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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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529 Ratings
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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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2/5  rDev -48.5%

pquijal, Feb 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

sendbeer, Dec 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Cooper, Sep 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

ejimhof, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of harrymel
2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

2012, drunk in 2012

Dark brown on black with a persistent sheet of mocha foam. Smells of coffee and oats, but also a smell of chocolate and a hint of some poops I've taken - okay. Maybe also a hint of licorice. Flavor is mealy and oaty. Some nutty character and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Full bodied with hi carb and a dry, too dry finish. I'm not impressed, which is weird, as these beers usually d the trick for me (the Beer Camp beers that is).

harrymel, Aug 19, 2012
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2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Opaque tar-like color with a cinnamon head that retreats to the edges. Smells of dark chocolate, light cinnamon, some roast, little reminder of NyQuil. Ugh, flavors of unrestrained dark chocolate, light cinnamon, mud, unrestrained roast, medicinal notes, flaked oats burn, and cola spiked with bourbon. Heavy in body with high carbonation. Oily in mouthfeel. The oats, chocolate, medicinals, and booze are an assault on the palate. Tough to even sit through this one.

JRed, Dec 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

brez8791, Sep 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

troobie, Dec 29, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours with no head. I find that kind of lame, I like to see a head on my beers. The beer smells like chocolaty malts, but there's a little bit of hop spiciness too. It's too carbonated for my tastes, so I can't speak well of the mouthfeel. The taste is sticky and sweet, with a slight bitter aftertaste. I'm not a fan of how sweet this beer is. Overall I think this beer is a misstep, similar to how I've felt about the other beers in this pack...

dontpanic5, Sep 02, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose is a sexy black with a somewhat off-white tanned head.

Nose is coffee, sweetened cream, strong hops. Irish Coffee is one descriptor which sticks a bit. Molasses. Lots of caramel. Roast. On a later revisit, I notice the nose is as boozy as the taste.

Taste is roast, sweetened cream. A big flood of alcohol hits you. Punishing bitterness. I struggle to put this away, and I am trying. Really pretty astringent actually.

Fairly thick mouthfeel. Good in that regard.

I frankly find the bitterness and alcohol in this beer a bit too punishing at this stage in its life. Would be curious to see how it develops over time.

danieelol, Nov 16, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a deep Mahogany colour with a cream coloured head the reduces quickly.

S - Dark fruits and sweet molassis and a little smoke.

T - Plenty of roasted malt a little sweet caramel and chocolate. The finish ios long and molassis.

M - Medium to full body with minimal carbonation, slightly zingy on the finish.

O - A solid stout without complexity. Not a lot wrong with it, but won't wow you.

eric5bellies, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of CaptCleveland
2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Peg's snifter.

Opaque, thin elixir, 2mm, tan to brown head, no lacing.

Burnt malt and coffee, lite caramel. Not much.

It's like a scaled back version of what you'd like in a stout: coffee, malt, caramel, chocolate. About a fifth of what's expected. Disappointing.

Nice smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol hidden. Well carbonated.

Not what I want in a stout or even an oatmeal stout. Unfortunate.

CaptCleveland, Sep 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

vintage 2012

Deep chestnut color with a one finger tan head. Burnt coffee on the nose with dark chocolate. Some asphalt on the nose as well.

Thinner body than expected but with a nice mellow creaminess. Cocoa powder, black chocolate, black coffee, and bitter english hop finish. Alcohol is well hidden. For such a big beer it's pretty simple. Semi-sweet with balancing bitterness. No real depth or layers of flavors but everything blends together rather well. Good but pretty ordinary as well.

jtierney89, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

dgeebs07, Aug 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Deivos, Nov 02, 2012
3/5  rDev -22.7%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

random846, Oct 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

APB, Dec 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

dansmcd, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

TicoCali, Sep 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Rekrule, Sep 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Lob, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

OoReFLuXoO, Sep 03, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/13/12

The beer is a very dark brown; nearly black once in the glass. A one and a half finger cap of sandy colored bubbles begins to deflate immediately.

The aroma is deep and dark, full of roasted dark grains, dark chocolate and oatmeal. It does smell sweet, like liquid no bake cookies. I'm giving a pass on the sweetness here; I do like no bake cookies quite a lot. Some tangy roast as it warms. Alcohol is well-hidden.

The feel is fairly smooth, too. Viscous, inky, full body with moderately low carbonation. The taste however, is not. Brash flavors come from all directions: burnt tones, scorched chocolate, roasted bitter coffee, earthy/piney hops and a thick mash of oatmeal and alcohol. though not terribly sweet, the feel has a sticky, sugary quality. Residuals are heavy and long lingering.

All in all, this isn't a bad beer and truthfully, it's mostly enjoyable. It's roughish at the moment and perhaps needs some time to cool down. If I get another Beer Camp box, I'll be letting the Oatmeal Stouts hang out for a while.

Ryan011235, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. I like the style. Acquired at Cap N Cork in Los Feliz as part of a Sierra Nevada beer camp 12 pack.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger tan colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a solid black. Nontransparent; non-opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: I get the mocha identified by the label, but in minute quantities. Hints of chocolate malt. Dark malts. Very slight roast. Oats. An average strength aroma. Typical for the style. No yeast or alcohol comes through. There's nothing unique or special here.

T: Rolled oats, chocolate malt, a dark malt foundation, mocha cream (I'd stop short of calling it java or coffee), hints of roasted barley, and a bit of caramel. The roast is severely underdone, and feels limited. Alcohol is barely detectable. No yeast comes through. Well balanced, but underwhelming. Even the oats are a bit underdone.

Mf: Smooth and wet in classic oatmeal stout fashion. The label goes a bit far by calling it "silky", but it does suit the flavour profile. Good thickness and presence. Moderately heavy on the palate.

Dr: Hides its ABV well. Quite drinkable. Good for getting bollocksed, but not particularly interesting in terms of flavour. I might try it on nitro (if it's offered). A decent offering from Sierra Nevada. Pretty par for the course as far as Oatmeal Stouts go. I like it, but there's nothing unique or special here.


kojevergas, Oct 21, 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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