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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,673 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,673
Reviews: 1,319
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 185
Gots: 127 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000)
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no bottled on date except for a code which I'm not about to bother with. I was generally let down with Sierra Nevada's IPA offerings like the Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA, and their pale ale offering Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but I have slightly higher expectations for the Sierra Nevada Stout.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a virtually opaque black color with the tiniest dot of ruby light showing a slight bit of bubbles flowing to the top. Quarter inch of khaki colored head recedes within seconds.

S - Rich velvety dark chocolate cake. Creamy and milky. Roasted coffee beans. Some smokey, leathery qualities to it. Hint of dark fruitiness and carbonation.

T - Relatively smooth, creamy, chocolate and coffee bean bitterness is the most prominent. Some nice subtle bitter hop cone presence definitely makes itself know near the middle, paired with a flavorful toasted malt profile. A fairly simple tasting brew, not complex, but to the point.

M - Dry and bitter, yet smooth and creamy. Bold and bitter from the coffee beans and hop presence, yet smooth and silky with chocolate.

Overall, a fairly simple brew in it's approach and style, yet balanced and highly drinkable. Nicely balanced and bodied, with a nice moderate 5.80% abv, and a fair level of carbonation. So far, it is probably my favorite beer that I have had from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and definitely one that I would revisit. Not overly complex, but definitely hits it's mark. A standard, typical, slightly above-average stout.

Sierra Nevada Stout ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 05:19:12 | More by mfnmbvp
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,673 ratings.