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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8115) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; pitch black with thin tan lacing. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Abv is hidden well too. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3493) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 Pours a deep black color with almost no head. Aroma is very roasty and coffee-like. Slight amount of chocolate comes through too. Taste is overpowering roasted coffee and not much else. Slightly sweet up front and very bitter in the finish. Finish has a pretty big alcohol burn too. Very thin and oily body is not very good here either. This beer should be better. Not complex enough and too much alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4123) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
26 Aug 2012, bottle. black with thick foamy head. nose is tart burnt coffee beans. med/full body and lightly fizzy. dark coffee almost sets your teeth on edge. not too bitter. nice oatmeal malt background. pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
12oz bottle. Deep brown pour with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas potting soil, roast, coffee grinds, oats, and some chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, oats, earthy, and a splash of vanilla. Alcohol content well hidden for 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (274) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a dark, impenetrable black, with a small coffee like head quick to dissipate. Smells of yeast, and more lightly vanilla and oats. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Despite not smelling it, actually quite bitter. Hits with a dark malt bitterness, hits with some alcohol that the bitterness then balances out for a dry finish. If anything, taste more of dark coffee, just real bitter. Not bad but I’m still searching for the perfect Oatmeal Stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2266) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Dark with a thick tan head. Very toasty roasty malt with cocoa and coffee. Smooth, rich, and a bit thick. Strong finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Poured from bottle, pours a very dark brown with a tan head and lacing, aroma has a good amount of chocolate and malt, flavor has a nice chocolate front end with a finish malt and toffee, really not all that bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet malty chocolate with light herbal notes. In mouth, a nice sweet and bitter chocolate with licorice, nice powdery notes, warming alcohol. On tap at Aces and Ales Strong Beer Fest August 10, 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAFountain (19) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, faint alcohol, some vanilla. Appearance: Very dark, some brown, and amber highlights as light tries to shine through. The head was very minimal, with a mocha tint. Taste: A medium bitter profile. Palate: Medium-bodied for this style, fizzy, with a long finish. Some creamy notes. Overall: This beer surprised me. It’s a decent representation of the style. I would buy this year round if it was offered. Worth seeking out if you enjoy the style.

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