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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2002
This brew has a little more hops than I like a stout to have, but it is nice nontheless. Brown head dissapates quickly, and as Va homebrewer said it is not as chewy as I would like a stout to be. I have found all the Sierra Nevada brews to have the emphasized hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcmo (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2002
This is world class stout. Big and hoppy, yet bursting with roasted and black malt flavors. This is a fairly strong stout that is big bodied but stops just short of being ’Imperial.’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 13, 2002
Decent retention of the golden-brown head. Bitter, crisp, and hoppy. Smoky, roasted coffee/chocolate taste. An all-around good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Hint of smokiness. Good bitterness dissolves mostly before aftertaste. VERY nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Wow I was surprised. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JAN 29, 2002
Certainly not the best stout i ever had. But not the worst either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Deep black with a quickly dissipating light brown head. Roasted malt aroma with some hops in the nose. Coffee, chocolate and hops in the flavor profile. Hops a bit more prominant than the prototypical stout, but I found it pleasant nonetheless. Average body - not as thick and chewy as I would have liked. A good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Strays a little from a traditional stout but with interesting results. Nose shows signs of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and a hop fruitiness that are confirmed upon tasting. The flavor also adds a little smokiness, while finishing a little citric with a mix of apple and grapefruit. Definitely a much hoppier version of the style, making this easy drinking and refreshing. Not for everyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 6, 2002
Intensely black, very large head for a stout; settles down slowly into a thick, creamy Guinness-type appearance. Nose of roasted grain, wine and coffee; excellent smooth coffee flavor, bit of chocolate, wine and burnt barley for good measure; nice mouthfeel, but a bit overcarbonated for style and with a strange bitter-almond finish that knocks it down a peg. Still, another great-if-not-classic product from America’s best widely-distributed brewer.

   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.

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