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Rain Check - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 9
Gots: 39 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 05-27-2014)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

PKGD 05/28/14.

Appearance: Pours an inky, near black body with under an inch of creamyish, toasty beige head. A few large dots of lace.

Smell: A dark roasty (and toasty) maltiness, a little sweet chocolate, charred sugars. Hint of dark fruit muddled with fresh lime rind and wrapped in an aromatic zip of ginger root.

Taste: Roasty, toasty malts laced with sugary chocolate. The added doses of brown sugar and molasses blend right and are quite at home with the other dark malty flavors. Ginger, mercifully, remains a restrained accent. The lime, to my sincere surprise, was a welcome element, mostly overshadowing the dark fruity esters. Minimal bitterness. Closes out with a sweetish, distinctively lime-laden finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Recommended. It does display the elements of a Dark 'n' Stormy and is a spiced stout that doesn't fall into two prime pitfalls: over-excessive spicing or perfunctory base beer.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 24, 2014.

The pours a deep dark brown to nearly black with a modest off-white head that fades down quickly.

The aroma is incredibly spiced up with ginger, rosemary, and some other biting herbs penetrating my senses. A sugar sweetness too.

The body is in the medium range and perhaps a little better.

The taste is just as spiced up as the aroma with the same aromatic burning herbs such as a rosemary, ginger, German thyme, and sage playing up big. Moderate bitterness at the end.

puboflyons, Jul 25, 2014
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.

barhoc11, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at Revolution Ale House, Charlotte NC.

Pours a deep dark brown with a frothy mocha head that fades, leaving rich sticky lacing. Fantastic nose, dark fruit and spices... they're there in the taste as well, though a bit more malt would've put the taste over the top. Very good brew, glad I tried it.

Welcome to NC, fellas... see ya at Beer Camp.

Mantooth, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

HopsForBrains, Jun 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

HoppySeb, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

williamjbauer, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

12 oz bottle packaged on 28 May 2014.
Opaque, full body. Odd aroma ... oh, has ginger and lime. While the aroma is not completely reassuiring, it's more wierd than uninviting, and the flavor definitely works. It has good balance, with enough ginger to affect the feel as well as the taste, but the citrus and dark roasted malts come thru too.

chinchill, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

seavercm, Jun 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Sammy, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tdm168, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

reaganrvltn, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Damian74Shensky, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

qcbrewer, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

tclipse, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of burnzgtm
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll keep it simple by saying that its a great beer.

A: Pours a dark coffee color with about a half finger head.

S: the smell is of the roasted malts and you can faintly tell the lime and ginger has been used.

T: tastes very good, roasted malt and burnt sugar tastes are there and the lime and ginger are very subtle but you can tell its there.

O: this is a good beer, the fact that it's the first release from SN's new brewery in Asheville makes it that much better, i definitely recommend one if you like stouts.

burnzgtm, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dailyminefield, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

woodchip, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

tabascosigned, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Jordanmtate, Aug 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

richj1970, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of harpo111
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was a little reluctant to try this one when I first saw...but am glad I did.
A: nice dark stout
S: complex Carmel nose with plenty of roasted grain smell...then u smell the ginger.
T: nice stout w that ginger lime finish..not to strong...but sits well over the stout
M: slightly heavy but with the kick at the end of the ginger....
O: I like this beer....not bitter aftertaste like some stouts...Ginger is very refreshing.
Would buy this again in a minute. Great beer.

harpo111, Jul 07, 2014
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Rain Check from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.