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RATINGS: 2062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
It looks like a stout, but doesn't really taste like one. I was expecting a roasted malt/choc aroma, but it ended up being more hoppy. The palate was the same. Slight roasted malt at the start, but it grapefruits out too much (hops), particularly for a stout. I guess it kind of worked, but the ingredients didn't quite blend together. Not really a good example of a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Nearly opaque black with a large off-white head, excellent lacing. Full-bodied. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and piney hops. Coffee like dryness, more bitter than most stouts. Fizzy mouthfeel but smooth. Enough balance to make me want another, recommended.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
A fairly good stout. Different but good. Alot more hoppy flavors than other stouts. Coffee flavor sits nice on the palate. Just a hit of choclate. Good taste of roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
This brings me back to my college days in Chico. Who else makes such an intensely hopped stout? The head is beige and tight. Nice nose of roasted barley and cascades, and toasty, roasty flavors of malt, followed by an afterflavor of caramel and pleasant hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a solid brown, almost black, very velvety, with a tannish head about a pencil width high, very creamy and has a heavy frothyness to it that settled slowly to a misty skimming and left curtain-like lace patches. Every tiny little bubble was the exact same size, quite consistant. Smell is of roasted malt and cascade hop, nice and crisp with a bit of dark toffee/coffeeness to it. Taste is more of the same, its quite full & rich, mildly heavy, nice roasted maltness throughout with a good hop crispy bitterness. The roasted malt is a bit coffeeish and burnt-like and the hop lends itself to a bit of a citrusy bitterness mild bite. Very nicely blended. Feel is a solid medium body with a nice drying feel in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Good stout, the Chinook bittering hops are a great choice...maybe could use a little less barley, but then again it's a stout and it's sierra nevada so... you do the math.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Among stouts, I like others better. More bitter/hoppy than some, nice look in colour and head. Hops noticable in aroma. Still a good stout, great compared to general beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Hoppier than I'm used to in most stouts, but nothing offensive to me. Not very sweet but everything seems to be well-balanced. Good brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Black in color,creamy tan head that has a lot of staying power.Malty,hoppy aroma.Bitter sweet taste,malty,coffee tones and a mild hopping presence as well.The alcohol actually comes through on this one.Nothing harsh but you can definately tell that it is there in the taste the after taste is malty coffeeish and well hopped.Kind of a medium feel in the mouth.pretty decent brew but not something i would enjoy drinking in large amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a medium head of brown bubbles and a opaque black body. It has a strong malt aroma that is very pleasant to the nose. The flavor is that of coffee and just a hint of chocolate. It has a good lacing and starts off with a slight bitter sensation that smoothens in its finish. This brew goes down very easily and is very drinkable. It is one of the better stouts on the market.

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