Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Folderol:
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I pretty much knew what I was getting into with this brew: a solid stout with a bit more hop kick than normal. So it goes without saying that it's a proper stout black color. I didn't pour all that well so I can't knock it for head, but when I swirled the glass I got a nice foam out of it which settled to a decent sheet. Smell is a comforting, familiar malt/black malt roastiness, reminds me of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout without the winey aromas. Great mouthfeel, smooth and medium-bodied with just the right about of carbonation. Taste starts with sweet malts, then turns to black malt/molasses, but just when I should be catching some roasted malt astringency the west coast hops kick it to the curb. That hop bitterness sticks all over my palate for a long time afterward, making me hesitant to take another sip. I must admit I'm a malt fan, not a hop fan. I wouldn't buy this again, but if a hoppy stout is your thing, go for it.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2006 03:49:42 | More by Folderol
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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