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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 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.

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Photo of harrymel
2.54/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

2012, drunk in 2012

Dark brown on black with a persistent sheet of mocha foam. Smells of coffee and oats, but also a smell of chocolate and a hint of some poops I've taken - okay. Maybe also a hint of licorice. Flavor is mealy and oaty. Some nutty character and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Full bodied with hi carb and a dry, too dry finish. I'm not impressed, which is weird, as these beers usually d the trick for me (the Beer Camp beers that is).

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2.56/5  rDev -34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Opaque tar-like color with a cinnamon head that retreats to the edges. Smells of dark chocolate, light cinnamon, some roast, little reminder of NyQuil. Ugh, flavors of unrestrained dark chocolate, light cinnamon, mud, unrestrained roast, medicinal notes, flaked oats burn, and cola spiked with bourbon. Heavy in body with high carbonation. Oily in mouthfeel. The oats, chocolate, medicinals, and booze are an assault on the palate. Tough to even sit through this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.86/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours with no head. I find that kind of lame, I like to see a head on my beers. The beer smells like chocolaty malts, but there's a little bit of hop spiciness too. It's too carbonated for my tastes, so I can't speak well of the mouthfeel. The taste is sticky and sweet, with a slight bitter aftertaste. I'm not a fan of how sweet this beer is. Overall I think this beer is a misstep, similar to how I've felt about the other beers in this pack...

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2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Nose is a sexy black with a somewhat off-white tanned head.

Nose is coffee, sweetened cream, strong hops. Irish Coffee is one descriptor which sticks a bit. Molasses. Lots of caramel. Roast. On a later revisit, I notice the nose is as boozy as the taste.

Taste is roast, sweetened cream. A big flood of alcohol hits you. Punishing bitterness. I struggle to put this away, and I am trying. Really pretty astringent actually.

Fairly thick mouthfeel. Good in that regard.

I frankly find the bitterness and alcohol in this beer a bit too punishing at this stage in its life. Would be curious to see how it develops over time.

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2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Peg's snifter.

Opaque, thin elixir, 2mm, tan to brown head, no lacing.

Burnt malt and coffee, lite caramel. Not much.

It's like a scaled back version of what you'd like in a stout: coffee, malt, caramel, chocolate. About a fifth of what's expected. Disappointing.

Nice smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol hidden. Well carbonated.

Not what I want in a stout or even an oatmeal stout. Unfortunate.

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2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a deep Mahogany colour with a cream coloured head the reduces quickly.

S - Dark fruits and sweet molassis and a little smoke.

T - Plenty of roasted malt a little sweet caramel and chocolate. The finish ios long and molassis.

M - Medium to full body with minimal carbonation, slightly zingy on the finish.

O - A solid stout without complexity. Not a lot wrong with it, but won't wow you.

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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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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/13/12

The beer is a very dark brown; nearly black once in the glass. A one and a half finger cap of sandy colored bubbles begins to deflate immediately.

The aroma is deep and dark, full of roasted dark grains, dark chocolate and oatmeal. It does smell sweet, like liquid no bake cookies. I'm giving a pass on the sweetness here; I do like no bake cookies quite a lot. Some tangy roast as it warms. Alcohol is well-hidden.

The feel is fairly smooth, too. Viscous, inky, full body with moderately low carbonation. The taste however, is not. Brash flavors come from all directions: burnt tones, scorched chocolate, roasted bitter coffee, earthy/piney hops and a thick mash of oatmeal and alcohol. though not terribly sweet, the feel has a sticky, sugary quality. Residuals are heavy and long lingering.

All in all, this isn't a bad beer and truthfully, it's mostly enjoyable. It's roughish at the moment and perhaps needs some time to cool down. If I get another Beer Camp box, I'll be letting the Oatmeal Stouts hang out for a while.

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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 535 ratings
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