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Sin City Stout - Sin City Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sin City Brewing Co. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional Irish Dry Stout, it is a full, richly flavored beer with a roasted, coffee-like taste and a hint of chocolate, balanced with an abundant hop profile that delivers a satisfying dry finish. A thick creamy head rests on top and holds the rich roasted aromatic qualities in the glass. This is truly the darker side of sin!

(Beer added by: BeerBelcher on 04-17-2007)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

t0rin0, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -26%

nmann08, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After sitting and sipping on the Amber and Weiss, I got the Stout to go. This is the one non-German beer on tap at the taproom.

The Irish-type stout begins with a toasty, German Dunkel aroma, more timid than found in the classic Irish stouts. Otherwise clean maltiness prevails with a touch of malty caramel, no real fruitiness or off-notes.

A ligher than average hue allows a lot of amber highlighs underneath a timid head formation and retention. Pretty average appearance.

Flavors show the same timid malt presence as found in the aroma, with a toasty caramelly flavor. Again, no fruitiness, phenolics, or yeasty spices found in taste.

Well attenuated and clean, the beer thereafter suffers from under-malting and light graininess late. Finishes clean and crisp but with a lingering grain flavor and feel.

Not an offensive beer, just a bit lackluster for my taste as a stout. I may have a better take if it were a Dunkel.

BEERchitect, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

GRG1313, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half finger head with excellent lacing on a jet black body. Aroma of milk chcoolate and cocoa mostly with some roasted malts. Flavor is also mosty chocolate and roasted malts with a dry finish and roasted bitterness which is mild but lingers on the palate for a while after. Medium body and light carbonation. Nice version of an Irish stout. Full flavored and not too watery for the style which is my least favorite aspect of this genre.

kylehay2004, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -11.2%

SocalKicks, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Pour24. Served in a pint glass.

A - Poured with a half-finger of creamy, persistent, ecru foam that leaves glass-coating lace. Black body with lighter brown and a touch of transparency at the bottom. Darker than Guinness.

S - Cocoa, coffee with milk, caramel. This smells more like and American Stout than a Dry Irish, as it's sweeter with less dry roast. A bit muted, but pretty decent.

T - Taste is also solid, with similar flavors - finishes with bitter dark chocolate. Gets a touch acidic and astringent after half a glass.

M - Very soft, typical low carbonation nitro texture. Medium-light body with a touch of residual stickiness.

D - Pretty drinkable session stout. A pint went down easy, although it would have been a bit better had the astringency been a bit more attenuated. Not much to differentiate it from other beers of this style - had it mostly to tick off Nevada, a notoriously mediocre beer-producing state.

MasterSki, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on nitro-draught into a plastic cup at the Miracle Mile location. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were low. Paired with pretzels. Props for choosing nitro; I wouldn't expect that from a seemingly tourist trap brewery.

A: Pours a half finger head of nice thickness, good cream, and good retention. Colour is a solid black. Appealing.

Sm: Vanilla and cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Cream, light vanilla, and very light caramel. Simple for a stout, but creamy and pleasant nonetheless. Nitro-draught was a good choice. It's nicely balanced as well.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Downright wrong for a dry stout. Where's the dryness? Doesn't suit the beer (or the style).

Dr: Very drinkable, but more like a porter than a stout. Expensive and of limited quality on account of its simplicity.

kojevergas, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +18.3%

wrightst, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Sin City Brewing (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color. The beer has a one finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: A little mild overall for the aroma that I would expect from a stout. I get some very light notes of dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, and freshly ground coffee.

T: Dark roasted malts, very close to being burnt, are the dominant flavor in the beer. There are some mild notes of dark chocolate and a very faint note of coffee. Nice complexity to the flavor.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: A very easy drinking stout, nice complexity of flavor though a little too mild in the smell for me. I enjoyed the beer and would not hesitate to order it again.

dbrauneis, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

LXIXME, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -11.2%

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

brandoman63, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.22/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at bar in the Venetian. The beer is black with a thin, bright, creamy colored head. They refer to it as "The Dark Side of Sin." There is a nose of coffee and earth. The flavors are very smooth, a good creamy blend of coffee, caramel, and nut. There is a very slick, short aftertaste of coffee. The lightness and crispness of the beer is unusual for a stout, but very enjoyable. This was tasty enough to warrant a growler fill on our way home.

GarthDanielson, Dec 09, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Haybeerman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Falcone, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jpd7374, May 29, 2013
Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

hilgart1, May 20, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

DonFrap, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A flat muted black color... The head was epic and amongst the best I've ever encountered on a stout or porter... A caramel colored light fluffy latte like head exhibited stellar retention throughout the session...

S - The aroma was a slight let down as it proved to be weak and faint overall... There were hints of roasted malt... Butter... Cream... Coffee...

T - Roasted malt dominated the palette, but wasn't strong overall... A faint hint of baker's chocolate and coffee beans... Overall, all flavors were rather subdued, but still enjoyable...

M - Rich and creamy to start, but quickly turns dry and slightly bitter at finish... Excellent texture that is enjoyable sip after sip...

D - Another solid offereing from Sin City... As seems to be the case, they make accessible and enjoyable beers, but ones that are slightly above average and far from the head of the class for their respective styles...

philbe311, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of JDV
2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark black with a fluffy tan head. Roasty malt, and chocolate smell. Creamy, yet thin body. Thin flavor of chocolatey roasty malt. Not really much bitterness or any hop presence. Alcohol is very prevalent in this one and it is quite watery. Not very good, but I've had much worse.

JDV, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of BeerBelcher
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on tap at the Monte Carlo Brewpub in Las Vegas (served in a weizen glass). I found this beer to be quite boring in character.

The beer poured a not-quite-opaque red-black, with a fair amount of light tan head. There was no aroma. It was served rather cold, but exhibited only a faint amount of light roastiness. I found this beer to be disappointingly approachable. Mouthfeel is smooth but a bit flat and watery. Not a very exciting beer.

BeerBelcher, Apr 17, 2007
Photo of tmoneyba
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at PH, Las Vegas shop.

Poured dark brown color with an average creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and small chocolate aroma. Medium body and dry smooth texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium roasted sweet finish of moderate duration.

Good drinkable stout.

tmoneyba, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of jbertsch
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jbertsch, Feb 29, 2012
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Sin City Stout from Sin City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.