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 billab914
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey. Black in color with a thin chocolate colored lacing around the edges of the glass.

In the aroma I get a good amount of roasted malts and dark chocolate. It's a little creamy with some notes of black coffee as well. Pretty nice aroma overall.

Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a little burntness come out in the taste. It's very rich and chocolaty. Pretty solid overall.

Very thick and creamy, I didn't get the story behind this beer but I'm making an assumption based on mouthfeel that oats are involved somehow. Best part about the beer was the mouthfeel for me.

Overall, I thought it was a very solid beer of the style. It was very rich and flavorful with a great mouthfeel to it.

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Photo of russpowell
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours ebony with 1 finger of mocha colored head. Some viscosity to this, some lacing & head retention

S: Faint dark fruittyness, this grows stronger as it warms, some boozeyness

T: Dark fruittyness, baker's chocolate & charred grain up front, with just a whisper of anise, plus slight dryness. More dark fruit, & a touch of chicory as this warms, some charred grain, & a touch of boozeyess. Finishes dry with slight leafy hops & charred grain

MF: Medium bodied, fairly slick carbonation, fairly warming

A nice, but not great itteration of this style, would buy again if Old Raspy wasn't availible

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep brown with a small mocha colored head on top. Not much retention, reducing to a very thin cap on top. Minimal lacing.

S: Some roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, some sweet oats and a bit of cream.

T: A bit richer than the aroma, more cocoa than chocolate mixed with some sweet cream and a bit of roast and some sweet oats as well.

M: Very creamy and smooth, medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: A very solid beer, probably my favorite of the beer camp pack. Very easy drinking for 8%.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Viscous and black on the pour with a finger of tan head. Rich oatmeal and toffee sweetness on the nose. Plenty of roasted malt, a nice creamy chocolate character, coffee, and some hints of vanilla to it as well. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with chocolate, toffee, and vanilla notes. A moderate roasted malt flavor along with a touch of coffee give a light bitterness. There’s a touch of licorice on the finish. Carbonation is a little high for me, but nothing that ruins the beer.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Starting in on this year's Best Of case with the oatmeal stout. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises darkly-roasted malts, light coffee, and cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, though the cocoa, now more of a fudgy chocolate syrup, holds the prime position. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, a very nice oatmeal stout, one that could stand to be a bit creamier, but one that still ends up being a tasty and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a black body, appearing dark brown at the edges, sporting a thin beige cap. The aroma is mild, with light scents of dark roast, molasses, a hint of chocolate. The flavor is roasty and chocooalty, with subtle coffee notes. The flavor is decent. A smooth and creamy mouthfeel with moderately low carbonation. Palate coating, with abv hidden well. While this beer has some nice things going on and shows potential, I find it to be generally unexciting. This was ok.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a thick, black ale with a large, dense, brown head that has great retention

S - bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of burnt sugar

T - roasted malts, a bit bitter, bittersweet chocolate, very faint coffee notes

M - full bodied, well carbonated, a bit warm at times

This is a decent stout. It's labeled an oatmeal stout but has more body and flavor than I would expect for an Oatmeal Stout. It's enjoyable and highly drinkable. It's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of imbibehour
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A three finger head, seems to build almost in reverse from the top down, then settles very slowly with a light milk chocolate tan look. Body is a very dark walnut black. almost red body in color, you can just make out some bare very tiny bubbles rising.

Nose is kind of subtle, mild milk chocolate and roast. Very faint berry sense. Chocolate angle comes out a little more dominant.

A real nice mix of flavors on the palate here. Dense milk chocolate and coffee, together. Roasting grains come in the finish, mixing real nicely with the first two tastes. Balanced, little heat and warmth and a sense of piping hot coffee. Feel is almost silky, but a good density and chewy cookie like character.

Overall, really digging this.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, purchased as a single from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY, no dating or freshness info that I could find.

Pours midnight black, dark tan head, rich and creamy. and leaving some low sheeting and minimal slippery lace.

