Sasquatch Stout | Old Yale Brewing Co.

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Sasquatch StoutSasquatch Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by canucklehead on 03-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of hotmailmsn
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

5% ABV, 15ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - black with one finger perfectly brown head.
S - coffee comes first, chocolate, roasted malt, Little bit smoky. hint of brown sugar, but not much.
T - good carbonation, which leads to a not so smooth mouth feel for a stout. dry, coffee n chocolate tastes, short lasting, a bit tartness of it, great bitterness from 15 ibu, smoky bitterness.
O - kinda like Irish style dry stout, it's a representative well balanced stout, there's everything u wanted from a stout. But to me, who like RIS, Sasquatch is kinda thin, not complex. it's a good beer, "voted best" of 2014, probably it's mild, a stout for everyone. recommend to ppl who want to try stout, but don't want the booze.

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Photo of BeerandBlues2
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, burnt, meal), light hops (herbs), heavy yeast (leather, musty) with notes of prunes, soy sauce, and cardboard. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Rutager for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle and split with my wife.

Appearance: Pours a nice opaque color but next to no head and very little lacing. Kind of just sits there which is a bit unsettling.

Smell: Very reserved but be patient as it opens up a bit at room temp with some mild roasted note. Still....

Taste: Bit of charcoal, some burnt coffee mixed with roasted malt and oat flakes. Same story as the aroma but the payoff is a bit better in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Feels watery a bit at first but gets some legs on it as it warms with a decent bitterness mixed in.

Overall: Misses the mark a bit. If their was more head to it and some good aroma right off the bat ,this would have scored higher. As it is, pretty ordinary.

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3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My sister brought me back a few beers from a trip to British Columbia. This is the first. Poured into a mug.

Appearance: Opaque brownish-black body with dark brown, foamy head that dissipates very quickly. No other news to report here.

Smell: Maple syrup, roasted malt, coffee, and raspberries. The roasted aspect is a little overshadowed by the sweetness from the maple and the berries, but it's very unique and I like it.

Taste: Tart, sweet, berries (and possibly citrus) are quickly accompanied by malt, roasted malt, and oats. In other words, malt and grain dominate. Initial tartness lingers for a while and can still be found in the aftertaste. I'm not exactly sure what Goldings hops taste like, but they're in here, and they're probably producing the red berry/citrus flavor. Overall, this flavor is quite bland.

Mouthfeel: Body is a smidge past medium. Definitely chewy with a good deal of spiciness (in the form of tartness mentioned above). Other than the hop tartness, flavor doesn't hang around long: washes right on through.

Drinkability: I was hoping Sasquatch would be a bit more fierce, but oh well. The word that keep coming to mind for this beer is no-brainer. Taste is bland and basic, with the only unique quality being that fruity tartness. Not a big fan, but I'll have no trouble finishing it.

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Photo of Kenmac19
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crwills
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at a tasting with biegaman, northyorksammy, and grub. Thanks guys!

Poured a dark chocolate brown into a sample glass. Aroma was smoky and woody, with a little bit of burnt paper.

Very watery mouthfeel for the style. Flavour is quite smoky, almost rauch-like, with hints of grilled meat and burnt caramel.

An average stout with some slightly unique notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of GrimmReaper
3.5/5  rDev -10%
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 -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of maclean25
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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!

Enjoy!

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.58/5  rDev -8%
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 chickenm
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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 ILOVEHAM
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grub
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tasting party dec 6/06 with northyorksammy, crwills, biegaman and me (grub). everyone threw in a few bottles and we had an interesting mix of beer. this bottle was one of my contributions, which i got in a trade with stephenlouis. thanks stephen!

pours an opaque black with a fine brown head. head drops quickly and leaves no lace.

aroma is nice. roasty and malty. bready. bit of dried fruit, maybe dates.

taste is ok. roasty. bit of caramel. bready malt. bittersweet chocolate. falls off a little from the aroma.

mouthfeel is ok. good body. slightly astringent. nice carbonation level.

drinkability is good. not spectacular, but an enjoyable stout.

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
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 Slongie
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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