Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout)Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout)
BA SCORE
75.1%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 535 Ratings
Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout)Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sholland119 on 11-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
535
Liked:
402
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
10.31%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 535 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft a few years back; from my notes:

Pitch black appearance; no light passes.

Dark khaki head which dissipates but doesn't disappear; decent lacing.

Coffee and chocolate malt nose.

Thick mouthfeel; a touch chalky.

Dark, bitter chocolate flavor; surprisingly drinkable. A solid brew.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A lot of dark brown and black going on, just under an inch of beige/brown head here. Aroma was deft with hops and chocolate malt smells.

Taste, just keeps poppin those hops and chocolate tones. Its big, but not overly done. Take the original stout, amp it up, use oats to smooth it out, and this is what you get. Another winner.

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Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012.

Dark chocolate, roast malt, a touch of coffee grounds, and dark cherries form the aroma.

Flavor reveals more of that slightly tart cherry character upfront, with a hint of phenol, followed by moderately rich chocolate notes, finishing roasty and a touch charred.

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Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Techichi
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gmanofleisure
4.64/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of BillCheck
3.84/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rudedude985
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Howlader
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Beerlover
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Josbor11
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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 jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This is a dark beer. No light peaks through this one. It had about an inch of brown head.

S - The smell is of dark chocolate and delicious roasted malt.

T - I get some of that dark chocolate and roasted malt. I get a little anise, as well.

M - Pretty full

O - At first I thought it was pretty good. Then I got that anise flavor. I am not a fan of anise. I am guessing that developed as it aged. I have noticed that character with other older stouts. I would have probably liked it better 355 days ago when I got it.

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Photo of Mersh
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SmashPants
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a solid, stubby 355mL brown bottle with an interesting Sierra Nevada-style old-school label.

Appearance: pours a dark brown tending toward black, with flaties visible against the light. One- and- a- half finger tan head rises up and lingers quite a time, decent lacing also.

Aroma: solid flavours of burnt oats, cocoa chocolate, coffee and molasses.

Taste: some oats here, but mostly just a thick smoke-driven bunch of heavy malts. Honestly a bit dull. Not all it had been cracked up to be.

Aftertaste: does linger for quite a time, which is nice. The smoke characteristics carry through nicely.

Mouth feel: heavier in body yet quite sharp instead of the usually smooth stout. Lower- to- mid carbonation.

Overall: an interesting but ultimately not worthwhile stout. The normal flavours of toffee, coffee and chocolate with some burnt oat to boot. Not worth the AU$125+ per case price, however. Not even nearly.

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Photo of brurevu
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From my tasting notes: It poured a deep black with a substantial khaki head and heavy dark chocolate and roasted malts on the nose. The taste was very smooth with light carbonation for such a heavy looking brew. There were hints of chocolate, sweet roasted malt, and some oatiness with a bit of hop bitterness on the very end. This Oatmeal stout was like a toasty oatmeal dark chocolate chip cookie with the slight bitterness keeping it from becoming overly sweet. Should be even better with some age.

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Photo of mychalg9
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: 75.1% out of 100 with 535 ratings
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