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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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2,747 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,747
Reviews: 1,327
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 195
Gots: 155 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MIrvine, Today at 06:10 AM
Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours almost black, but there's light getting through with brown hues; small tan head that fades and leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are loaded with smoke and cocoa malts. Subtle hints of black coffee. The flavors are pretty bold. Very roasty. Dark chocolate and subtle coffee notes are there. Some vanilla bean. Some subtle anise/black licorice notes in the mix. More smoke. Earthy and bitter. Not much hop flavor, but there's definitely a hop bitterness to this one. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Carbonation is very active and spritzy. Very smooth and finishes dry for the most part.

It was nice to see this beer relatively fresh. It's a very solid stout.

BB1313, Today at 04:14 PM
Photo of Alan_Z
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Alan_Z, Saturday at 12:41 PM
Photo of leantom
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Sierra Nevada never ceases to amaze me. Here goes:

A: Pitch black with a one-inch head. Plenty of lacing as well. Couldn't ask for more in a stout. 4.5/5.0

S: This is going to be one of those stouts that tastes like chocolate and burnt malt. I smell coffee, chocolate and a tinge of caramel. Can't wait. 4.5/5

T: Again, very good. Not quite as good as, oh, Founder's, but still good nonetheless. Lots of burnt malt amounting to tastes of coffee and chocolate. The coffee is readily apparent and it gives way to chocolate and caramel. 4.5/5

M: Nicely carbonated, lies lightly on the tongue and is very enjoyable. 4.5/5

O: Excellent. 4.5/5

leantom, Saturday at 03:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jakea, Saturday at 01:22 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Pleasantly hefty body. Roasted coffee and light chocolate with a bitter and slightly dry finish.

Porter_Hoarder, Thursday at 03:04 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Pens1967, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Aeroscorp, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

myuncle, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

This is what a stout should be. Deep black color with a thick, rich long lasting tan head. Both the smell and taste are a nice combination of coffee and chocolate with the hop bitterness working with the sweetness to provide great balance. Rich mouthfeel - almost creamy. This is my benchmark for what an American Stout should be.

Retroman40, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.8/5  rDev -31.2%

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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