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RATINGS: 1961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Silver Medal Winner, Great American Beer Festival, Stout 1988, 1989. Sierra Nevada Stout is a creamy and full-bodied example of this traditional style ale. Very dark and very rich, the Stout displays a pronounced roasted flavor.

Finishing Hops:Cascade
Bittering Hops:Chinook
Beginning Gravity:16 Plato
Ending Gravity:4.5 Plato
Malts:Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt
Yeast:Top Fermenting Ale Yeast


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
A nice stout beer with that classic sierra taste of cascade hops. A nice stout with a bit hops for some kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Black color solid tan head. Smells of toased malt and caramel. Sweet and malty with a lingering bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2004
A nice looking porter, but this is a stout...hmm. Pretty hefty head, quite large bubbles that reminded me of porter but they stuck around longer than a typical porter's would and left amusing head halos on top. The aroma is fairly mild, sweet, and a tad smokey and roasted. The real action comes in the powerfully roasted malt front, but it gives way far too quickly, I think, to an abusive bitterness of this way overhopped beer. Not to worry, the flavor mostly fades quickly before the finish arrives and a dry, sour aftertaste (not unpleasant in a stout) kicks it. Something of a soapy feel left behind by this beer that only boiled cabbage could erase. Not a terrible stout, but there are myriad better ones available.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
excellent hearty taste. Taste more like an IPA than a traditional stout. Good strong aroma

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Brownish black color with a medium tan head. Very roasty sour lactose aroma. Strong roasted coffee and bitter hops flavors. Nice medium carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Nice black color with rocky tan head. Roasted coffee and mild chocolate taste. Warm alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Nice, lasting, brownish head; terrific lacing. Smells roasty...really, and a bit hoppy. Not too much going on there. As it warms, smells strongly of anise. Tastes dark, smooth, roasty, and nice bitterness at the end. Hops leave a clean citrusy feel at the end without battering me with those darn grapefruits. Nice and oily mouthfeel. I like sweet stouts better, but this blows Guiness out of the water.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Black with a tan head. Not real easy drinking, a little harsh (a little earthy). Not bad, but not the best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Nice dark color with a big head. smooth Stout with a hint of chocolate. A good beer to watch the second half of the Tenesee/Baltomore game with.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2003
Strong cascade aroma with a little sweet chocolate. Hoppy flavour dominates, little roasty, bitter finish with hoppy grapefruit aftertaste.


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