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Sasquatch Stout | Old Yale Brewing Co.

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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
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
89
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
14.95%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 89
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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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 Graham5161986
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours an almost jet-black with a 1 finger, bubbly, creamy tan head that dissipates to a relatively thick foam on top. leaves some nice patchy lacing.

S: roasted chocolate malts with hints of coffee and a touch of Irish cream.

T: mmm, coffee and chocolate malts with a nice espresso, nutty aftertaste. slight hints of bitter northwest hops in the background.

M: very creamy, nice amount of carbonation for a distinct crispness and a silky-smooth, creamy finish

D: this is a great stout. Very malty, very creamy and easy to drink. I will be buying this beer again.

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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 crwills
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
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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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 grub
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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 Derek
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pitch black, tan head. Not much head or retention, but it does leave some lace. The head should really stand up on a stout.

S: Roasty chocolate. Very inviting.

T: Smooth, roasty flavour. Not at all burnt or harsh. The roasted character is certainly there, but it may be a little light for the style. Dry, slightly fruity aftertaste.

M: The body is on the heavy side of moderate. Impressive for its strength. Slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Exceptional. The light roasty character means it's that much more drinkable for me!

I'm generally not fond of dry stouts, but I like this one a lot!

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Photo of Viggo
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very opaque black, little bit of red highlights on the edges, big and thick tan head, lots of sticky lace. Smell is caramel, chocolate, coffee, lots of roasted grains, and some floral hops. Taste is lots of chocolate, coffee, caramel, light sourness near the end, wicked roasted grain bitterness in the finish and some hits of butter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Super smooth and flavourful, great stout.

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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 BDTyre
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I should have bought two!

I like the label, despite the obvious mechanical and grammatical problems with the descriptions (double "and"s, "alot", "misterious").

Pitch black with almost no head -a bit of brown foam. Roasted, chocolate malts predominate the smell and taste. Heavy and smooth. An ideal stout.

Could be a session stout but for the bottle size. I hope this is available on a regular basis.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best stouts in BC coming close to the heralded Crannog Back hand of God. Big black with a brown head this beer smells all nice and roasty burnt like. The flavours are on the large size with burnt chocolate malts taking the lead. This just kills the Granville Island offering and is now in my top ten alltime BC list. Sweet.

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Sasquatch Stout from Old Yale Brewing Co.
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