Sierra Blanca Imperial Stout | Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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Sierra Blanca Imperial StoutSierra Blanca Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer pours a deep, dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. It has a roasted coffee and chocolate taste with a sweet finish.

20 IBU

Added by SeanChouffe on 11-28-2004

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 9
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4.85/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +18.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Medium light brown head settles into a nice lacing above a clear really dark reddish brown colored beer.

Light aroma of dark fruits and roasted grain malts with hints of coffee coming through.

Dark roasted malts with chocolate and a hint of coffee coming through, the darker fruits are trying to make an appearance but it's not working out in there favor.

A dryish aftertaste with some dark roasted malts and light chocolate hanging around.

A decent tasting stout with a nice lasting aftertaste, that I seem to enjoy on this chilly day.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a light tan head. Retention and carbonation are low and the lacing is sticky. Aroma is malty roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. Flavor is sweet at the start with a dry finish and a lingering rasted taste. Taste appears more complex as you delve into the beer. Lots of roastiness and caramel rolling around with some lingering roasty hoppiness. Palate is medium bodied with low effervescence and that lingering roasted finish. IMHO: not intensely complex, but one of the more full bodied/high gravity beers coming out of New Mexico. It’s a good start and a nice change. Go for it Sierra Blanca.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Skinny swing top 750mL bottle.

Pours a nice dark, black colour, with a tan head of a good finger, leaving spongy lacing. The aroma is quite roasted, with a cocoa powder note, and a nice roasted coffee aroma. Slightly nutty taste, roast, mild bitterness, some light coffee, and a bit of chocolate covered fig-fruitiness. The body of the beer is medium, could be thicker for sure. It's creamy, carbonation is soft. Overall pleasant.

There's no booziness, which would be expected at 8.2%, making it somewhat weak for a RIS. I'd call this tasty, though definitely more of a beginners RIS with it's mild and approachable nature. A nice offering though from Sierra Blanca, all things considered.

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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sierra Blanca Imperial Stout from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 54 ratings