Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BrewsCrewSA:
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I've had a run of Sierra Nevadas recently, all have been outstanding.
A - Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Poured syrupy and black with not even the slightest notion of light coming through the glass. A tan, foamy, creamy head that retained even throughout the beer. Sipping left plenty of rings spaced evenly about half an inch apart all the way down - only one of a few beers I've seen do this so clear.
S - Like sour milk, which I've always thought was indicative of a good stout. Strong malty aroma.
T - Exceptional. The very first impression that struck me was a lack of that fake/smokey taste some popular stouts carry these days. This is solidly a creamy, bitter stout that allows you to enjoy the true characteristics of the style. Even the aftertaste lingers a sweetness that stays with you.
M - Creamy and smooth. Looks like it has quite a viscosity but it actually feels great. Even friends who weren't fans of great beer noted that it had a good mouthfeel.
D - Same friends noted superior drinkability. Just a great beer overall.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2009 20:42:59 | More by BrewsCrewSA
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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
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,643 ratings.