Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by MinorThreat on 06-26-2013

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#2,435
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
1,311
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
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Photo of SB2017
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of M4CDO
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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%.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of 5EKF
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ov1
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good but not as great as reported.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky176
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,311 ratings