Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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2.98/5 rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2012 04:21:52 | More by DM1293
3/5 rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2010 22:50:53 | More by BigB415
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,616 ratings.