Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
BA SCORE
4.18/5
1,280 Ratings
Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,261
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,280
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
282
Trade:
15
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,280 |  Reviews: 206
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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Photo of rarigney
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barbodas
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this bottle.

A - Pitch black, opaque, and resembles the color of used engine oil! Massive toffee colored, frothy, creamy head the bonds to the sides of the glass like glue. Wonderful presentation in the glass!

S - Dark roasted chocolate, cream, char, and some smokiness.

T - Coffee beans, alcohol, cherries, cream, dark roasted chocolate, and a lingering alcohol, piney, bitter chocolate finish.

M - Thick and full bodied, silky, alcohol effervescence permeates up through the sinuses, slippery, lip smacking sticky.

O - Rock solid. period.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SamN
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage

Unbelievably dark and gritty. Quarter finger of mocha-tan foam sits heavily on top like latte foam. Solid looks, but maybe a bit pedestrian for a stout. The aroma alone on this beer makes me put this as one of the best beers from CO I've ever had. Strong rich malts ooze out a molasses-like sweetness. Distinct charcoal character adds a slight smokey dimension to the sweetness. Coffee, rich port, cherries, poppyseed cake drizzled with glaze, booze. Luscious, decadent, dessert-like aromas. Incredible nose. In the taste, the over-powering hops bitterness that overwhelms fresh bottles has faded to a mere whisp. Dominant are the rich dark, dark roasted malts that impart a baseline sweetness. Fruits and an almost sherry-like quality. Boozy without being hot, sweet without being cloying. Incredibly smooth from the oats. Just dripping with dessert like qualities.

Overall...wow. Fucking amazing beer. Aging two years brought out more sweet qualities and downplayed the rough edges. Everything you'd expect in an oatmeal imperial stout.

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Photo of bongobeer
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldvines
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz

Pours jet opaque black, coffee-and-cream head is pillowy at two inches. Dissipates very slowly to a lacing.

Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, burnt wood, and raisins.

Flavor is of coffee, oak, caramel, vanilla, raisin, molasses, and cocoa. Dry bitter finish, roasty and woody.

Full viscous body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Very well put together, great flavor and aroma, and a beautiful presentation. Mouthfeel is decadent. Drinks very slowly as it is potent in both flavor and strength. A top shelf stout and a must try for IS fans.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with lingering layer of brown foam that itself looks tasty. Roasty aromas combine with vanilla and some booze on the nose. Flavor is amazing and incredibly smooth. Sweet malt, some smokiness, dark chocolate, and what must be the oats rounding it out. Mouthfeel is creamy to an extreme, just the smoothest of stuff. Finish is remarkably clean given the dense palate. Excellent stuff.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,280 ratings
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