Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by erz316:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - the bottle pours a solid dark liquid that is about as clear as mud. the head is a a lighter tan colour. a viscid head also leaves a nice lot of lacing evenly around the glass. there is a good ammount of yeast speckled around the bottom of the glass as well.
S - Very nice. an amazing chocolate smell emanates from my glass upon inspection. Not like a usual stout, however, this one's chocolate is not the bitter baking kind; there is a distinct sweetness to the scent that make it clearly different; though I would not go as far to say there are hints of fruit, the sweetness could be akin to such. there are some roasted cerials to be smelled, but I tend to get too caught up in the prior example, and leave those to be tasted
T - A good taste, but nothing comes out to grab my attention immediately. Probably the most prevalent is those background roasted cerials, malts and barley I suppose. The chocolate smell becomes an obscure taste that is more mixed with a slight bitterness of coffee than something pure and un-compromised.
MF - a bit to watery for my tastes, though the slight hint of carbonation does remedy this after it hit your palate in full, the initial sip into the mouth I find to be a bit to easy flowing. though I cannot say that the wateriness is constant, for it recedes once the beer is agitated in your mouth, if not, then the feel to the beer is less than something recommendable.
D - However! the lack of viscosity to the brew does lend itself to be very easy to drink, and this is a redeemable quality.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2009 01:10:38 | More by erz316
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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 2,648 ratings.