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RATINGS: 2062   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
Lovely dark color with a rich and good looking head. Aroma from fruit and cocoa. Flavor is from dark chocolate and with some orange? Ends in a both malty and hoppy way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Nearly opaque black with mahogany highlights and a massive creamy tan head. This beer is gorgeous. Powerful aroma filled with roast, coffee, chocolate and cinnamon with hints of anise, raisin and grapefruit. Not surprisingly, it has the characteristic Sierra Nevada hop bite. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation. Heavily roasted flavor with lots of coffee, chocolate, raisin and a small citrus bite. Slightly astringent. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Opaque, ebony in color with a dark tan head. A bit nutty and a decent amount of mocha flavor as well. I would have liked it to be a tad bit thicker; however, it was very drinkable and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 A little coffee and roasted character that shows some walnuts. Overall, a solid and very drinkable beer. A good, but not a great example of the style. Slight malt and a little chocolate and cream in the mouth. A little dry and smooth in the finish. Nice and light, this is a good daily drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Low alcohol for a stout. Flavor of coffee with some chocolate. Bitter finish, a little thin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Smelled wonderful, and tasted good too. A little too much hops for a stout in my opinion. Nice for a change, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 Black, with a wonderful head. A real pleasure to look at. Aroma is great for a stout. Brings chocolate and some nice malts. Flavor is toffee, milk chocolate and whipped cream. Ends with a hoppy bitterness, and brings a wonderful palate. It would be worth a 2 hours drive to Stockholm each day to have this at Akkurat or Oliver Twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Bottle at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Jet black colour, with a thin ring of tan head, like espresso. Grapefruit aroma. Deliciously light Stout - with an IPA quality, but a thicker and slicker mouthfeel. Quite light on the roasted oats, with an excellent taste which goes right across your tongue. Very faint coffee on the finish - subtle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
dark brown with mahogany highlights, nice thick head, lots of lacing... ...a bit stinky in the initial smell, kinda rotten almost... but it went away... ...coffee, chocolate, and a hint of orange in the flavor... yum. REALLY GOOD mouthfeel, one of the better ones!! A bit too sweet (and bitter) to drink all the time. But a nice effort!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
It had a promising pour, with a lovely densely packed caramel creme head on a solidly dark body. The aroma suggests hops and chocolate, though the flavor jumps out "roasted" as in burnt toast, coffee beans, and wood briquettes on a grill. Distinctly dry in character, almost aggressively so, with a bitterness hanging on that later began to feel artificial (not quite metallic, but....) I tried a third of my bottle over vanilla ice cream, since the other night I had very successfully done this with the New Glarus Coffee Stout, but here the result was pretty miserable to both me and my wife. The sweet ice cream seemed only to accentuate the dry, bitter finish, and it made it worse. On the whole it is pretty solid stout, but I think if it were from a typical brewpub and not Sierra Nevada, it would be largely forgettable.

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