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RATINGS: 2052   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2004
For a stout, this is quite hoppy (certainly moreso than the SN Porter). Good roasted malt characteristics, I'd definitely file this one under "dry stout." Citric hop twang mixed in with the roasted notes. A good stout but for sheer drinkability I'd choose the SN Porter over this.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, 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.

   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.

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