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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 Faint coffee/chocolate aroma, a little hops in there too. Appearance is not as dark as stouts I'm used to. Flavor is great, roasted malt and everything, it's all in here. Perfectly balanced bitterness. The palate is where this really comes through though. The most beautiful thing my mouth has felt. Soo smooth and so good. The more I drink the better it gets. Does Sierra Nevada make a bad beer? I haven't had one from them yet. I suspect mine is aged, because the hops in mine seem to have faded significantly. The bottles had dust all over them, bought from a gas station where most people probably have little interest in this sort of thing. Something about this beer REALLY hits the spot dead on! It's become one of my all-time favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Looks more like a porter than a stout to me. Sweet aroma of carob, cocoa powder, and kalhua-like alcohol. Loads of cascades show up on the palate, obviously. Nice, even mouthfeel...I wouldn’t call it full-bodied though. Well executed, but I’d like some more malt for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Big light tan head. Deep brownish blach colour. Sweet coffeish aroma. Tons of carbonation, medium bodied, tons of hops. Im not really impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2002
My least favorite from SN. Not that it sucks, but their other beers are better. Medium bodied and predominately roasted malt. Hints of toffee and a bit of hops in the finish for dryness. A good stout, but nothing extra special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
A nice full bodied roasty stout. Nice head and a good finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2002
A nice thick and creamy beige head covers a deep dark mysterious black void, not even a flicker of light escapes around the edges. There is just a hint of toasted barley in the nose. The taste is smooth and subtle. A twinkling of coffee, burnt toffee, and a bittersweet chocolate in the end hangs long, but not loud. Smooth and subtle, yeah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2002
A nice dark glass with a big bibbly head. Excellent raosted nose and flavor, but that was about all it has to offer. Still a decent stout. I’ll have another...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Big rocky tan head with swaths of sticky lacing. Nice mix of earthy hop, black roast coffee and chocolate aromas. Full bodied but still easily gulpable. Great balance with the hop character shining through nicely despite the full roasted malt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2002
I poured this and out popped a huge chocolate froth. I couldn’t get all of the 12oz in one glass. Dark roasted flavors. Some caramel and chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002

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