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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

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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Photo of PicoPapa
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a blackish, dark brown color with an inch of frothy tan head. Virtually no lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, vanillla, brown sugar, earth and booze. Sweet. Taste is caramel malts and booze up front with some vanilla and chocolate flavors. Earthy malt taste with a sweet finish. Taste is a bit boozey but I wouldn't have guessed it was 9%. Silky mouthfeel. Overall, good Imperial Stout worth having again.

PicoPapa, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Daniellobo, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Kromes
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark black with a thick brown colored head that leaves laces down the glass. A sweet roasted malt, coffee and hop aroma comes off the beer. Lots of bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors. A touch of hop. Heavy body and sticky and acidic from the roasting. A smooth feel in the finish. I saved this beer for last since I knew it would assault my taste buds. I was right; the beer is very strongly flavored and has quite a bit of alcohol burn and bitterness from the roast. The finish still has an alcohol tingle a few minutes after my last sip.

Kromes, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of kirchy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

kirchy, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ale207, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of cdwil
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

cdwil, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Schmuckles
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Schmuckles, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2012-08-11 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark black with a 3/4-finger dark tan head and mild lace. Nice alcohol legs.

S - Dark roasted grain, molasses and a light touch of chocolate. Not very strong.

T - Nice dark roasted grain, french roast coffee/bitterness, hint of vanilla. Glad it isn't too sweet. Seems about right. Finishes with a lot of roasted bitterness and some alcohol.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - My favorite of the 2012 Beer Camp series. Makes me curious how the upcoming Sierra Nevada Imperial Stout will be. Of interst, my wife and I had this side-by-side with a Founders Breakfast Stout, which we deemed the better brew. The Snowed In Stout is good but doesn't have the same WOW factor. That being said, getting this in a lowish priced case is pretty awesome and is one of the reasons I'm so high on Sierra Nevada as a champion craft brewer.

Tucquan, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Proteus93
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep black, and pours with a bit of viscosity that is nice to see... a promising sight. The head was a little late to form, and is rather short, sandy, and rather creamy.

S + T + M: Deep and roasty, with the standard chocolate notes. The oatmeal certainly gives it a full body, but it's perhaps lacking a bit of complexity all around.

O: A decent stout... though I'd be curious to see what would result if the malts were toned down a little, bringing the alcohol down, and creating some more delicate notes.

Proteus93, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, bottled on June 21.

A - Pours very deep red to black with a moderate deep tan head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Appears very viscous.

S - Malt and roast in equal quantities. Deep plum with a very faint, pleasant burnt character. Modest.

T - Light carbonation entices the slightly sweet caramelized sugar notes on the front. Deep plum and dark fruits in the mid briskly transitions into a distinct roasted bitterness. Good!

M - Very heavy mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation - perfection.

O - An excellent example of an oatmeal stout. Relatively aggressive compared to most common (i.e., english) examples of the style. One thing is certain - one would never guess this is a 9% beer.

Megahertz, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +16%

enelson, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown. Not a thick pour. Little tan head.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate, slight licorice and a good helping of roasted malt.

T - The taste pretty much follows the nose. Only with coffee coming into the picture and a boozy finish.

M - Not a really thick beer, medium bodied & carbonation. But, it still has a good coating to the mouth.

O - A nice representation of an oatmeal stout, a bit hot but that'll even out with time.

cvm4, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +3.1%

marct, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a thick black body and a small dark tan head.

The aroma has some bitter chocolate and a hint of chicory.

This is full of bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of molasses also. This is just barely sweet, for a near perfect drinkability. The taste isn't super complex, but it's very good.

This is medium bodied; the carbonation is mellow, but sharp.

This is just a good, no frills, strong stout. I like it and look forward to the other bottle in the fridge.

andrewinski1, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Zaphog, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Kopfschuss, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +3.1%

bluntedboywonder, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev +3.1%

fehrminator, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of flexabull
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out thick from the bottle, black with a small tan head,

Aromas are boozy, with chocolate, roasted nuts, and brown sugar.

Taste starts out with dark roasted malt flavors. Roasted nuts, dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Finish is fairly bitter, some pine, and surprisingly not a lot of booziness.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and not heavy at all.

Overall, a very nice stout, very flavorful, but surprisingly drinkable for a 9% ABV beer. My favorite beer from the new beer camp sampler.

flexabull, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a thick, black ale with a large, dense, brown head that has great retention

S - bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of burnt sugar

T - roasted malts, a bit bitter, bittersweet chocolate, very faint coffee notes

M - full bodied, well carbonated, a bit warm at times

This is a decent stout. It's labeled an oatmeal stout but has more body and flavor than I would expect for an Oatmeal Stout. It's enjoyable and highly drinkable. It's definitely worth a try.

tdm168, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of mkennedy119
4/5  rDev +3.1%

mkennedy119, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a very dark black color with 1/2 inch of deep tan head that had low retention and very light lacing. The aroma didn't show much malt or oatmeal, but did have an abundance of roast.

The taste showed some chocolate notes, some roastiness, a bit of grain, but again, no oatmeal. There was a certain amount of alcohol heat across most of the tongue. The body was good, very well-rounded and balanced. Drinkability was good for such a hearty style. Overall, a very nice brew. Not an outstanding example, but certainly a worthy one. Worth having, and worth having again.

beertunes, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Aces & Ales.

Very dark brown, mostly black pour, good 3/4" tan head with good retention and decent lacing going on. Aroma, very similar to the regular stout, but more hops, more chocolate going on here.

Taste, yup, still more chocolate and hops. This really is a true double of the regular stout I'm thinking, just more alcohol, thicker malt body, chocolate, hops, just more everything, but had an added creamy element like it was 10% oats used or something slightly different.

Nice mouthfeel, alternates between the bitter hoppiness and then goes down smoov.

I really liked it.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is black with a tan head, lazy, thin, no lacing, moderate retention, looks good.

Aroma is mildly roasty, chocloate, a little boozy.

Beer is thick and sweet and thin on the finish. The alcohol cuts through and gives the last little bit a dry finish. Not a great stout but the bitterness at the end from the grain is not ashy like you might expect. I'm on the fence about ever having it again.

drabmuh, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

nmann08, Jun 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 529 ratings.