Product Description from Great Divide Brewing Co.
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.
AMERICAN DOUBLE/IMPERIAL STOUT DESCRIPTION via BEER ADVOCATE
The American Double Stout gets some of it inspiration from the Russian Imperial Stout. Many of
these are barrel aged, mostly in bourbon / whiskey barrels, while some are infused with coffee or chocolate. Alcohol ranges vary, but tend to be quite big, and bigger than traditional Russian Imperial Stouts. Most tend to have cleaner alcohol flavors, higher hop levels, and more residual sweetness. Very full-bodied with rich roasted flavors far surpassing normal stouts.
This is excellent. This is the perfect night for a deep, dark Stout. I can always count on the Yeti series to give me my fix. It’s getting to be my favorite time of year, where the cold nights come in and lead me straight to the Imperial Stout section of my favorite local liquor stores.
This beer pours thick and black with a tan head that stands about three fingers depth. The nose is not as strong as I would expect, but has a little booze, and some malty aromas. The first taste is thick with molasses and light chocolate flavors. I taste wonderful roasted malts and nice vanilla. There’s some oakiness, like its been barrel aged (although I don’t think it has), as well, and it’s good. The finish is nice and boozy. This is a really good, and the only strange thing is that I don’t really taste oatmeal or raisins–the two advertised ingredients. I’m okay with that. Good beer.
OATMEAL YETI is brewed by Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado. This beer is a seasonal (Fall) release as part of their Yeti series. It is sold in 22oz bottles that retail from $8-$12 each.