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Sierra Blanca Imperial Stout - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

Sierra Blanca Imperial StoutSierra Blanca Imperial Stout

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 9.09%


Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer pours a deep, dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. It has a roasted coffee and chocolate taste with a sweet finish.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: SeanChouffe on 11-28-2004)
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-26-2013 19:03:38 | More by DersOne
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3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice black from a 750ml bottle. Not much of a head. Nice smell of dark roasted malts and fruit. There are two different tastes. The initial taste is of mild carbonation with a nice sweetness and then you can taste the alcohol. Finish is good. I could drink the whole bottle. I was very surprised that I liked this beer as I was not expecting much.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2013 05:16:44 | More by Richardbeerlover
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TexasBeerGuy

Texas

3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark chocolate with a creamy, tan one inch head. Minimal lacing.

S - Roasted malts and chocolate.

T - Milk chocolate up front and some light hops on the finish. The balance is good for what's there, but it's not that complex either.

M - Thin and watery with light carbonation. Pretty disappointing.

O - Just okay. Not terrible, but nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

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russpowell

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3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with a fast fading mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, dark fruit,

T: Mocha, carob, coffee & roastyness up front, some vanilla. Dryness, woody hops & figs as this warms, more coffee & a bit more vanilla. Finishes with mocha, roastyness & coffee

MF: Kind of thin, some what prickly carbonation, become thicker & warmer towards the end

Cool label

Had this years ago on draft, thought it was better then, although I don't remember any coffee in it. Not bad, but not as good as Santa Fe's Coffee tilted offering

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 04:34:30 | More by russpowell
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abex44

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mactrail

California

3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite lovely very black brew with a foamy cap. Decent carbonation on the tongue. Light mouthfeel for anything called a RIS, but it seems appropriate for this brew.

Moderately malty, lightly hopped, but pleasantly flavored. A little chocolate and chalky taste. Slightly sweet, but very pleasant. Hints of chestnuts and fruit cocktail. A tart touch. Faint bitterness in the aftertaste. A light-weight stout but it has it's modest charms.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque. Definitely one of Siera Blanca's better beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 05:36:00 | More by mactrail
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Sierra Blanca Imperial Stout from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
81 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.