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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,652 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,652
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 184
Gots: 116 | FT: 3
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,652 | Reviews: 1,318 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bleedingshrimp:
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Bleedingshrimp

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a decadent deep mahogany, with very faint ruby highlights. A medium pour produces a nice one finger chocolate milk colored head and lace clings quite nicely all over the glass. Smell is light and fluffy, with floral hints, biscuit, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is heavy and thick like a good stout should be. Taste is quite robust and all bitter chocolate and black coffee. Only if your seriously looking for it can you find any semblance of sweetness in this bad boy. Hops are mild but very pleasant on the tongue after the all that roasted coffee flavor.

Overall, it's just very well balanced, strong, and quite complex in the best way. Very flavorful and doesn't have that stale alcohol taste that alot of stouts have. To me that's a good thing. I definitely recommend this beer as an excellent first stout for anybody that's curious about the style, and a good solid session beer as well. One of my very favorite stouts so far. Clearly a very underrated brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2005 02:30:13 | More by Bleedingshrimp
More User Reviews:
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SteveB24

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-24-2014 02:25:03 | More by SteveB24
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2014 21:29:45 | More by woopigscotty
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear black. Exceptional head, lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate, roast and caramel. Almost full bodied, yet creamy. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is very well balanced, but not as complex as the world class stouts. It's a nice blend of chocolate, roast and slightly sweet caramel that flows into a low level bitterness. The finish is smooth leaving you with a nice lingering tingle of cocoa and hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 18:55:41 | More by tillmac62
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2014 16:13:39 | More by thufflife
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augustwest

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2014 14:06:04 | More by augustwest
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2014 11:57:20 | More by Kcman91
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2014 04:39:40 | More by JimmyAloysius
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snarygare

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2014 01:26:21 | More by snarygare
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Alaska

3/5  rDev -26.3%

07-22-2014 23:16:48 | More by SitkaSteve
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MitsuDjentleman


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 04:58:35 | More by MitsuDjentleman
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magictacosinus

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2014 03:55:17 | More by magictacosinus
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-22-2014 01:35:35 | More by mothman
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wrecknut

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 20:45:59 | More by wrecknut
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2014 19:36:25 | More by curlybird
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 14:25:40 | More by John_Beeryman
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-20-2014 23:51:35 | More by TGanyone
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mmink27

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2014 20:47:39 | More by mmink27
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 21:48:43 | More by patre_tim
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Sellen

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 18:01:17 | More by Sellen
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 17:39:44 | More by jschott75
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mmars010

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-19-2014 04:48:01 | More by mmars010
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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Center poured from the bottle into an imperial pint glass. Had to stop mid pour or the head would have spilled out over the counter. Dark brown with a massive light tan head.

Smells pretty good, however the hops are too prominent. Nice taste with the same feeling about the amount of hops present in a stout.

This beer is a little too watery for the style.

Not a bad beer, I wouldn't turn it down but I won't buy it again, too many others taste better.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 21:20:05 | More by AdmiralOzone
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,652 ratings.