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Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout | Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal StoutSnowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels, with Coffee & Chocolate. Brewed with locally roasted Pablo's Coffee, aged in bourbon barrels from Breckenridge Distillery. Part of their Barrel-Aged Series.

Added by Ratman197 on 02-02-2012

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 74
Reviews by chugalug06:
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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super large tan foamy dense head rises off thick motor oil esque brew. Nice retention. Missing lacing...

Lots of oats, toasty, caramelized goodness, lactic, slight twinge of awkward roasted malt with a nice boozy bite.

Flavors are much like the aroma. Heavy vanilla-booze flavors with tons of dark-roasty-chocolate. Lots of creamy smooth malt burred in booze. I believe the awkward aroma to be liked to hazelnut, minus *some* of the weird hazelnuttyness. Toffee strikes nice too. Carbonation is perfect and light, much different than appearance. Dryness is a bit too high and sweetness is a bit too low.

Knowing Copper Kettle, I expect some of the weird kinks to be worked out of this one next time around. They seem to be a brewery that is never satisfied. This is a good brew, but I expect it will be better next time, there's a bit of room for improvement. Oats are not as smoothly placed with the booze as I had expected.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this beer. Smell was soft bourbon, cold brew coffee with mild coconut. The taste was where thing shined. Cold brew coffee, chocolate, brown sugar with vanilla all accentuated by bourbon. Almost a chocolate milk feel to it. I was very pleased and surprised with this purchase. 2015, poured from the bottle.

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Photo of Dan_K
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Deep, dark brown color, with a foamy, creamy head, 1 1/2 fingers that settles into fine mocha bubbles. Looks great.
S: Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of oats
T: Tastes of rich roasted coffee, dusty cocoa powder, vanilla, oak, firm taste of bourbon. A very pleasant and delicious tasting brew.
F: This beer has feel in spades, it's very smooth and creamy, with a silky mouthfeel and a medium body. Not overly heavy, not cloyingly sweet. I wouldn't call it "sticky", the oakiness has kind of a slight drying sensation in your mouth. Just delightful.
O: This beer is everything you could hope for. Tastes great and feels great too. Imminently drinkable, this is a beer to savor and enjoy with friends or even on your own.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

one of the most intensely flavored beers out there right now, equal parts heavy roasted barley, dark black coffee, and raw chocolate. the bourbon barrel is anything but subtle too, adding the boozy vanilla oak complexion it usually does, and the oatmeal in here gives just a little residual sugar and a ton of body. i always loved the mouthfeel of the mexican chocolate stout, and i think that same richness carries over into this one really well. coffee is strong in the nose, as is the barrel, but its more well integrated in the flavor, where bitterness from all three elements really combine for an intense flavor rush. it almost tastes like rum not bourbon for a minute there, with an unexplained spice and raw sugar complexion, but it evens out pretty quickly. thick like fudge to drink, and not much in the way of bubbles, but you never really miss them, or at least i didnt, the viscosity is almost required with all the flavor in this one. i dug this pretty hard, a very slow drinker, especially at this alcohol strength, but its a very impressive example of the style, and one that should age awfully well.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DahWag
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of YogiTheBeer
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown with a light creamy head. Slight deduction for carbonation that seemed to dissipate rather quickly.
S: There was massive roasted espresso notes all over this with much less emphasis from the bourbon than I'm used to.
T: I was surprised at how balanced I actually felt this was. Coffee forward, with the vanilla and heat from the bourbon barrel more on the finish. Sweetness from the chocolate all the way through.
M: While I thought there seemed to be minimal carbonation in the appearance, it was actually ample upon drinking and provided a consistent, creamy rich mouthfeel.
O: I was skeptical, but this was a real pleasure to drink. My wife and I are huge stout fanatics and both agreed this was phenomenal.

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Photo of Shawner
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kooredaan
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking the 2014 bottling of this beer. ABV is listed at 12%.

Huge chocolate flavor, nice and creamy mouthfeel. I assume from all of the delicious oats that are in the beer. I also get some boozy high alcohol flavors but they are not at all harsh. Great jet black and oily color. Almost viscous in the glass. Very complex. The aroma is only so-so but otherwise this is a really good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured at just above room temp into a 13 ounce snifter glass. Nose is of huge huge chocolate, coffee and slight vanilla. Taste is even better, first of all, this beer is surprisingly super smooth for all complexity going on, tons of chocolate, coffee, dark dried fruits and vanilla.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of rkarimi
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Snowed In Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Copper Kettle Brewing Company
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