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Sasquatch Stout - Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Sasquatch StoutSasquatch Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%
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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Photo of ritzkiss
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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 chickenm
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
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 wordemupg
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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)

wordemupg, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of bobsy
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

bobsy, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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 ThreeWiseMen
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

ThreeWiseMen, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of BeerandBlues2
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

BeerandBlues2, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of santa109
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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
Photo of GrimmReaper
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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 Graham5161986
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Graham5161986, May 20, 2008
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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 crwills
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
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
Photo of Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev -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 -5.4%
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.

Sammy, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of biegaman
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark charcoal colour with chestnut highlights. A suddy brown head. Aroma starts off very sweet with dense roast, then arises a big, hefty oaty presence, finally migrates to a decadent chocolat malt. I detect a little sourness from the yeast. I found a lot of yeast in there for a sweet stout. The taste seems to shift more towards the brown malt, with a light coffee flavour hitting the back of the tongue. Happy to see good things coming from the West Coast - this would be a favourable go-to for the style.
Thanks Grub!

biegaman, Dec 07, 2006
Photo of grub
3.63/5  rDev -6%
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 +15.8%
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 Viggo
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very opaque black, little bit of red highlights on the edges, big and thick tan head, lots of sticky lace. Smell is caramel, chocolate, coffee, lots of roasted grains, and some floral hops. Taste is lots of chocolate, coffee, caramel, light sourness near the end, wicked roasted grain bitterness in the finish and some hits of butter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Super smooth and flavourful, great stout.

Viggo, Dec 21, 2005
Photo of niz
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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 BDTyre
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I should have bought two!

I like the label, despite the obvious mechanical and grammatical problems with the descriptions (double "and"s, "alot", "misterious").

Pitch black with almost no head -a bit of brown foam. Roasted, chocolate malts predominate the smell and taste. Heavy and smooth. An ideal stout.

Could be a session stout but for the bottle size. I hope this is available on a regular basis.

BDTyre, Mar 25, 2005
Photo of canucklehead
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best stouts in BC coming close to the heralded Crannog Back hand of God. Big black with a brown head this beer smells all nice and roasty burnt like. The flavours are on the large size with burnt chocolate malts taking the lead. This just kills the Granville Island offering and is now in my top ten alltime BC list. Sweet.

canucklehead, Mar 17, 2005
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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.