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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

2,665 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,665
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 185
Gots: 119 | 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 ngandhi:
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ngandhi

Illinois

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.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2003 19:45:22 | More by ngandhi
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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,665 ratings.