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

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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kpowledge

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-09-2014 02:46:50 | More by kpowledge
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Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-02-2013 01:17:14 | More by Musineer
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bpasquini

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-02-2014 08:19:22 | More by bpasquini
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-04-2014 19:57:23 | More by Dicers
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-26-2013 19:03:38 | More by DersOne
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-28-2014 16:43:33 | More by BRYeleJR
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Wservati

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-20-2014 22:02:41 | More by Wservati
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-14-2014 16:49:21 | More by Belittle
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nearengine

Arizona

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-07-2013 04:02:46 | More by nearengine
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Medium light brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear really dark reddish brown colored beer.

Light aroma of dark fruits and roasted grain malts with hints of coffee coming through.

Dark roasted malts with chocolate and a hint of coffee coming through, the darker fruits are trying to make an appearance but it's not working out in there favor.

A dryish aftertaste with some dark roasted malts and light chocolate hanging around.

A decent tasting stout with a nice lasting aftertaste, that I seem to enjoy on this chilly day.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 22:14:48 | More by LXIXME
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SeanChouffe

New Mexico

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a light tan head. Retention and carbonation are low and the lacing is sticky. Aroma is malty roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. Flavor is sweet at the start with a dry finish and a lingering rasted taste. Taste appears more complex as you delve into the beer. Lots of roastiness and caramel rolling around with some lingering roasty hoppiness. Palate is medium bodied with low effervescence and that lingering roasted finish. IMHO: not intensely complex, but one of the more full bodied/high gravity beers coming out of New Mexico. It’s a good start and a nice change. Go for it Sierra Blanca.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2004 03:22:33 | More by SeanChouffe
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-15-2013 00:40:57 | More by MinorThreat
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thebeeler

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-17-2013 23:18:20 | More by thebeeler
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-30-2014 02:53:03 | More by Lukebell15
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-28-2014 22:12:48 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-08-2013 04:39:39 | More by Texasfan549
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-02-2013 19:15:30 | More by Gagnonsux
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Skinny swing top 750mL bottle.

Pours a nice dark, black colour, with a tan head of a good finger, leaving spongy lacing. The aroma is quite roasted, with a cocoa powder note, and a nice roasted coffee aroma. Slightly nutty taste, roast, mild bitterness, some light coffee, and a bit of chocolate covered fig-fruitiness. The body of the beer is medium, could be thicker for sure. It's creamy, carbonation is soft. Overall pleasant.

There's no booziness, which would be expected at 8.2%, making it somewhat weak for a RIS. I'd call this tasty, though definitely more of a beginners RIS with it's mild and approachable nature. A nice offering though from Sierra Blanca, all things considered.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 23:05:10 | More by EgadBananas
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
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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mactrail

Washington

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
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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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-21-2014 09:12:56 | More by gtermi
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ms333

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-26-2013 19:17:52 | More by ms333
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-08-2013 16:53:10 | More by kjkinsey
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-10-2014 12:46:11 | More by vcoggins
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Sierra Blanca Imperial Stout from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.