Oatmeal Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.13%
Ratings:
1,322
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 15, 2022
Added:
Jun 26, 2013
Wants:
  104
Gots:
  292
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
Notes: Much like its legendary predecessors, this Yeti is big, bold and dark. The addition of rolled oats softens Yeti’s notoriously roasty backbone and the small amount of raisins added in the brew kettle create a unique dark fruit character. Just as admired as those that came before it, Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.
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4.31 by Taenim from New Jersey on Feb 15, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by daliandragon from Maryland

So this beer has been in my closet for over two years and is nearly six years young with a June 2016 bottling mark. The new year seemed like a good time to knock it bout. Pours jet black with a wet cocoa head and delicious, complex nose: roasted, dark fruit, grapeskin, coffee, baker's chocolate, tobacco, and a hint of mustiness.

The texture is multitoned and assists in the flavor delivery. The main notes are date, blackcurrant, port, coffee, molasses, fudge, and a touch of smoke. Truly exquisite and enhanced by the smoothness. No oatmeal notes per se, but you can feel their influence on everything. Definitely worth keeping a cellar...

Jan 02, 2022
 
4.47 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Aug 22, 2021
 
4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Apr 04, 2021
 
4.24 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2019
 
4 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on May 14, 2019
 
3.98 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 25, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

*Review of 33 month old bottle.*

Fantastic head production, and excellent retention. Big, frothy dark brown head sits atop a nutty ebony body.

Incredibly roasty and hoppy aroma, despite the age. Caramel, earth, grains, earthy hops, chocolate, and coffee; very much like an American Barleywine on the nose.

Flavor follows the roasty nose, although there is a ton of smoothness to the profile, as well. Sweet chocolate, red grapes, raisins, minor char, earthy hops, burnt caramel, and a bitter black coffee-like finish.

Smooth, rich, full bodied, and creamy on the palate, while still lively. Big and bold, it's not hiding the high ABV, but it's not overpowering in any way.

Mar 06, 2019
 
4.33 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Feb 13, 2019
 
3.83 by HeartPAC from Illinois on Feb 03, 2019
 
4.24 by drh88 from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SB2017 from Iowa

Lovely espresso color, with a thin tan head of dense foam. You can really smell the yeast on this brew, a little overpoweringly. Slightly metallic, sour, and hoppy. The taste is far more mild, with a lot going on. Bright and zesty, very alcoholic with a mellow roasty aftertaste. Sweet and complex, with enough sourness and bitter brown notes to round it out, this beer is tasty, though earns more merit on being a wild ride in its own right. 100% unique and satisfying.

Nov 01, 2018
 
4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma roasted malts, espresso and bakers chocolate.

T - The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, oats and light dark fruits.

M - Medium/full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Really nice imperial stout. The flavors are rich and dark. Deceptively easy drinking at 9.5%.

Oct 27, 2018
 
4.31 by Brendanjames from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mkh012 from Colorado

Bottled 14 months ago.

Poured at 50ish degrees into a tulip. Near-black with a persistent finger of mocha head.

The nose is chocolate, raisin, leather, and wood.

The taste is chocolate, roasty malt, and faint raisin/grape. Medium bitterness even at over a year old.

The mouthfeel is medium+.

Mocha, light char, and dark fruit delivered in an overall smooth package.

Aug 25, 2018
 
4.24 by 5EKF from Illinois on May 12, 2018
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3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ov1 from Pennsylvania

Good but not as great as reported.

Apr 24, 2018
 
4.33 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Apr 18, 2018
 
4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Apr 15, 2018
 
4.09 by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2018
 
4.59 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Apr 03, 2018
 
4.23 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2018
 
4.43 by sohearn from Alabama on Apr 01, 2018
 
3.94 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2018
 
4.25 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Feb 26, 2018
 
4.32 by Sparky176 from Florida on Jan 18, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some black chocolate notes with subtle dry raisins notes is quite enticing. Taste is a great mix of roasted malt with rich black chocolates notes with the oat malt bringing some smooth notes with dry raisins notes adding another layer of complexity. Body is full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol notes. Very well brewed imperial stout with the dry raisin notes adding interesting flavours.

Jan 16, 2018
 
3.98 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2018
 
4 by gangstabobangsta from Colorado on Jan 04, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Body is a beautiful nearly opaque dark chocolate brown color. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy tan head. Head leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

Nose is pretty roasty. Dark malt, oatmeal, dark chocolate.

Flavor is a lot of dark chocolate upfront and a hint of hops. Finish is a lot of roasted malt and a hint of rich dark chocolate.

Medium to high carbonation and a rich relatively thick body.

Overall this is a relatively thick big beer. I wish the oatmeal brought a little more to it.

Jan 01, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by KTCamm from New Jersey

12/15/17...pours pitch black with thick fluffy tan foam that patches up. Roasted oatmeal and coffee nose. Light chocolate too. Dark fruit hints. Chocolate milk flavor, creamy, milky that spills into a coffee ground bitter. Sneaky soft closes w/ a concentrated long lasting bitter. Great.

Dec 22, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

I believe this is the most recent of the Yeti variations. This might be described as a more entry level Yeti. Pours the usual thick black pour that every Yeti iteration has going for it. 3/4" tan head, these beers always look like quality. Aroma yields very little as it should, just pretty much roasted malt and nothing else. You might imagine you're getting a little bit of coffee from the roasted malt.

Taste is more of that roasted malt, a slight chewy smoke layer that is very minimal. The raisins that were added were unnecessary, just make a Russian Imperial Stout if you want to pull those kind of dark fruit notes, it adds bitterness which is what I thought you were trying to get away from when you use oats? Oats provide a smoother mouth feel than the other variations I imagine without the raisin, but otherwise it just becomes a zero sum game.

I dunno, this is a good beer, but doesn't really resonate amongst the other great varieties they make of this beer.

Dec 18, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Jet black color,medium body with right amount of carbonation. Aroma is complex and takes a while to sort everything out. Ciffee,cocoa,dried fruit,and malt. Taste is similar,not sweet at all with all of the mix of flavors showing up. Has a dry finish with a bitterness that linger a on the end that takes away from this being smooth. Overall a very good beer

Dec 17, 2017
 
4.34 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 17, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Muss42 from Michigan

Quite soft and smooth on the palate due to the palate. Smoother than regular with less overwhelming roast. Aged about a year which may have helped it mellow.

Dec 12, 2017
 
4.05 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Dec 11, 2017
 
4.17 by dnmyrick from Minnesota on Dec 08, 2017
 
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Brolo75 from California

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head, head is full and creamy, good amount of lacing, very little carbonation, looks dark and deep like a good imperial stout should.

A: Heavy aromas of dark fruits, figs, dates, plums, soy sauce, roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, lovely aroma with no alcohol on the nose and a touch of sweetness from the oats.

T: Drinks like a champ, dark fruits, deep, rich notes of dark chocolate and espresso, roasted malts, alcohol is well hidden, finish dry with lingering notes of dark chocolate and espresso, very nice.

M: For having such a high ABV this drinks incredibly smooth, oats really smooth out the mouthfeel that full bodied with very little carbonation, well done.

O: I think this is my favorite Yeti variant so far, it's like an oatmeal stout on steroids, lots of rich, deep aromas and flavors with a very smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Definitely going to pick up another bottle or two to cellar.

Nov 26, 2017
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1322 ratings