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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Stout
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,802 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,802
Reviews: 1,337
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 194
Gots: 172 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

PassMeAZima, Oct 15, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

dryfly24, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dougwillhike, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Benish
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glass.

Color: pitch black with translucence at the edges. A half inch shade of white head built while pouring. Remained for a couple minutes. Minimal lacings around the glass.

Smell: instantly black coffee, char, and sweet malt.

Taste: predominately cocoa flavored coffee, notes of char and sweet malt throughout the entire tasting. Hops very notable but doesn't explode in your mouth. Maybe a subtle cola taste at the finish. I appreciate how subtle it is as it's a trait I do not look for.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Not super thick like an imperial stout but has that feel that almost requires a "knife and fork" to drink.

Overall: solid beer. Distributed everywhere and taste excellent. I don't know what American stout would beat this.

Benish, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of corywalston
4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A. Aggressive poor 1 ¾ inch tan head that dissipates to ½ inch. Good carbonation. Color is brownish/black, very little light getting through.
S. Roasted malt, coffee, cola.
T. Smooth creamy, chocolate, coffee, figs, raisins, sweet. After taste is a little soy sauce and coffee.
M. Light syrup.
O. One of the best stouts I’ve ever had. I didn’t believe the hype at first but yes it is that good. Get some NOW. Taste like a RIS little brother. Light buzz for 5.8%. If you want to drink a beer that taste of an imperial stout but you don’t want to get drunk. This is for you.

corywalston, Oct 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

noproduction, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

JayNat, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

JuanAlberto, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Dsimenson, Oct 09, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Jackohammer, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Americans often over-rate their own beer, this is not a case of that. Best I've had so far from Sierra Nevada. Perfectly balanced stout, however not overly ambitious which is the only drawback. Definitely a stellar beer.

bfisher91, Oct 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Liquered_up, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Lukebell15, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Travitten, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

danvillemumbles, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tbone1384, Oct 04, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%

anchie, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jenebauer, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BAsbill, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Mikeluzzjr, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10/30/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Quite smooth & sort of creamy. Very little bitterness. Worth a try but no asterisks.

seedyone, Sep 29, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

TEdubbaD, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ahommell, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Longhorn08, Sep 28, 2014
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,802 ratings.