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Sasquatch Stout | Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Sasquatch StoutSasquatch Stout
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Brewed by:
Old Yale Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by canucklehead on 03-17-2005

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 83
Photo of hotmailmsn
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

5% ABV, 15ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - black with one finger perfectly brown head.
S - coffee comes first, chocolate, roasted malt, Little bit smoky. hint of brown sugar, but not much.
T - good carbonation, which leads to a not so smooth mouth feel for a stout. dry, coffee n chocolate tastes, short lasting, a bit tartness of it, great bitterness from 15 ibu, smoky bitterness.
O - kinda like Irish style dry stout, it's a representative well balanced stout, there's everything u wanted from a stout. But to me, who like RIS, Sasquatch is kinda thin, not complex. it's a good beer, "voted best" of 2014, probably it's mild, a stout for everyone. recommend to ppl who want to try stout, but don't want the booze.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of crwills
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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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.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got on trade! 650ml bottle served at 8deg C I a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in a minute or two. Rather dark brown colour

S- Not a lot and it's metallic. Not good

T- Chocolate is coco and chalky. Some coffee. All subdued. Very mellow like a Guinness. I don't much care for Guinness.

M- Slightly creamy going down and dries right out quickly

O- Not a bad brew. Just not my cup of tea.

Food Pairing

This light easy drinking stout went well with...... Cherries!

Enjoy!

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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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.

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Photo of grub
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of niz
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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,

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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

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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)

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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.

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Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sasquatch Stout is appropriately hard to see, at least without strong lighting. Black and opaque, the one and only thing easy to spot is its tall, spongy head - the foamy lacing is unmistakable even at a distance. This stark, grimy, nontransparent beer is certainly worth photographing.

The aroma is a little void and vaguely metallic. It's more like an Irish Dry than Oatmeal Stout. And is that lactose I smell? There's a good deal of chocolaty flavour but it's all beneath the surface and requires some scratching to get at. Even once unleashed it quickly takes off. Won't you stick around?

Dry and light, this stout has a reserved (rather than rich) profile. There's a minor hint of black licorice, a shot of coffee, a pinch of grated dark chocolate. It's relatively easy on the roasted malts but does have some sootiness. There's also an obvious oatmeal presence; it has an oily-slick mouthfeel.

There's also some vanilla and wafer notes that provide a shot of sweetness, though this ultimately is a dry beer. About that, a little more hop flavour would have been beneficial, the 'greenness' is subtle but super nice. Mind you, the overall mild nature is intentional (as the alcohol content, 5%, would attest).

Sasquatch Stout is flawlessly made and may rank as one of the finer oatmeal stouts in the country, yet I'm not terribly excited by it. Chalk it up to the nature of the style or the fact that good examples are no longer hard to come by. Regardless, if you spot a bottle on the shelf be sure to snap it up!

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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

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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.

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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 a 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
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