Rain Check | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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339 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dwagner003 on 05-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
339
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
75
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Satorn
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirzekel
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours pitch black and capped by an inch or two of tan foam; squiggles of lacing linger

Smell: Roast, chocolate, ginger and lime

Taste: Roast and chocolate forward with ginger and lime building through the middle; the spices linger into the finish though the malts diminish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really interesting concept and I very much like the idea; I can't help but think a bigger malt bill would have served this beer better as the mouthfeel lacked body (for the style) and the malts were overwhelmed by the spices in the finish

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Photo of Nate2034
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shirtless_mike
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaketaz
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheStoutLord
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taeryn
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a good looking black, tan head almost a full inch. Aroma was a little bit of roast, spice rack, good proportion.

Taste was a little bit of everything, bitter roast, sweet honey, spice rack, ginger, lime. High carbonation kept the beer lively and never heavy. Hides the alcohol quite well. Some chocolate. Its like one of those unique and complex DFH beers, but this one actually tastes good and you'd like to try it again someday.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 label date. 12oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Pours very dark brown, near black, with finger of dark brown head that fizzed away into a thin but lasting collar. A few streaks of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: Ginger is very fragrant along with chocolate syrup, lime juice, and cinnamon.
T: Chocolate fudge up front, fresh ginger next, with hints of lime and cinnamon in the finish. Hints of vanilla in the aftertaste.
M: Bright carbonation, full body, clean and crisp mouth with a crisp finish. Solid bitterness, but spice and semi-sweet flavors add balance. Drinks creamy and smooth.
O: I had a half of the 4-pack fresh and it was a bit too rich and sharp, but these last two bottles are now drinking super smooth with well integrated flavors. The odd combinatin of flavors work really well together. I didn't really like this beer at first, but this has now turned into an excellent stout.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Spice, roasted malt, and some raw cocoa notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied, a little thin for the style. Finishes with spice and roast.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark, as expected, with a dark tan head. It's short lived but the film lasts.
Smell is roasted malts, spices and toffee.
Taste is spices and heavily roasted malts with some toffee and dark fruits floating in the background.
Starts medium bodied but ends heavier. Starts a bit fizzy but finishes creamier and slides toward the throat. Balance is skewed towards the spice, as expected, but is pretty even keel otherwise.

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Photo of TheBeard89
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rain Check from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 339 ratings.
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