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Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 softer beast.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleJones (6) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2016 does not count
Not my favorite yeti offering. The raisin comes through on the aftertaste but the beer as a whole seems slightly overdone. Still, very enjoyable and something I would purchase again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 (Bottle, 0.355 l, at Bar Molotow, 20160919) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized, dense and lightly brown. Aroma had dark chocolate, burnt malts, cocoa beans and mildly sourness. Palate was full bodied and rather soft with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, dark chocolate, ash, liquorice, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, ashy and bitter. A great soft and at the same time strong flavoured brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4102) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
0,33l bottle @ Oljenkorsi, shared with wiosna. Pours almost pitch black with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol and hops. Nice and soft. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tia (1734) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Dark n lovely. Nice rich aroma with some dark fruit, play-doh, and dried daisies. Full flavor- dry, roasty, bitter. Milky. I am really liking this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3722) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottled on June 23rd, 2016. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a rich tan finger’s worth of head that dissipated practically immediately. Thin glossy sticky messy lacing trimmed the sides of the glass. The aroma starts off with rugged roasty to bitter bite gripping my nose (yeah, I think that’s a real yeti in there, lol, he sounds pissed). Slight coffee, subtle dried cocoa bean (seems really fresh, probably why I say the "yeti" seems pissed, yes, this is a bit rough). The flavor leans roasty bold with the fresh coffee bean "green"-ness coming out. Sweetness is really contained. Dry coffee fresh/green edge really strikes the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a sipping quality about it. Carbonation rides fairly light, but the rugged edges of the coffee bean freshness hit perhaps a bit too hard. Overall, well, in my opinion, I think I opened this too early, I really think this could have used some age to develop the "said" flavors on the side of the bottle, with that in mind, I will be kind with this rating. But yes, that "inner yeti" in this thing is screaming at me right now "you should have waited!"

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sparf (234) - Östersund, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
En mycket härlig, söt doft med viss komplexitet. Choklad, torkade frukter, sherry, sojasås och en aning humle. Brygden är helt svart och ogenomskinlig. Tämligen litet skum som försvinner snabbt och utan hinna. Enormt stor smak med kraftig röstning och mycket söt smak. Här finns också kaffetoner, salt, russin och toner av mörk choklad. Beskan är obalanserad och alltför stor. Kroppen är förstås stor och fyllig. Eftersmaken är förvånansvärt kort med både sötma och viss beska. Ölen är ett praktexempel på amerikanska muskler utan någon som helst finess. Tyvärr, eftersom Great Divide brukar hålla ihop sina kompositioner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2016
Tap at Great Divide. Nose of coffee, chili maybe?, soy sauce, chocolate. Sweet and full, lovely flavors of chocolate and coffee, lovely rich, full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (433) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Pitch freaking black pour. Dark tan head. Aroma is oak, dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, slight alcohol. Taste is mostly the same, with some coffee flavor added. Really nice. Full bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hiledd (79) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Breadth, chocolate aroma. Dark black color with tan brown head. Thick and chewy palate, alcoholic, but not overpowering, bitter hop and dried fruit flavor, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1459) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2016
August 13th, 2014 - Great Divide’s Yeti was one of the first stouts I ever had, and it knocked me on my butt. But now I return with more experience (and inches) under my belt to the Oatmeal version of the yeti. Like it’s cousin, it’s a dark brew, and the head clings to the class, grasping, almost as if it is trying to climb out of the glass, and only the vertical walls of the vessel keep it contained. The aroma is defiantly sweet, overflowing with coffee and raisin, and a puff of spice medley, like beef jerky liquified and dropped into the beer to finish it, post-brew. The palate is smooth and subtle, lightly grazing the tongue like a long, luxurious dress that barely grazes the floor. Bordeaux grass blossom and explode like popping flower blossoms after each taste, but each sip also makes that sugary sweetness darker and darker, transforming the taste, and offering a dozen permutations on what is an epic flavor. That dark flavor mostly comes in the guise of chocolate and hazelnut, toning the instrument of the beer down, down into a deep, torso rumbling bass reverberation.


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