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RATINGS: 1850   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2002
Big thick tan head. Coffee licorice taste reminded me of a lighter Rasputin Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 A very nice dark brown with a light, cappuccino foam. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, chocolate and slight alcohol. Mmmm....roasted, chocolaty malts with a strong hop presence. Quite Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 RE RATE 2/2010 - Poured from bottle. Aroma - cocoa, coffee, nut- not as strong as in last review. Stout black, serious tan head. Nice roasted nut flavor with chocolate and coffee overtones. Definite hop presence in back. Lacing. Slight licorice flavor noticed toward finish. Still a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
captskez (5) - USA - DEC 23, 2001 does not count
Its an average stout, one could definately do better. Pretty sweet for a stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Roasted is right! Like coffee beans without the coffee bitter bite. One very nice feature: Extra carbonation, which completely masks the alcohol content, which I recall being a bit higher than Guinness for example. A solid, beer than should not be going away anytime soon. Easy to find, fair price. Good choice anyday except Old Rasputin day. Little bit of fruit, little bit of anise, little bit of coffee, a great taste. Decent head too.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2001
definitely picked up on chocolate/coffee flavors and not too bitter. tasty beer, and this isnt one of my favorite styles.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
Very similar to their porter, except that it appears to lean on Cascades hops rather than Nugget. The stout seemed slightly sweeter and cola-flavored, and less patent malt/coffee flavored. A good beer -- would be better with different hops.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
BockMan99 (20) - lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2001
One of the better domestic stouts on the market. Body is a little lighter than I like it, but overall a very good stout for a California beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Black with a big tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor of roast and malt. Long bitter coffee finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Penetrable black. Thick collar of dirty-white foam. Dry indeed with a roasty and citric hop aroma. Light, fizzy body. Very hoppy and brash, but very little malt balance. Finishes blandly with airy roast and citric hops. Decent.


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