffee and wafery cocoa are prominent on the nose, along with some toasty malt and chicory, treacle and licorice.

Soft toasty, roasty malt up front in the flavour, and the texture leads me to believe there's some wheat in there, or perhaps some oats. Coffee rises up in the middle, followed by dry cocoa, then a dry clean finish.

Full-bodied mouthfeel on the lighter end, velvety and creamy smooth texture, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

A fine, solid stout for the style, great to see the new Old Yale still up to form and maintaining its quality. A great session stout, this could easily carry an evening on its own.

Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. A straight 5% ABV in this recent incarnation - another newly-arrived offering, a bit surprisingly, from this brewery, in Alberta. I gotta say, I like the crappy, but still still more appropriately creepy rendering of the Sasquatch imagery already on this site.

This beer pours a solid, impenetrable black, broken only by the slightest of basal caramel edges, with two fingers of tightly foamy mocha head, which leaves a wash of upwardly mobile mountain range lace around the glass as it timidly slinks away.

It smells of unsweetened milk chocolate, some earthy caramel malt sweetness, and leafy, musty dryness. The taste is sweet caramel malt, tempered by dry chocolate, subtle cafe au lait, a bit of cigar tobacco, and earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are pretty inert, the body a softly innocuous medium weight, and crazily smooth - are there oats in the vicinity? It finishes a mite bit off-dry, the chocolate and lingering earthy, edgy (?) floral hops seeing to that.

A pretty enjoyable, silky old-school stout - low booze, big, smooth, and eminently drinkable, all at the same time. Good stuff, and it even evicts a certain low-key sourness redolent of classic porters as it slowly warms among other life-borne distractions.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - almost total blackout, short head left a random covering
S - milk chocolate, somewhat maple note with roasty malt
T - bakers chocolate and mild coffee flavours, roasty malt and a syrupy sweet finish
M - smooth and decent carbonation, somewhat chalky with a bitter finish
D - tasty and well balanced, impressed with my first brew from Old Yale Brewing

Photo of andrenaline
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another treat from BC!

A - Pours an opaque black, thin layer of mocha head with a bit of retention and no real lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, a bit musty, with marshmallows and some earthy undertones.

T - The chalky / musty dark cocoa comes through, but roasted coffee surprisingly dominates and lingers on the tongue.

M - Medium bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

D - This stuff is very tasty, offering some nice chocolate and coffee flavours. A worthy offering to any stout fan, and a pleasant surprise. I'm intrigued to see what else this brewery has to offer.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

650ml bottle from my last trip to Victoria. Pours a dark dark brown with a finger of cappucino head that slowly fizzles out to leave a thin layer.

Terrific sessionable stout. Oatmeal is initially noticeable along with a pleasant roasted barley and coffee bitterness. Light chocolate, earthy tobacco, a pleasant Brit hop bite in the finish. This is a really nice take on the style. Slightly thin mouthfeel but for 5.2% you have to expect that - really full flavor for that ABV. This is a beer I would love to have available locally, a bomber is no problem any time of day.

Photo of chickenm
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black color with a medium tan head with some retention. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and some hops. Very chocolatey taste with bitter coffee. Dry finish. Average mouthfeel, the body is a little too thin. This is a decent stout that's worth trying.

Photo of wordemupg
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into pint glass nov1 2009

A black out of the bottle with a nice two finger tan head after a hard pour, has good retention but leaves only small amounts of lace

S very mild hops with plenty of dark malt and cocoa

T as it smells but heavy on the dark chocolate but it works well for it

M for the color I would expect it to be a bit thicker, it dose however have good carbonation that helps keep it above average

D as a whole I like this beer and would drink it again, not for you if you want a heavy stout instead of breakfast but good flavors in this one

I wont lie I bought this beer because of big foot on the label and will also admit I enjoyed it. pick this one up when in BC and look at the creepy beast on the front and compare it to your friends girlfriend(s)

Photo of bobsy
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Troy's bottle - been after trying this one for a long time, so thanks for the opportunity!

