Coffee Stout
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #51
Ranked #7,361
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Oct 18, 2021
Sep 01, 2014
Coffee StoutCoffee Stout
Notes: A cup of joe and a bold beer can thwart the winter cold, so we blended them for the ultimate warmer. Our Coffee Stout is a fusion of dark roasted malts and rich, cold-brewed coffee for layers of bittersweet, fruity, dark chocolate and caramel-like flavors.
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4.25 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2021
3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
4 by mblakesley from California on Jan 31, 2021
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3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by RDWHAHB_Tom from Maryland


Info: PCKGD 2/6/2020,12 oz. glass bottle, 50*F, sea level, snifter

L: Deep black (could barely see my phone's flashlight through the glass!). Finger of tan head. Lightly persistent, no lacing on glass.
S: Coffee beans, charcoal, rubber, asphalt.
T: Milky dark coffee (French/Italian roast?). Vanilla, cream. Dark chocolate. Rubber tire. Bark.
F: Chewy, full-bodied. Creamy.

Overall: Assertive coffee stout. Not a fan of the rubber notes that come through--Tastes like it's doing donuts on my tongue. Agree with previous reviews on hints of licorice. With smoke flavors, getting bark, charcoal, asphalt. These, in my opinion, are not properly balanced and I find myself trying to reach for any detectable hop flavors/aromas to brighten it up. Might taste better chilled?

Sep 08, 2020
3.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Aug 02, 2020
2.98 by Jeez from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2020
4 by flyersfan900 from Virginia on Jun 25, 2020
2.75 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 17, 2020
4.17 by Grupatre from Michigan on Jun 11, 2020
4 by Manta200 from Kentucky on May 29, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured black with a two finger tan head dissipating slowly to a film. Light lacing. Nose has a hint of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt and coffee, with a hint of licorice. I thought the flavor was a bit weak. Medium - heavy body with light carbonation. A slight smoothness in feel.

May 28, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Pitch black with a thin, beige head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Nose of caramel malt, coffe, sweet vanilla, rye and pumpernickel. Taste of rye bread, licorice, roasted malt, coffee beans and a hint of vanilla. Medium body with light carbonation.

May 19, 2020
3.75 by R11415 from New York on May 18, 2020
3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut on May 06, 2020
3.46 by TomBanahan from Kentucky on Apr 30, 2020
4.29 by 61Fergus from Maryland on Apr 22, 2020
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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

Pours big and dark but head is short. Nose is creamy chocolate and roast coffee beans with spicy hops lurking under cover. Very smooth in texture, with a similar to oatmeal stut mellowness kind of gliding this woody, oily, coffee package to its destination. Really balanced and well put together, with a cream and coffee ice cream kind of finish.

Apr 20, 2020
3.81 by Chrispy_Creams from Minnesota on Apr 17, 2020
4.05 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Apr 17, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at home due to the ongoing pandemic and the fact that you cannot get a proper pint any where.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appears almost black with a nice foamy tan head, that left a small cap and nice lacing.
Smells, chocolatey, coffee, bready and caramel.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style.
Overall very nice for the style and I would definitely order again.

Apr 15, 2020
4.06 by evostudios12 from Florida on Apr 05, 2020
4.29 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Apr 05, 2020
4.25 by AWA from California on Mar 29, 2020
4.22 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Mar 29, 2020
3.92 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Mar 28, 2020
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2020
4.24 by bigstar87 from Wisconsin on Mar 22, 2020
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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Bsimpson91 from Georgia

Is This Stout any different from a Standard Dry Stout? Why Yes friends it is much different.Let us start things off with the looks. Poured into my tulip glass, you see a deep rich color. Dark mohanany to be exact. Very dark Brown like coffee oddly enough. Very little if any cap with the pour, so I swished the glass to reveal a thin cap. This helped with releasing some flavors and leads into the smell. The aroma of this beer is pleasurable. Sweet, tangy coffee notes with a soft underlying spice such as Vanilla. maybe some oaky whiskey in the back. Moving on to flavor. Medium sweet upfront the predominant taste is of Black Coffee However, the bitterness is softened and rounded out. as stated with the aroma, the middle and back are a melody of spice and oak. Not to the extent of a barrel aged beer but very simular. There are also a nice Dark chocolate character throughout this beer that makes this beer really enjoyable. The beer stays wet and does not clean up at the end. Now for feel. Feel is Medium leaning toward heavy side. Syrupy at times nonetheless very drinkable. The Crispness really helps keep this beer from overpowering your pallet. Overall I will say this is a mighty fine beer, I dont thing its the absolute greatest but, all things considered. Dang good.

Mar 19, 2020
3.66 by tgdavis from Tennessee on Mar 17, 2020
4.1 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Mar 16, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GStone899 from Minnesota

It's good but not 4.0 good. Like 3.75. Body is a bit thin and I think the flavors could have been better. Tastes better as it warms.

Mar 08, 2020
3.53 by rangerred from Tennessee on Feb 25, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

Pours a nearly black color with minimal head for a stout. Scent strongly dominated by coffee with some malt. Taste follows, and is surprisingly smooth. Medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste of coffee, bit not really bitter.

Feb 22, 2020
3.98 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Feb 18, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by spectru from Florida

Dark, almost black, nearly opaque, Fluffy tan head slowly recedes to a film; Not much smell, a hint of sweetness and alcohol; Has weak carbonation, as do most stouts; Flavor is nice, has character, not strong. I am finding that I am not a big fan of stouts due to the low carbonation. This one is no exception.

Feb 16, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

One shade of brown above black. Almost opaque. This brew delivers a nice two-fingered dark tan head. It lingers for awhile and gives way to very persistent lacing.

Aromas of coffee, roasted barley, and ash.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with roasted malt. Just a bit of burnt-caramel sweetness as well. In midstream, char/ash, walnut/almond, and dark fruits arrive. The finish delivers chocolate, leather, faint toffee, earthy and grassy hops.

The brew is just beyond medium bodied, well carbonated, and has an excellent drinkable quality for the style.

This is an extremely well-balanced stout.

Feb 15, 2020
4.06 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2020
3.49 by markallmon from Tennessee on Feb 10, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Nice light foamy and tan colored head, just under three fingers with a solid top. Suspends itself nicely on a simple black walnut opaque body.

Very nice aroma. Coffee and some slight cream on the nose. Mixes with what appears to be a fruity hop combination of classic grapefruit it seems as well. Mellow and soft with an interesting roast and hop angle it seems, with touches of vanilla/cream like small sweetness.

Palate does real well. Almost hinting creamy mouthfeel, but just missing by a hair, with a simple roast malted backbone. Excellent cream like flavor melding with a roast and slightly fruited hop angle. Hits almost chocolate but more coffee and grapefruit, which seems quite complimentary on the palate. Very fruity finish and clean with excellent spicy character too.

Excellent basic coffee stout, real impressive stuff.

Feb 07, 2020
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