Oatmeal Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Oatmeal Stout
4.18 | pDev: 8.13%
Dec 22, 2022
Jun 26, 2013
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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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Pours a dark oily black with a small tan head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Some nice fruitiness from the raisins, sweet chocolate and caramel, mix with some roasted grain.

T: Some nice chocolate, a slightly bitter toasted malt, some caramel, and some fruitiness from the raisins. The bitterness from the roasted grain is almost burnt.

F: Smooth and creamy large body.

O: Nice beer where the aroma is a little better than the taste.
Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Taenim from New Jersey

Feb 15, 2022
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.47 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

May 14, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
*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
Rated: 4.33 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by HeartPAC from Illinois

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by drh88 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by SB2017 from Iowa

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.
Nov 01, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2018
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

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%.
Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by Brendanjames from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2018
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

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.
Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by 5EKF from Illinois

May 12, 2018
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Rated by Ov1 from Pennsylvania

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.
Apr 24, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 18, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Apr 03, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by sohearn from Alabama

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by Sparky176 from Florida

Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

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.
Jan 16, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2018
Rated: 4 by gangstabobangsta from Colorado

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

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.
Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

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.
Dec 22, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Dec 18, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

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
Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Muss42 from Michigan

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.
Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 4.17 by dnmyrick from Minnesota

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Nov 26, 2017
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