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Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by MinorThreat on 06-26-2013

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Reviews: 187 | Ratings: 1,206
Photo of Stunmai
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was one damn good beer. It was the first Yeti I've tried, and it was great. It got beer as it warmed up, I poured a bit too cool.It was incredibly creamy, dark and smooth. It had a good raison and smoke flavor, but I wouldn't really call it an oatmeal stout, not in the same way that the Sam Smith, Anderson Valley or Wolavers is.

Can't wait to try the second one I have in a few years.

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Photo of Reema
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: 650 ml bottle into a pint glass (sorry).

Pours a jet black, no light penetration whatsoever. Oh baby, this looks great. Beautiful brown suds on top. Smells of slightly sweet oatmeal with ample toasty roasty scents. Smells awesome. Taste is nice roasted goodness, bitter chocolate, and toasted oats. Slightly alcohol burn at the end of the taste that lingers for a bit. This is some good stuff. It is smooth as silk in the mouth, reminds me of a good glass of chocolate milk. Perfectly creamy. Hot damn, I think I found myself a permanent resident stout in my beer fridge.

This was an awesome find and I will definitely be buying this again. Now to get the standard Yeti and see how that measures up!

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Photo of daledeee
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A nice 22 oz bottle to try.

Poured it and got a nice head and totally dark body , Smells like chocolate and caramel

Taste is great. Lots of chocolate and hints of vanilla. Very smooth drink. Not much hop or malt bitterness. FInish is quite nice. This is really easy to drink for a strong dark beer.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pitch black with a dark mocha head, which sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing on the glass. One of the thickest beers I've had, pours like motor oil.

S - One of the strongest aromas from a stout I've ever gotten. Chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, a hint of cinnamon. It smells absolutely delicious.

T - Immediate chocolate flavor, with raisin and roasted malt immediately following. Oatmeal is on the back end. Roasted malt is balanced by the huge sweetness of the chocolate, raisin, and oatmeal. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - Moderate carbonation, super thick in the mouth, very chewy. One of the thickest mouthfeels I've ever experienced. It coats your mouth with roasty, chocolatey, oatmeal raisin goodness. Sweet oatmeal lingers long after taking a sip.

O - I'm very impressed with this Yeti. My second favorite in the series behind Oak Aged Yeti. Very sweet, but not cloying, and both the aroma and mouthfeel are fantastic. I might buy another bottle soon.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled June 25th. Poured from a 22ounce bottle into a tall nonic.

A - rich deep black with a thick three finger head that lingers.
S - roasted oats from the start with a heavy malty dark fruit background.
T - oatmeal raisin fig bars dipped in light chocolate flavored coffee. Well balanced and nothing overpowers.
M - thick, hearty, smooth. Flows like chocolate milk. Alcohol is buried in there somewhere.
O - a big beer that drinks well and tastes great, a winner from Great Divide.

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Photo of dar482
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a black color with a gorgeous deep brown mocha head.

The aroma is just huge. So freaking chocolate forward. Roasty malt, sweet raisins, brown sugar.

The flavor follows with tons of chocolate, roasty malt, a bit of coffee, dark fruit and raisins, some oats, with a bit of hops in the end. The bitterness is actually quite gentle and inviting instead of the big abrasive taste instead of regular Yeti.

The mouthfeel is wonderful. It is the highlight of the beer with a huge viscous mouthfeel. It's so thick and creamy, almost like a milk shake.

This is one of my favorite Yetis. What a delicious and thick Imperial Stout.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says Bottled On: JUN 24 2013.

A- Pours a deep jet black color with a 1/2 inch brown head that retains very well before settling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick bubbly ring behind.

S- Dark roast with a bit of sweetness, likely from the raisins. Notes of coffee, molasses and brown sugar. Also a bit of a booze fume.

T- The smooth, roasty flavor brings notes of milk chocolate and combines with the dark fruit-like taste of the raisins making for a lusciously decadent sweetness. Alcohol is beautifully well-hidden.

M- When this hit my tongue, my eyes rolled in the back of my head. Velvety soft feel where calling it creamy just doesn't do it justice. Medium carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- I think this is my favorite Yeti and I've now had all of them. The Espresso Oak-aged was previously my favorite but this is otherworldy as far as depth and flavor goes. GD killed it with this one.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black with a coffee colored head that trails the glass. The smell was full of dark chocolate and coffee scents with some sweetness on the finish. The taste was excellent with all the stout flavors coming through in a delicious and warm flavor. The mouthfeel was great with the oatmeal giving it a thickness that lent itself well with the style. Would highly recommend if you're a fan of Yeti.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.61/5  rDev +10%

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.

