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Rain Check - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

47 Reviews
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Reviews: 47
Hads: 299
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 24.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 64 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 05-27-2014

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Reviews: 47 | Hads: 299
Reviews by kvgomps:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of barhoc11
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

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Photo of startreker
4.84/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L = Poured up into my brand new stout glass by Spiegelau!! Beautiful dark rich body, and a nice white head. Nice head retention all the way throughout the beer.

S = The aroma, is a wonderful blend of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and spices. The more it warms up, aroma is more pronounced.

T = The taste, is a wonderful display of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavors that echo the aroma of this stout. The more it warms up, the flavors really shine through.

F = The mouth feel of this Stout, is like liquid velvet. It is so smooth and creamy!

O = This is an exceptional stout! Such an outstanding display of the aromatics, and flavors coming together beautifully! Highly recommend this amazing tasty stout for all to enjoy!! The brewery is only 20 min. from home here in N.C. Cant wait to pay it a visit!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Mantooth
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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Photo of Beer21
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of burnzgtm
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Rain Check from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.