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)

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sholland119 on 11-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 220 | Ratings: 535
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Beige head, moderate retention on a black body. Slick, oily lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, coffee, roasted malt, slight alcohol. Taste includes baker's chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate (I would think this is a chocolate stout blindfolded). Very smooth and especially easy to drink considering the abv. Excellent.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a nice beer, so well balanced and with good depth of flavor and a silky texture. Definitely one of the better beer camp beers. Pours black with a beige head that fades to a ring. Nice aromas of vinous chocolate, cocoa, a bit of bubblegum, vanilla, and perhaps a touch of mint. Nicely balanced and deep tastes of chocolate, vanilla, some roasty grain, a bit of licorice, and a nice finishing bitterness. Silky smooth at first, largely due to the oatmeal no doubt, followed by a touch of chalkiness that is not unpleasant. I especially like the long cocoa finish this beer has. Very well done indeed.

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Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Monkey Paw, 11/10/11.

This one is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout.

A-Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with a thin mocha head and no lacing.

S-Mocha and chocolate, hint of toffee. Sweet, obviously, but appealing.

T-Sweet malt, mocah and chocolate notes, lightly hopped. A nice oatmeal sweet creaminess. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-Medium bodied with a nice creaminess.

O-One of my favorite beer camp beers. Quite tasty.


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Photo of hosehead83
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Dark brown/black in color, with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted dark malt, dark fruit note
Taste-Hint of dark fruits, dark roasted malt, coffee, warming alcohol in the finish. Smooth sipper. Worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Haven't tried any of the beer camp beers before. Tasted 25 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours black, dark brown at the edges. One finger of medium-tan head, pretty good retention, but not much lacing. Dark dark dark.

Smell is sweet oaty goodness. Delicately roasty, with molasses and coffee, topped with lifting oat sweetness. Really nice combination.

Taste is similarly sweet and roasty. More molasses, a whole lot of it, backed by some woody roasts and a bit of chocolate. All kinds of flavors in here. Quite tasty, with one element rolling out as another one cruises in, like a parade of stouty flavors

Fluffy mouthfeel - thanks go out to the oats. Much lighter than I'd expect given the weight of flavors and the ABV. Lasting, just like I want it to.

I'm really liking this beer. It's a smooth, sweet, strong oatmeal stout. Nothing wrong with it, and a whole lot right.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Aces & Ales.

Very dark brown, mostly black pour, good 3/4" tan head with good retention and decent lacing going on. Aroma, very similar to the regular stout, but more hops, more chocolate going on here.

Taste, yup, still more chocolate and hops. This really is a true double of the regular stout I'm thinking, just more alcohol, thicker malt body, chocolate, hops, just more everything, but had an added creamy element like it was 10% oats used or something slightly different.

Nice mouthfeel, alternates between the bitter hoppiness and then goes down smoov.

I really liked it.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black in appearance, with a thick head of tan foam. Lace is thick and detailed. Very nice.

Nose is chocolate and nutty. Very appealing.

Taste is bittersweet with tinges of mocha, cocoa, and some mildly roasty malts at the finish. Heavy alcohol is hidden until the finish, where the heat is exposed a little. Overall, a rich, flavorful brew, and a top-notch brew!

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Photo of flexabull
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of hdofu
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. This is my favorite out of the latest best of beer camp set they had at my local liquor store. It smells smokey and sweet which is just a preview of whats to come. It pours dark brown with a thin tan top. Taste is chocolatey, a little grainy it has a malty finish to it. It definetly has an alcohol burn in the finish. If you like oatmeal stouts or imperial stouts, this is a good choice. I can't recommend it enough.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep black body with no transparency and a thick mocha colored head.

S- Roasted malts, rolled oats and a strong coffee aroma.

T- Nice mix of roasted malt and coffee notes. Oats are more complementary than primary. There is also a slight lactose taste towards the end of the taste.

M- Thick, creamy, definitely a sipper.

O- This one I would buy in sixers. After tasting all of this years beer camp beers, this one is the best.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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 homebrew311
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Half Acre snifter. Appearance is jet black with no light passage. Minimal head upon pour, small amount of lacing. The nose is heavy on creamy smooth oatmeal up front. Next comes milk chocolate and roasted barley. Nice roasty profile with a creamy smooth quality. The taste starts with a complex and well balanced stout profile. A touch of sweetness in the form of molasses comes through, followed by chocolate and a touch of earthy hops, this all gives way to a progressively roasty finish. Pretty nice complete oatmeal stout here, this one would do well as a seasonal from Sierra Nevada. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall, this one was quite enjoyable.