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 jerefreakinmiah
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What? I haven't rated this???

Appearance - black as night, Dark as coal. Sexy, light tan head that disappears fast.

Smell - pleasing, breakfasty oatmeal nose. Slight chocolate notes.

Taste - chocolate malt, period. Maybe a touch of oats in there. Some noticeable alcohol, but not distracting.

Mouthfeel - just like a big stout should be: heavy and lingers on the palate.

Overall: YETI! Fun to drink, even in this hot weather. What I think is the closest to the archetype for a IRS that we have.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a - poured a one finger thick, creamy dark coffee-colored head into a snifter that settled to a thin ring. the body was dark black.
s - chocolate covered raisins.
t - oatmeal and roast with the raisins coming through.
m - creamy and viscous.
o - terrific take on yeti. the oatmeal and raisins are well done and go great with yeti. the color of the head was amazing.

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Photo of screamking
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

22oz bottle poured into snifter.

Aroma notes: roasted coffee, chocolate,black cherry, plum.

Tasting notes: milk chocolate, mocha, espresso, oatmeal, lemon, black cherry.

One of the smoothest RIS I've ever tasted. Tons of big flavors but milk chocolate is at the forefront. This is my favorite yeti so far.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 22oz bottle. Bottled on June 25th 2013 (today!). Thanks for the bottling line pull, much appreciated!

A- The thickest looking yeti I've seen when poured. Ink black/used motor oil, maybe the "blackest" beer I've seen. Rich coco colored head with nice retention and lacing.

S- Sweet roasted cereal grains with a small amount of herbal hop notes right up front. Behind that is a sweet dark fruit lingering in the back with dark bakers chocolate.

T- Subtle notes of oatmeal raisin cookies right off the bat eventually giving way to bitter deeply roasted grains and sweet mocha/chocolate notes. Long sweet and bitter finish.

M- Super viscous and perfectly carbonated. Very silky and creamy. Perfect for the style.

O- I was sad to see Belgian Yeti go but this is an excellent replacement. A near perfectly nuanced approach to an oatmeal stout with raisins. Big, rich, complex, perfectly integrated and not too fatiguing for such a robust beer.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick, black beer with a dark brown to beige, two finger head. Lacing on the glass when the head sinks down to a thin, brown layer.

Nose: Chocolate cream, vanilla, ice cream, honey, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, hops, coffee and of course the special "Great Divide" smell! I JUST LOVE IT!

Mouth: Full, great, big, complex body with a very small amount of carbonation. Coffee, dark roasted malt, espresso, ash, caramel malt and a lot of dark chocolate!

This is a MUST HAVE. I love it. I’m glad I’ve saved a few in the beercellar :)

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Photo of BierJager89
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a brown ring of head.

S: Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, molasses, anise in the nose.

T: Dark bittersweet chocolate, dark/medium roast coffee, molasses, a touch of anise. Also a touch of pine and citrus hop character. Floral notes are much stronger in the hop presence.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: I'd say this is better than Espresso Yeti, not quite Chocolate Yeti. It's absolutely delicious and well worth a try.

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Photo of RickS95
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, pitch black pour. Completely devoid of anything light. The head doesn't immediately form, but when it doesn, it's brown and creamy. Moderate retention, fluffy creamy bubbles, with a chocolate lace left in its wake.

Dark, roasty malt, expresso, smoky scent fill the nose. Subsequent is the wave of caramel and faint dark fruits that fill the nose. No hop presence, but you can smell the bitterness from the roasted grains.

It's all vague malts up front, but as the beers wonders toward the throat, the gentle chocolate flavor evolves. The raisin gives some balance as the bittersweet chocolate intensifies the flavors in the finish.

For some a big beer, it's very easy to drink. The oatmeal provides plenty of creamy smoothe texture so you don't get a grainy feel like its brothers. Sweetness collides with bitterness throughout before a warming bitterness lingers til the next sip starts. Full bodied, you can feel thick viscosity. No carbonation so the palate is left sticky with a syrupiness.

