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.

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Photo of anon
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black pour, small coffee coloured head with a decent amount of lace sticking around the glass.

Deep, dark roasted malt and grain on the nose. Hints of fresh ground coffee beans and cacao. A bit subdued.

Roasty oats and grains right up front on this one, holding true to it's name. Along with the these attributes are cacao beans, coffee, charred wood, molasses. Plum, raisin, nectarine and fig are there as well. Slight hop bite

Excellent build off of an already excellent beer. Oats give this one a rich, creamy, full body. Nice lingering roast and a slight cacao bitterness. ABV cloaked very well. Love the Yeti family of beers, would definitely have another of these. Cheers

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Photo of SHODriver
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2014

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head that retains well.
S: Smells of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate and espresso with hints of dark fruit from the raisins
T: Taste is roasted malts, with some charred wood, espresso and dark chocolate with slight dark fruit character. Swallow is more roasted malts with dark chocolate, espresso and charred wood at the end.
M: This beer is pretty full in the mouth but quite smooth. The carbonation is just below prickly but it's adequate and the finish on the beer is on the dry side.
O: Overall this is a really nice addition to the Yeti family. These beers are always rock solid with great flavors and complexity. This beer is no different so if you like big stouts you need to pick this up.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got on trade. 22oz bottle served at 10deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/4" light brown head that films out within a minute or two. Fairly dark brown colour

S- Metallic and light on any stouty goodness

T- Nice brew but light on flavor. Light on raisins which I was looking for and light on chocolate, coffee and any other body really. Not a very good brew. Not complex at all.

M- Watery

O- Ok at best. Not my cup of tea. No oatmeal richness. Not drinking again

Food Pairing

This ok at best brew went well with.... Prime rib roast! Pick the sides you like


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Photo of bizzaro5
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this from a coworker who knows I like dark stouts. When opened you can smell the raisins with a slight alcohol smell, not overpowering though. The hue is dark and muddy almost black. Poured into a delirium sifter ,there was a one finger lacing that dissipated rather fast. Smells of raisins and figs with some coffee and Carmel notes. Shared this with the wife,her response was "has a bite",referring to the strong presence of raisins and alcohol mixture. It does leave an after note of coffee when exhaled. Overall this is a good representation of a dark imperial stout. I would and do recommend picking one up to share with a friend on a weekend or a after work snack. Enjoy!!

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Photo of Rawwie
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really smooth stout. Tastes of roasted choclate,figs,raisins, light carmel and vanilla notes. Light to medium mouthfeel. Overall really smooth and really tasty. Worth trying for sure. Cheers

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Photo of Jeffo
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this one in Buffalo during the 2015 Edition of GABER. Good times gents!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 24 June 2015
Yeti with oatmeal and raisins

APPEARANCE: Pours out black but just a touch lighter than regular Yeti. Yields a one finger, thicker, tan head with great retention. Jet black body with little carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Jut a touch lighter in color and head color than the original. Still a good looker, though.

SMELL: Roasted malts, oats, chocolate notes, raisins, touches of leather and dark fruit on the nose. Aromatic for sure.

TASTE: Roasted malts, oats, leather up front with flavors of dark fruit at the swallow. A big finish with roasted malts, leather, burnt malts, oats, dark fruits and raisins for sure. Plenty of hop bitterness as well as chocolate notes linger with the rest of it. Flavorful and a rather fruity variant of the base beer.

PALATE: Full body and medium, soft carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Big, full, thick palate that really makes its presence felt. Fantastic, just like the base.

OVERALL: Definitely a well executed brew and a unique member of the Yeti family. The feel on this one is just as phenomenal as the base beer too. Still, I'm not sure the fruity qualities are my bag in the imperial stout style, as the raisin addition plays a big role in the profile here. Quality stuff, just not a variant I'd need to re-visit.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid 12 dollars for this but its my end of the year treat so its worth it. Into my goblet.

