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RATINGS: 1986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
A nice full bodied roasty stout. Nice head and a good finish.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1908) - 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...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1673) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1746) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Unexpected big and creamy head off white color. Tacky lace sticks to the side of the glass like wallpaper paste. Roasted chocolate malt and caramel aroma. Capuccino with cinnamon floating on top flavors and milk chocolate hints. Mouthfeel starts creamy, but becomes dry. Roasted malt then bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Dry with nice body and good mouthfeel. Not particularly hoppy, but good solid roastiness. Not amazing but definitely a good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
A little plain for a stout, but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Good roasted flavor at the front with a sharp hop bite near the finish. A tad bit thin in the body. Decent stout, not great but not bad.


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