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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

527 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 527
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 6
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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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-15-2013 23:21:38 | More by pathman
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-06-2013 05:17:00 | More by Bonis
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2013 19:31:13 | More by kirkse
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camartin27

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-24-2013 02:49:39 | More by camartin27
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%

"This big Oatmeal stout is midnight black in color-with a big, roasty, mocha-like aroma. It has a silky body from the use of rolled oats, and a round and lasting finish. Perfect as an after dinner treat." Brewed in the style of an American Double/Imperial Stout. Available as part of the Best Of Beer Camp 2012 lineup 12 pack variety mix.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip snifter. Served north of 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy cream brown head over a near black body. Retention is average, lacing is light and streaked. Decent appearance overall, head quality is an obvious shortcoming, especially considering the ingredients in tow for this beer. 3.5

(Smell) Aroma contains copious amounts of roasted, chocolate malt and oatmeal grain for a mild syrupy sweet character. A subtle hop selection provides a touch of herbal flavor but a combative bitterness to balance out the aroma. The aroma is similar to an export stout with a touch more residual sweetness and body. Doesn't smell like it goes for too much. Aroma is very inviting. 4.25

(Taste) Flavors of heavy roast malt, cocoa nibs and earthy, herbal hops mesh together to create a bold flavor. Oats thicken up and smooth out the mix and embolden the potency of the flavors. Suggestions of licorice and a pinch of char give a medium earthy punch to the dry, roast finish. Certainly a great deal more potent and flavorful than a standard, run-of-the-mill Oatmeal Stout. 4

(Mouthfeel) Balance is equally sweet and bitter with a great deal of hop bitterness. Body is medium/heavy for the style, heavy overall. Carbonation is a touch excited- a little too much so for a supposed oatmeal stout. Alcohol presence is medium, accentuated somewhat by the bitterness and not concealed by the oat character. A mellow, slightly dry finish with a roasty character. A pretty nice mouthfeel. 4

(Overall) I don't have many complaints about this beer, although in terms of style, it's a bit heavier in depth and character than implied in an Oatmeal Stout, swinging to more of an export stout or perhaps a light-bodied Russian Imperial. The oats provided a mild thickness, but not enough to truly thicken this beer to what it needed in body. A roasty, mildly charred malt profile, bold herbal and earthy hop profile and mild spicy finish, this beer is great on its own merits! 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Beer Camp #45 2012 Oatmeal Stout
3.98/5.00

06-17-2013 17:40:08 | More by Jadjunk
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-13-2013 06:11:38 | More by InfernoBoss
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-28-2013 04:10:25 | More by SocalKicks
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tzieser

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-27-2013 06:21:46 | More by tzieser
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz bottle from 2012, poured into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks, Drew!

A: Pitch black body under two fingers of fine light-brown head that rededes at a moderate pace and leaves plenty of lace. Excellent.

S: Pleasant, well-balanced aroma of dark chocolate, lightly-roasted coffee, and herbal hops. A nice hint of licorice. Solid.

T: Everything from the nose, with the addition of a spicy touch of booze on the finish. The interplay of coffee, licorice, and hoppiness is lovely, but the aftertaste is a little rough. Quite good overall.

M: Medium body with lots of lively effervescence. Perhaps a little too bubbly for the style, but enjoyable.

O: Very nice stout. Not one I'll be seeking out again, but I'm really glad I got to try it.

Cheers!

05-25-2013 00:21:42 | More by woosterbill
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-20-2013 16:05:50 | More by InspectorBob
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-16-2013 23:28:43 | More by runlikeakenyan
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-12-2013 17:48:47 | More by mikeburd1128
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-12-2013 09:33:53 | More by schopenhauerale
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-12-2013 03:25:45 | More by Iamstryker
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-09-2013 19:00:24 | More by largadeer
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-09-2013 00:05:16 | More by cadaugherty
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yesyouam

New York

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

05-06-2013 02:09:42 | More by yesyouam
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-03-2013 13:22:18 | More by smartassboiler
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-30-2013 19:51:09 | More by blknikon
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-29-2013 00:33:00 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%

A: Pours a clear yet opaque jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation at the surface and some light amounts of cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger and a half tall dense creamy mocha head that very slowly reduces to a medium patch of medium thickness including some larger bubbles, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts with some light hints of oats and chocolate.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of roasted malts with some light notes of dark chocolate and oats. There is a light amount of sweetness along with a touch of anise/licorice in the finish. Some light hints of alcohol and light bitterness as well.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Slightly lighter in the body than some others in the style as well as the relatively well hidden alcohol make this one drink a lot smaller than it really is (surprised that it is 9% ABV). Enjoyable but I could only really have one during a single session.

04-28-2013 00:14:36 | More by dbrauneis
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-27-2013 16:33:32 | More by Jason1337
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-27-2013 02:22:59 | More by Cdunk11
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-21-2013 23:27:20 | More by krl2112
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Valleyview06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-19-2013 20:27:41 | More by Valleyview06
Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.