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Rain Check - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A- pours pitch black with a small creamy light-tan head that reduces to a ring around the edge, no lace left behind

S- burnt caramelized sugar, day old coffee, spicy ginger & lime juice, rum & cola

T- burnt sugar gives it a big caramel sweetness up front, the ginger and lime kick it mid-palate, giving it a slightly tart flavor, the finish leads to a hint of coffee and chocolate with more lime and some cola on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, abv is hidden very well

O- very interesting take on a stout, unlike anything I've tried. The flavor almost resembles a rum & coke with lime. Not my favorite, but quite unique and worth a try

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Rain Check from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.