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Snowmageddon - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sweasty on 02-14-2011

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Photo of goochpunch
2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

2014 bottling. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head. Booze aroma, toasted malt, lightly roasty. Not a whole lot going on. Flavor is big brown ale up front with chocolate malts. Aftertaste of coffee and booze. Mouthfeel is somewhat flat and very sticky. Not good.

Photo of Premo88
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(2015 printed on label)

L: black/black-brown liquid pushes up a FANTASTIC high-gravity head of tan foam that looks like coffee ice cream it's so thick ... super sticky, the foam is coated on the inside of the glass ... what a pour! so much percolating. lacing is good, too, and the tan collar and light skin is beautiful. no question a 5.

S: big bourbon, vanilla, soft oak ... this isn't barrel-aged? the dark malt here is massive, really pouring on the bourbon note with some darker fruits (raisins, dates) in there; as it warms, the toasted/burnt wood hits; yep, as we go, the bourbon notes are gone and the standard darker American porter/stout burnt notes take over ... still plenty of good malt sweetness, though

T: holy crap ... it's coffee-vanilla ice cream with a roasted oak character, so sweet and good, and a bitter bite runs throughout to dance with the sweetness -- bitterness might be from hops (earthy?) and could be burnt malt ... as we go, a milder flavor settles in, almost Scotch ale/old ale like with a hint of peat, bourbon/vanilla falls off considerably and raisins and huge chunk of bitterness takes over; the alcohol warmth is there, but the taste of alcohol is mostly hidden

F: relatively light and not slick ... looks thick but it's not a full heavyweight, maybe midweight with solid carbonation

O: it's no average oatmeal stout, that's for sure, playing with Russian imperial and American imperial notes as much as some good British ale notes ... it's a perfect sipping beer without being overly slick and heavy, and while it doesn't maintain its fantastic start of bourbon flavors, it's foundation of charred/burnt oak and raisin/raisin bread darkness include just enough sweetness to make it quite tasty

Photo of clearwall
1.46/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This was the worst beer I've had in quite some time. Have you ever seen a chocolate coke? The pour looked almost exactly like that but more watered down. The smell was extremely bitter and overly sweet at the same time. The taste was the worst part. It was like the hops spoiled in the fermentation and they were awful. mouth feel was the thinnest beer I think ive ever tasted, almost like drinking water. Bad bad bad. Avoid this one

Photo of jborgschulte
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erushing
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Techichi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Jackohammer
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Ldgrem
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Longhorn08
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Bimmers
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +7.8%

2012 vintage
A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a finger of dense tan head that is slow to fade and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of roasted malts and chocolate with a little coffee. slightly sweet on the nose
T: taste is fairly delicate with some milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and light sweetness. swallow is assertive roasted malt flavor with some lingering chocolate
M: smooth and velvety on the palate with soft carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: As an Oatmeal stout this is really good. I should have drank it a little sooner but the flavors are still there and very smooth and balanced. Well made and goes down easy.

Photo of geepmaley
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jdotswizz
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Txdoppel
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of vmdominguez
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Snowmageddon from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.