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Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MinorThreat on 06-26-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
1,227
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
20.48%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
275
For Trade:
15
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Reviews: 194 | Ratings: 1,227
Reviews by Hopswagger:
Photo of Hopswagger
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Pours a pitch black body with super dark espresso head. A short flare of froth that dissipates to a honeycomb of bubbles. Not much retention but a nice band if silky lacing.

S: Roasted, sweet dark malts, powdery graininess from the rolled oats, slight coffee and earthy notes.

T/M: Dark fruits show up more in the flavor than the nose. Bittersweet chocolate, rum soaked raisins, roasted molasses, powdered cocoa and dusty rolled oats that kinda get stuck in the throat. This is much sweeter than the original and has more of a syrupy body. Earthy hops linger at the finish. Smoldered wood and alcohol come out toward the end once warmed.

O: You really can't go wrong with any I the Yeti offerings. I enjoyed the extra sweet malt with the syrupy body. I like that fact that this displays more natural flavors rather than the often used artificial flavors. Glad I grabbed this up.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I have been trying to do a vertical of all the Yetis for a while now, and every time I bring it to the table with friends it ends up being too much of an endeavor. So instead I finally decided to just start drinking them one at a time. To start, I'm doing the freshest, bottled on July 16, 2013.

Pours a jet black semi thick frothy little creamy head covering that fades at a med to quicker pace, very little lacing but nice legs as the thick beer runs down the sides of the glass much better than the lacing, and the beer is just pitch black, no light getting through, and it even seems to stain the glass a little.

Nose is pretty nice, starting with plenty of dark malts, and continuing with them for a while, little roasty malt with plenty of varying caramels that bring a little creme brulee, into a super dark chocolate, thick syrupy but bitter dark chocolate, little baker's and semi sweet as well. Then into a creamy aroma, oats and oats rolled in dark chocolate, touch of roasted coffee, and interesting caramelized raisin covered in chocolate.

Taste starts rich and creamy, more oats and again oats rolled in dark chocolate, into big heavy malts, mostly chocolate and dark caramel malts, with a touch of roasty and black malt that gets fairly sweet and just a bit burnt. Hint of coffee from the roast leads into the different chocolate levels, dark and baker's mostly, with a nice creamy lush feel that's not too far off from melting chocolate, nice oat level almost chewy like, and some caramel flavors with a little caramelized sugar and fluffy nougat but not a ton, and just a hint of a fruity raisin like flavor, chocolate covered caramelized raisin again which is so light I wouldn't have found it if I wasn't looking for it. Finish is long, some decent bitterness kicks in with a little earthy and spicy hop and bitterness from the roasted characters, more lingering creamy lush chocolate and dark malts, little caramel, bit more of the chocolate covered raisin coming through too.

Mouth is really nice, big creamy and lush, velvety, nice fluffy carb even, very faint hint of warming booze which is good for 9.5%.

Overall very nice, as expected from any of the Yetis, delicious malt characters, so creamy and lush, chewy even, very faint hint of raisin that I wish was a bit more, nice bitterness, good long finish, drinks very well for 9.5%. can't wait to get to the rest of the Yetis.

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Photo of SamN
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage

Unbelievably dark and gritty. Quarter finger of mocha-tan foam sits heavily on top like latte foam. Solid looks, but maybe a bit pedestrian for a stout. The aroma alone on this beer makes me put this as one of the best beers from CO I've ever had. Strong rich malts ooze out a molasses-like sweetness. Distinct charcoal character adds a slight smokey dimension to the sweetness. Coffee, rich port, cherries, poppyseed cake drizzled with glaze, booze. Luscious, decadent, dessert-like aromas. Incredible nose. In the taste, the over-powering hops bitterness that overwhelms fresh bottles has faded to a mere whisp. Dominant are the rich dark, dark roasted malts that impart a baseline sweetness. Fruits and an almost sherry-like quality. Boozy without being hot, sweet without being cloying. Incredibly smooth from the oats. Just dripping with dessert like qualities.