A - Dark pitch black imperial goodness with such a rich deep dark head it makes me giddy. An impressive inch plus of that head too that takes its time to clear.
S - Smooth milk chocolates and some dark chocolate and roasty body. Bit of dark fruit action but its mostly sweet RIS time!
T - Chocolate is more bitter sweet with some resinous spicy hops and a bit of chalky roast to boot. Very little roast just chocolate and anise like a classic RIS. Wish it was a touch smoother or sweeter...
M - Creamy medium to heavy in body bitter but not unforgiving.

Overall a bit of mixed feeling since I enjoy sweeter stouts I expected this yeti oatmeal to be sweet and balanced similar to the coffee but just sweet chocolate goodness. Its tasty but not something I would get again...

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Photo of do_ob
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a Boulevard Tank 7 tulip. Dark brown pour and settles pitch black in the glass. 2-3 fingers of foam on top, mocha-colored and very dense. Lots of big bubbles in there. Very nice choclatey aroma with accompanying notes of oats, figs, raisins, oak, dark fruit, and caramel. I get a little alcohol on the nose but not much. The taste is on par with the aroma. Just a huge amount of rich, bittersweet chocolate all the way through. Notes of dark fruit come through as it warms up a little. A nice touch of vanilla on the back end. This beer is very roasty, but it's not overdone. Super smooth, full feel on this one. Maybe just a tad watery for my liking, but done very well.

Overall, a great beer. I'd love to try some others in the Yeti lineup if they're all this good.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 10.99/22 oz bomber ($ 0.499/oz) at Consumer’s Beverage, Lancaster, NY
Bottled on 24 Jun 2015 at 42 degrees into snifter, allowed to warm to 55 degrees
Aroma of alcohol initially which rapidly fades and raisins, shifting to a little roasted malt
Head average (Three cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, diminishing to irregular six to eleven mm ring with a few short legs and a thing rocky layer
Lacing excellent – complete wide rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – initially just an undefined brownness, no distinct flavors coming through, ending with alcohol. Secondary belches taste like raisins; no malt, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of daledeee
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
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 Wasatch
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber
Black Foil/Capped
Bottled On: Jun 24 2015

Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice quick/fizzy /creamy small tan head, which leaves a nice small island in the middle of the glass, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with very nice chocolate/toffee notes, slight dark fruits, with some roastyness, vanilla. The taste is very nice malty, roasty, sweet, lots of dark stuff, nice vanilla note. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, this is one fine brew. Recommended!

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Lots of malt roast, small amount of sweetness almost dark fruit-like with touch of oak.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a thinnish deep brownish head that disappates quickly.

T: Rich malts provide toffee, caramel like notes with some malt roast. There is a moderate amount of grain roast and hop bitterness, coupled with woody finish.

M: Medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. The oats provide a smooth mouthfeel.

O: Solid; the deep, rich malt character coupled with the slight dark fruit sweetness is well executed. The base beer ‘s mouthfeel is accentuated by the oats provide a smoothness.

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Photo of JWU
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.

A- Black as night. No lights makes it through, even on the edges. Huge dark tan head that laces fantastically. Imp. Stout doesn't look much better.

S- Roasty, some light chocolate notes, and some sweetness and earthy hops.

T- Flash of bitterness at the front, earthy hops, but then it's beaten back by the roasty/chocolate/coffee character of the brew. Back end flashes some dark fruits and brown sugar. A bit of booze makes it through.

M- So smooth. Oatmeal additions are most noticeable on the mouthfeel. Thick and verging on the edge of syrupy.

O- If you like your stouts roasty and with a firm but approachable bitterness, this one is spot on and fairly fantastic.

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Photo of warrengw16
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

If you love the darkness this is your brew. Earthy and cozy feeling. Sticky head. Smooth pour. Great aftertaste. The huge bomber bottle will make you feel good in some cabin in the woods in the middle of winter.

