tfratzke (69) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Jet black with brown sugar colored head. Tastes of more chocolate, roasted coffee beans, raisins. The star of this beer is the palate, compliments of the oatmeal. Thick, oily, syrupy. This is awesome.
vyvvy (4730) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a dense soapy deep tan head. The aroma has dates, figs, cream, smooth roast and a bit of licorice. It has a medium / full body that is pretty smooth and has pretty soft carbonation. The taste starts off with the dark fruits of the aroma, anise/licorice, bitter roast and coffee. The finish has apples, licorice, minerals, medicine and a weird creaminess. Not sure what I think of this one overall.
jmohno (1281) - Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, kaki head. Lace. Aroma is dark malts,some herbal hops, dark fruit/berries, molasses, raison.. booze. Same taste with some citrus in finish, syrupy, bit of yeast funk, piney herbal bitter, chocolate rich malt, dryish but smooth and syrupy, pretty bitter finish. pretty boozy, with dry alcohol in finish. Rich sweet dark cherrie berry but balanced by big bitter herbal pine. Not real big on imperal stouts but ocassionally grab one, this one is pretty good. A bit syrupy- flat but silky mouthfeel , more sweet than I like. I probably would like this more if it wasnít an imperial but can appreciate it for it being an imperial. Fruit oatmeal desert stout.
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Great Divide Barrel Bar. Black pour with a khaki head. Ashy and heavy on the dark fruits. Pretty roasty and some dark chocolate and espresso. Sort of a burnt flavor. Kind of briney and perhaps has some olive character to it. Very acidic, in fact. Not really very good.
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oatmeal Yeti (with raisins) on tap.
Dark, essentially black, opaque body with a light brown head.
Smooth thick body with more evidence of high ABV than desired. The high ABV also has a touch more impact on the flavor than I prefer, but itís well hidden in the aroma. The raisins are not particularly evident given that some íraisiní flavor appears in many RIS ales that have no actual raisins.
ramboraffe (1292) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt and dark fruit in aroma. Taste is roasted malt with coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.
fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a two finger creamy to oily tan head that has great retention. Aroma is big on roast, toasted bread and bittersweet chocolate, some oxidized coffee, big toasted oatmeal, light smoke, light char. Flavor is dark caramel, roast, oily toasted grain, sweet fruity notes, light herbal, spicy and pine hops, woody char, smoke, coffee liqueur, almond toffee, a little earthy grain, charred oatmeal and light dark fruit. Heavy body, silky, creamy feel throughout light, but blanketing and slightly sharp carbonation. Very tasty stuff and a nice, silky smooth mouthfeel without the gloopy feeling that usually accompanies large additions of oatmeal.
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee, raisins, vanilla and syrup. Flavour is sweet, almost too sweet, light bitter. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, canít really taste the 9.5%.
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared at craigs thanks to Bruce, cheers!
hazy cola brown, thin tan lacing. burnt toast and mint on nose. mint carries o n in to flavour, cocoa, slightly astringent, thinner than expected. perhaps a duff bottle but a let down Vs great divideís other efforts.
Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít taste a tremendous amount of difference between the different variations of Great Divideís Yeti Imperial Stouts. But Iíve really enjoyed all of them, so Iím not complaining. Oatmeal Yeti might be a little less sweet than the Chocolate and Espresso variations of this stout, but itís just as rich and seems to have just as much dark chocolate presence. It pours jet black with a thin, brown head. The aroma is coffee and malt and hops. That strong, typically Yeti bitter, dark chocolate is there in the flavor. The vapor on the finish plays the 9.5% ABV card pretty clearly.
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Great beer - as one expects from this series. But I agree with others that the sweetness is a tad on the high side and veers towards cloying.