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Beer Review: Snowed In Mocha 2018 From Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Snowed In Mocha 2018 From Copper Kettle Brewing Company




Every winter, Stout fans look forward to the release of their favorite bourbon-soaked brews, scouring bottle shops and taplists for every delectable new adjunct they can find.

For Denver natives, this means high-tailing it to GABF-award-winning Copper Kettle Brewing Company for a taste of every version of their Snowed In BBA Imperial Stout.

No BBA Stout flight would be complete without a chocolate-covered-espresso bean version like today’s seasonal Snowed In BBA Imperial Mocha Stout!





Aged in Bourbon Barrels from 3-time World Whiskey Award-winning Breckenridge Distillery, Snowed In Mocha sips like a spiked Americano with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a hint of vanilla sweetness.

The addition of oats creates a thick and creamy mouthfeel and oak barrel-aging lends a caramelly-smoothness that mellows the brew’s boozy 12.4% ABV.

The original Snowed In scored an impressive 98 from Beer & Brewing Mag and the addition of rich chocolate and roasted espresso had Tavour fans craving more cocoa covered goodness!



The pour is jet black in color with a small foamy brown head, minimal carbonation.



Heavy aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, vanilla and toasty oak.

Chocolate, coffee, creamy mocha, almonds and cinnamon


Flavor Profile:

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Vanilla
  • Roasted Oak
  • Oatmeal
  • Creamy Dark Malts/Caramel



The aroma supports the flavor profile with heavy dark roasted chocolate, creamy roasted malts and coffee.

Some mild heat from the bourbon barrel with a boozy-oaky finish.

Vanilla and oatmeal produced a silky mouthfeel.

The beer journey continues with the with “Snowed In” a better than average representation of a barrel aged oatmeal stout.



Beer Reviewed: Snowed In Mocha 2018

Style: BBA Imperial Mocha Stout

Brewery: Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Production: 250 Cases Total

ABV: 12.4% 

IBU: 57

Serving Style: 19.2oz Can

Brew Score: 4.50/5

Information Source: Tavour

Purchased: Tavour


Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder
Toar Campbell

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