Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
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3,366 Ratings
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:
3,366
Reviews:
1,426
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
471
For Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ChestSplitter
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into glass. Pours very dark brown but not black.

Smell is lots of chocolate, roast malts.

Taste is malt, chocolate, coffee, what you'd expect from a stout. Finish is a little bitter but not overly so. Taste overall is not as "big" as some other stouts, but it's very "good", which is just as important.

Mouthfeel is, like the taste, on the light side for a stout.

Overall this is a really good-tasting beer, and the fact that it's not a huge hulking stout of a stout is actually a good thing, because this is a yummy stout that I could sit and have several of. It's not as flavorful or bitter as Old Rasputin, not as big and sweet as Sam Adams Imperial Stout, but I'd rather have three or four of these than even two of those at a sitting. To compare it to something of comparable ABV, it's better than Guinness.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of dar482
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours out in a black color with some dark brown in the light with a light tan head.

The aroma has lots of chocolate, roasty malt.

The flavor follows with a bittersweet chocolate and coffee flavor. The beer has a good amount of sweetness and nuttiness.

The highlight of the beer is the roasty bitterness on the back that gives the beer a wonderful finish. It's a deep charring flavor that hits on the end that helps complete the beer.

The mouthfeel is a bit light and watery, but still a very smooth drinking beer.

A good stout/porter for its ABV. Easy drinking and a good introduction beer. It's pretty well done.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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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

Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,366 ratings.
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