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

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Added by sholland119 on 11-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer camp sets don't seem to ever disappoint. This one is no exception. The stout is a choclatey/oatmeal affair with plenty of roasty aftertaste and a bit of booziness.

The beer hides a lot of alcohol with tons of malt and hops flavor. Like most American styles, it is over the top with flavor. I really want to get a bunch more before it is gone.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz picked up at Bier Thirty... Poured into my slim tulip... nice dark brown head shows good retention... the brew is the expected black... No real lacing, but a nice cap lingers until the final sip.

Nose is a bit mild... bits and pieces of the standard components... some bittersweet chocolate... some fruity esters... dark roast... still a little mild.

Flavor is much better... dark fruity esters combine with residual sweetness and light cocoa and roastiness really well... drinking nicely right out of the gate... a sorta lingering bitterness on the finish from the dark malts..

nice body without becoming chewy... sorta silky.. carbonation is spot-on for the style.

I like this one.... Damn, I am impressed with this year's "best of beer camp"... I might pick up a few of these to hang on to and open every couple of months... certainly doable with the low pricetag.


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Photo of PicoPapa
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a blackish, dark brown color with an inch of frothy tan head. Virtually no lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, vanillla, brown sugar, earth and booze. Sweet. Taste is caramel malts and booze up front with some vanilla and chocolate flavors. Earthy malt taste with a sweet finish. Taste is a bit boozey but I wouldn't have guessed it was 9%. Silky mouthfeel. Overall, good Imperial Stout worth having again.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kromes
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark black with a thick brown colored head that leaves laces down the glass. A sweet roasted malt, coffee and hop aroma comes off the beer. Lots of bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors. A touch of hop. Heavy body and sticky and acidic from the roasting. A smooth feel in the finish. I saved this beer for last since I knew it would assault my taste buds. I was right; the beer is very strongly flavored and has quite a bit of alcohol burn and bitterness from the roast. The finish still has an alcohol tingle a few minutes after my last sip.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Schmuckles
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Tucquan
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2012-08-11 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark black with a 3/4-finger dark tan head and mild lace. Nice alcohol legs.

S - Dark roasted grain, molasses and a light touch of chocolate. Not very strong.

T - Nice dark roasted grain, french roast coffee/bitterness, hint of vanilla. Glad it isn't too sweet. Seems about right. Finishes with a lot of roasted bitterness and some alcohol.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - My favorite of the 2012 Beer Camp series. Makes me curious how the upcoming Sierra Nevada Imperial Stout will be. Of interst, my wife and I had this side-by-side with a Founders Breakfast Stout, which we deemed the better brew. The Snowed In Stout is good but doesn't have the same WOW factor. That being said, getting this in a lowish priced case is pretty awesome and is one of the reasons I'm so high on Sierra Nevada as a champion craft brewer.

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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 Megahertz
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, bottled on June 21.

A - Pours very deep red to black with a moderate deep tan head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Appears very viscous.

S - Malt and roast in equal quantities. Deep plum with a very faint, pleasant burnt character. Modest.

T - Light carbonation entices the slightly sweet caramelized sugar notes on the front. Deep plum and dark fruits in the mid briskly transitions into a distinct roasted bitterness. Good!

M - Very heavy mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation - perfection.

O - An excellent example of an oatmeal stout. Relatively aggressive compared to most common (i.e., english) examples of the style. One thing is certain - one would never guess this is a 9% beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown. Not a thick pour. Little tan head.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate, slight licorice and a good helping of roasted malt.

T - The taste pretty much follows the nose. Only with coffee coming into the picture and a boozy finish.

M - Not a really thick beer, medium bodied & carbonation. But, it still has a good coating to the mouth.

O - A nice representation of an oatmeal stout, a bit hot but that'll even out with time.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of andrewinski1
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a thick black body and a small dark tan head.

The aroma has some bitter chocolate and a hint of chicory.

This is full of bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of molasses also. This is just barely sweet, for a near perfect drinkability. The taste isn't super complex, but it's very good.

This is medium bodied; the carbonation is mellow, but sharp.

This is just a good, no frills, strong stout. I like it and look forward to the other bottle in the fridge.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of flexabull
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out thick from the bottle, black with a small tan head,

Aromas are boozy, with chocolate, roasted nuts, and brown sugar.

Taste starts out with dark roasted malt flavors. Roasted nuts, dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Finish is fairly bitter, some pine, and surprisingly not a lot of booziness.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and not heavy at all.

Overall, a very nice stout, very flavorful, but surprisingly drinkable for a 9% ABV beer. My favorite beer from the new beer camp sampler.

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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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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 534 ratings