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Sasquatch Stout - Old Yale Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 03-17-2005)
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Reviews by santa109:
Photo of santa109
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

santa109, Sep 14, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
3.58/5  rDev -7%
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.

chickenm, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of niz
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

great looking, pours dark and opaque smells of dark chocolate and coffee . the taste supports strong coffee and chocolate notes with a head that fades quite rapidly, not much lacing left on the glass after consumption(compared to guiness) Also has a much lighter/thinner mouthfeel.
none the less, one of bc's better stouts,

niz, Nov 12, 2005
Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

biboergosum, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Glugs outta that big(foot) bottle like oil. Produces a big tan head and the color is dark as night in hell (or northern British Columbia, perhaps). Leaves wide splashes and thick strips of lace on the sides of the glass. Looks great.

Aroma just borders on soy sauce, not enough to be unappealing, but that salty pungency is there, also factors in musty coffee grounds and a light toffee accent in back.

Flavor is heavy on dark chocolate, chocolate-coated coffee beans and toffee. A nuttiness prevails, and while the flavor is enjoyable, a disappointingly thin body keeps this beer from going on the "gotta get more" list. Too watery, especially considering the style.

Despite the thinness, this is still never going to be a stout as legendary as its furry and elusive namesake. It doesn't really assert itself as anything super-impressive, being simply a good, just above average, glad-I-had-it, ain't-gonna-miss-it stout.

Metalmonk, Jan 10, 2007
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2/2 with this upcoming brewery out west. Thanks Russ, Grug for bringing. THough thin, and with coconut-likeness as in Dark Lord, a decent drinking stout. Nice roasty aroma, creamy and astringent together in the same glass. I did not get much in coffee or chocolate from the taste.Lots of carbonation.

Sammy, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of Druid
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Druid, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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

joemcgrath27, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of souvenirs
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

souvenirs, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of elricorico
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

elricorico, May 20, 2012
Photo of GrimmReaper
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

GrimmReaper, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of Rutager
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Rutager, May 06, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a big dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt with some subtle coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by some semi-sweet chocolate notes with some subtle but well balance coffee notes. Body has a nice creamy texture with some good carbonation. I thought this was very well done for the style, nothing extreme in here but very well balanced overall.

Phyl21ca, Nov 08, 2007
Photo of IronDjinn
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

IronDjinn, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of ritzkiss
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

ritzkiss, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of papat444
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

papat444, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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.

BigBry, May 14, 2009
Photo of LampertLand
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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

LampertLand, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of grub
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tasting party dec 6/06 with northyorksammy, crwills, biegaman and me (grub). everyone threw in a few bottles and we had an interesting mix of beer. this bottle was one of my contributions, which i got in a trade with stephenlouis. thanks stephen!

pours an opaque black with a fine brown head. head drops quickly and leaves no lace.

aroma is nice. roasty and malty. bready. bit of dried fruit, maybe dates.

taste is ok. roasty. bit of caramel. bready malt. bittersweet chocolate. falls off a little from the aroma.

mouthfeel is ok. good body. slightly astringent. nice carbonation level.

drinkability is good. not spectacular, but an enjoyable stout.

grub, Dec 07, 2006
Photo of Derek
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pitch black, tan head. Not much head or retention, but it does leave some lace. The head should really stand up on a stout.

S: Roasty chocolate. Very inviting.

T: Smooth, roasty flavour. Not at all burnt or harsh. The roasted character is certainly there, but it may be a little light for the style. Dry, slightly fruity aftertaste.

M: The body is on the heavy side of moderate. Impressive for its strength. Slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Exceptional. The light roasty character means it's that much more drinkable for me!

I'm generally not fond of dry stouts, but I like this one a lot!

Derek, Dec 29, 2005
Photo of Slongie
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Slongie, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Ericbeech_87, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of crwills
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at a tasting with biegaman, northyorksammy, and grub. Thanks guys!

Poured a dark chocolate brown into a sample glass. Aroma was smoky and woody, with a little bit of burnt paper.

Very watery mouthfeel for the style. Flavour is quite smoky, almost rauch-like, with hints of grilled meat and burnt caramel.

An average stout with some slightly unique notes.

crwills, Jan 24, 2007
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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
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