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

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
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5
For Trade:
0
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4.85/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours dark cola brown with a half finger of tan head that fizzes away nearly as quickly as it pours; not a good sign. End result is a near barren surface with a broken ring of suds around the edge. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Chocolatey aroma with lesser notes of caramel and light roast.

Taste - Follows the nose. Milk chocolate, caramelized brown sugar sweetness, faint hints of plum. Light roast and grain notes emerge as the brew warms. Finishes with light roasted grain and the chocolate sweetness.

Mouthfeel - On the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate, fizzy carbonation. More soda-like than imperial stout. Probably the weakest aspect of this brew.

Overall - A less than impressive imperial stout with decent flavor. Sweet label, but that's about all it has going for it. Not terrible, but I wouldn't buy again; there are simply too many amazing impy stouts to give this one another go.

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3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Sierra Blanca Imperial Stout from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
3.54 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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