Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada StoutSierra Nevada Stout
BA SCORE
85.1%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 3,388 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:
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:
#2,321
Reviews:
1,436
Ratings:
3,388
Liked:
2,882
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.81%
Alströms:
4.58
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
484
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,388 |  Reviews: 1,436
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

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

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quite a refreshing new vision of the Old World Stout. So robust, fresh and hearty. It has a "New Shire" vibe, that this humble California Hobbit adores!

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Photo of Malacant
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

First beer I've rated with 5s. This stout is amazing.

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Photo of sirzekel
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85.1% out of 100 with 3,388 ratings
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