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Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Stout
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2,810 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,810
Reviews: 1,338
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 195
Gots: 172 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000)
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

beerhast, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mattsucks, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Brown Bottle with pry-off cap bottled on 02/20/2014. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear black with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: cocoa and roasted malts

Taste: A pleasant mix of chocolate malts and roasted flavor and some underlying hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation

Overall: Considering the bottled on date, this has stood up very well. There is a great balance between roasted flavor, cocoa, hops, and malt. The flavor profile hits all these notes and has a nice dry finish with little lingering flavor. A solid stout.

Tuck_leepulin, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.

A: Motor oil with a small head.

S: It smells good. Roastiness, coffee bitterness.

T: Follows the nose.

O: The slight bitterness that this one had balances out the sweetness. It was very easy to drink and very nice overall.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 22, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

dll025, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

epyon396, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Beer21, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

NickThePyro, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jaredtp, Sep 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Alex93, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

FiremanChris, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

saeh, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MIrvine, Sep 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours almost black, but there's light getting through with brown hues; small tan head that fades and leaves nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are loaded with smoke and cocoa malts. Subtle hints of black coffee. The flavors are pretty bold. Very roasty. Dark chocolate and subtle coffee notes are there. Some vanilla bean. Some subtle anise/black licorice notes in the mix. More smoke. Earthy and bitter. Not much hop flavor, but there's definitely a hop bitterness to this one. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Carbonation is very active and spritzy. Very smooth and finishes dry for the most part.

It was nice to see this beer relatively fresh. It's a very solid stout.

BB1313, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Patlee3324, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BoilerUpNavy, Sep 14, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Alan_Z, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Sierra Nevada never ceases to amaze me. Here goes:

A: Pitch black with a one-inch head. Plenty of lacing as well. Couldn't ask for more in a stout. 4.5/5.0

S: This is going to be one of those stouts that tastes like chocolate and burnt malt. I smell coffee, chocolate and a tinge of caramel. Can't wait. 4.5/5

T: Again, very good. Not quite as good as, oh, Founder's, but still good nonetheless. Lots of burnt malt amounting to tastes of coffee and chocolate. The coffee is readily apparent and it gives way to chocolate and caramel. 4.5/5

M: Nicely carbonated, lies lightly on the tongue and is very enjoyable. 4.5/5

O: Excellent. 4.5/5

leantom, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jakea, Sep 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Pleasantly hefty body. Roasted coffee and light chocolate with a bitter and slightly dry finish.

Porter_Hoarder, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Pens1967, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Aeroscorp, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

myuncle, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

This is what a stout should be. Deep black color with a thick, rich long lasting tan head. Both the smell and taste are a nice combination of coffee and chocolate with the hop bitterness working with the sweetness to provide great balance. Rich mouthfeel - almost creamy. This is my benchmark for what an American Stout should be.

Retroman40, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Corburk, Sep 06, 2014
Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,810 ratings.