Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
It was more creamy and carbonated that other stouts. That may make it more popular.It has Less coffee more chocolate with fruit flavour, which I enjoyed better than the stouts I had had to this time. Good aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and good on the palate.
03-21-2004 03:38:48 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some coffee bean aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and cocoa nibs. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
08-10-2012 01:56:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
I can never find this in Virginia. It's a good thing I grabbed some the last time I was back in Michigan. Reviewed from notes.
Pours near black with a good tan head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings some really nice chocolate notes with a bit of roast and slight coffee. The taste is really nice and great for an American Stout not of the imperial variety. Great chocolate, coffee, and roast. Great feel with a very nice body and carbonation levels. Drinks quite well; I wish I had a non-stop supply of this throughout the colder months.
10-25-2010 21:55:17 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev -1.7%
A: The beer is jet black with a thin layer of mocha-colored bubbles covering the surface.
S: There's an aroma of dark roasted malts with some chocolate- or coffee-like notes in the background.
T: Like the smell, the flavors are dominated by dark malts.
M: There doesn't seem to be that much carbonation (granted it came from a cask) and it feels a bit thin on the palate, although it is still comes across as being relatively smooth.
D: It is relatively easy to drink.
04-16-2010 17:01:30 | More by metter98
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
Black with ruby highlights, capped by a light milk chocolate brown crown. The foam is softly pitting and eventually deflates to a thick disk, leaving rings of lace. The aroma is of charred black malt (with more chocolate than coffee) and a snippet of hops.
Wow, is this a chocolate stout? It's more chocolate-like than many chocolate stouts that I've had. It tastes like melted Hershey's kisses were added before bottling. That's a good thing. SNS favors the sweeter side of its personality, which only makes the chocolate comparison that much more vivid.
Hops are present in the background, but don't intrude. The family resemblance to Sierra Nevada Porter is obvious. The finish is long, nicely roasty, chocolate-like and hoppy. The mouthfeel isn't quite as full as I'd like, but it's pretty good all the same.
Sierra Nevada Stout is another solid effort from this brewery. It really should be labeled as a chocolate stout since it most certainly tastes like one. I'm thrilled that it's available locally.
03-27-2004 21:20:27 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.03/5 rDev -1%
Appearance: Pours a dark coffee color with a sturdy beige head that retains well and leaves foam all over the glass
Smell: Roasted barley, dark fruit and tobacco
Taste: Starts out with a dark fruit, licorice and tobacco flavor that builds with a tangerine and pith bitterness, mid-palate; after the swallow, the bitter flavors are joined by a subtle bit of prune, brazil nuts and tobacco and the combination blends into the long-lasting finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: A really nice flavorful stout; at first, I was not sure what to make of it as the flavor profile is so unusual
03-24-2007 00:09:48 | More by brentk56
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured from 12oz bottle into Samuel Smith Tulip Pint glass for breakfast this morning.
Gorgeous 2 finger tan head that lingers. Great carbination with less than average body. Strong aroma of sweet carmel and chocolate. Strong roasted malt taste. Very drinkable as long as your not full. One of my go-to beers if I don't see anything else exciting.
10-01-2010 15:32:02 | More by acurtis
3.13/5 rDev -23.1%
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black dark stout with medium dark head with pretty good retention. Aroma is a mix between some bitterness and roasted malt. Taste is dominated by the bitterness from the hops and lacks some roastiness. Overall, this is not a bad stout just not too well balanced IMHO.
02-14-2005 17:56:49 | More by Phyl21ca
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
After several session with this beer, it dawns on me that I've been away from this stout for far too long. Though there is not much in this brew to make it stand out from other big, bold, aggressive Stouts except for its quality and purity: it's balance, simplicity, and finess makes it the perfect specimen per style. Bold roasted grain, light hopping, and acidity contributes a strong coffee, roasted nuts, and cocoa flavors with a light charcoal-like quality and Supported by a solid pale malt base for sweetness and complexity. Light yeasty sourness and breadiness create an added layer of complexity right before the finish. Underlying alcohol never adds sweetness, very little heat, and no off flavors. Dry and roasty in the finish. The perfect stout for any time.
