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Sierra - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 10-23-2011)
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5/5  rDev +25%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25%

PthPndr, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of zillo043068
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

zillo043068, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Sirbaron
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours jet black with a nice mocha head. Smell is sweet with a lot of toasted malt coming forward. Exceptionally smooth with a nice sweet aftertaste. Tons of character with cocoa and bittersweet chocolate clearly in play. An excellent representation of the style.

Sirbaron, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of kapkenobi
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

kapkenobi, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of danedelman
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle at cellar temp.

A-Like a nice stout should look. Coffee like with minimal lacing and smaller head.

S-very pleasant smell with a light coffee, cocoa, lactose and yet has a hint of vanilla.

T-This one seemed to intense on my tastebuds as I was drinking it. At first, very faint in all flavors, get a coffee and lactose flavor with some molasses on the front. The back of the mouth gets a coffee/cocoa flavor that stays with you. As you drink this it gets better and better. Perfectly balanced and I love the use of the Lactose Sugar to make it slightly creamy.

M-Creamy texture and light bodied, goes down very easy.

All in all another awesome beer from Weyerbacher. I would say this one is similiar to Lancaster Milk Stout but a little more flavor comes late in this one.

danedelman, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

muskiesman, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of ixodus
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to danedelman for providing this in a trade. I've had this one on tap before and really enjoyed it. Let's see how the bottled version does.

A: Pours black as night with a finger thick tan head that drops into a hazy cloud of foam on the surface. Leaves a nice amount of lacing as it's sipped.

S: Quite aromatic! Dark roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, espresso, molasses, dark fruit, slightly woody.

T: Heavy roasted malt, chocolate, sweet vanilla, dark coffee, and charred oak.

M: Light to medium bodied, creamy, smooth, soft carbonation.

O: One of the best Sweet stouts I've ever had. Easily drinkable and complex.

ixodus, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a nice cap of khaki froth, good retention. Scent is of heavy roasted grain, cocoa powder and fresh ground coffee, light splash of vanilla sugar. Taste follows suit with heavy roast, moderate chocolate and coffee and a nice cream and sugar taste, not overly sweet, a few notches below Lancaster, one of my favorite milk stouts. Light grainyness in the palate leads to a moderate lingering sweetness, full bodied. Overall one of the better milk stouts i have sampled, avoids over doing the sweetness.

rfgetz, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a dark earthy scent that boasts of black and chocolate malts. It's rich and complex with a wide array of roasted, sweet character. The taste is good. Again, it has a complex flavor that's heavy in black and chocolate malts. It has a solid, earthy bitterness, however the lactose sugar and chocolate malts provide a good deal of sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It has excellent malt character; a smooth sweet stout.

WesWes, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of MsRif
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Poured a pitch black color with a tan head that retained well and left a good amount of lacing. Had an aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dark malts and a touch of vanilla. Very roasty. Tasted like it smelled, and the milk sugar helped maintain a very smooth mouthfeel. Slightly bitter but not too dry.

Full-bodied with very minor carbonation. Not overly innovative, but well-balanced and complex in its own right. I'm glad I got to try it and I would definitely have it again.

MsRif, Nov 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into pint during the Weyerbacher event at holy smoke. Dark brown/black color with slightly brown foam. Nice coffee and malt aroma. Has a slight vanilla and chocolate hint beneath a coffee malt flavor. Smooth and creamy.
Overall a really nice sweet stout.

DrinkSlurm, Nov 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Good all around stout. Poured opaque black with a mocha head that displayed decent retention and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Nothing new, but certainly nothing bad. Similar sensation on the tongue, with a good coffee hit right up front, moderately bitter, but balanced out smoothly by the milk sugar and malt sweetness. Medium- to full-bodied, and very drinkable. Nothing you haven't experienced before, but worth a try nonetheless.

Rifugium, Nov 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

nrs207, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of 57md
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black in appearance with a finger head and absolutely no retention. Sweetness in the nose. This offering has some body too it - roasted malt is upfront. There is a mild sweet chocolate finish to this beer. A good overall effort from a brewery that can sometimes both surprise and disappoint.

57md, Nov 19, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just found a local place with this on tap tonight, Really excited to try it since I had heard good things about it from a few friends of mine. The beer was black in color with an average size brown head on top. There wasn't much retention or lacing on this brew. The smell of the beer was a little bit sweet with some roasted note, nothing really stood out too much there. The taste however really took me by surprise. I was really impressed with the sweetness that the beer had with the light amount of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. The mouthfeel wasn't too bad, I felt that the thickness of it was at a good level along with the carbonation it had. Overall I was rather pleased with this beer, I was really glad to try it, I almost wish I had got another glass but there were others I wanted to try. All in all I thought it was good, and it's worth a try I think.

Knapp85, Jan 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

paulys55, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

yourefragile, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

cfh64, Aug 18, 2012
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Sierra from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.