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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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Amp, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

gtermi, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Envelopes, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dooglas, Oct 17, 2012
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 17, 2012
Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of aflies
4/5  rDev +3.1%

aflies, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

baklo, Oct 15, 2012
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

chickenflea, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

One dark beer. Dense black with just over one finger of tan head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Rings of lacing is left down the glass.

The aroma was a bit of a letdown. Quite a bit of alcohol is detected and the malt barely gets through. Subtle hints of mocha and some baking spice.

The beer is quite boozy but there is plenty of roasted malt that flavors this beer. Not as complex as I would hope but still quite nice. Bitterness is more than moderate that seems to come from the roasted malt. Finishes warm with a moderately strong alcohol flavor.

Just a wonderful texture from this beer. One of the finer uses of oats demonstrated within this stout. Soft, velvety,full, rich, and smooth are just few adjectives to describe the feel.

Not a complete success from Sierra Nevada. But still a very worthwhile drinking experience. Just a little too boozey for me.

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

random846, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours much as the back label describes it; “midnight black.” There are faint ruby glimmerings from within the body, and some very light carbonation bubbles. The head is a very light tan color and not too large, leaving behind lacing that is sticky and long, like tentacles rising up from the rescinding beer-line on my glass. The beer smells roasty with nice notes of chocolate and coffee. The oat is also slightly present as a sweet cereal hint that melds with the roasted malts. The beers taste follows the nose nicely with big roasted malt notes, strongly reminiscent of coffee. The taste begins first and foremost as those roasted malts with light chocolate notes which opens up to further roasted notes and then begins to suggest slight citrusy notes (presumably from the hops) before falling back into the roasted grain and cereal flavor that hints at the oats within the beer. Mouthfeel is chewy, thick, and clean, leaving a slight dry feeling tingling over the tongue, even as some saliva pools there to await the next sip. Overall this is a nice roasty oatmeal stout. Nothing too fancy is introduced with this beer, but it is a lovely example of the style, and well worth sampling.

Maxwell, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

Appearance: The beer is as black as dirty motor oil, with no hint of even the slightest hue of brown on the edges, at least until much later. A fine frothy, chunky mocha head slowly recedes to a rough sea of choppy foam film, before settling to a wisp with a tight mocha ring around the edge of the glass. Massive thick lacing coats the glass leaving what I call a world map pattern.

Aroma: The aroma of this beer is dark and rich. An immediate freshly baked oatmeal cookie greets me first, and there’s actually a really solid black licorice note in there as well.

Taste: The taste profile is just as rich as the aroma. The beer starts off with a deliciously dry yet hearty bittersweet chocolate chip note. Which reminds me of choc-chip oatmeal cookies ... And from there, the slightly alcoholic burn of the 9% greats the throat, but not before filling your taste buds up with dark roasted malts, hearty oats, and just a faint kiss of black licorice. The beer finishes with sharp, bitter hops, leaving a tangy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Super, super dry.

Overall: Geez, this was so good that half-way into it, I started to realize that this 9% brew means business. What an awesome, excellent dessert beer this would make. I drank it out of my favorite snifter, which seemed quite appropriate.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black in appearance, with a thick head of tan foam. Lace is thick and detailed. Very nice.

Nose is chocolate and nutty. Very appealing.

Taste is bittersweet with tinges of mocha, cocoa, and some mildly roasty malts at the finish. Heavy alcohol is hidden until the finish, where the heat is exposed a little. Overall, a rich, flavorful brew, and a top-notch brew!

secondtooth, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a nice jet balck body with a nice 2' tan foamy head that doesn't hang around for long, then leaves a nice thin lace around the top. The smell is of roasted malt and coffee. The taste is of roasted malt with chocolate and coffee coming through also a little bit of hops just enough that u can tell they are there but not there. The mouth feel is nice, it is on the heavier side but its a nice stout.

chefhatt, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Very dark brown. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown white head. Settles pretty quickly leaving a sparse blanket of foam on the surface. Very spars lacing mostly quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Roasted malt, espresso, and a slightly sweet oaty aroma.

T: Roasted coffee malt goodness with a heavy stroke black licorice pungency.

M: Hefty and hearty and sticky. Peaty, pungent aftertaste wears on throughout the experience. Dry in the finish.

D: This is of the sipping variety.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark, intimidating appearance characterized by a pretty solid foamy head, but no real lacing. Nose is full, with a few basic expected components. Hearty roasted, slightly, sweet and pungent malty character. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of mocha, roasted malt and molasses.

T - Great tasting - chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. A touch of piney bitterness added balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really good stout. I wish they could make this a year round offering.

zeff80, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

WoodburyMN, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head. Really great head retention and a little bit of lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and espresso beans. A little floral hop aroma also comes through. The aroma is a little bit on the weak side, however.

Heavy roast and espresso immediately on the taste. Some dark fruit and vanilla is also apparent. Basically no hop flavor and bitterness is also on the light side initially. Alcohol becomes noticeable towards the finish but is pleasant and warming. There is a bit of a sharp bitterness on the back of the throat reminiscent of strong coffee. Mouthfeel is extremely chewy and slick from the oats. Really adds a nice additional dimension.

Overall, a nice beer from Sierra Nevada. While it is definitely a sipper and a one-and-done beer, it is perfect for dessert on a chilly night.

rangerred, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

quetzal013, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Acforster2, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jeanphony, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

AndrewMichael, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

MarkyMOD, Oct 08, 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.