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Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout)Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

521 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sholland119 on 11-28-2011)
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Bfarr

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black and moderate brown fluffy head with good retention. Chocolate and biscuit with a light roasted aroma. Roasty mocha with a mellow sweetness, light herbal notes and a good lingering bitterness. Thick feel with a sharp bite.

A very good, easy drinking oatmeal stout that’s well rounded and balanced in flavor. I would say it’s imperial with a 9% abv but it doesn’t have the depth of a good imperial although there are no alcohol flavors or warming.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 22:37:37 | More by Bfarr
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Josbor11

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-13-2014 21:13:59 | More by Josbor11
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BierJager89

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Black with a slight light brown head.

S: Oatmeal, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate in the nose.

T: Nice pleasant bitterness, medium and dark roast coffees, roasted malt and dark chocolate.

M: Medium-full bodied, and creamy smooth.

O: Very typical of the oatmeal stout style. Definitely recommended if you can find it. I personally had it on tap at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 01:33:44 | More by BierJager89
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-23-2014 02:47:04 | More by jaydoc
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-10-2013 19:14:53 | More by jfcaa193
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This is a dark beer. No light peaks through this one. It had about an inch of brown head.

S - The smell is of dark chocolate and delicious roasted malt.

T - I get some of that dark chocolate and roasted malt. I get a little anise, as well.

M - Pretty full

O - At first I thought it was pretty good. Then I got that anise flavor. I am not a fan of anise. I am guessing that developed as it aged. I have noticed that character with other older stouts. I would have probably liked it better 355 days ago when I got it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 00:25:54 | More by buschbeer
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-16-2013 00:30:49 | More by Mersh
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-01-2013 14:28:32 | More by Jame515
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SmashPants

Australia

3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a solid, stubby 355mL brown bottle with an interesting Sierra Nevada-style old-school label.

Appearance: pours a dark brown tending toward black, with flaties visible against the light. One- and- a- half finger tan head rises up and lingers quite a time, decent lacing also.

Aroma: solid flavours of burnt oats, cocoa chocolate, coffee and molasses.

Taste: some oats here, but mostly just a thick smoke-driven bunch of heavy malts. Honestly a bit dull. Not all it had been cracked up to be.

Aftertaste: does linger for quite a time, which is nice. The smoke characteristics carry through nicely.

Mouth feel: heavier in body yet quite sharp instead of the usually smooth stout. Lower- to- mid carbonation.

Overall: an interesting but ultimately not worthwhile stout. The normal flavours of toffee, coffee and chocolate with some burnt oat to boot. Not worth the AU$125+ per case price, however. Not even nearly.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 10:24:30 | More by SmashPants
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brurevu

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From my tasting notes: It poured a deep black with a substantial khaki head and heavy dark chocolate and roasted malts on the nose. The taste was very smooth with light carbonation for such a heavy looking brew. There were hints of chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and some oatiness with a bit of hop bitterness on the very end. This Oatmeal stout was like a toasty oatmeal dark chocolate chip cookie with the slight bitterness keeping it from becoming overly sweet. Should be even better with some age.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 17:58:59 | More by brurevu
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

09-08-2013 05:05:40 | More by mychalg9
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Morgoth

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.9%

09-07-2013 17:48:03 | More by Morgoth
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-29-2013 18:48:40 | More by GraduatedCashew
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TEKNISHE

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-13-2013 21:50:31 | More by TEKNISHE
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-12-2013 06:02:56 | More by crbnfbr
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Mlitesonata

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-11-2013 00:09:53 | More by Mlitesonata
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dfecteau

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-08-2013 12:54:52 | More by dfecteau
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-07-2013 19:08:09 | More by nyyfanatic213
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-28-2013 04:17:07 | More by HeadyTheElder
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smccann

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-15-2013 23:24:33 | More by smccann
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-15-2013 23:21:38 | More by pathman
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-06-2013 05:17:00 | More by Bonis
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2013 19:31:13 | More by kirkse
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camartin27

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-24-2013 02:49:39 | More by camartin27
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"This big Oatmeal stout is midnight black in color-with a big, roasty, mocha-like aroma. It has a silky body from the use of rolled oats, and a round and lasting finish. Perfect as an after dinner treat." Brewed in the style of an American Double/Imperial Stout. Available as part of the Best Of Beer Camp 2012 lineup 12 pack variety mix.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip snifter. Served north of 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy cream brown head over a near black body. Retention is average, lacing is light and streaked. Decent appearance overall, head quality is an obvious shortcoming, especially considering the ingredients in tow for this beer. 3.5

(Smell) Aroma contains copious amounts of roasted, chocolate malt and oatmeal grain for a mild syrupy sweet character. A subtle hop selection provides a touch of herbal flavor but a combative bitterness to balance out the aroma. The aroma is similar to an export stout with a touch more residual sweetness and body. Doesn't smell like it goes for too much. Aroma is very inviting. 4.25

(Taste) Flavors of heavy roast malt, cocoa nibs and earthy, herbal hops mesh together to create a bold flavor. Oats thicken up and smooth out the mix and embolden the potency of the flavors. Suggestions of licorice and a pinch of char give a medium earthy punch to the dry, roast finish. Certainly a great deal more potent and flavorful than a standard, run-of-the-mill Oatmeal Stout. 4

(Mouthfeel) Balance is equally sweet and bitter with a great deal of hop bitterness. Body is medium/heavy for the style, heavy overall. Carbonation is a touch excited- a little too much so for a supposed oatmeal stout. Alcohol presence is medium, accentuated somewhat by the bitterness and not concealed by the oat character. A mellow, slightly dry finish with a roasty character. A pretty nice mouthfeel. 4

(Overall) I don't have many complaints about this beer, although in terms of style, it's a bit heavier in depth and character than implied in an Oatmeal Stout, swinging to more of an export stout or perhaps a light-bodied Russian Imperial. The oats provided a mild thickness, but not enough to truly thicken this beer to what it needed in body. A roasty, mildly charred malt profile, bold herbal and earthy hop profile and mild spicy finish, this beer is great on its own merits! 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Beer Camp #45 2012 Oatmeal Stout
3.98/5.00

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 17:40:08 | More by Jadjunk
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Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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