Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

3,371 Ratings
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark and black with a little brownish ruby red at the bottom edges. Lots of bubbles and a huge six finger deep tan head with great retention. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Very roasty and bready. Lots of roasted caramel malts with good hints of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Also some piney hops and a hint of oats. Pretty hoppy smell for a stout. Smells great.

Taste: Great blend of roasty and hoppy flavors. Dark roasted caramel malts with notes of chocolate, coffee, oats, nuts, and toffee. Big presence of piney hops adding some spicy bitterness. An amazing beer. Tastes like a cross between an oatmeal stout and a hoppy black ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy. Starts moderately sweet and finishes dry from the hops.

Overall: A really great take on a smaller stout. Great blend of dark malts and hops. One of the better bargains out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TheSchnork
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle. (First review on BeerAdvocate - awesome!)

A: Pours with fairly voluminous head, deep dark brown color which along with the smell is really the highlight of this beer.

S: Smells awesome! Great mid-to-dark chocolate notes.

T: Taste is really well balanced between hops and malt - almost too balanced for me to be honest. I prefer my stouts to kind of kick me in the rear with their maltiness and chocolate and/or coffee flavors so this isn't really doing it for me. Balance makes it more sessionable though I think - I could definitely have another.

M: Has a little more character than the average stout - maybe slightly more carbonated, and a little thinner and less syrupy. Very smooth though and as I said, pretty damn drinkable.

Man I wish this thing tasted like it smelled! A little too balanced for me between the hops and roasted malt flavor which I think ultimately dilutes the potential robustness of the drink. Definitely worth having another though.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of vfgccp
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Dark black with trace brown highlights. Pillowy, light tan head is creamy with nice lace and great retention.

S - Light malty booze with a distinct cola note and soft roast.

T – Light roast starts sharp and mellows out throughout the profile. Light smokiness. The profile gives out on the backend and finishes thin.

M – Medium body.

O – Not a bad stout, but could definitely use more depth.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Sierra Nevada Stout: Continuing my tour of the stout world, last night I tried a Sierra Nevada Stout. The Sierra Nevada comes with the standard black body and brown head. The head was ample and lasted until near the end, with a sheet of lacing on one side of the glass. The aroma was mild compared to other stouts, but foretold of what was to come. This stout has a bid flavor, mostly malt and molasses. There is a bit of bitter toward the end, but not overly so. Some stouts have a harsh finish, and that is not the case for the Sierra Nevada. I do not think I could drink two of these, but for one stout this is a robust, flavorful and manageable choice.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,371 ratings.
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