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Sierra Nevada Stout | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
#2,413
Reviews:
1,444
Ratings:
3,402
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.58
 
 
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327
Gots:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a tasting glass, very dark, wispy head, ring around the glass.

s- nice bit of chocolate, smooth roasted malt, very nice stout nose.

t- nice bite right off the bat, bitter, dark chocolate, roasty malts, maybe a kiss of hops in the backend.

m- full, smooth, creamy.

d- really great, a great underrated sierra nevada brew, i would drink this again for sure, thought it would be priced higher than the pale ale, but no - a value at that.

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

02/12/06- Purchased at Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Sierra Nevada pint glass.

Appearance- Black opaque pour, full 3/4 inch head and above average lacing.

Smell- Dark sweet roasted malts, light hops, and a fruity kind of scent...plums?

Taste- Roasted malt flavor with a mild semi-sweet taste as well as a light hop bitterness. Not as much fruit flavor in the tongue, but still a touch of dark fruits.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation, lightly creamed in texture. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

Drinkability- This one if just fine. Tasty, easy to drink and quenching. Sierra Nevada usually doesn't fail.

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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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