Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
BA SCORE
4.18/5
1,280 Ratings
Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,261
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,280
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
282
Trade:
15
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Photo of Heeenrik
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsander
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of wordemupg
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Shortbox81
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a rich tan finger’s worth of head that dissipated practically immediately. Thin glossy sticky messy lacing trimmed the sides of the glass. The aroma starts off with rugged roasty to bitter bite gripping my nose (yeah, I think that’s a real yeti in there, lol, he sounds pissed). Slight coffee, subtle dried cocoa bean (seems really fresh, probably why I say the "yeti" seems pissed, yes, this is a bit rough). The flavor leans roasty bold with the fresh coffee bean "green"-ness coming out. Sweetness is really contained. Dry coffee fresh/green edge really strikes the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a sipping quality about it. Carbonation rides fairly light, but the rugged edges of the coffee bean freshness hit perhaps a bit too hard. Overall, well, in my opinion, I think I opened this too early, I really think this could have used some age to develop the "said" flavors on the side of the bottle, with that in mind, I will be kind with this rating.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wgkutz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing dark stout with frothy head and hints of coffee and brown sugar. Nice sharp bite at 9.5% abr.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottled 7/16/2013; poured into snifter. Dark color with brown head that clings to sides and dissipates. Roasted malts, chocolate bitters, coffee and raisins to nose. Full body, little carbonation but balanced. This beer aged well, very enjoyable!

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Photo of Casey_L
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of beergoot
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque black body; rich, creamy, light tan head; sheets of foam clinging to the glass. Roasted grain aroma; mocha; dark fruit esters. Charred grain flavors, rich with notes of chocolate, fudge; nice alcohol edge; sweet with a balanced hop bitterness on the backend. Dense, chewy mouthfeel; sweet; somewhat coarse; finishes with a nice combination of sweetness and dryness.

Well, now...this is a very fine heavy duty imperial stout. It has exemplary depth and complexity with the flavor and just coats the tongue with awesome elements of roasted grains and chocolate-related goodness. The oats add some very pleasing smoothness to the mouthfeel. A fine representation of the regional "dark arts"...

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,280 ratings
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