Very dark brown, almost black pour, with a good tan coloured head. Nice retention and lace. Smoky oatmeal stout aroma... and wait... oats are listed in the ingredients! Some dry roasted coffee and cocoa. Tastes of burned toast, coffee, chocolate and tobacco.The oats come through quite strongly in the flavour. Medium-light body and restrained carbonation work well. I liked this one - its a decent sessionable stout and another feather in Old Yale's cap.

Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml brown bottle, brought back from Vancouver, Packed on Date of 3/25. Same label pictured but all green (rather than brown). From the label: "Sasquatch Stout is black and robust with a lot of body, just like the mysterious animal itself. It is brewed with oats, and roasted and chocolate malts, and Goldings hops."
Poured a deep black color with a large brown foamy head. Good foam retention and some nice looking lace. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt and some lighter coffee notes. Taste has lots of semi-sweet chocolate, slightly bitter coffee flavor. Body has decent carbonation, slightly creamy texture, smooth mouthfeel. The oats give a richer aftertaste, rather than a dry finish. Nothing extreme, but very well balanced, a treat to enjoy.

Note to Self: Ranked #9 English Stout when I tried it.

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My sister brought me back a few beers from a trip to British Columbia. This is the first. Poured into a mug.

Appearance: Opaque brownish-black body with dark brown, foamy head that dissipates very quickly. No other news to report here.

Smell: Maple syrup, roasted malt, coffee, and raspberries. The roasted aspect is a little overshadowed by the sweetness from the maple and the berries, but it's very unique and I like it.

Taste: Tart, sweet, berries (and possibly citrus) are quickly accompanied by malt, roasted malt, and oats. In other words, malt and grain dominate. Initial tartness lingers for a while and can still be found in the aftertaste. I'm not exactly sure what Goldings hops taste like, but they're in here, and they're probably producing the red berry/citrus flavor. Overall, this flavor is quite bland.

Mouthfeel: Body is a smidge past medium. Definitely chewy with a good deal of spiciness (in the form of tartness mentioned above). Other than the hop tartness, flavor doesn't hang around long: washes right on through.

Drinkability: I was hoping Sasquatch would be a bit more fierce, but oh well. The word that keep coming to mind for this beer is no-brainer. Taste is bland and basic, with the only unique quality being that fruity tartness. Not a big fan, but I'll have no trouble finishing it.

Photo of BeerandBlues2
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, burnt, meal), light hops (herbs), heavy yeast (leather, musty) with notes of prunes, soy sauce, and cardboard. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

Photo of santa109
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at 50 degrees. Received at part of CanBIF 4 courtesy of seldomseen. Thanks!

A: Poured ink black with no head at all despite a pretty aggressive pour.

S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts dominate the aromas.

T: Roasted malts and chocolate. Hops are nowhere to be found.

M: No carbonation whatsoever, feels very smooth. Medium-thick body.

D: Really easy to drink. There's no alcohol present and nothing annoying in the taste department.

Overall, I was expecting a bit more from this beer. It was good but it felt a little flat in the mouthfeel department. I feel like should be a bit thicker.

Photo of GrimmReaper
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle,poured a very dark brown,maybe even black,decent tan head,that shrinks quickly into a 1/4 in collar and some mild lacing.Nose was dark roasted malts,hints of chocolate and molasses all coming through with a burnt odor,not overpowering,just enough to get your attention,Taste is definetly expresso coffee,roasted malts,a hint of dark chocolate and molasses and licorice,all blended in quite well,goes down rather easily,a little watery with a creaminess feel to it,kinda tangy and sour especially on the finish,with a dryness at the end,the sourness stays with you,very easily to consume the 650 ml bottle,not a bad brew at all,worth trying.

Photo of Graham5161986
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours an almost jet-black with a 1 finger, bubbly, creamy tan head that dissipates to a relatively thick foam on top. leaves some nice patchy lacing.

S: roasted chocolate malts with hints of coffee and a touch of Irish cream.

T: mmm, coffee and chocolate malts with a nice espresso, nutty aftertaste. slight hints of bitter northwest hops in the background.

M: very creamy, nice amount of carbonation for a distinct crispness and a silky-smooth, creamy finish

D: this is a great stout. Very malty, very creamy and easy to drink. I will be buying this beer again.

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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
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