Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is from the 2012 Band camp series. Pours pitch black. Very viscous, poured a half finger of a light khaki head. The aroma started with a bit of molasses smell, bittersweet chocolate, bitter coffee, maybe a hint of a non descript dark fruit. The taste starts with bitter chocolate and bitter coffee, rolls through the mouth with hints of sweet chocolate and slight molasses and possible date or fig. The finish is pretty bitter, coffee mostly. Very tasty. The mouthfeel is very velvety. The beer coats your mouth. There may be a hint of alcohol but not much. This is excellent. It was brewed in July and am drinking it in January of 2013. Very tasty, could age a bit longer to mellow some of the bitterness.
Ed5388 (1615) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge fluffy tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, and cocoa. Taste is silky and smooth. Nice sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit notes.
ross (2034) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from the beer camp 12 pack. Dark black color, tan head - typical look of an imperial. Sweet smelling, full of oats, chocolate, hops, and coffee. Taste sweet and somewhat chewy. If it was any thicker you could just eat it. Pretty good beer, but really heavy.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty restrained and one-dimensional aroma. colour is rich, deep brown with not much head. carbonation is low actually. taste is strong- rich with lots of chocolate, a touch of something earthy too... i liked this more when it was colder. as it opened it showed a lot of alcohol which i donít think is in line with the softness. still for $6 its a cracker
J_man (651) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark but clear brown, nearly opaque, with a finely textured light brown head. Wood, light char and an almost rum-like aroma. Smooth bodied and full but not thick. Lots of dark and bittersweet chocolate, toasted wood and molasses in the flavor. Good alcohol kick to keep things moving. A cola taste near the end and finishes with lasting chocolate and cocoa flavors and nice alcohol warmth. A fine imperial oatmeal stout and another great Beer Camp beer.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz served into a snifter glass.
A - Pours completely opaque with one finger of khaki head.
S - Roasted malts, Kahlua sweetness, vanilla, dark chocolate, tangy prunes, vanilla alcohol vapors.
T - Roasted chocolate malts, cocoa bitterness, toasted oats, creamy sweetness, molasses, hints of cordial cherries, hints of toasted prunes, the roast last long after the finish. The bitterness rounds out the sweetness on the end.
M - Super smooth feel, low carbonation, medium bodied.
Very focused flavors leaning on smooth creamy feel, roasted malt, and a balance between sweet and bitterness. Nice fruity component as well. I would by this buy the sixpack.
Serving type: bottle
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger of dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with some tobacco and leather. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate. A little dark fermented fruit in there too. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, awesome. One of the best sierras ive had.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt chocolate hop aroma. Dark brown cour good head and lacing. Chocolate hop cherry malt flavour. Smooth palate.
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Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A exemplary roasted sessionnable big oatmeal stout. Perfection in simplicity.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT. (sold as Sierra Nevada Blackalicious, which after a few googles I found out is Sierra Nevada Snowed In Stout which ratebeer tells me is Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout)
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is typical roasted oatmeal stout. Taste is as archetypical as it is enjoyable. Full body, fun active carbonation, nice velvety mouthfeel, very roasted without feeling burnt or ashy, a taste of fresh toasted bakery bread, bittersweet black chocolate, herbal hops, light green herbs sensation, a medium bitterness that washes away all the sweetness. Nothing original here, this is a roasted oatmeal stout, but this is Sierra Nevada and unsurprisingly it is a professional clean beer of superior quality. I could drink this all night long, this is a tasty beer that offers an array of flavors that you just cannot get tired of. Scary how it was easy to drink, I had a few glasses of it. And when I order a beer at a pub I never mention how many beer ratings I have to my waitress, Iím down to earth, I know I just canít just go through life bragging about the number of beers I have rated, I mean, raw sex-appeal can only get you so far.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sierra Nevada 2012 Oatmeal Stout is a black ale with a chocolate brown overtone. The thin, shiny, brown head becomes a film. The dark, roasted aroma has a touch of toffee to it. It is soft, smooth and full bodied. It leaves the mouth a little chalky. The full, dark roasted flavor is like dark chocolate. The bitterness leans toward juniper and lemon peel. It has lots of taste thatís well balanced. This stuff is just great. I used some in my black bean chili.