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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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2,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,973
Reviews: 1,360
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 222
Gots: 256 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle no date into tulip

Look is a very dark brown, barely see-through around the edges. Almost no head to speak of being the only problem. Smell is chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather. Taste is bright and surprisingly hoppy, bitter piney hops, cocoa powder, sweet caramel roll malts, slight dusty dry leaves, finishes with some apple/dark fruit characteristics. Feel is medium-heavy, well carbonated.

The taste was surprising, different than what I expected, but excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: dark brown colored body yielding a three finger foamy tan head. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. The head must last at least a good three and a half minutes even after I took several sips. There is some nice foamy rings left.

S: good combination between chocolate and coffee with some added hops.

T: robust and bold with the previously mentioned smells coming through with an added maltiness.

M: medium and there is nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say it has a decent drinkability.

O: I would say this is a solid American Stout that I would have again.

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

Pours out a black color with three fingers of light brown fluffy head that leaves decent lacing behind as it retreats over the course of three minutes. Medium body and carbonation levels, smooth textured.

Nice nose of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and coffee with just a splash of licorice sweetness. The flavor has the same roasted malt, bitter chocolate and coffee but the licorice has been replaced by an equal splash of dark plum overtones and it gains a touch of herbal hopping acidity as it warms up towards room temperature.

A solidly constructed and robust stout, hits everything by the book and keeps things bitter through and through with a roast malt-forward profile. Very much worth trying out at least once in a lifetime.

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

This is a superb stout! Pours a blackish color, oddly bubbly around the glass, long-lasting head. Noticeable sediment at the bottom of the glass. Roasted malts are on the nose and the taste, but the hop bitterness does come through to balance the flavor in the usually Sierra Nevada way. Very smooth, very tasty. Well done!

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,973 ratings.