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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

2,665 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,665
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 185
Gots: 119 | 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)
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Reviews by ChestSplitter:
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ChestSplitter

Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into glass. Pours very dark brown but not black.

Smell is lots of chocolate, roast malts.

Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee, what you'd expect from a stout. Finish is a little bitter but not overly so. Taste overall is not as "big" as some other stouts, but it's very "good", which is just as important.

Mouthfeel is, like the taste, on the light side for a stout.

Overall this is a really good-tasting beer, and the fact that it's not a huge hulking stout of a stout is actually a good thing, because this is a yummy stout that I could sit and have several of. It's not as flavorful or bitter as Old Rasputin, not as big and sweet as Sam Adams Imperial Stout, but I'd rather have three or four of these than even two of those at a sitting. To compare it to something of comparable ABV, it's better than Guinness.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 23:58:58 | More by ChestSplitter
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,665 ratings.