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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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Reviews by mmva321:
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mmva321

Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A simple but strikingly dark stout that is almost completely opaque and with just the slight tint of brown to break up the black body. Very little head or lacing however.

S: I really like the balance of the aroma. It is heavy on the roasted malts. Chocolate and coffee notes come on strong and dominate the smell. Rounding it all out though, are slight notes of dark fruits. Not overpowering, but a perfect accent.

T: Near perfect flavor. The great balance of the smell is translated beautifully to the taste, but the flavors are made all the bolder. Roasted malts dominate and are delicious. Dark fruit flavor is something I've never been fond of in beer, mostly because it tends to be such a strong characteristic when used, but I love the subtle hint of it here.

M: A rich and smooth feel that isn't overly carbonated and is only the slightest bit thin for me.

O: A surprising experience. A rich, bold and well balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 05:28:30 | More by mmva321
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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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Samldc

New York

3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

S- poured into pint glass from 12 oz bottle

A-almost no head, looks jet black, nice lacing

S-surprisingly very little aroma, smelled carbonation, not much else

T- carbonated dark chocolate, with a little coffee, hop finish at the end

M- nothing great, taste actually improved as beer got warmer, let second glass sit for ten minutes and taste got a little better

O- would try another brand if i was in mood for a stout

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:19:49 | More by Samldc
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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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
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,673 ratings.