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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 10-23-2011)
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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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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Varkias41, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

zillo043068, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

kapkenobi, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

cfh64, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

acurtis, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

muskiesman, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of nmbr0ne
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass from tap at BX Beer Depot in Lake Worth, FL.

Appearance: Basically black color with a thick khaki colored head. Good head retention. Dissipates into a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: Baker's chocolate and a little bit of dark chocolate. Disappointing for a milk stout. Coffee and some smokey notes as well.

Taste: The chocolate flavor lasts for a few seconds. It transitions into a bitter coffee flavor. Still smokey. Disappointing.

Mouthfeel: Light, decent carbonation. Feels like a Guinness.

Overall: There are better milk stouts out there. This one is not my beer.

nmbr0ne, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
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
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
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4/5  rDev 0%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Faded black coloring, with a creamy frothy mocha colored head that stood a finger high with moderate retention. Skim coating for lace.

S: The aroma was smooth of charred bitterness and roast mixing with some bakers chocolate. Smooth coffee roaste moderate in strength with some earthy dark soil and minerality notes and charred wood to finish things out.

T: The flavor as strong charred wood and roast notes. Fairly smooth, with some dry milky substance. Buttery roasted malt, campfire minerality with a dark roast finish.

M: The mouthful was light, bitter with a dark roast, Frothy on the tongue.

O: Overall drinks more like a porter rather a sweet milk stout.

beerthulhu, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

nrs207, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of deapokid
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 11/25 at The Old Eagle Tavern. Reviewed from notes. Served in a pint glass.

This limited release from Weyerbacher has a chalky, black body with a brown coaster of foam on top. Carbonation is slight, as is the quickly receding lacework.

Aroma packs tingly, ground coffee notes and faint chocolate bar sweetness.

Flavor opens with the roasted bite of espresso, followed by a vanilla and chocolate finale that brought to mind everything from a milkshake to birthday cake. It's quite lactic, but it never goes over the edge into excess and the dryness manages to maintain some balance.

Mouth never strays from an all-encompassing smoothness, which can be a bit one-note, especially with the mellow, dry backbone, which barely resonates.

On the plus side, it's extremely drinkable and my glass was gone before I could even take a minute to ponder. If I had to make one minor complaint, I'd say that leaning towards the coffee bean flavors may have made this entry a bit more memorable.

deapokid, Dec 11, 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 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
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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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5/5  rDev +25%

PthPndr, Nov 17, 2011
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Sierra from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.