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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,376
Reviews:
1,432
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
484
For Trade:
2
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of Damian
2.52/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
Served in a pint glass

Pitch black in appearance. The inky liquid was topped by a gigantic, dense and bubbly, cocoa-colored head that faded to a one-finger crop of foam. Thick patches of drippy lacing coated the glass.

Notes of charred wood came through in the nose. Initially, the beer smelled similar to a campfire. Piney hops were noticeable in the background. As the beer sat, the smoke subsided and roasted malts began to take over. There was also a touch of a dry and powdery yeastiness. Hints of bakers chocolate were detectible as well.

The taste was thin. Notes of char appeared on the front end. Some day old coffee. Lots of super roasty malts. Piney, bitter hops and burnt malts dominated the finish. Exceedingly dry, crisp and bitter. A touch acrid.

The mouthfeel was a huge letdown. It was super thin, light and airy with an aggressive, large bubbled effervescence. With its slight creaminess, the body reminded me more of an Irish dry stout than a typical American stout. The carbonation eventually dissipated and the beer felt watery and flat.

Sierra Nevada Stout is short on flavor but quite harsh. All in all, I found it really difficult to put down. This beer might have been considered respectable back in the day, but times have changed.

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Photo of Mcwill51
2.52/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of Crosling
2.53/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours brown but appears black in the glass. Bountiful foam above the black body. Caramel and black malt aroma, providing caramel, cocoa and coffee hints, along with a huge burst of aromatic cascade, which hints of citrus and grapefruit. Flavor, though roasty and coffee laden, is suprisingly hop accented, with a citrusy and extremely bitter blend. I prefer decadent malt in stouts, not hop madness.

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Photo of Fuzzgun91
2.55/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Seems about right for their take on a Stout. Very bitter for a stout. Not for me.

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Photo of adamjhepler
2.66/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Decent stout but honestly very disappointed. Pretty flavorless and very light aromas makes this beer a let down. Not the worst but will not buy again.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.72/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours an appealing two finger tan colour head of good cream, good thickness, and fantastic retention. Colour is a solid black/extremely dark ruby. Appealing, but then I'm a stout lover.

Sm: Cream, toffee, chocolate, and caramel. A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, light vanilla, some extremely light cream, and a tinge of ... malt? What's that doing in a stout? It's okay, but it's a bit bland for a stout. The roast especially is far understated. the balance is off, and the build is merely okay.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Kind of suits the flavour profile, but not really.

Dr: Easy to drink but of fairly low quality. A poorly executed stout with no clear appreciation for the style. Above average ABV, both in style and beer, and lacking in quality. I doubt I'll have this again anytime soon - except maybe on draught.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
2.74/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Deep, deep red that forms a blackish beer. Small, yet dense light tan head. Good retention, even in a shaker pint.

S- Very hoppy nose but I've come to expect nothing less from Sierra. It smells more like a black IPA.

T- Still very hoppy. Some roast anf vinous dark fruits come to try to help, but nothing can be done to over throw the hops.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of njmoons
2.76/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a Stout to my taste buds. Maybe a winter warnmer, dark ale, or something else, but there was not much stout about this beer.

Having said that, did I like the beer? Wasn't bad, but I would not get it again.

Appearance: Dark brown but see through. Half finger head that was gone quick

Smell: Malty and Grainy, and good blast of noble hops. There was some complexity to the malts, but overshadowed by the aroma hops.

Taste: Light Malt start with grassy overtones from the aroma hops. Hop flavors take over and a bitter end. There are some coffee and chocolate flavors there, but not enough Malt flavor for the style.

Mouthfeel: On the light side for a stout.

Drinkability: Not hard to drink, and if you like a hoppy darker beer, this is not bad.

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2.8/5  rDev -31.2%

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2.8/5  rDev -31.2%

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

Photo of ATPete
2.81/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle

My buddies brought this one over today, im a big fan of a lot of Sierra Nevada beers but once again the Stout disappoints me. It pours a dark brown, almost black color with a big brown head. Very malty nose with a bit of smoke and charcoal. It tastes pretty much the same way, very malty, smokey with a very dry bitter finish. The after taste is funky and stale tasting. Its mouth feel is its main down point, over carbonated and extra thick and grainy. I'd avoid this one, there are better domestic 'session' stouts out there.

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Sierra Nevada Stout from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,376 ratings.
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