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Sasquatch Stout | Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Sasquatch StoutSasquatch Stout

Brewed by:
Old Yale Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by canucklehead on 03-17-2005

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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by santa109:
Photo of santa109
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at 50 degrees. Received at part of CanBIF 4 courtesy of seldomseen. Thanks!

A: Poured ink black with no head at all despite a pretty aggressive pour.

S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts dominate the aromas.

T: Roasted malts and chocolate. Hops are nowhere to be found.

M: No carbonation whatsoever, feels very smooth. Medium-thick body.

D: Really easy to drink. There's no alcohol present and nothing annoying in the taste department.

Overall, I was expecting a bit more from this beer. It was good but it felt a little flat in the mouthfeel department. I feel like should be a bit thicker.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black color with a medium tan head with some retention. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and some hops. Very chocolatey taste with bitter coffee. Dry finish. Average mouthfeel, the body is a little too thin. This is a decent stout that's worth trying.

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Photo of niz
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

great looking, pours dark and opaque smells of dark chocolate and coffee . the taste supports strong coffee and chocolate notes with a head that fades quite rapidly, not much lacing left on the glass after consumption(compared to guiness) Also has a much lighter/thinner mouthfeel.
none the less, one of bc's better stouts,

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Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. A straight 5% ABV in this recent incarnation - another newly-arrived offering, a bit surprisingly, from this brewery, in Alberta. I gotta say, I like the crappy, but still still more appropriately creepy rendering of the Sasquatch imagery already on this site.

This beer pours a solid, impenetrable black, broken only by the slightest of basal caramel edges, with two fingers of tightly foamy mocha head, which leaves a wash of upwardly mobile mountain range lace around the glass as it timidly slinks away.

It smells of unsweetened milk chocolate, some earthy caramel malt sweetness, and a leafy, musty dryness. The taste is sweet caramel malt, tempered by dry chocolate, subtle cafe-au-lait, a bit of cigar tobacco, and earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are pretty inert, the body a softly innocuous medium weight, and crazily smooth - are there oats in the vicinity? It finishes a mite bit off-dry, the chocolate and lingering earthy, edgy (?) floral hops seeing to that.

A pretty enjoyable, silky old-school stout - low booze, big, smooth, and eminently drinkable, all at the same time. Good stuff, and it even evicts a certain low-key sourness redolent of classic porters as it slowly warms, among other life-borne distractions.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Glugs outta that big(foot) bottle like oil. Produces a big tan head and the color is dark as night in hell (or northern British Columbia, perhaps). Leaves wide splashes and thick strips of lace on the sides of the glass. Looks great.

Aroma just borders on soy sauce, not enough to be unappealing, but that salty pungency is there, also factors in musty coffee grounds and a light toffee accent in back.

Flavor is heavy on dark chocolate, chocolate-coated coffee beans and toffee. A nuttiness prevails, and while the flavor is enjoyable, a disappointingly thin body keeps this beer from going on the "gotta get more" list. Too watery, especially considering the style.

Despite the thinness, this is still never going to be a stout as legendary as its furry and elusive namesake. It doesn't really assert itself as anything super-impressive, being simply a good, just above average, glad-I-had-it, ain't-gonna-miss-it stout.

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2/2 with this upcoming brewery out west. Thanks Russ, Grug for bringing. THough thin, and with coconut-likeness as in Dark Lord, a decent drinking stout. Nice roasty aroma, creamy and astringent together in the same glass. I did not get much in coffee or chocolate from the taste.Lots of carbonation.

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Photo of Druid
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dbolle
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thought this shit was optional.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - almost total blackout, short head left a random covering
S - milk chocolate, somewhat maple note with roasty malt
T - bakers chocolate and mild coffee flavours, roasty malt and a syrupy sweet finish
M - smooth and decent carbonation, somewhat chalky with a bitter finish
D - tasty and well balanced, impressed with my first brew from Old Yale Brewing

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of souvenirs
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes. On tap at Whet on Granville Island earlier this week.

