Great Divide Brewing Company Oatmeal Yeti
What the brewers say
Yeti is big, bold, and dark. The addition of rolled oats softens Yeti’s roasty backbone and the small amount of raisins added in the brew kettle create a unique dark fruit character. Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout is a gentle beast.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Assertive roast with toasted nuts. Nice stone fruit esters, centered on plum. Fig, cherry, and dark chocolate aromas dominate. Moderate roast malt character. Dark cocoa and coffee. More chocolate and coffee as it warms.”
Flavor: “Treacle, coffee, and cocoa. Dark chocolate as well. Very intense! Warming but not hot, this keeps revealing nice details: caramel, cherry, and plum with hints of sherry as well. So smooth. The complex malt character is earthy, roasty, and nutty.”
Overall: “Death by chocolate stout. This is a great late evening treat. This beer is huge, and definitely quite alcoholic. The oatmeal and roast character are a bit overshadowed by the fruity esters, but the overall balance is good, and there is enough hops bitterness to prevent this from being an ester bomb. An intense, concentrated beer.”