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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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3,038 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,038
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 234
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

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Ratings: 3,038 | Reviews: 1,374
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with cola highlights with a off white head of a finger. Poor retention but does leave some solid lacing on the glass.

Thin roasted malt, a touch bready with coffee and pine/light herbal hops presence. Not very complex.

Tasty coffee, toast and unsweetened cocoa, and dark berries, pleasant bitterness from the hops that comes in rather flavorless and drying. Simple yet all you can ask for.

Thin but true to style with the low abv. Easy to drink, well hidden alcohol, carbonated perfectly and creamy smooth. I like my stouts with a bit more heft otherwise excellent.

More SN craft is tasted in this brew, true to style. Light on it's feet and delivers a nice roasted coffee and cocoa fix. Good on a balmy SoCal winter night.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into Hoegaarden Glass/Tumbler.

A: Thin, oily head. No head in center; just around the rim. Cola colored with cherry tones under light.

S: Smooth, malted scent with mildly roasted notes and settled coffee back-end. Smells like wet dog once warmed up to room temperature.

T: Roasted coffee beans and strong hop presence. Not very complex.

M: Fresh, grainy, dry-hopped tingle, dryness.

OVERALL: With some freshly ground, roasted coffee bean under-tones, I'm really digging it. It's textbook as hell, though, without that stout punch. Style points are high, but Sierra Nevada just didn't own up to this recipe as it has nothing very special or unorthodox to offer. Just another cow waiting to get slaughtered.

NOTE: Live review.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beverage was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass glowing the deepest brown that gave up a bit of light around the edges. No real head was noted, and creamy spots of lacing were left here and there as the liquid disappeared. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be active. The nose gave milder, toffee sweetness, raw coffee bean roast and metallics, charred malts, light plastics, and black cherry syrup. Our first impression was that the flavoring was warm and roasty, with a nice Cali hop bitterness to cut and balance. As we sipped, roasted coffee and chocolate malts, plastic phenols, and grassy and oily hop bite mixed for the start. The middle peaked with stronger medicinal phenols and charred woodiness to sit against the continued blackened coffee malts. The finish was with smoke, bitter grassy hops, toffees, and molasses salt and sugar. Light lactics came to cut, adding sourness to and already puckered char. The aftertaste breathed of smoke, roasted malts, char, light air of hops, and milk chocolate sweetness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was active, with an initial bubbly tickle. Following nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth, the feel gave way to a light astringency down the hard palate. The abv was fine, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. There was nice and robust smokiness to add to the already rich and deep chocolatey malts. A hop bitterness also permeated each level, adding complexity, balance, and blend. The feel was nicely drying, leaving a pleasant smack and froth to the lip. If anything, the nose was comparably light, but the rest made up for it in this tasty brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: deep, dark brown, decent carbonation. very inviting, tho I would had preferred a darker looking stout

However, with its excellent head and carbonation, its a very nice looking brew

s: low roastyness. most present smell is hops. The hoppy smell is good, don't get me wrong, but I would had preferred more, caramel, chocolate, coffee, malty goodness.
I give it a 3/5

taste: quite pleasant. as the smell indicates, this is a hoppier stout than it is malty. Still their is a decent amount of roastyness (most likely from some roasted barley), and I think theirs even a small bit of smokiness to it. Hops dominate the flavor however, and it has a medium hoppy bite that some might prefer (I however, am a much bigger fan of stout that has hops playing 2ed fiddle to the malt
good I suppose, but I have to give it a 3.5/5

Mouth-feel: very light. I expected a heavier body from the stout, but it is to be expected for a stout as light as this one.

overall: Im going to have to give this one a 3.5/5
Im kinda dissipointed with this one reallly...
Its not a bad stout, its just not what I expect from a brew like this. I feel as if it had less hoppyness to it and less roasted barley (which seems to be the only modified malt in this one) I would had rated it higher

either way if you want a standard stout that has more hops than most this is the beer for you, however, Id prefer to just get something from Laginitas or Anchor and have a better stout.

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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