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Photo of mlockman
3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Solid stout; the addition of oats does indeed cut down on some of the roastiness of the standard Yeti, making it taste more like a standard Yeti that has been aged for a year or more. Smooth and sweet, though not cloying, all the flavors meld together wonderfully as hops stay relatively subdued in the background.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler, it's an impenetrable black. Head is about a finger of mocha/tan that is wonderfully dense, creamy and fine. Really nice looking. The smell of raisins hit me at first, but that quickly transitioned into a complex combination of chocolate, coffee and sweet, dark fruit. Little bit of oatmeal in the nose also. Taste has all the elements in the smell, with a nice coffee bitterness in the finish. It's pleasantly sweet but not at all cloying. Medium feel, maybe just a tiny bit watery. Overall an outstanding imperial stout. Time for another glass.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traditional yeti appearance, roasty on the nose, flavor is big and roasty with a bready, oaty backbone. Feel is thick an lucious, but very easy drinking. Another great yeti variant.

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Photo of Gatch
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From what I remember of the regular Yeti, this is smoother, sweeter, and maybe a bit boozier. Great roasted malt character with dark chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, dark dried fruits. All the good stuff in a heavy imperial stout. Smooth, too easy to drink, and warmth on a cool late October night.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into snifter. The color is very dark brown-nearly black-with a thick, creamy mocha colored head and lacing. This is a lovely stout! The smell is of chocolate, coffee, caramel, oatmeal, and raisin. The first taste I discern is the chocolate, followed by coffee and raisin and a distinct hoppy bitterness. As it warmed, I began to taste the oatmeal, as well. At 9.5 AVB, you can taste the booze. This stout is medium-bodied, and fairly lightly carbonated, so it drinks very smoothly. Overall, this is a terrific imperial stout. It has all the attributes I like in this style. About the only improvement in my mind would be some more dark fruit. This one will be in my rotation.

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Photo of EMV
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Poured an inky black with a finger of brown head.

S: Roasted grains and chocolate. Subtle coffee notes and booze.

T/F: Smooth and rich with strong chocolate notes and coffee. Earthy and boozy with a pleasant roast character.

O: A very solid imperial stout and the oatmeal adds a nice richness. Best at cellar temperature.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown/black color with a tan thick head that lingers throughout drinking. Smell is thick with chocolate, nice oatmeal as well. Flavor is chocolately, a tad bitter and a nice boozy flavor as well (not overpowering). Smooth mouthfeel. Not typically an oatmeal stout fan but this one is really nice

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Photo of Hootie159
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours blackish brown with a one finger deep brown head. Keeps a thin film on top throughout. Great classic roasted malt smell. Tastes much the same. Despite being an oatmeal, the rich malt prevails. A light bittering hops in the back. Very smooth. Light medium carbonation. Might be my fav Yeti yet.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Small brown head that quickly disappears, with a very dark body. A hint of hops is detected in the aroma first then alcohol then chocolate, lots of chocolate. Tastes like a salty chocolate coffee. It's Dry & a little alcohol burn (it's ABV is in the single digits) then a long delayed oatmeal after taste. Very good to excellent.

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Photo of L0ne
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 22oz bottle.

Pours inky black with a finger of frothy mocha colored head.

Don't get a whole lot from the aroma. Sort of a vague RIS smell of roasty caramel malts and some alcohol, maybe some oak or char in there.

Taste is much better! Big dark fruit sweetness up front, raisin or prune juice, and brown sugar, almost too sweet at first. Then the dark chocolate and coffee notes come in and smooth everything out. Some burnt/roasty/smoky char swells out of the depths of flavor and lingers alongside residual sweetness. Alcohol is there, but warming and fruity rather than boozy. It adds depth rather than distraction.

Feels full bodied and extremely smooth, without much carbonation.

Awesome stuff! All of the yeti varieties I've had have been great.

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Photo of Beejay
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep obsidian black with a creamy dark brown head.

S: Roasty dark malts, dark chocolate, a touch of oak, oatmeal, and brown sugar baked goods with dark fruit.

T: Rich dark malt with brown sugar, fruits, and dark chocolate, followed by notes of espresso.

M: Medium heavy with a nice creaminess, and moderate carbonation that is almost a touch high.. almost.

O: Overall a very enjoyable beer, perhaps a little too aggressive in the finish for me, but still fantastic.. Mellow this is a barrel for a bit, and it would be fantastic.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,257 ratings.
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