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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,269
Reviews:
206
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
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97
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279
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Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barbodas
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SamN
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
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 -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldvines
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +2.9%
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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Photo of tmryan21
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomb

Pitch black, thick appearance with a solid and dense tan colored cap. Very lazy dissipation.
Aroma's : graham crackers, vanilla, roasted oats, alcohol and gritty, earthy hops.
This might be the most smooth, thick and lush mouthfeel of all time. Super creamy, heavy and thick....wow. Still has a crispy bite, with a very, long, dry, gritty earthy finish.
The is a massive, dark chocolate, big bitter, earthy hops, incredibly lush oats and a big wave of alcohol heat. I would call in very hot. Sweet malt with some very subtle dark currents. Oatmeal and smores, with a long gritty hop that finishes earthy and bitter. The flavors are extremely bold, this one is not for a novice. Only beer pro's dare step up to this beast. The complexity and depth of flavor is very high.
Just as wild as the hairy man beast of its namesake. I love the Oat version of this classic, as it adds major depth to the body and mouthfeel. Best body and feel ever for this style. Hands down. Lay this one down for a few more years.

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Photo of jorgerod99
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Honeybourne
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**
05/16/2014
Aroma: roasted Malt, coffee. Dark chocolate. Appearance: dark black color, thick look. Rich brownish tan head. Beautiful in a snifter. Legs. Taste: creamy, Smokey, lots of bittersweet Chocolate. Feel: Smooth drinking. Creamy and a touch of carbonation in the lasting head. Very nice beer. Up there with the best."
**

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - appearance is a true 5/5 on this one. Pitch black beer with a large mocha head that sticks forever and leaves great lacing
S - big roasty malts, cocoa, dark fruits, oatmeal
T - same as smell - very roasty, with some dark fruits (brewed with raisins), cocoa, oatmeal
M - heavy beer. Alcohol covered. Aftertaste is roasty, dark chocolate/cocoa.
O - very nice beer.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,269 ratings.
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