Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,370
Reviews:
1,428
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
477
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Jhfinn
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a as a very dark beer with some ruby hints around the very fringe of my glass. Three fingers of a tightly packed tan head. The head actuallt seemed to open to allow some larger bubbles. Nice lacing down my glass.

Smells of nice darkly roasted malts, some black coffee and a bit of hop notes in the background.

Taste is of some heavily roasted malts. Bitterness comes out of that roasted malt as well. The roast seems a bit heavy on the flavor but not overly charred. There is some dark coffee flavor and just a twinge of sweet in here as well.

Mouth borders on medium with a slick wet finish.

This is a stout that is available year round at a very easy to purchase price point. That alone is worth quite a bit because this is a very high quality, well crafted stout. I look forward to the winter holiday dinners and picking some of this up for a nice after dinner, served with my pumpkin pie, beer.

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Photo of Alpha-Leader
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a light tan layer of thin foam. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and some mild dark coffee. Taste follows the nose to a with the coffee being slightly burnt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall this is a wonderful stout, one of my favorites now. Really reminds me of Black Butte oddly enough.

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Photo of wiescins
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Strong head formation with OK retention. Tons of wonderful lacing; solid black brew.

Aroma features dark fruit, grapes, caramel, toffee, and roast. Wonderful for a stout, really, although there is some oxidation.

Flavor features big roasted malt notes: chocolate, coffee, roast, and dark fruit. A touch of ash on the finish. Semi-sweet and fairly bitter, mostly from the roast. There's a quality to the balance of bitter and malt flavors that reminds me of Narwhal.

Medium-full bodied. Incredible amount of flavor for such a low ABV package; could easily pass as an imperial stout.

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Photo of timmy2b
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caburdette51
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours black with some dark brown highlights, a thin ring of light brown head.
Aroma - Sweet and sour, citrus from hops, dark fruit, subtle coffee
Taste - Loads of tangy/sour milk chocolate, hops are noticeable throughout with earth and citrus, good amount of bitterness, malt is full bodied, creamy and roasted. Finishes with lingering citrus hop bitterness and a bit of coffee. Really complex.
Feel - Not quite full bodied but bigger than medium, carbonation is relatively low with fine bubbles. Creamy and smooth.

Overall - Very hoppy for a stout, but still has a good balance. Flavors really shine through as it warms.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Solid shiny black with a thin, light tan blanket.

Smell is slightly spicy, piney chicory coffee, with similar hints of citrus that also come through in their Porter.

Bitter cocoa, sweet coffee and roasted malt all come together as one solid flavor.

Full, soft froth, but semi-dry to dry.

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Photo of AnotherDisease
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sam671217
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfgreene
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,sand-coloured head
S:
-chocolate,earthy,herbal,spicy,faint smoke,slight citrus (Cascade Hops perhaps?)
T:
-spicy,herbal,pumpernickel,brown sugar,grainy,astringent,licorice
-medium to high,lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
O:
Not the Type of Stout i usually enjoy.
It's decent.

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Photo of Holderness
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A unique and playful take on an often-monotonous style. Hop forward, with a nice chocolatey balance provided by the well roasted malts. Solid mouthfeel, but not too heavy. Slightly fruity and astringent finish. Still can't say I'm the *biggest* fan, but good nonetheless.

80/100

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head that leaves really nice lacing. Taste is mild and very smooth, with light to medium feel. I would definitely drink this again and could drink a few.

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Photo of Coolguy_chris
3.04/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of porters4life
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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