Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
08-14-2012 23:20:06 | More by Kromes
4/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
08-11-2012 21:29:12 | More by Tucquan
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
08-11-2012 02:13:03 | More by Proteus93
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
08-10-2012 19:11:07 | More by Megahertz
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
08-07-2012 23:13:47 | More by cvm4
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
08-07-2012 04:10:19 | More by andrewinski1
4.15/5 rDev +7%
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.
08-05-2012 21:33:52 | More by flexabull
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
08-04-2012 22:10:37 | More by tdm168
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
08-01-2012 19:57:45 | More by beertunes
4.15/5 rDev +7%
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.
06-20-2012 20:53:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.63/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
06-19-2012 01:11:26 | More by drabmuh
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
On tap at Churchkey. Black in color with a thin chocolate colored lacing around the edges of the glass.
In the aroma I get a good amount of roasted malts and dark chocolate. It's a little creamy with some notes of black coffee as well. Pretty nice aroma overall.
Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a little burntness come out in the taste. It's very rich and chocolaty. Pretty solid overall.
Very thick and creamy, I didn't get the story behind this beer but I'm making an assumption based on mouthfeel that oats are involved somehow. Best part about the beer was the mouthfeel for me.
Overall, I thought it was a very solid beer of the style. It was very rich and flavorful with a great mouthfeel to it.
06-08-2012 12:43:15 | More by billab914
Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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