02-26-2006 17:06:03 | More by BEERchitect
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
had been wanting to try this one for a really long time. I am not really sure why, but something just really wanted me to go out and try this one. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 06/25/2009.
The pour was nice. Rich dark brown in color with a huge head of tan that came up and over the top of the glass, reaching a height of close to two inches and staying there for quite some time. Very impressive side lacing as well let me know this was not one to be taken terribly lightly in any means! Big aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Lots' going on in here with hints of molasses and smooth, brown sugar notes peaking up through a haze of peat. As I take the first sip, subtle chocolate notes override a definite hoppy presence here. Nice full body with smooth, cascading carbonation that really lets it float across the palate. Nice finish of strong hop notes and a smooth, almost light tobacco like aftertaste mixed in.
Overall this was a very drinkable and very smooth stout. Extremely solid and I would expect nothing else from them. They have mastered the art of brewing and this is no exception. Would go here again any day.
06-26-2009 20:00:21 | More by mikesgroove
4.15/5 rDev +2%
A: The pour into a pint glass is a liquid that is just about black with a thin layer of tan foam that leaves pretty nice lacing.
S: The smell is full of roasted malts and has some nice notes of coffee and floral hops.
T: This is much richer than I was expecting. A mouthful of roasted malt, coffee, and a slight bitterness on the finish. A bit of earthy and floral hops are sprinkled throughout the sip.
M: Nice and creamy on the tongue, very smooth. The body is quite full as well.
D: Another great one from Sierra Nevada. These guys just really know how to put a beer together.
12-24-2009 02:36:28 | More by womencantsail
3.05/5 rDev -25.1%
Appearance: Pours a black body, with a large, ivory-colored head. Splotchy lacing on the way down.
Smell: Smoky, burnt maltiness with lesser notes of unsweetened chocolate, caramel, and citrus.
Taste: Black malts with tastes of scorched grain, baker's chocolate, and dark caramel. As with their porter, there's not much sweetness to go around. Hint of licorice. Earthy, citrusy hop character with a medium bitterness. Finishes just as dry and roasty as one would expect.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not all too dissimilar from the porter, really, it's just got a dialed up roast component. So, if you dug the porter, you should dig the stout. If you didn't dig the porter, well...
01-26-2009 03:21:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
This stout pours out almost solid black with just a hint of light that shines through. The head is pretty decent with a light lacing. The smell of the beer has a good roasted malt aroma going on with some light hops in the back end. The taste of the beer is pretty good also, it's well roasted and has just a touch of burnt toast flavors in it. The mouthfeel is medium and leaves a dry aftertaste in your mouth. Overall it's a good stout, not really my favorite but I'd totally drink it if it were available.
06-17-2011 19:07:42 | More by Knapp85
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a deep black with a slight reddish hue in the bottem of the glass with a light almond colored head that leaves some decent lacing.Aroma is very roasted and nutty with hints of grassy hop.Taste is nice and nutty with a highly roasted malt flare the hop is very noticable as it gos very nicely in the mix with the nuttiness of this beer.A really balanced stout here not a one sided beer here.A real treat to drink.
11-27-2003 00:27:24 | More by oberon
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Sometimes simplicity looks so much better on a label than some sad excuse for a pun or some ridiculously long-winded and adjective-laden description. Sometimes. This stuff pours a dark sienna-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, baking cocoa, light coffee, and a smattering of dark greens. The taste focuses on the roast and a milder version of the greens, with a dash of coffee in there for the sheer fun of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, though a touch on the thin side, this is a pretty nice stout, one that keeps things as simple as the label presentation.
02-05-2013 06:14:32 | More by TMoney2591
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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