Overall...wow. Fucking amazing beer. Aging two years brought out more sweet qualities and downplayed the rough edges. Everything you'd expect in an oatmeal imperial stout.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this bottle.

A - Pitch black, opaque, and resembles the color of used engine oil! Massive toffee colored, frothy, creamy head the bonds to the sides of the glass like glue. Wonderful presentation in the glass!

S - Dark roasted chocolate, cream, char, and some smokiness.

T - Coffee beans, alcohol, cherries, cream, dark roasted chocolate, and a lingering alcohol, piney, bitter chocolate finish.

M - Thick and full bodied, silky, alcohol effervescence permeates up through the sinuses, slippery, lip smacking sticky.

O - Rock solid. period.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Bottled 7/16/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, cocoa, and charred fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of roast and char qualities all around.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%

June 2013 bottle, opened August 2014

A - Pitch black body with an espresso foam head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Awesome nose. Best of the Yeti's. Rich oatmeal, sweet cream, light coffee, vanilla, and milk chocolate.

T - Wow, definitely the best tasting of the Yeti's. Cream, raisins, oatmeal, spiced rum, dark chocolate truffles, caramel, dried cocoa nibs, Nutella.

M - Beautiful. Thick, creamy, and super smooth. Touch of warm booze.

O - Best of the Yeti's in my opinion, and one of the best oatmeal stouts I've ever had. Big, chewy, bold, and smooth.


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4.61 Oatmeal Yeti
Jay Jon Anth Vin Avg Weight
A - 4.75 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.56 10%
S - 4.50 4.75 4.50 4.25 4.50 20%
T - 5.00 4.25 4.50 4.75 4.63 40%
M - 4.75 4.50 4.50 4.75 4.63 10%
O - 4.75 4.50 4.75 4.75 4.69 20%

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Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a black body with minimal tan head and lace.
Has a roasted malt aroma that has hints of both chocolate and coffee.
Smooth, slightly sweet from chocolate and balanced with dry, roasted malts that give off a touch of coffee.
Rather simplistic stout but it's so smooth while maintaining both a sweet and dry edge that it is so drinkable (and dangerous as the ABV is well-hidden).
Just a well-tailored stout.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 6/19/14; into a snifter.
Appearance - dark as a shadow; creamy mocha head that leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell - roasted coffee, dark fruits (possibly the raisin).
Taste - flavorful espresso, just the right amount of warming alcohol.
Feel - big, bold and creamy!
Overall - another great Yeti, that I have cellared and will review again!

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Photo of oberon
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on June 24th 2013.Poured into an oversized wine glass black and thick looking with a perfectly formed deep mocha colored one finger head atop,very menacing looking...in a good way.Char and dark fruit stand out most in the nose,the raisin used in this brew stands out most.A full airy feel in the mouth,I knew it would be creamy but this goes beyond that,it just glides down to easily.It's charred and surprisingly earthy on the palate,I was expecting much sweeter,it's sweet with it chocolate and's dark fruit character but it doesn't come close to being cloyining,the earth and smoke is just as big.I expected some earthiness but not smoke in how big it is,just a great beer,the mouthfeel is almost perfect.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of npala86
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Tiernan
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of DahWag
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dimitrov
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured into a tulip glass, this beer is a very deep and dark opaque brown with a rich, dark tan head.
The aroma is rich and roasty with whiffs of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit.
A great tasting brew! Chocolate and roast coffee notes along with flavors of raisin and dates. A rich, lingering bitter finishes the sip.
The mouthfeel is lovely, smooth and so creamy.
Overall, a topnotch imperial stout.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a big creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts and raisins with a little chalkiness.

The flavor is roasted black patent malt with a little chocolate and dark fruit. There's a good amount of bitterness from the roast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent addition to the yetis. A bit too much bitter roast, and I don't notice much from the oatmeal or raisin.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JakerLou
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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