Dense, dark chocolate, roasty malt and a hint of vanilla in the nose.

Flavorful and quite enjoyable double stout. Lots more chocolate, sweet, bitter and complex.

Super smooth over the tongue. Thick and oily. Double stout goodness.

All in all a fine stout, big and bold, but at the same time so smooth and not crushing the palate. Fine night capper

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark brown coloring with ruby highlights and a thin, low profile, light tan head that recedes to a surface ring. Aromas of dark, bittersweet chocolate, roasted oats, and a touch of coffee. Flavors are rich and roasted on a smooth, slightly dry body. Rich, bitter cocoa nibs dominate the palate, with a subtle char in the backbone. Bitter and slight roasted coffee aftertaste leads to a slick, slightly drying finish. You start to get a campfire beer at the end of the palate. Very tasty.

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Photo of jwc215
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black with a thin, light-brown head that disappears. A little lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate. Some licorice/anise comes through.

The taste is sweet with roast and some pumpernickel bread. Alcohol shows, making it hot and peppery, though flavors do come through.

It is full-bodied and rather thick.

A hot brew, this is a nice dessert sipper!

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Half finger light tan head with decent retention and slippery lacing. Mild aroma of dark toasted malt with slight coffee, a bit of hay. Flavor follows, with toasted and biscuit malt, light chocolate and coffee and hay; a bit of alcohol on the finish. Medium bodied with decent creaminess. A pleasant, well made stout that is somewhat understated in flavor and complexity.

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Photo of sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to cpolking for this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, coffee, a touch of oats. Taste is smoky, coffee, alcohol, again just a bit of oats. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is black with a tan head, lazy, thin, no lacing, moderate retention, looks good.

Aroma is mildly roasty, chocloate, a little boozy.

Beer is thick and sweet and thin on the finish. The alcohol cuts through and gives the last little bit a dry finish. Not a great stout but the bitterness at the end from the grain is not ashy like you might expect. I'm on the fence about ever having it again.

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

Bottle dated 2172213 (June 20) poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Black with a thin layer of bubbly light brown head.

S - Roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, some bitterness and a touch of molasses.

T - Bitter dark roasted malts and sweet oatmeal up front that give way to semi-sweet chocolate with a hint of molasses. The ABV is slightly noticeable but balanced out well with the sweetness from the oatmeal.

M - Medium, almost full body with a big hearty chew. Silky smooth. Light carbonation.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Perhaps a touch sweet but otherwise great. Definitely a sipper. Would buy this again if sold on its own.

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

This beer made a fine breakfast drink during a recent chilly tailgating experience. Even though I was in a parking lot it was poured lovingly into a Greenport Harbor pint glass.

Very deep and dark brown body with a sizeable tan head, strong retention and lacing. Sweet chocolatey nose; some bitter roastiness to the malt; hints of cream and coffee and a touch of piney hops.

Flavor follows the aroma; lots of chocolate, both bitter and sweet; coffee and cream; a hint of dark fruits; nice roastiness; a bit of a piney hop bitterness in the finish, but also a little lingering sweetness. Alcohol pokes its head out a bit but in a gentle, warming way and is unobtrusive and not overtly hot.

Nicely chewy, medium-full body, smooth and creamy with medium to slightly lowish carbonation, excellent overall feel. Really nice beer.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely black with a finger of frothy tan foam. Not a bad looking stout.

Smell: nice aroma of chocolatey malt and fruity alcoholic compounds. This is just the kind of bouquet I like in the style.

Taste: this beer starts of somewhat mild before the richer flavor elements begin to build on the palate. I actually kind of like this; it helps prevent palate fatigue. Chocolate and roasty malt character are present, but the big story is in the alcohol and fruity compounds. Strong, but it suits my taste.

Mouthfeel: big body with a good carbonation and an incredible silky creaminess. I really do love it.

Overall: I rather like this beer. I admit it may not be to everyone's taste, but it really punches my ticket.

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Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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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