Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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

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Reviews:
214
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1,296
pDev:
8.13%
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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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Photo of KTCamm
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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Photo of AyatollahGold
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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Photo of Bammer21
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dnmyrick
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Brolo75
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head, head is full and creamy, good amount of lacing, very little carbonation, looks dark and deep like a good imperial stout should.

A: Heavy aromas of dark fruits, figs, dates, plums, soy sauce, roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, lovely aroma with no alcohol on the nose and a touch of sweetness from the oats.

T: Drinks like a champ, dark fruits, deep, rich notes of dark chocolate and espresso, roasted malts, alcohol is well hidden, finish dry with lingering notes of dark chocolate and espresso, very nice.

M: For having such a high ABV this drinks incredibly smooth, oats really smooth out the mouthfeel that full bodied with very little carbonation, well done.

O: I think this is my favorite Yeti variant so far, it's like an oatmeal stout on steroids, lots of rich, deep aromas and flavors with a very smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Definitely going to pick up another bottle or two to cellar.

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Photo of stanale
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz, bottled on JUN 29 2017, 9.5%
Jet black body with a frothy brown head that holds good retention. Rich nose with chocolate, dark fruit, roast, port wine, and cherry. Bold, rich, and sweet with ample bitterness from hops and roast; complex notes of dark baker's chocolate, roasted barley, oat, cherry, raisin, plum, more port wine in flavor too. Full body, moderate carbonation, alcohol is warming, finishing with bitter piney and earthy hops along with a bunch of roast and datk chocolate lingering. Excellent beer here! Glad to finally try it!

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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

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