Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of it's fat little bottle into an imerial pint glass, this one shade shy of black stout put up a beautiful four finger chocolate milkshake head with tons of sticky lace left in it's wake as it slowly dropped down to one finger. This beer is gorgeous!
The nose is bitter dark chocolate and raisins with a good deal of hop character. Smokey, dark, very malty, and deep... but yet outdoorsy and fresh at the same time. I smell black chocolate muffins and autumn leaves.
This tastes good but strange, and IMO overly bitter on the back of the tongue. Loads of strong black espresso with touches of bitter chocolate. This well hopped stout has a green weedy hop profile and a charcoal like taste that clashes a little with the coffee notes. It's not at all bad, in fact I like it alot. I just think that it could be better.
Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated and though it is lightly creamy, a bit less heavy than I would have liked. It does seem to thicken up a bit as it warms and the carbonation fades away.
Overall I really like this, but it seems strange and distracting IMO to have such a hop-forward green flavor in a stout. I could drink another one of these later (I'd really like to try one with a big juicy steak!), but two in a row might be too much black coffee bitterness for me.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2006 17:05:07 | More by pmcadamis
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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 2,669 ratings.