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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,513 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2513
Reviews: 1313
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%


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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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle poured into a traditional pint glass my grandfather gave me from London.

A - Very beautiful looking brew. Appears pitch black but has a glowing ruby color when held toward the light. It poured a huge head that was tan in color. Solid retention. The head was extremely thick and while it did subside to a creamy lace it was there throughout the experience.
S - Dark smell as most stouts are. It had a bit of a woodsy or earthy smell to it. Fruit notes were picked up as well as a rich coffee smell.
T - This Sierra Nevada brew tastes amazing. Loads of coffee notes as well as a solid bit of chocolate throughout. Roasted barley with a just right dry bitterness that leaves you wanting more.
M - This full bodied stout from Sierra Nevada is really a world class brew. I found it to be one of the best stouts I've ever had. Very tasty and fulfilling in all test areas. It's great for the Fall and Winter seasons and is a great beer experience for those who love stouts all the time and even the drinker who just wants a change. Top tier brew from a top tier brewer. Exceptional

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 12:31:12 | More by BradtheGreat7
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L: classic black with creamy tan head (1/3- to 1/2-inch) but held up to light you can see it's clear; deep dark red, ruby ... almost purple ... but definitely clear, just super dark

S: coffee and chocolate; some burnt barley , almost woody, burnt oak -- it hits all of my favorite stout notes without crossing over into the dark world of raisins/licorice. sweet enough at times to make you picture chocolate malt or a vanilla shake with hot fudge on top.

T: burnt wood, coffee, dark bitter chocolate; it's a bit "darker" than the nose with definite burnt notes. it still doesn't cross into the licorice/raisin range, but it's dark roasted coffee with a hint of alcohol in the flavor

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O: very solid ... I'd drink this often if I could get it in town, but for some reason, I can find SN Porter but not their Stout. too bad because this is better than the porter -- more coffee, more chocolate, under 6% ABV so it's not an adventure like the imperials: in many ways it's a perfect beer. i wish the taste mimicked the nose 1-to-1, but the bit darker taste is still smooth and enjoyable.

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,513 ratings.