Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,704 | Reviews: 1,322 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.