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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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +4.1%
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 +2.9%
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.

Pours black with a creamy dark brown head.

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

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

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

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 +12.2%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of papposilenus
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of videofrog
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled in June 2016, enjoyed six months later in a snifter. Pours opaque, jet black, thick af, with an inch of stable brownish/khaki head that lingers and leaves beautiful lacing. Absolutely beautiful so far! Smell is of caramel, chocolate, dark stone fruit, breakfast, coffee. Not too strong on the nose, but definitely there and defined. Taste is of the same characteristics, but much more bold and intense with a more roasted and robust character! Phenomenal flavors, all enhanced by the amazingly luxurious, velvety mouthfeel. Overall, damn near perfect, and one of the best variants of Yeti, for me. Love it!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber dated July 14,2016 (6 months aged) ,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thick,creamy,dark khaki colored,1 finger head with nice retention.Large to small bubbles.Once the head dissolves,it leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass,and patchwork in the center.Black as night,with no light coming through the glass.Light / slow carbonation.

On the nose i get a ton of dark fruits...mostly raisins.Also some chocolate and toffee.Also getting some dark malts,and bread...Almost smells like a strong raisin bread.

The palate follows the nose with chocolate leading,raisin,dark malts, and bread.Just the slightest hint of alcohol at the back end.Nice toasty finish.

The body is heavy,thick,and creamy.A little bit of alcohol warming effects as well.

This is a very good imperial stout...Right up there with the brand yeti,and the chocolate oak aged yeti.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Matte black and covered with a bubbly tan froth. Aroma of milk chocolate, raisin, pine and gum. Somewhat estery at second whiff.

The first thing I notice upon tasting is how slippery smooth this beer is. Front and center flavor-wise is a gallery of dark fruits, milk chocolate and caramel. Notes of gum, brown bread and pine find their way to the party later.

Medium to heavy in body yet almost too drinkable, if that's even a thing. Any booziness is kept in check, but never discouraged.

An exceptional brew from an exceptional brewery.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottled on 6/22/16; drank on 12/6/16; was not psyched about the date but after tasting I can imagine how this has mellowed over the past few months; I love the Great Divide stouts, a go-to for me every winter

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours out dark brown, but looks pitch black in the glass. Topped by a creamy, light brown head that leaves lots of streaky lacing.

S: Tons of dark fruits like black cherry, plums, and raisins melded with dark chocolate. Comes together almost like red wine. Reminds me a lot of Stone Russian Imperial Stout. In the background, lots of bittersweet chocolate, some medium roast coffee, combined with more and more plums and raisins, which is nicely rounded out by the oats, which is subtle, but provides a musty, grainy edge to balance the intense dark fruits and chocolate.

T: Upfront, you get all the dark fruits and chocolate. It tastes like chocolate covered cherries, with some raisins, figs, and plums. Moving on to the mid-palate, you get hints of the oats and lighter malts. There's toasted brown bread, caramel, and toffee. This quickly moves on to the finish, where you gets tons of bitter cocoa, more of the musty, grainy flavor from the oats, creamy vanilla melds in like a chocolate ice cream, and then a whopping bitter finish that lingers on of bittersweet chocolate, and intensely roasty espresso.

F: Full-bodied, decent amount of carbonation, glides smoothly across the palate. Very bready and chewy. Reminds me of Ten Fidy, though not quite as sludgy.

O: Not quite as oat-forward as I expected, and I still prefer the espresso version, but this an amazing imperial stout chock-full of complex flavors. Highly recommended to any stout fan.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thull25
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an exquisite oatmeal stout.

It opens all black and beautiful. The head is seductive. I can't smell much now due to illness, but it seems really nice.

The taste is strong and bitter. Much stronger tan you might have thought possible. This taste works, leaving behind a hollow boozy taste.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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