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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,704 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,704
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 192
Gots: 138 | 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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hopsbreath

Oregon

2.98/5  rDev -26.8%

Went through a six pack of these when I was in Oregon a couple weeks back. The review is from notes I took at that time.

Appearance is dark brown with a thin quickly dissipating 1 finger of head.

Smell is of a little biscuit, coffee, and roasted malts. Just what a stout should be.

Taste is OK. Hops upfront, dark grains in the middle, and bitter hops finish.

The mouthfeel was prickly and carbonated. One of my personal negatives in regard to stouts.

Drinkability was so-so and I was able to polish the whole six pack off over the span of a week.

I originally bought this beer as a way to "set my palette" for bigger stouts. The flavors were hoppier that what is more of the norm for today's stouts but not entirely unpleasant. To date this is probably my least favorite Sierra Nevada beer which came as a surprise to me because I am usually a big fan of theirs. I will not be buying again.

03-22-2010 19:40:03 | More by hopsbreath
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DM1293

California

2.98/5  rDev -26.8%

You're joking me.

Okay. It looks like a stout, kind of. Dark brown. Pours pretty thin. Smells pretty light. Tastes...pretty damn light. The most lightly roasted of malts. Maybe a touch of chocolate there. Its like....how to describe it...its like a stout if you diluted it, but still made it drinkable. Its like the adjunct lager of stouts.

Granted that still makes it a slightly better drink in some regards, but...when I think stout I think something big, bold, rich malt and coffee and chocolate notes (in whatever order in whatever intensity).

If you're used to RIS or stouts in general, this one will probably disappoint. On its own merits...meh. Its alright. Its drinkable, nothing imposing, but still comes off as a hybrid of stout and cheap beer. And if thats your kind of beer, power to you. Me, I was really hoping for something richer or at the very least, having a sturdier mouthfeel. Not recommended.

04-28-2012 04:21:52 | More by DM1293
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Rosethoj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-11-2013 01:33:21 | More by Rosethoj
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -26.3%

07-15-2013 18:27:48 | More by TheMrFarnham
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-04-2012 23:04:20 | More by IdrinkGas
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

04-17-2013 00:48:07 | More by civicm87
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3/5  rDev -26.3%

03-09-2014 22:12:29 | More by chefbigjon
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-30-2012 06:05:25 | More by slimntubbs
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sacullen

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-20-2011 21:05:28 | More by sacullen
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-04-2012 01:33:41 | More by stabbingcontest
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JayMillerWild

New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

02-19-2012 20:23:12 | More by JayMillerWild
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-10-2012 18:41:18 | More by prisoner1572
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.3%

09-15-2013 10:10:11 | More by bernat1971
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-27-2013 23:54:23 | More by plato
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.3%

05-15-2012 12:38:28 | More by ncstateplaya
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-09-2013 14:47:26 | More by AlexFields
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twotone75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-23-2011 20:15:21 | More by twotone75
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Hanglow

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-02-2014 02:24:24 | More by Hanglow
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.3%

06-09-2013 21:21:28 | More by RedWeizen83
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cabage99

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-01-2012 09:53:38 | More by cabage99
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BigB415

California

3/5  rDev -26.3%

There's not much I can say about this beer other than it's average. Nothing really stood out for me while drinking it. It poured a nice color and had a nice foamy head, the retention was also very high when I swirled it around in my glass to bring out more flavor but the thing is, to me, there is not a lot of flavor. I had higher hopes for this beer but it fell a little short. It wasn't that complex. I also did taste some hops which is not common for stouts so that kind of turned me off a little. Stouts are my favorite kind of beer and I would recommend this one for a beginner just getting into stouts since most stouts can be overpowering with their taste and character but not for a regular stout drinker like myself.

10-27-2010 22:50:53 | More by BigB415
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

09-12-2012 03:10:21 | More by Marty91
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kp29

Arizona

3/5  rDev -26.3%

03-07-2013 02:45:52 | More by kp29
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amhatfield3

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.3%

09-05-2013 14:54:51 | More by amhatfield3
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monnik

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.3%

04-26-2012 01:23:39 | More by monnik
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.