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:
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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Ratings:
1,265
Reviews:
205
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
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 -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wgkutz
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
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 +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spursfaninla
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am starting to think that imperial stouts might be too much for me.

I bought a 3-pack of Yeti's because they are so well regarded, and it was the equivalent of getting them almost $3 off each. Bottled in Jun 16, so over 7 months old. I am really shocked this survived so well in a non-AC environment, the place I bought this does not AC.

This does not disappoint, although I thought an oatmeal stout (even imperial) might be softer. Maybe this is softer for a Yeti Imperial stout...

This is as good as it gets for imperial stouts that i have had, and I can barely keep my hand on the reins. Look is a gorgeous black. head a nice brown, laces like a champ.

Feel is for being a rich as it is, is not so thick, which makes it easier going down.

Smell....well, I don't smell that much. I would rate lower based on this, but am going to give it a "pass" because I think my sniffer is getting stuffed.

Taste, well, I don't get all the bells and whistles that some are tasting, but that is often the case I find. I think that is my own deficient sniffer. I get a very slightly sweet, more burnt like a muddy chocolate, fruity follows, (prob the raisins) taste with a nice glow from the aftertaste and a feel of the strong alc content.

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Photo of sanitarium16
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewding_n_deep
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with a nice head that lingers. Not much, but it leaves a thin brown film.
Aroma of bitter cocoa, coffee, oats, raisin and plum.
Taste follows, and a hint of booze.
Smooth cream mouthfeel.
What's not to like, personally, I prefer it over the Oak Aged Yeti.

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Photo of cbutova
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Draft last night at Sunset Grille, Allston, MA.

A- Blacker than pitch black pour from the taps to a snifter. Atop the body a thick and creamy deep mocha brown cap forms to about one finger high with good retention. A few sheets of lace with mostly spots forming on the glass.

S- Massive presence of bitter cocoa and roasted barley off the top with a slight char on the grains. In Yeti style, the hops are fairly strong but still play extremely well with the stout base.

T- Yeti with a touch of cookie toasty oats. Vanilla sweets. Bitter cocoa. Espresso beans. Milk chcoolate. A massive chocolate presence with both bitter dark cocoa and milk chocolate coming from the darkened grains alongside charred barley, espresso and slight licorice notes. Cereal oats, piney hops and a touch of sweetness come to mind. Again, the hops are strong but somehow balance in with the massive grains amazingly.

MF- Probably the best part of the beer here. The oats add an extremely silky, smooth touch to an already great body. The beer is about as thick as can be without being overly syrupy or slick. Ends with bittersweet cocoa and hop bitterness lingering.

The Yeti series never fails to deliver and this one gets a boost in the body from a great grain in oats. Beating a dead horse but Yeti manages to fold in strong hops better than almost any other RIS out there.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a "Yeti in a Coffee Cup Looks Like Coffee in a Coffee Cup" mug.

Appearance
Pours black with a creamy dark brown head.

Nose
Cocoa, baker's chocolate, raisin, caramel, toffee, and oats.

Taste
Cocoa, baker's chocolate, and dark roast coffee. Caramel, toffee, and some espresso. Raisin, oats, and a subtle earthiness. Piney hops linger.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, creamy, velvety, silky, sticky, and smooth.

Overall
An unbelievable mouthfeel that is velvety AF. Subtle, refined, smooth, and chocolatey. This is perhaps my favorite Yeti.

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Photo of PaulElk
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Love the raisin hints. Bottle from July 2014. Ages well. Smooth and crisp

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of papposilenus
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 22oz bottle, dated 06/22/16, served in a nonic. The cap is encrusted with this thin, brittle black foil which disintegrates all to hell when I try to get it off. I'm going to mark appearance down 0.25 because, even though I can't see it, by God, I know there are little flecks of it in my beer.

Pours opaque black with the merest hint of mahogany highlights and a thick pillow of dense mocha head. Retention is good, eventually settling into a solid, silky cap with thick, sloppy wads of lacing.

Smells like breakfast: fresh-perked coffee and oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar and cream. Smells warm and roasty and comfortable. I want to snuggle with it.

Taste is pleasantly dry and bitter with charred, roasted grains and dried fruits, not just the raisins but dates, prunes and dried apricots. Chicory, tobacco, leather and sage. Finishes chalky and drying with a little orange peel and burnt sugar.

Feel is silky, chalky and medium-bodied, adequately carbonated, with a very slight booze haze in the sinuses.

I DID get a little piece of the foil and now it's stuck to the gum behind my last top-left molar and I can not get it off. There'll probably be a whole wad of it in my colon by morning. So, THAT pisses me the fuck off. Other than that, it's a very nice beer.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,265 ratings.
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