Rain Check - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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86
very good

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 05-27-2014)
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Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with 1-2 finger head
Smell: Has a pleasantly sweet smell. Can pickup some of the sweet malts as well as the ginger.
Taste: Like the smell, this has some sweeter notes, coming from the malts and ginger. It is a good diversion from the darker fruit notes that one can taste from a typical stout. I did not pickup any of the lime stated on the bottle
Feel: Not full bodied, the sweetness lingers for a little bit in the aftertaste.
Overall: I really liked this one. Offers some tastes that you don't get in a stout, so I think Sierra Nevada did a good job. I would drink again and get more if it was available in my area.

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of freshcarl
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Viperman1316
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of EricTKole
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City teku glass.

A: Very dark brown, bordering on black, and opaque. Forms a half-finger's worth of tan head that fades fairly quickly, and despite the opacity has a fair amount of bubbles crawling up the sides of the glass.

S: Roasted malts, chicory, old leathery books, and a touch of coffee in the malts.

T: Thick roasted malts, spices (chicory, clove, ginger) and bit of coffee roast. Perhaps it's just label-derived suggestion, but there is some lime citrus on the exhale. Residual ginger and chicory spices in the hang with malt sugary and mild ethanol sweetness. There's some dry hop bitterness as well near the end.

M: Medium body for style, keeping in mind this is NOT an imperial stout. Minimal alcohol presence and medium carbonation sensation.

O: This was a decently imagined beer, and reasonably well-executed. I just don't think the spices plus the lime zest is doing anything to excite me particularly. Still, drinkable and worth a try if you happen across one.

Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of PhilDaBrewer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of helios7
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Nice middle-of-the-line stout. Spice understated. Light enough to be semi-sessionable.

Photo of rangerred
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours pitch black with a thick one finger off-white head. Awesome head retention and thick lacing all the way around the glass.

Aroma is quite interesting. Lime is very detectable along with just a touch of ginger. Roast is buried and there is some metal there too.

The flavor starts out with lime and ginger almost leading to a cola-like character. Some coffee and roasted malt follows along with caramel but the lime never really does completely go away. Hops figure in somewhat prominently leading to a bitterness lingering through the finish. Nice silky mouthfeel and not too sweet.

Overall, I wasn't sure how I would feel about this beer but the more I drink it the more it grows on me. Kind of refreshing and almost reminiscent of being in a forest. Another good beer from this brewery.

Photo of Papa_Lafayette
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Melocollo
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev +1%

Smells spicy, heat spicy, with roasty malt and dark chocolate notes. Flavor reveals lime-aid at the base, with a backbone of toasted and light roast chocolatey malt. I like the chocolate bent, as opposed to roast dominance, and the lime is fairly subtle, wit in comparison. I'd drink it again, but would prefer a lack of lime.

Photo of Mphis
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of barhoc11
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Got this from a SC trade and unexpectedly liked it. The spice is very minor and plays great with the lime. It is a pretty well balanced spiced stout, give one a try if you get the opportunity.

Photo of Fijimertz
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of APBT91
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TigerOwl
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Rain Check from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.