Overall, it's a hell of a beer and exceptionally drinkable. Not something you chug, you could easily nurse this for an hour or more...and love every sip. Would make a great nightcap or dessert beer.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, bottled 6/24/13, poured into a teku glass

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy dark brown head that retains nicely, eventually reducing to a film and ring around the edges, leaving some lacing behind

S- deep dark chocolate malt aromas up front with a hint of smoked wood & ash, dark berries, fig & raisin, smoked pork, oat bread, black strap molasses, toffee and a hint of coffee closes it out

T- creamy dark artisanal chocolate up front with hints of smoked wood & dried smoked pork, velvety oats mix with flavors of dark cherry, raisin and licorice. Caramelized sugar and caramel malt sweetness carries the mid-palate, leading to an oatmeal-raisin-cookie flavored finish with lingers of charred ash

M- heavy bodied with low carbonation leads to a chewy and creamy mouthfeel, and a velvety-silk, smooth, warming finish

O- the depth of this beer is impressive, while managing to keep all of the elements in balance, perhaps my favorite Yeti to date, a fine oatmeal stout

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Photo of q33jeff
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: roasted Malt, coffee. Dark chocolate. Appearance: dark black color, thick look. Rich brownish tan head. Beautiful in a snifter. Legs. Taste: creamy, Smokey, lots of bittersweet Chocolate. Feel: Smooth drinking. Creamy and a touch of carbonation in the lasting head. Very nice beer. Up there with the best."

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Photo of snaotheus
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle on June 25th, 2013 (Thank you Great Divide for having clear, discoverable dating).

Pours opaque black, with a small brown head, some active carbonation. Smell is black licorice, chocolate and coffee, a little bit of smoke.

Taste is bittersweet, very nice. Hint of dark fruit, noticeable alcohol, chocolate and coffee bitterness, maybe some charred bitterness.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light. Thick, but not heavy. Overall, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

When I first poured the beer, I thought I was pouring dirty motor oil into my glass such was the rich blackness. A dark mocha colored head stays around for a while and leaves light webby lacing. The aroma is extremely decadent in rich dark chocolate, hearty oats, and a faint fruit sweetness hidden under the dessert. The taste is equally rich. A slight burn touches the throat as the yeti goes down the pipe, with a spicy alcoholic aftertaste of bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. The mouthfeel is dry, and burns a bit.

Overall, just an absolutely delicious beer. I wish I had this in the heart of winter, but it still tastes awesome in mid July.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Complex stout ahead of its class for the abv. Pours nice and black, nice amount of dark brown head. Smells like a Yeti but with an extra helping of dark dried fruit. Taste is even better, tons of dark dried fruits and chocolate/coffee but super smooth!

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Photo of BenwayPHD
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours black with a light brown, thin head. Smell is very sweet. Figs, chocolate, vanilla, mocha. The flavor is incredibly. Extremely roasty, nowhere near as hoppy as the regular yeti. It's complex yet light. There is a lingering bitterness that I quite enjoy. Quite a nice mouthfeel.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All black body, no highlights to be found, topped by three fingers of dense dark tan foam.

Powerful and alluring dark chocolate and roast coffee aroma.

Taste has plenty of chocolate, plenty of coffee, a nice dollop of oatmeal, and a solid bite of hops at he swallow. It all cycles together in the afterglow.

Smooth, slick, rich mouthfeel. It just oozes down the thoart.

Another terrific member of Yeti tribe. Believe.

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Photo of hardy008
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a one finger mocha head, with nice retention and lacing. The aroma is very nice with chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, and raisins.

Tastes much like it smells with chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses, raisins, oats, and some earthiness. This has to be one of the best tasting versions of Yeti I have tried. I wish Great Divide would make this all the time.

Full bodied with modest carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink, likely due to the addition of oats. An incredible Imperial Stout, which I highly recommend trying.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This poured with an obvious thickness and viscosity, a deep onyx opaqueness and a dark brown head. The head mounted with a creamy cloud of foam with very dense lacing.

The aroma is chocolatey, with roasted coffee, charred oats, marshmallows and Graham cracker. Almost like a S'More.

The flavors are roasted oats and dry malt Graham Cracker. Chocolate washes over mid palate with a charred ember and smoky finish.

The feel is velvety smooth with a decent fullness and a moderate thickness.

I have had Yeti and Oak Aged Yeti and find this to be my favorite.

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