Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

3,366 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

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Photo of Graeme24
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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Photo of spw109
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sazz9
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BeerBeast
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kds2437
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of APBTMarcel
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Photo of Neorebel
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Stout - finally getting around to reviewing this classic! It's appearance is archetypal, with a dark shade of brown not unlike oil. Light barely passes through the glass, and over top is a 1/2 inch layer of puffy, tan froth. The aromas coming from the beer are great as well - milk chocolate, sweet bread, and molasses. One sip and the drinker will be in love - the velvety smooth liquid coats the palate nicely and tastes milky, toasty, nutty and decadent for such a low ABV beverage. The brewer's best achievement here is the balance of all the aforementioned elements, though. It finishes with a slightly bitter end, which leaves one to only want more. Buy with confidence - this is no 'run of the mill' stout.

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Photo of dren74
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of HardWater
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev -1.7%

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of klmcmachen
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass, with a fine light brown head with great retention and lacing. Promising aroma of dark, toasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor of toasted, lightly charred malt, light coffee, chocolate and hints of nuts, finishes moderately bitter with charred coffee notes. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. A well balanced light stout that hits all the flavor notes I want from a stout. Perhaps a bit thinner on flavor than I expected, perhaps because I've been drinking a lot of imperial stouts. A well made traditional stout as expected from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of codynevels
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jacob007
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dvanhandel
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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