Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
3,388
Reviews:
1,436
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
484
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,388 |  Reviews: 1,436
Photo of dag1991
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigmorris74
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyTwins
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Black with just some ruby around the edges up to the light. Nice finger + of bubbly, tan head that stays around and leaves a very nice looking lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Lots of dark roasted malt, almost to the burnt stage, but not quite. Some coffee and chocolate notes, as well.
TASTE: Nice, rich, dark roasted quality, some earthy notes, mild chocolate and coffee.
FEEL: Medium thin to medium body, adequately carbed, quite dry throughout the swig.
OVERALL: Nice single stout, maybe the body is slightly lacking a little, but, good flavors overall.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, some hops are present, hints of chocolate. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Squire123
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moodyxc9
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkManX
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 54V4G3
2.81/5  rDev -31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Alan_Bats
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Completely opaque almost black
S-Roasty aroma with chocolate coming through adding sweetness, a slight hint of dried fruit
T - Wonderful dark roasted malt flavor, just what a stout should have. Flavors of tasted bread and grain come forth. Sweetness comes through right after malt with a chocolate base. Finish has coffee and roasted bitterness and a hint of raisin or dried fruit
F-Not the fullest of bodies but more than medium bodied for sure
O- The roasted character is about as good as I've had in a stout. Other flavors still come through though. Great stout.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epiktetos
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThaddeusLamar
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jarrod_LC
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pajfuwen
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Stout, 5.8% ABV, 50 IBU. Pours thick, got lots of fine head that lasted, good lacing, nose is malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste follows, with slight coffee bitter in the middle. Carbonation is just right. My bad, but I rarely check the born on date, this one I happened to and note the date was December 2014 - though I just bought it. Not sure why they don't sell, I like it and will get it again.

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Photo of vonSchulze
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,388 ratings.
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