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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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2,671 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,671
Reviews: 1,319
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 186
Gots: 127 | 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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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the stout in a nonic pint.

Appearance- The beige foam stormed to almost three-fingers in width. The retention of the puffy, craggy fizz is quite nice, and the sheet lace it leaves behind is even nicer.

The opaque body is not quite black, but close enough.

Smell- Almost no roast and no coffee in the nose. This one is all sweet cocoa and some dark fruit. There is a milk chocolatiness to it The dark fruits have a dates and almost dark cherry thing going on.

Taste- The palate closely follows what was happening on the nose. More of the sweet milk chocolate and cocoa powder with a tangy bit of dark fruits for good measure.

The finish really stays the same with just a touch more bitterness that finally shows where the roasted malt wandered off to in this beer.

Mouth feel- This one has a decent medium body, but it is a little too slick over the tongue. Yeah, it drinks easy, but it would be much bettered served with a big boost of creaminess.

Overall- This stout is sweet with big notes of chocolate and some dark fruit to round things out. Some may not like this stout because of it, but I really enjoy this beer as is, and will gladly return to it in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 04:16:47 | More by Pintofbrown
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-05-2012 03:30:16 | More by choover14
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-05-2012 02:27:26 | More by galluch
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-04-2012 22:22:02 | More by Whitrabbt74
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New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

very dark, can hardly see through it even when held up to the light.

smell doesn't stand out to me, it is roasty.

deep, nutty, complex flavor. strong grainy taste to me, very nice.

first time I've had the stout. Sierra Nevada has never disappointed me

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 03:25:30 | More by RTEdmunds
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-04-2012 02:35:40 | More by dcs1548
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler...

A: Pours blacker than black with a two finger creamy tan head. Excellent lacing and retention. Great looking brew.

S: Roasty malts, light espresso, burnt coffee and chocolate notes, hops linger in backround and much more so for a stout.

T: Roasted malts and espresso flavors, finishes with a slight herbal hoppy, bitter coffee taste.

M: Light medium bodied, creamy and smooth, dry finish.

O: Fantastic stout, very underated imo.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:24:37 | More by Dools9
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-02-2012 18:03:22 | More by rsant
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-02-2012 03:33:06 | More by ccbass22
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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

5.0 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left. Very nice.

3.0 S: Solidly roasty with a dry almost biscuity-like maltiness. Notes of semi-sweet chocolate, floral hops, and a slight earthiness. Maybe it's due to all the imperial stouts I've had recently, but this seems to have lost something since the last time I had it.

3.5 T: Better than the nose, the chocolate comes out more. Moderately roasty with smoky notes. Light caramel and a dry graininess.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess for the body. Nice here.

3.5 D: Nice, easy drinking stout. SN makes good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 02:52:29 | More by DavoleBomb
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-02-2012 00:03:53 | More by snowsurfer422
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-31-2012 02:02:22 | More by SoGreasy
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-30-2012 06:05:25 | More by slimntubbs
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-30-2012 05:34:39 | More by Samp
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-30-2012 03:50:30 | More by Cluker
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-30-2012 03:03:49 | More by jfcaa193
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-30-2012 01:26:42 | More by Goldfishman
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Wing Central in the U district. Poured into pint glass. Appearance was that of any other stout, dark/opaque/murky. Small tan head that leaves quickly. Aroma was a lot of coffee, roasted and burnt malts. Taste was a lot of roast flavors and coffee, very slight chocolate if any at all. Palate was powerful, makes its way through the entire mouth. Overall it was decent. Probably a bit inflated rating after drinking IPA’s all day (not a fan of IPA). Very mild for a stout, but not exactly my favorite. There are better stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 23:12:31 | More by Smurf2055
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-29-2012 17:07:10 | More by CoreyCramer
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-29-2012 05:51:57 | More by oldvines
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-29-2012 02:54:11 | More by Rlombardi75
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: rich, dark chocolate brown with a tan, one-fourth finger head that leaves big bubbles; fine lacing

S: chicory, malt, toffee, oak; earthy.

T: dark chocolate and coffee merge for a very pleasant combo. Slightly hoppy finish with lingering coffee flavor.

M: Medium with great carbonation. Creamy smooth.

O: Warm, inviting. A great sipping stout. What a nice surprise. This is one of the better stouts I've tried. Sierra Nevada keeps ringing the bell. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 00:57:05 | More by brewskifan55
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-28-2012 19:14:57 | More by jordanmckell
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-27-2012 15:05:56 | More by likeemdark
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-26-2012 20:50:52 | More by elfcounsul
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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