Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my Sierra Nevada pint glass.
A: Pours a nice, dark coffee color from the classic, stubby Sierra Nevada bottle, forming a generous two finger head of tan foam that slowly fades in the middle, leaving a thick ring around the glass. The brew is dark, and let's almost no light in. Very nice.
S: Smell is of sweet malts and fresh brewed coffee. There is a slight hop to the nose, which balances out the aroma on this stout quite nicely.
T: Frothy, slightly bitter chocolate with a nice roasted coffee finish. The barley is there, and the hop bitterness balances out the taste very well.
M: Mouthfeel is full, but not overpowering. For a stout that leans a bit towards the Russian style in terms of mouthfeel, this one is certainly not too potent.
D: I wouldn't call this a session stout the way I could its Irish brethren, but I'd love to have one with a chocolate dessert, and a couple more afterwards. Very easy and smooth.
Sierra Nevada has done it again. Their American stout is just as fitting to the style as it can be. Sweet, bitter, smooth and satisfying. I can't wait to review their Porter, just to taste the subtle differences.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2007 05:29:57 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass
(Sept. 6, 2013 bottled-date)
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
F: almost slick and lumpy thick like a milk stout at first; the carbonation keeps it very drinkable, but this is surprisingly thick for a lower-ABV stout. it's not water.
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.
Sierra Nevada doesn't make a bad beer, and it's nice to see this isn't hopped up into a black IPA or some such. a true American malt-bomb.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 02:13:33 | More by Premo88
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Full disclosure, this beer is six months old. I don't think it'll be bad, but who knows...
A: Pours about a finger of mocha head. Very creamy looking. Black as night, which is rare for standard level stouts. Moderate retention, excellent lacing.
S: Roasted barley, slight coffee. Splashes of cinnamon, spice, and cocoa.
T: Big roasty characteristics. Almost to the smoked category. Hops are definitely present, as well. They take on a leafy, woodsy characteristic that works wondefuly with the roastiness. Flavor is fairly deep, mellowing to slight hints of dark chocolate and chicory.
M: Balanced for 5.8%. This one is pretty thick for 5.8%, but the carbonation helps to cut things and keep them balanced.
O: A great example of the style. This one is no frills and straight to the point. That point is an awesome roasty characteristic with enough hoppiness to keep things interesting.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 08:26:33 | More by McStagger
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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