Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout

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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours just over a finger of medium brown khaki foam, pretty tight carb, color of the stout is a slightly opague dark garnet to a warm brown. Leaves thin lacing after every quaff.

Smell - Roasted grains, roasted malts, touch of molasses and dark fruits, trace minerals. Overall has a nice, fairly rich nose.

Taste - Quite complex and very well balanced, has slightly sweet roasted flavor, roasted malts, tart dark fruits, a rich bold unsweetened coffee flavor throughout, finishes with tart dark fruitskins, nice minerals and some more coffee, palate has touches of dark fruit pits and toasted dark bread crusts.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium and very smooth, borderline creaminess. Carb is nearly medium and silky smooth - but provides some really nice clean sharp edges at the end of the sip - provide some palate cleansing and ushers in a nice tart, and nearly dry finish.

Overall - While I prefer a creamy rich RIS, this stout easily holds it's own with a very nice mouthfeel and bold, complex flavors for a 5.8 ABV stout. Great flavor, nice transition, and very sessionable. A great stout if you want to throw a few back with friends, I recommend this one.

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,402 ratings
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