Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by littleshamrocks:
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz brown bottle with no freshness dating. Served in a nonic.
Pours black in color with a huge, cocoa-like, creamy light brown head. The head is slow to diminish and leaves a lattice work of foamy, sticky lace. This brew appears very inviting and quite dense. The smell is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and citrus hops. There are also hints of caramel and wood to be found. Much as the nose, the taste is of the roasted malts and chocolate with a livelier than expected citrus-y hop flavor and lingering bitterness. I also noticed a pepper-like spiciness toward the end. Flavors are firmly balanced here. The mouthfeel is medium to medium-full in body with a coarse texture and some fizzy carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.
This beer is interesting to say the least. The look and smell are top notch and the flavor is intriguing. There is a surprising amount of hop flavor and bitterness in the taste, which I liked, but the feel on the palate was a bit over carbonated for me. Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable drinking experience. I would look forward to another.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2008 00:53:53 | More by littleshamrocks
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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.