Sasquatch Stout | Old Yale Brewing Co.

Sasquatch StoutSasquatch Stout
BA SCORE
74.2%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 93 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by canucklehead on 03-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,883
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
93
Liked:
69
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
9.74%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Mack
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derdtheterd
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Guinness-style glass
L- Pitch black with great carbonation and thick, mocha head.
S- Expected smell of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Simple yet effective.
T- Same as smell with hints of dark fruit (maybe dates). Also has a slight smokiness and soy sauce flavor but in a good way.
F- Creamy, bubbly, with a nice dry finish. Flavor on your palate is long-lasting.
O- This is a solid example of what a good stout is. It is nothing extraordinary but it does the basics well. Very accessible stout and a good intro for new beer drinkers.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
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 maclean25
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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 ZachT
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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 DaveBar
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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 Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopportunitycost
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StomachUlcers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sasquatch Stout is appropriately hard to see, at least without strong lighting. Black and opaque, the one and only thing easy to spot is its tall, spongy head - the foamy lacing is unmistakable even at a distance. This stark, grimy, nontransparent beer is certainly worth photographing.

The aroma is a little void and vaguely metallic. It's more like an Irish Dry than Oatmeal Stout. And is that lactose I smell? There's a good deal of chocolaty flavour but it's all beneath the surface and requires some scratching to get at. Even once unleashed it quickly takes off. Won't you stick around?

Dry and light, this stout has a reserved (rather than rich) profile. There's a minor hint of black licorice, a shot of coffee, a pinch of grated dark chocolate. It's relatively easy on the roasted malts but does have some sootiness. There's also an obvious oatmeal presence; it has an oily-slick mouthfeel.

There's also some vanilla and wafer notes that provide a shot of sweetness, though this ultimately is a dry beer. About that, a little more hop flavour would have been beneficial, the 'greenness' is subtle but super nice. Mind you, the overall mild nature is intentional (as the alcohol content, 5%, would attest).

Sasquatch Stout is flawlessly made and may rank as one of the finer oatmeal stouts in the country, yet I'm not terribly excited by it. Chalk it up to the nature of the style or the fact that good examples are no longer hard to come by. Regardless, if you spot a bottle on the shelf be sure to snap it up!

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Photo of hotmailmsn
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
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 Derf36
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alew_os
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trosevear
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml can

L: Black and thick almost like molasses. With a nice head that disappeared within a couple minutes.

S: Dark roasted malts with a nice hop smell in the background.

T: Sweet coffee flavour with a lot of chocolate tones to it. A nice hop taste on the finish that didn't leave a terrible taste in your mouth. Made you want to drink more.

F: Full bodied and thick.

O: Was a great beer and as soon as I finished the first I cracked open another, even though it is a thick and full beer you can drink a few of them in a night and still feel fine.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CRObighit2
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dbolle
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thought this shit was optional.

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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74.2% out of 100 with 93 ratings
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