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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)

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 533 |  Reviews: 220
Reviews by gpogo:
Photo of gpogo
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black body with a nice tan head. Tiny head bubbles.

A- Soft creamy smelling stout. Light sweet roasted caramel.

T- Creamy sweet, with a sharp bitterness from both hops and roasted malts. Alcohol in the finish.

M- Very creamy body, yet still somewhat sharp. Pours very thick. Light carbonation with very small almost nitro bubbles.

D- Enjoyable brew, definitely on the heavier side of stouts.

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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.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BigBarley
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Clydesdale
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black color. The tall, dark brown head has a dense, frothy texture and strong, lasting retention. Lacing is attractive, with splotches and rings deposited irregularly across the glass.

S: Roasted malts are prominent, with some chocolate and dark/preserved fruit. Some sweet oatmeal aroma is also present, with lesser alcohol, charcoal, and toffee notes.

T: Big, roasty malt flavor up front. Preserved fruit (raisins?) and chocolate are noticeable. A bit of sweet/smooth oat character is present as well. Hop bitterness builds in to a gradual firmness. The aftertaste is of toffee, coffee, charcoal, and alcohol.

M: Firm, chewy maltiness on the palate. Carbonation is light and supple. Oatmeal contributes a nice, velvety texture. Eventually the tide turns to a more, roasty aftertaste, with a bit of alcohol warmth to boot.

D: This is a nice oatmeal stout, if a little big. As an imperial stout, however, I like the addition/contribution of oatmeal to the beer. It's still big, chewy, and malty, but has a nice, rounding smoothness.

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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

vintage 2012

Deep chestnut color with a one finger tan head. Burnt coffee on the nose with dark chocolate. Some asphalt on the nose as well.

Thinner body than expected but with a nice mellow creaminess. Cocoa powder, black chocolate, black coffee, and bitter english hop finish. Alcohol is well hidden. For such a big beer it's pretty simple. Semi-sweet with balancing bitterness. No real depth or layers of flavors but everything blends together rather well. Good but pretty ordinary as well.

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Photo of hdofu
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. This is my favorite out of the latest best of beer camp set they had at my local liquor store. It smells smokey and sweet which is just a preview of whats to come. It pours dark brown with a thin tan top. Taste is chocolatey, a little grainy it has a malty finish to it. It definetly has an alcohol burn in the finish. If you like oatmeal stouts or imperial stouts, this is a good choice. I can't recommend it enough.

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Photo of 57md
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a dark brown hue. There is a thin layer of head that quickly dissipates. The nose is touch roasty, but that is all. Smooth, but the roasted bitterness is still present throughout. The roasty flavors grow on the finish and this offering leaves one with a distinct bitterness on the tongue. Alcohol bite gets a bit rough at the end, but nothing to seriously detract from the enjoyment of this offering.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a deep black with a small, brown head, some alcohol legs.

Smell: Boozy, with some fruity ester and deep, roasted malt that gives scents of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Similar to smell, with less but still noticable alcohol on the finish. The roasted flavors are cut short by the sharp, dry, and boozy finish. There is not much body for an Oatmeal stout, the beer enters and leaves without much residual effect. The carbonation is a bit high as well. The dark malts lean more toward dark fruit in the flavor

Overall: This is one of the very few Sierra Nevada releases I have been dissapointed with, it really didn't do it for me. The beer has an abrupt finish. Anything with 9.0% alcohol is going to be a sipper, and the taste does not linger enough to give it lasting effect. The flavor that is there is nice, but it is killed by the dry finish.

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Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Stignacious
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jsprain1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of HalfFull
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An innocuous Oatmeal Stout I thought as I opened my first from the 2012 Best of Beer Camp Series. The heft of this one was a bit disguised I must say.

Pours jet black from a 12 oz. bottle and offers up an inch of resilient mocha foam. Touch of yeast and some light chocolate on the aroma. Aptly dubbed an Oatmeal Stout yet subtle and sneaky in the delivery, thus the dump into the Double category.

Taste is creamy and quite so for its strength. Bit of light chocolate and sublte caramel. Touch of vanilla on the back. Very subtle on the delivery for a 9 percent brew, particularly on the aroma.

Smooth feel does lack complexity vs. your typical big stout, but a self described Oaty gives it a bit of cred. Overall a crazily easy drinking brew and quite silky smooth.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BierJager89
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Black with a slight light brown head.

S: Oatmeal, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate in the nose.

T: Nice pleasant bitterness, medium and dark roast coffees, roasted malt and dark chocolate.

M: Medium-full bodied, and creamy smooth.

O: Very typical of the oatmeal stout style. Definitely recommended if you can find it. I personally had it on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 12oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter.

A: Darker than used motor oil with only faint hints of brown near the edges under intense light. Tan head quickly reduces to a durable ring and partial top coat, but leaves some lace on the glass.

S: Dark roasted malts with hints of light smoke, oatmeal and black licorice. Slightly fruity with some spicy hops. Some alcohol esters after warming; plenty after more warming.

T: Appropriately rich dark roast grain flavors, with a light smokiness. Alcohol is well hidden. Hops add spicing and high (for style) bitterness. Some coffee in the mildly bitter, and long-lasting, aftertaste.

M: Full body with low but adequate carbonation. Very smooth. Some light harshness and warming from the alcohol.

O: Relatively subtle aroma but the flavor is plenty rich, with fine roasted grain flavors should appeal to beer geeks who enjoy dark breads.

(revised with new sample and .25 increments in Feb. 2013)

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 533 ratings