Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ngandhi:
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Is this the stout? The initial flavors are sweet, but hoppy (not bitter) to no end. Rich, fruity flavoring and finishing hops combine with roasted malts in this beer to give a quasi-pale ale taste. The Cascades are blooming in my mouth.
The taste is absolutely amazing -- ripe hops eventually giving way to light notes of chocolate and caramel. The bitterness from the hops and the darker malts are kept in check, adding only the slightest dry roasted flavor without ever attacking the tongue. A hell of a unique interpretation on the stout and a beer everyone should try at least six times. It's clever in the way Shakespeare Stout is clever; certainly not as well balanced, though. Sierra Nevada Stout pushes the limits of hop addition in a regular stout (though this is close to the imperial border) the way Black Sun does, but SN is far more refined than the 3Floyd's take. One of the best tasting beers I have ever had; I'm not so sure it's a stout though. For a richer, maltier experience, I recommend the porter.
I would have never guessed the 5.8 abv. A pint of Sierra Nevada Stout? No, thank you. I'll take a gallon.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2003 19:45:22 | More by ngandhi
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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.