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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Stout
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,771 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,771
Reviews: 1,332
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 191
Gots: 160 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000)
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Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10/30/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Quite smooth & sort of creamy. Very little bitterness. Worth a try but no asterisks.

seedyone, Yesterday at 07:11 PM
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

TEdubbaD, Yesterday at 05:32 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ahommell, Yesterday at 01:50 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Longhorn08, Sunday at 10:06 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jordan1985rec, Sunday at 09:46 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

OhioBobcat, Saturday at 07:08 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -13.5%

Chrisc212, Friday at 05:31 AM
Photo of FalconOne
3.5/5  rDev -14%

FalconOne, Friday at 04:18 AM
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The aroma gives off lots of rich brown sugar sweetness, along with some cocoa and woodsy hoppiness. The body is almost black, admitting some mahogany along the edges; the firm, frothy, deep tan head lasts and leaves lots of lacing. The flavor, especially at first, is roasty and dry, with a sharp coffee-like acidity. It's also good and hoppy—resin, pine, some lemon-lime; there's a nice bread crust finish. The sweetness is somewhere between chocolate and caramel. The body is quite full with a slick texture; there is a slight astringent bite, though whether it comes from the roasted malt or the hopping is hard to say.

An interesting and enjoyable combination of the hop character of an American IPA with the fullness and roastiness of a stout. I personally find it very satisfying, as all the best qualities of both styles are balanced and play out their roles admirably.

fipoceilz7, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Anaxagoris
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

Anaxagoris, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev -1.7%

KevMo84, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -14%

beerhast, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mattsucks, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Brown Bottle with pry-off cap bottled on 02/20/2014. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear black with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: cocoa and roasted malts

Taste: A pleasant mix of chocolate malts and roasted flavor and some underlying hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation

Overall: Considering the bottled on date, this has stood up very well. There is a great balance between roasted flavor, cocoa, hops, and malt. The flavor profile hits all these notes and has a nice dry finish with little lingering flavor. A solid stout.

Tuck_leepulin, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.

A: Motor oil with a small head.

S: It smells good. Roastiness, coffee bitterness.

T: Follows the nose.

O: The slight bitterness that this one had balances out the sweetness. It was very easy to drink and very nice overall.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 22, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

dll025, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

epyon396, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Beer21, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

NickThePyro, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jaredtp, Sep 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Alex93, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

FiremanChris, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

saeh, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MIrvine, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours almost black, but there's light getting through with brown hues; small tan head that fades and leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are loaded with smoke and cocoa malts. Subtle hints of black coffee. The flavors are pretty bold. Very roasty. Dark chocolate and subtle coffee notes are there. Some vanilla bean. Some subtle anise/black licorice notes in the mix. More smoke. Earthy and bitter. Not much hop flavor, but there's definitely a hop bitterness to this one. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Carbonation is very active and spritzy. Very smooth and finishes dry for the most part.

It was nice to see this beer relatively fresh. It's a very solid stout.

BB1313, Sep 15, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,771 ratings.