Oatmeal Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oatmeal YetiOatmeal Yeti
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 1,279 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:
#1,327
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,279
Liked:
1,205
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
8.15%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
282
Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,279 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Honeybourne
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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 -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

jet black with a dark cream head. looks like a RIS

smell is sweet yet plain. smells like a thin low abv IPA, very strange.

taste is sweet yet very bitter and heavy with flavor. like oil yet good. every bit of 9.5% and this was bottled in June.

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Photo of k47k
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a very dark brown hue, big fluffy creamy khaki head with very sticky lacing. Big chocolate and nuttiness in the nose, roasty malt in the back end. Hints of dark roasted coffee. Following the nose well, initially bakers chocolate and almonds, and the sweet roasty malt in the back end. Mouthfeel is relatively thick and creamy. Good at best, nothing too complex.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into wine glass

A: Thick creamy tiny bubbled mocha head. Body is a rich black with no light peeking through.

S: Very hoppy floral on the nose with some rich maltiness and nuttiness. Some chocolate and coffee as well.

T: This beer almost drinks like a black IPA. Its rich malty creamy coffee tinted slightly nutty but at the back end the hops are there and they are floral and bitter.

M: Very nice creamy full, yet not quite thick and chewy as you would like.

O: It is a good beer, but a very hoppy one. So if you like your stouts hoppy you will love this one. It isn't as abrasive as Storm King, but it isn't near as smooth as Ten Fidy or Founder's Imperial Stout.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeremiah87
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blazer22
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of john0721
3.36/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arevalo
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billshmeinke
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a wine glass.

Look: Two fingers of a sort of dark khaki colored head. Leaves lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. Very, very dark brown, bordering on jet black colored beer. Head dies down to a very solid cap of foam. Great looking imperial stout.

Smell: Raisins, chocolate, and booze are the big three here. There's also a sort of musty/earthy/spicy fragrance, that I can only assume is due to the hops. There is an almost lactic fragrance, but I think that is coming from the musty/earthy hop thing. Complex dark fruits - raisins are definitely present accompanied by all sorts of other dark fruit notes, the chocolate comes through as cocoa nibs - not too sweet, but not dark chocolate either, a hefty dose of booze, and a grainy cereal/oatmeal thing going on. Smell is pretty solid, nothing too crazy, but definitely very nice.

Taste: Mellow chocolatey notes, followed by some hits of dark fruit that are fairly quickly washed away by an earthy, almost woody bitterness. Alcohol is a lot less present on the palate than in the nose, but it's still there and adds to the spicy character.

Mouthfeel: Light on its feet for a stout of this abv. A little on the dry side even. The carbonation is smooth, light, and creamy. A touch of stickiness reminds you that it's an imperial stout, and there's a slight alcohol tingle on the tongue.

Overall: Very enjoyable. I think the mouthfeel is where this one really shines. Great Divide doesn't mess around when it comes to imperial stouts.

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Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 1,279 ratings
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