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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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3,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,036
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 233
Gots: 294 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

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Ratings: 3,036 | Reviews: 1,373
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If there's a freshness date on this, I can't find it.

Appearance: Initially forms a couple fingers of frothy beige head. It recedes in about a minute to a half finger.

Smell: The coffee jumps out at me. Lots of malty aroma, and smells very rich.

Taste: Very toasty maltiness at first, with a little hop bitterness at the end. Textbook of the style, and very very good.

Mouthfeel: Creamy thickness characteristic of the style. Very rich and nicely carbonated.

Overall: Great beer. What else does one expect of this brewery?

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Pitch black with a brown 2 finger head. Some carbonation along the sides of the glass

Smell - Chocolate, Hops, Coffee, Wood and Barley. Surprisingly earthy scent for a Stout; Not in a grassy sense but in an "earthy" sense.

Taste - Chocolate, Coffee, Hops, Malts, Barley and Oak. Wow, the chocolate notes in here are very direct and upfront. As for the earthiness, that's gone and in it's place is a pleasant oak flavor which pairs well with the other flavors

Mouthfeel - Creamy, Heavy bodied and the carbonation is moderate. The heavy body softens the blow which the carbonation deals, which makes it easier to drink.

Overall - A little less malty than I would've liked but it doesn't take away from the fact that this is an excellent tasting stout and that it is absolutely worth checking out!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with an inch of tan head. Decent lacing and retention.

Chocolate, roasted malt, a thin whiff coffee

Not used to hop-forward stouts and it took a moment to get my bearings. Still retains the generalities of the style with roasty malts and chocolate, coffee more prevalent in the taste than the smell, finishes bittersweet on the palate.

The carbonation seems kinda high. I wouldn’t call this creamy but it goes down smooth.

I like this, though it’s not as complex as the other stouts I’ve had lately. After a few sips I paired it with Paula Deen’s Not Yo Moma’s Banana Pudding and the combination was excellent. A solid if not polite stout – at one point it reminded me of a porter. A good gateway to the style. Tasty and would buy again.

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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