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Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Pitch black with thick tan head. Not too much lacing left behind.

Smell: Chocolate, molasses and oats.

Taste: Once again, chocolate, molasses and oats. Mostly tastes like an Oatmeal Stout, but a little more char and coffee, as well as that semi-sweet core that all Imperial Stouts have that I can't quite explain.

Feel: Exteremely smooth and creamy. Low carbonation with a full, warming body.

Overall: Comes across as the amped up Oatmeal Stout as advertised. Quite nice.

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Photo of Mojo
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into World Market tulip.

This beer pours up a deep black with a one finger caramel colored head, not much retention and not a lot of lacing left over. The smell is alcohol, roasted malt, and coffee. Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is full and bitter. Good beer, recommended.

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Photo of heymikew
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Stout review. I'd had Merlin at Sea Bowl and enjoyed it a lot (not to mention how it caused me to flirt with the bartender, but I digress ). So I was ready.

I always pick up a few Beer Camp 12 packs every fall when they recover sufficiently from that wild event to finally get around to bottling the top four. You can't miss with any of these. It's become a tradition for me to bring a couple of these 12ers to Tuan's Labor Day BBQ and this year I didn't ldisappoint.
So anyway, about the BC45_Oatmeal Stout: It's mighty tasty and it'll give ya a nice buzz. ...

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Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up the Beer Camp 12 pack at Total Wine in early August for $18.99.

Beer poured black with a beautiful trademark SNBC head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is roasted malts and mocha.

Taste is roasted malts, cocoa nibs, black licorice, and mocha.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is the best brew in the pack that i have sampled to date (impy red still pending). Very nice brew from a very flexible and fun brewing company.

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Photo of nickfl
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small head of tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles down fairly quickly and leaves minimal lace.

S - A smoky aroma of roast barley and dry caramel with some pine hop character in the background.

T - Thick, sweet malt character up front with lots of caramel and toffee as well as a bit of dark chocolate. More unsweetened chocolate in the middle with burnt caramel. Finishes with molasses, caramel, and lingering smoke.

M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Not bad, the aroma is subdued but nice and the flavor profile follows along much the same lines. The sweetness pushes back nicely against the dark malt and while the finish has a bit more sugar than I would like it is an enjoyable experience overall.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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 DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Got some head on this about 1/4 inch of deep mocha head that turns to a silky lace ring. Color as expected is a pitch black with light escaping.

s - Smell is mild with notes of roasty oat goodness and some sweet bakers chocolate.

T - Quite good actually the taste of roast is mild and chocolate like malts mend well with the oat goodness. Mild, sweet, and delicious.

M - Chewy and medium bodied very hard to believe it's around 9%.

Overall I enjoy a good oatmeal stout and this one is great. Would drink again.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +5.2%
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 ZAP
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinks like a Russian Imperial stout without the hops....Aroma is big on the dark cocoa...also some of the soy sauce impression a lot of Impy Stouts leave with me...

Taste is good...some licorice....a bit of espresso...dark chocolate....

Body does lend some oatmeal creaminess...

A pretty impressive effort here that I am enjoying quite a bit...just a hint of heat but overall pretty smooth drinking, while also being substantial....not an all-time great but impressive...bottle this in 6'ers for 9.99 or in that area and I am all over it...

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Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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 RonfromJersey
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pure black, with a thin red line around the bottom of the glass. Big dark tan head settles down to two fingers and a more medium hue.

Aroma is deep roasted coffee up front, with some chocolate singing backup. Whiff of alcohol.

Taste is mocha, less roast, more chocolate. Great sensation of the rolled oats. Earthly hop nip with a nice tingle.

Rich, thick, smooth mouthfeel.

Good solid imperial oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the one I've been looking forward to most from the seasonal pack. Poured in a snifter.

A- pours dark as night pitch black with a small dark tan head that reduces quickly to a ring around the glass,

S- intense notes of deep chocolate and roasted malt, toffee, Brown sugar, oatmeal cookie, dried fig, A bit smoky, a bit of spicy hops, and a bit of booze. Becomes more complex as it warms.

T- Heavy chocolate and roasted malts, Sweet molasses, Oats, smoky campfire, the booze is there and gives it a bit of a hot finish. Prominent piney hops on the backend, great balance and a long linger coats the mouth.

M- Full bodied, low carbonation, silky and creamy. Very warming booze flows through the nostrils.

O- complex and warming brew, almost seems suitable for winter rather than fall. Dark and smokey malts balances well with the sharp hops on the backend, this certainly isn't lacking any flavor! The booze is quite noticable but doesn't overpower. Definitely a sipping beer. Good stuff!

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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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