Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GilGarp
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served slightly chilled in a goblet glass.

Oatmeal Yeti is nearly black in color with toffee colored head. It settles quickly and leaves no lacing behind.

Aroma is roasty and rich with hints of dark chocolate and coffee with a bit of cherry sweetness.

Flavor is very similar to other yetis but with a subtle taste of raisins. It's primarily roasty with big bitterness from dark malts and healthy dose of hops. It has some earthy qualities too.

Mouthfeel is enhanced with the addition of oatmeal which really makes it creamy and smooth.

Overall another excellent Yeti and one I'll definately get again. Right up there with espresso and oak aged. If only they would combine all three and make a breakfast stout!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Great Divide tulip. Pours pitch black with a fine three finger brown head with great retention and tons of lacing. Nice aroma of sweet toasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit, figs; roasty. Flavor is toasted, slightly charred malt, chocolate, dark and light dried fruit, oatmeal. Hints of coffee and vanilla. Finishes with toasty malt, charred malt and coffee and bittering hops. Medium to heavy bodied, oatmeal really gives stouts a pleasant mouth feel. Wow. A very welcome addition to an already exemplary series of stouts. Great, balanced and delicious.

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Photo of oberon
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
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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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a big and rich deep black with a big tannish cap that has some great head retention

S: Big rolled and roasted oats with dark fruits and some cocoa. A little bit of booze stings the nostrils

T : A noticable big oats present upfront with big chocolate and a sharp booziness. The raisins are not to be missed and provide great depth to the flavor profile of this beer. A healthy char and dryness as well. A good amount of bitterness, coffee and roast on the end

M: Pretty full bodied and hearty, wow, decadent but not overly sweet or boozey. Lots of love here

O: A big, delicous Yeti of a beer. Man, these are great shelf turds so I threw a few back for aging.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Theseanlewis
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- deep chocolate in color with a dark tan head. The sun doesn't penetrate this beer even at the glasses thinnest point. Head settled like yeast, espresso like foam.

S- a light roast fro t overwhelmed by a dark fruit sweetness towards the back, bits of cocoa and roast coffee to finish.

T- bitter but full of roast mouths when cold. Upon warming the beer takes on a light cocoa and dark fruit combination. This interplays for awhile , leaving fig and bittersweet chocolate with a it of leather in the finish.

M- oily, slick and smooth. Almost foamed up like a frothy espresso, the oats are a welcome and pleasing addition to the flavors present in yeti.

O- I love the yeti series and this iteration ranks high on my list. The dark fruits balance perfectly with the roast and chocolate, and the oats open the beer up let it sit longer and the flavors smooth. Can't wait to let it age

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an oversized, stemless wined glass. Freshness date on bottle is June 24, 2013

A-Oily thick pour. Impermeable black with an immense, towering toffee colored head that retains fairly well and leaves a lot of lacing on the sides of the glass. Looks the same as other Yeti's, but the pour is noticeably more thick.

S-Dry oats and barley. Really fresh. Nutmeg, faint cinnamon are subtle at the front. Dark fruits, raisins obviously, are very subtle but definitely there. Smells pretty good. A lot of nuance, similar to its Yeti brothers. Faint vanilla and coffee hits the back of the nose as it warms, which is common for a roasty beer such as this. Booziness is well hidden.

T-Front of the palate boasts the dry oats and wheat grass but fades nicely into the semi sweet dark fruit character. A surprising spiced bite rounds up in the finish, perhaps from the alcohol? Nutmeg, cinnamon and faint hops are in the back as well. A lot going on here.

MF-It has that airy quality of most Oatmeal stouts, but the Imperial base gives it a nice and thick syrupy feel that is very satisfying and balanced.

O-An exceptional brew. Probably tied for my favorite Yeti with espresso oak aged, which is saying a lot because both are now in my top 15.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: ink-black beer into a stout flute glass produced a dense, dark head of foam that left motes of lace behind

S: my first whiff was raisins, then a blurred mélange of dark fruits and roasted malt

T: lots of dark, rich fruit here, like dates, figs, and raisins, nestled amid the chocolaty malts; something like dry herbs - slightly medicinal - suggested mid-palate; background coffee and perhaps a hint of licorice on the finish

M: smooth and mellow, slightly sticky, some coating, low carbonation

O: another great Yeti release - I think its replacing the Belgian Yeti, which was, until now, the fruitiest-tasting Yeti in the line. Lots of good flavors of dark fruit and cocoa, and earthy/herbal notes. Smooth oats create a real slick feel.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.68/5  rDev +12%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Delivered to my store just today. 22oz bomber poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Solid black colour. Not really dark brown that looks black from a distance but just pitch black. Poured a 1/4" tan head that dissipated down to a dusting with some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.
AR: No one scent is overpowering, it's pretty balanced. There's bitter/baking chocolate, roasted grains and malts, dark fruits like fig and raisin and a bit of an aroma of oatmeal with molasses on it.
T: A lot like the nose as all the above aromas are detected in the taste as well. There is a bit of a black licorice note on the finish also. The oatmeal/molasses aroma is more like a soft chewy oatmeal cookie flavour and reminded me of oatmeal cookies I used to eat when I was a kid. The 9.5% ABV is well hidden. The flavours mesh together nicely making for a very tasty brew.
M: The mouthfeel on this is brilliant. Hearty body, thick and creamy, especially silky and coats the tongue well. Light carbonation they way I like my Stouts.
OV: A well done Oatmeal Stout with balanced flavours. The texture/body and tastes hide the alcohol pretty well. If this had a little bit of a note of either coffee or vanilla in the taste I'd have rated it higher. Still a very good brew that any Stout lover would enjoy and should try.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,297 ratings