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RATINGS: 1895   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1495) - 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 (4118) - 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 (1513) - 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 (2468) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 21, 2001
Well, I bought a sixer of this and Iím just not sure. I drank 3 of them one night and thought it was way to hoppy for a stout. I drank the other 3 the next night and thought it was pretty damn good. Like their porter, I could taste chocolate at the end of each drink. The second night, I thought it tasted very simular to their porter, just a little more hoppy. On my rating, I pretty much split the difference between my first and second impressions. Iím sure hop fans will love it, while stout fans (like myself) will find it to be a good beer, but not really true to the style. I just donít know why it tasted so much better the second night. I will probably try it again to try do do a more accurate rating.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2173) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2001
Enough with the hops!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 6, 2001
looks beautiful, dark and creamy. nice firm head very hoppy for a stout. also not as thick and smooth as the great stouts. An intersting experiment but not as good as the great stouts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gonzimodo99 (26) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2001
Much hoppier than I expected. It looks pretty, but it just doesnít really stand out. Disappointing, but still better than most of the crap on the shelf.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2001
judged on the bottle label as a stout, this beer may not stand out very much. however i find that it is a nice middlepoint between traditional porters and hardcore stouts


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