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RATINGS: 1889   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Somewhat disapointing. The color is almost black and it has a big foamy tan head. Nose is slight with hints of roasted malts and alcohol. The body is thin and isn't balanced out well. It's not bad but it lacks balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Nice chocolat and hoppy aroma. Tastes very hoppy and malty with extreme malt aftertaste. I make this as a compliment - if smoked Bluefish were a Beer, this would be it. I will purchase again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2003
(Bottled on 1/3/3) The beer poured perfectly and produced a wonderful dark head that omits aromas of chocolate and hops. The palate is smooth and roasty with a pleasant silkiness. I like this stout because I can drink a few pints without being filled up or becoming too drunk. The palate is medium in body and exhibits wonderful flavors of coffee, chocolate, and PNW hops. It is hard to imagine that I have not had an SNS for over 2 years, what was I thinking, because this is a fine stout made with American flair.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Smells very rich, tastes slightly milky. Roasted feel, but too much carbonation. Mouthfeel is extremely thin compared to most similar stouts and porters. Tends to be oxidized from being left on store shelves for too long, and all around just not that interesting. Again, there’s nothing in this beer that brings me back.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2003
A very drinkable stout. A sweet flavor with a pleasent coffee aftertaste. Almost fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
A very dark beer with a tannish head. Tastes great. It doesn't have the typical coffee aftertaste. The taste is very light compared to other stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Nice, dark color and tannish head to this one. A nice aroma also, but perhaps a BIT weak. The flavor is nice and I'm somewhat surprised that this isn't categorized as a dry stout. Nevertheless, having endured MANY stouts with pronounced coffee and/or chocolate flavors, some of which were very nice, a stout where those flavors are less obvious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (147) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
The aroma is a malty/chocolate, with a slight hint of alcohol. The appearance is a deep burgandy, with a very nice creamy light brown head, leaving nice lace. The flavor is initially hoppy with a coffe like aftertaste. The beer is heavy but not to difficult to drink. Overall a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Chunky tan head, nice roasted flavor and aroma. I know I needed to rerate this when I looked at my notes and saw that I compared it to Guinness. This is a great stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2003
weak aroma, thin body, bitter finish and slight roastiness throughout, overall a very weak attempt


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