Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tito42:
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a bottle to an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Deep and dark, light barely seems to penetrate the glass when held up to a light. A dark cherry cola color around the edges of the glass. Thick, tan head with great retention and lacing.
Smell: Roasted malt with a sweet, chocolate smell like chocolate-covered donuts. A earthy hops smell cuts through as well.
Taste: The label claims this stout is perfectly balanced, and I have to agree. Roasted malt, chocolate, hops, and sweet are all present without one overpowering the other. More of a coffee flavor comes through later in the tasting. Very well done.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate creaminess, very smooth. Light-medium carbonation and a slightly dry hops finish, and just slightly bitter.
Drinkability: Outstanding. I have a new favorite stout in Sierra Nevada Stout. Super smooth without being too thick, and a complex taste. Everything is superbly balanced in this brew. A little bit of chocolate but not too much and not too sweet. The hops and roasted malt balance each other out perfectly. I picked up a sixer figuring this would be a quality stout, and I was impressed. This will be in my year-round rotation from now on.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2011 04:08:16 | More by tito42
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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.