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

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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

529 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by JamesMN:
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very very dark brown(basically black) and completely opaque with a two finger tan head. Expecting some good lacing.

Aroma: Very malty with chocolate and burnt caramel notes.

Taste: Huge flavor. Liqueur flavors of caramel, chocolate, and rich roasted malts. There really wasn't much to the aroma so I was surprised by the robust flavor. You can taste a hint of the alcohol in here but if anything it adds a good warmth to the flavor instead of distracting from it. The palate is pretty sweet overall which is an interesting change of pace from the usual Imperial Stout.

Mouthfeel: The oatmeal adds a supremely smooth texture and high drinkability to this brew.

Final Thoughts: This was an experiment gone right. I'm sure with a little more refining of the recipe it would be a real winner. But part of the fun in this series of beers from Sierra Nevada is that it's a one time thing and luckily they did a good job of it the first time.

JamesMN, Sep 22, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, purchased as a single from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY, no dating or freshness info that I could find.

Pours midnight black, dark tan head, rich and creamy. and leaving some low sheeting and minimal slippery lace.

Dense, dark chocolate, roasty malt and a hint of vanilla in the nose.

Flavorful and quite enjoyable double stout. Lots more chocolate, sweet, bitter and complex.

Super smooth over the tongue. Thick and oily. Double stout goodness.

All in all a fine stout, big and bold, but at the same time so smooth and not crushing the palate. Fine night capper

Billolick, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Pitch black with thick tan head. Not too much lacing left behind.

Smell: Chocolate, molasses and oats.

Taste: Once again, chocolate, molasses and oats. Mostly tastes like an Oatmeal Stout, but a little more char and coffee, as well as that semi-sweet core that all Imperial Stouts have that I can't quite explain.

Feel: Exteremely smooth and creamy. Low carbonation with a full, warming body.

Overall: Comes across as the amped up Oatmeal Stout as advertised. Quite nice.

bsp77, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. From the 2012 Beer Camp pack.

Appearance: Pours a oily and very dark black with only a slight hint of brownish amber color at the bottom of the glass. Big four finger tan head with surprisingly good retention considering the high ABV. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A roasty and pretty sweet smell. Deep roasted malts with good hints of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, burnt caramel, toast, milk, and toffee. Has some brown sugar and other burnt sugars. Smells creamy and somewhat like a mocha drink. Has a hint of smoke along with the roast bitterness. Also a very subtle hint of dark raisin and plum. Slight hint of earthy hops and alcohol. Pretty good smell.

Taste: Like the smell, although the roast bitterness and hops are much more pronounced. Dark roasted malts with notes of sweet chocolate, oatmeal, milk, caramel, toffee, biscuit, and burnt sugars. Big bitter roast notes of coffee, burnt toast, and smoke. Light undertones of dark fruit including raisin, fig, and plum. Towards the finish comes a noticeable taste of earthy hops and a little pine resin. Finishes with some alcohol heat. Tastes more like a hopped up imperial stout than a oatmeal stout, but tastes good.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the medium to heavy side with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, bitter, chewy, and pretty drying in the finish. A little bit boozy.

Overall: A pretty interesting and good beer. The roast is big here and the hops are vibrant for a stout. Still doesn't seem quite as a big as an imperial stout, which makes it like a cross between a oatmeal stout and imperial stout.

MattyG85, Sep 05, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Aces & Ales.

Very dark brown, mostly black pour, good 3/4" tan head with good retention and decent lacing going on. Aroma, very similar to the regular stout, but more hops, more chocolate going on here.

Taste, yup, still more chocolate and hops. This really is a true double of the regular stout I'm thinking, just more alcohol, thicker malt body, chocolate, hops, just more everything, but had an added creamy element like it was 10% oats used or something slightly different.

Nice mouthfeel, alternates between the bitter hoppiness and then goes down smoov.

I really liked it.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 20, 2012
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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 12oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter.

A: Darker than used motor oil with only faint hints of brown near the edges under intense light. Tan head quickly reduces to a durable ring and partial top coat, but leaves some lace on the glass.

S: Dark roasted malts with hints of light smoke, oatmeal and black licorice. Slightly fruity with some spicy hops. Some alcohol esters after warming; plenty after more warming.

T: Appropriately rich dark roast grain flavors, with a light smokiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Hops add spicing and high (for style) bitterness. Some coffee in the mildly bitter, and long-lasting, aftertaste.

M: Full body with low but adequate carbonation. Very smooth. Some light harshness and warming from the alcohol.

O: Relatively subtle aroma but the flavor is plenty rich, with fine roasted grain flavors should appeal to beer geeks who enjoy dark breads.

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chinchill, Sep 28, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big light brown head stay around a while and then settles into a pretty decent lacing above a what I believe is a clear super dark brown to blackish colored beer. A very think and dark color to this stout is very enticing.

Surprisingly light aroma consisting of rich dark roasted grain malt, with hint of coffee, toffee, and what seems to be burnt cherries.

Dark roasted Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate grain malts with dark roasted cherries with mocha adds to the deep dark oatmeal taste.

A slight bitterness along with the dark roasted malts appear in a dry aftertaste on this full bodied stout.

A dark roasted taste that I'm quite sure stout and porter lovers will enjoy, it's not the best of those styles but a worthy addition to the fridge.

LXIXME, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled June 21 2012.

A: Pours a pitch black with a 1 finger khaki tan head. Some large bubbles in the head. Cant see any light through this beer. Head is gone in a few minutes, not much lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee and loads of dark fruits. Some heavy roasted malt. Molasses and carmel notes. Alcohol is in there too.

T: Roasted malt and a dark sweet fruity taste. Strong chocolate malts and some coffee similar to the smell. A boozy smack in the face at the end.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. A nice silky smooth body. Very warming from the booze.

Overall a pretty serious beer for this mix pack. Has some great flavor and is quite bold. Worth a try by any stout fan.

CloudStrife, Sep 02, 2012
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RDW, Aug 26, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks great coming out of the bottle in to the glass. A dark jet black pour with a typical white head that stays for a bit.
The bouquet was of malt,barley, chocolate, coffee and some Asian spices.

The mouthful was big and bold as a good oatmeal stout should be. I think this one has a bit too much in the ABV.... I think a percent or two lower would have made this would rounder and totally enjoyable.

The finish to this one was big, but as I mentioned above, a little bit too much with the 9% ABV

I will have to save a few bottles when it is really Stout season

rdilauro, Sep 02, 2012
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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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