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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
88
very good

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
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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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Im having this at my job at Black Sheep Lodge. Poured from ye old tap. Super dark brown. Black if you will. Quickly fading head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, oak, nice sweet malts, midgets. Flavors of toasty malts, subtle dark chocolate, oaky. Medium to full bodied. Crispy carbo. Very delectable. Not much oatmeal tho. False advertising. But I dig the mess outta this brew

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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Meridian Pint the other night.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose in this beer is really, really impressive, as I picked up something of a smoke flavor, which I thought went beautifully with the abundant dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla I picked up. The flavor profile replciates the nose in this impressive beer, though there was also an interesting licorice and hoppy bitterness component on the finish that I appreciated. Some stouts seem to overdo it on the licorice, but I thought this beer had just the right amount. It, along with the hoppy bitterness, seemed to beautifully balance the moderate sweetness I picked up initially. Mouthfeel was fairly full, and I thought the beer was almost viscuous on the palate. Otherwise, the finish was long, with a slighly bitter, licorice edge to it. Alcohol was well integrated into the flavor profile, and so despite the 9% abv., the beer was not at all heavy or tiring to drink.

Will definitely order this one again!

Photo of jera1350
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid dark chocolate brown with a short yet dense head of creamy mocha colored foam.

Loads of chocolate with notes of roasted malt, cream and vanilla bean.

Very chocolatey, roasty, coffee bean, underlying vanilla bean. Light bit of alcohol, but ever so tasty and full of chocolate.

Silky, velvety full mouthfeel that just slides across the palate.

Terrific beer and easily the best of this latest Beer Camp sampler. I was a bit disappointed in this pack until having this one. Loads of flavor and just a quality big stout.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of double-chocolate milkshake is quite intense and very enjoyable. Taste is dominated by chocolate milkshake notes with light dry roasted malt notes also noticeable. Some light dark chocolate and mocha notes are also perceptible. Body is full with nice chewy creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and quite a treat that I wouldn’t mind having on a regular basis.

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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours near black with a huge, dense, dark mocha colored head. Head is ultra-thick and chewy looking, and took forever to collapse into a very dense and greasy film that lasted the whole beer through. A complex network of thick lace was left down the glass.
S: Huge notes of coffee dominate but I get scents of chocolate, molasses, toasted oats and hop resin. As the head dies more bitter dark chocolate comes forward.
T: Creamy and integrated flavors of toasted oats, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and piney herbal hop are present. The finish is very light and creamy, with almost no bitterness, and the aftertaste is full of milk chocolate and light espresso.
M: Chewy thick body, velvety smooth mouthfeel, with tingly yet very fine carbonation that bubbles up on my palate.
O: Exceptionally smooth and creamy. Flavors are potent without being so rich that it takes away from the smooth drinkability. Low bitterness, great oat character. A definite winner.

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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date: June 20, 2012 at 7:33 in the morning.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a tall, milk chocolate head. The head retains very well. There is some lacing left on the side of the glass during consumption. There are aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. I can also detect some faint alcohol in the smell. The coffee and chocolate flavors are strong and the alcohol is definitely there in the taste. I also pick up some anise. Some sweetness emerges as the beer warms. There is a good mild sweet and roasty profile to this beer from the malt. There is a clinging bitter aftertaste from the hops that does fade slowly. The body is full, creamy, and smooth. The finish is dry. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent beer.

Photo of yesyouam
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada 2012 Oatmeal Stout is a black ale with a chocolate brown overtone. The thin, shiny, brown head becomes a film. The dark, roasted aroma has a touch of toffee to it. It is soft, smooth and full bodied. It leaves the mouth a little chalky. The full, dark roasted flavor is like dark chocolate. The bitterness leans toward juniper and lemon peel. It has lots of taste that's well balanced. This stuff is just great. I used some in my black bean chili.

Photo of brurevu
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.

Photo of GilGarp
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Sierra Nevada's imperial oatmeal stout is a very dark brown with good clarity seen around the edges. The head is short and settles quickly.

Aroma is roasty and a little boozy with hints of cocoa.

Flavor is big and bold but balanced and smooth. It has a good dose of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy smooth. Feels as though it could have been pumped from a cask which is pretty impressive from a bottled beer.

Overall a very good oatmeal stout and very enjoyable with the Reuben I had for dinner.

Photo of chickenflea
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first sip of this beer raised my eyebrows. I have always been a big fan of their hoppier offerings, but the stouts were good and not great. This stout is very good. Everything that you would want in an oatmeal stout. The creamy texture. The medium-to heavy-texture. Pours a pitch black color with almost not head head. A aroma is smoky with roasted malts and light mocha. Lower carbonation reduces the nose a bit. The aroma is right on but not as strong as I would have liked. The taste is where this beer really shines. Its not Old Rasputin, but i think it's close. Flavor is smooth roast, dark fruit, sweet dark oils, coffee, lactose, metal, smoke. Very good. Well done Sierra Nevada

Photo of wvsabbath
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black with traces of tan, thick creamy 1 inch head and tons of lacing.

Smell - ROasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some rasin and plum. Coffee bean and some alcohol also.

Taste - Much like the smell, really nice chocolate and coffee flavor up front. Malts are roasty, bold and really smooth. Fruits are dark, and add a sweet and tangy flavor. Alcohol is present, adds a warm to each sip.

Mouthfeel - Thick, strong and tasty. Tounge gets coated with malts and chocolates, some molasses and coffee. Palate gets more of the same with a little fruit tart and alcohol. The finish is slighty thin and bittersweet.

Overall - Excellent, easy the best beer in the series so far. Very balanced, tons of flavor and a real pleasure to drink. Id love to see this avaible in a 4 or 6 pack, year round or even seasonal.

Photo of KTCamm
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottole into a perfect pint glass.

Pours jet black, fully dark, with some tan broan foam. It settles out but some lays on the top. Oaty roasted smell. Mocha blend. Taste is a thick chewy chocolate oat flavor. Long hold that slides off with a faint finish of bitter. Real flavorful.

Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.