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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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very good

528 Ratings
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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of BB1313
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with red hues and light getting through. Dark mocha head which unfortunately fades very fades quickly, not much lacing and retention. The aromas a full of chocolate malts, vanilla and lots of grains. The flavors are nice, but pretty typical for the style. There's a nice roastiness and black coffee makes an appearance. More dark chocolate giving this one a strong bitterness. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's thick, but not like motor oil. Slightly spritzy and the carbonation is there. Finishes dry and bitter with a warming sensation. There's a touch of heat, but nothing distracting from the flavors.

Overall, this is a fine oatmeal stout, but it doesn't exactly stand out. It lacks true depth and complexity for the style. I've had more enjoyable stouts from Sierra Nevada. Well crafted, just boring for the style, IMO.

BB1313, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-black with a tan head.

S-creamy mocha with a touch of oatmeal. Surprisingly faint. 

T-comes in with a bitter taste of dark roasted grains with some hint of raspberry somehow. There's really not a taste of chocolate, coffee, or oatmeal. It's an okay taste but I'm not too big of a fan. The bitterness sticks.

M-medium to low carbonation with a wet finish

O-really is just okay. Tastes very traditional made with more classic ingredients than adding any flavors. Though I admire this, it just tastes unbalanced to me. This isn't something I'd want for the long run or even for a short night cap.

AdamBear, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass. 2172214:15 stamped on the side, which I think means this beer was bottled on the 172 day of 2012. An aggressive pour yields a pitch black beer with a dark tan head of about three fingers in size. Plenty of lacing down the glass and the retention is nice as well.

Aroma is a bit boozy with cocoa, coffee, grain alcohol, roasted nuts, and toasty bread comprising the aroma.

Alcohol shines in this one, which I am not fond of. There are some dark fruits with cocoa nibs and espresso coffee flavors. Thankfully it isn't overly sweet, but it is boozy and somewhat hot.

Thick and chewy and oily. Not my favorite in the style. Alcoholic and boozy and not really easy to drink. I think I would pass on this if offered in the future.

SaCkErZ9, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

rwilde, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of HeyJim
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

HeyJim, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of wspscott
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in pint glass

A: A somewhat vigorous pour yields a somewhat thin head that drops quickly leaving just a hint of a tan on top, almost no lace. Completely black, no light gets through when held up to a bright light. The lack of a head is surprising given it is an oatmeal stout, might be the alcohol level.
S: When first poured, the nose is very subtle, just a hint of roast. As it warms, a little more develops, but not much.
T: Lots of roasted malts, but very well balanced, not acrid or ashtray-like at all. A slight hint of fruit on the back of the tongue is quickly washed away by the dark malts. No hint of alcohol
M: A medium to low level of carbonation that seems a little too high for the style. I usually expect more of a creamy mouthfeel for an oatmeal style.
O: A good, but not great american stout, for this level of alcohol, I like more of a sippin' beer, but this does not have enough going on for me to drink over the next hour, also, it goes down too easy :) The drinkability is somewhat dangerous. Worth trying, but I am not dying for this to be a regular beer, I would much rather have the Anniversary beer (Fritz and Ken?).

wspscott, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Magery
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Magery, Sep 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

powpig2002, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of krl2112
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

krl2112, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of CarolinaKev
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Nice dark brown deep color with small dark tan 1 finger head. Good chocolate malt aromas. Sweet chocolate malt taste with hint of alcohol to taste. Nice mouth tingle with lingering hints of alcohol. Overall a decent oatmeal stout. May be a little better with some age

CarolinaKev, Oct 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

bh123, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of ChanChan
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

ChanChan, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of hoplover82
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours black with a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin collar around the rim of the beer with very good sticky lacing.
S-The aroma is very faint when first poured, we'll see how it progresses as it warms a little. Right now, just faint dark chocolate and some roastiness. Yeah, even after the beer warms a little, I give it a swirl and it's still not as "in yo face" as I'd like an imperial stout to be...
T-The flavor is sweet up front, could actually use more bitterness imo, sweet and roasty with a dark chocolate finish, and there is some caramel there as well.
M-VERY CREAMY indeed! But it has a lot of that harsh acidic roastiness that I actually think some more bittering hops would benefit this beer very much, the huge sweetness coupled with that huge roastiiness without a hefty "bitterness" is kind of overwhelming my palate.
O-Overall it's ok... I think I should give the overall score a 3.0, but because it's SN beer, I give it a .5 point curve. Cheers Everyone!

hoplover82, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Envelopes, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Eriktheipaman, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of h4ger
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

h4ger, Jan 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

smccann, Jul 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Sturmthis, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: dark brown/black body, trace khaki head, very little lacing

S: mild chocolate, roasted malt, nutty, caramel

T: dark chocolate, nutty, mild vanilla, caramel, roast malt, mild bitter finish

M: med/heavy body, smooth mouth

O: Nothing amazing, but still fun to try.
I love this style + enjoy this brewery.


BeerLover99, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jmaharaj
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

not a bad oatmeal stout from sierra nevada, but perhaps a little dissapointing by their standards. fleeting head leaves a little bit of lacing. bitter malt and coffe aromas. tasty but not overly cohesive. a little bit of malty sweetness is quickly cleaned up by the astringent coffe tones. good thick body, but a little sappy. could perhaps have used a tiny bit more carbonation.
you arent going to get bad from sierra nevada, but this isnt one i would seek out.

jmaharaj, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Opaque black with a short brown head that dissipates quickly.

Dark chocolate, cocoa, red licorice, lactose and perhaps some red wine.

Dark chocolate, cocoa and black licorice. Some sweet dark fruits make an appearance. Raisin and overripe plum. Finishes with an abundance of citrusy hops, pine and lemon.

Full bodied, velvety, dry and bitter.

Very bitter. Perhaps too much so. This is borderline Black IPA territory in my opinion. Loads of dark chocolate, black licorice and hops. The 9% abv is well hidden.

justintcoons, Sep 13, 2012
Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.