Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sierra Nevada Stout s a full-bodied American version of the traditional black ale. It is perfectly balanced with big roasted malt flavors and earthy, whole-cone hops.

In 1980, when we were building our fledging brewery, we needed a beer with bold flavors to test the new, hand-built brewhouse. That first brew was a stout rich with roasted malts and earthy, whole-cone American hops. We liked that original stout so much that we've kept it as we've grown. Decades later it still reminds us of that early pioneering spirit.


Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,484
Reviews:
1,458
Ratings:
3,461
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,461 |  Reviews: 1,458
Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dtevans5
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinsgoboom
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a thick multi finger head. Almost completely opaque. Dark dark dark nutty brown. Impressive retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate, nutty, coffee. Classic stout

T: Simple and clean. Starts off with a decent roasted bitterness, then coffee, chocolate, nutty, and rich maltiness enters the picture. After a beat, everyone bows out. Slightly sour and bready.

O: The blueprint stout. Not over the top, no off notes. Simple and well done.

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Photo of SmokySignals
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brew with orangey brown highlights against white screen . Easily pours a nice foam head that lingers and emits earthy aromas of heavily roasted grains and a "woodsiness" character that I find in repeatedly in Sierra brews.

Tastes follow the nose, with a quick richness that fades into bitter-roast, then faint grains and a nice thin watery ending that makes you reach for the glass again.

I mean, c'mon, if you're curious, or like great dark beer in general, you gotta try a Sierra Nevada Stout.

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Photo of Drak-Nib
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Slightly bitter. Dirty undertone. Run of the mill. ca. 2008

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Photo of dr441
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pstone530
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidFLetts
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of draegerjosh
2.91/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greener
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weston64
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Houborg1
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks beautiful, almost black, mostly opaque, with a lovely and long lasting head of light brown foam. Impressive lace after. Plenty of hops on the nose, with good wheat notes in with the darker, roastier ones. A little too bright and sour overall. At first, the beer tastes very little like a stout. It's overly sour, with very little chocolate in there. After a while the flavor peters out into a dark, mild IPA. The full body of this beer, however, rounds it out well and makes for a serviceable brew.

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Photo of SFNC
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wati47
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 5/15/18 (58 days ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours nearly black with ruby highlights and sticky chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a cap and leaves some lacing. The aroma is pleasant with roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste is roasty and a little hoppy. The ending bitterness is noticeable and seems to be half hops & half dark roasted malt. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, delicious and the quintessential American stout.

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

L---Darkest brown color. Thick tan head faded to a cap almost immediately. Left very good lacing.

S---Roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Malts are dominant.

T---Taste follows the nose, but is more powerful. Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Excellent.

F---Thick & chewy, just like i want a stout to be.

O---Excellent beer. It's hard to believe I've never had this until now. I'll be looking for it in the future.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Goid head of small bubbles dissapears rather quickly.

Roasted malts, some coffee and herbal hops both in aroma and taste.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery and a light coffee/ herbal aftertaste.

Good stout.

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Photo of Dourrieu
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,461 ratings