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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,922 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,922
Reviews: 1,345
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 214
Gots: 211 | 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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Served at room temperature from bottle into saison glass.

A) Deep mahogany with a ruby tinge. Tight light tan head with good retention.

S) Zesty for a stout, otherwise as expected, lightly roasted malt.

T) Refreshing at first, then hint of bitterness from roasted malt. Hops are zestier than usual for a stout, which I guess makes this one stands out. Still the balance with roast coffee flavour is good.

M) On the creamy side and mild carbonation.

O) Excellent stout, lives up to my expectations. A great halfway point between the best of British stouts that generally top out at 5% ABV and the mighty imperial US stouts. Wish this one was available from supermarkets in the UK like SNPA is.

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Did a side by side with the Porter. For $1.25, this is a great brew to drink on those cold nights. For FL that means 70 degrees, but hay, that is cold here!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: November 16, 2014... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... OCCASION: return from Ben and Teresa's wedding... APPEARANCE: jet black body; impressively thick, creamy brown head tabletops in the glass's center, while high-arching lace adorns the outer glass; good coverage overall ... AROMA: nicely hopped, slightly lactic; some smoky, murky qualities; some plasticine hints late impede the otherwise welcome scents ... PALATE: reasonably smooth, slightly oily; medium-bodied with a palatable late rush of effervescence on and under the tongue....TASTE: a much hoppier stout than its tradition encourages, with some dry hops lending punch to a rather brackish taste; sweet, roasted like coffee and even at the finish, encouraging another sip ... OVERALL: a flavorful West Coast take on the British style; these guys do not do much wrong, and this is another example why...

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,922 ratings.