A: Very dark, no light passes through. Tan head.
S: Dark malts, cocoa.
T: Sort of mild and a bit sweeter than I expected. Quite chocolatey. Like chocolate ice cream.
F: A little thin.
O: Enjoyed this one. Would order it again.

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Photo of elricorico
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of GrimmReaper
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle,poured a very dark brown,maybe even black,decent tan head,that shrinks quickly into a 1/4 in collar and some mild lacing.Nose was dark roasted malts,hints of chocolate and molasses all coming through with a burnt odor,not overpowering,just enough to get your attention,Taste is definetly expresso coffee,roasted malts,a hint of dark chocolate and molasses and licorice,all blended in quite well,goes down rather easily,a little watery with a creaminess feel to it,kinda tangy and sour especially on the finish,with a dryness at the end,the sourness stays with you,very easily to consume the 650 ml bottle,not a bad brew at all,worth trying.

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Photo of jennybeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got on trade! 650ml bottle served at 8deg C I a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in a minute or two. Rather dark brown colour

S- Not a lot and it's metallic. Not good

T- Chocolate is coco and chalky. Some coffee. All subdued. Very mellow like a Guinness. I don't much care for Guinness.

M- Slightly creamy going down and dries right out quickly

O- Not a bad brew. Just not my cup of tea.

Food Pairing

This light easy drinking stout went well with...... Cherries!


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Photo of Boozecamel
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisCage
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours an opaque black/dark brown color with a creamy head that starts out about 2 fingers thick.....it dissipates into a thick ring around the liquid, is caramel colored and has large soapy bubbles within. Carbonation is not noticed as the beer is too dark but lacing is frothy, thick and clingy on the side of my glass.....a nice looking stout!!

S- Heavy dark chocolate is noted right away, followed closely by dark roast coffee and hints of smoke, Earth, malt sweetness, roasted/charred wood and a robust finish....very nice!

T- Flavors follow the aromas very well, and I think the coffee comes out more than the chocolate but both remain very well balanced! Toasty brown sugar/molasses sweetness, charred malt, hints of licorice and cocoa powder, and the finish is Earthy dry and cleansing! Nice flavors overall!

M/O- The oats provide a nice medium body and velvety carbonation....I like it quite a lot! The drinkability factor is high and I would recommend it....love the chocolate/coffee character and it is somewhat dessert like. I could enjoy a couple of these over a session. Recommended!

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Photo of Rutager
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a deep, dark brown with half a finger of creamy tan head.

Smell. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, molasses. Smells like a nice stout alright.

Taste. Dark roasty malt, a little molasses, smoky wood and coffee. Slightly acidic. Tastes great and much lighter tasting than it looks.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe a bit less and medium-low, smooth carbonation. Nice and clean.

Overall. Really nice tasting, easy drinking stout. I really enjoyed the bottle and could go for another.

Somebody recently told me that this brewery had gone downhill with new ownership. Maybe they didn't try this stout... Looking forward to Old Yale's other offerings.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a big dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt with some subtle coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by some semi-sweet chocolate notes with some subtle but well balance coffee notes. Body has a nice creamy texture with some good carbonation. I thought this was very well done for the style, nothing extreme in here but very well balanced overall.

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Photo of dolphsexton
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, opaque black in the glass with a half finger light brown head with good retention and moderate lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa and chocolate. Flavor follows, with dark toasted malt with a suggestion of char, light cocoa and good drip coffee notes. Finishes with toasted malt, mocha and a slight metallic tang that like that last sip of coffee late in the day. Medium bodied with a little creaminess; a bit thin for an oatmeal stout, but the oatmeal does give it a little more heft than expected for a 5% stout. I agree with the other reviewers; my first reaction is "dry or foreign stout profile", rather than an oatmeal stout, but the oatmeal is detectable in the smoothness and moderate body. And as a dry stout, it is quite nice. I'd like to see a bit bigger version of this, and if they made one, I'd definitely check it out. Good introduction to the brewery.

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Photo of mikebu
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Good beer - nice coffee notes.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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