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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3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear black. Exceptional head, lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate, roast and caramel. Almost full bodied, yet creamy. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is very well balanced, but not as complex as the world class stouts. It's a nice blend of chocolate, roast and slightly sweet caramel that flows into a low level bitterness. The finish is smooth leaving you with a nice lingering tingle of cocoa and hops.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:55:41 | More by tillmac62
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,665 ratings.