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)
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
Ratings:
535
Reviews:
220
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
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 +14%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"This big Oatmeal stout is midnight black in color-with a big, roasty, mocha-like aroma. It has a silky body from the use of rolled oats, and a round and lasting finish. Perfect as an after dinner treat." Brewed in the style of an American Double/Imperial Stout. Available as part of the Best Of Beer Camp 2012 lineup 12 pack variety mix.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Sierra Nevada tulip snifter. Served north of 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy cream brown head over a near black body. Retention is average, lacing is light and streaked. Decent appearance overall, head quality is an obvious shortcoming, especially considering the ingredients in tow for this beer. 3.5

(Smell) Aroma contains copious amounts of roasted, chocolate malt and oatmeal grain for a mild syrupy sweet character. A subtle hop selection provides a touch of herbal flavor but a combative bitterness to balance out the aroma. The aroma is similar to an export stout with a touch more residual sweetness and body. Doesn't smell like it goes for too much. Aroma is very inviting. 4.25

(Taste) Flavors of heavy roast malt, cocoa nibs and earthy, herbal hops mesh together to create a bold flavor. Oats thicken up and smooth out the mix and embolden the potency of the flavors. Suggestions of licorice and a pinch of char give a medium earthy punch to the dry, roast finish. Certainly a great deal more potent and flavorful than a standard, run-of-the-mill Oatmeal Stout. 4

(Mouthfeel) Balance is equally sweet and bitter with a great deal of hop bitterness. Body is medium/heavy for the style, heavy overall. Carbonation is a touch excited- a little too much so for a supposed oatmeal stout. Alcohol presence is medium, accentuated somewhat by the bitterness and not concealed by the oat character. A mellow, slightly dry finish with a roasty character. A pretty nice mouthfeel. 4

(Overall) I don't have many complaints about this beer, although in terms of style, it's a bit heavier in depth and character than implied in an Oatmeal Stout, swinging to more of an export stout or perhaps a light-bodied Russian Imperial. The oats provided a mild thickness, but not enough to truly thicken this beer to what it needed in body. A roasty, mildly charred malt profile, bold herbal and earthy hop profile and mild spicy finish, this beer is great on its own merits! 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
Beer Camp #45 2012 Oatmeal Stout
3.98/5.00

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of woosterbill
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 2012, poured into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks, Drew!

A: Pitch black body under two fingers of fine light-brown head that rededes at a moderate pace and leaves plenty of lace. Excellent.

S: Pleasant, well-balanced aroma of dark chocolate, lightly-roasted coffee, and herbal hops. A nice hint of licorice. Solid.

T: Everything from the nose, with the addition of a spicy touch of booze on the finish. The interplay of coffee, licorice, and hoppiness is lovely, but the aftertaste is a little rough. Quite good overall.

M: Medium body with lots of lively effervescence. Perhaps a little too bubbly for the style, but enjoyable.

O: Very nice stout. Not one I'll be seeking out again, but I'm really glad I got to try it.

Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Snowed In Stout - Beer Camp #45 (Best Of Beer Camp: Oatmeal Stout) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 535 ratings.
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