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RATINGS: 1927   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2002
The hoppiness overwhelms the rather weak flavor. Bitter, slightly coffee aftertaste hangs on the palate much too long. Weak overall, I was not pleased. Doesn’t have the ’thinkness’ I’m used to in a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2002
A good stout. As others have mentioned, the hops are a bit strange for the style. No great surprise, this is Sierra Nevada here folks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
This stout pours a thick, foamy coffee head. Mass-produced tasting stout with a burnt coffee finish. A A middle of the road stout with stunted tastes--may appeal to undemanding palates.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Again, a little to light tasting for a stout. A decent head, if a bit foamy. Average taste. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Not bad. The hopping is more typical of an Imperial than the dry stout that this is, but since we’re dealing with the West Coast here that’s OK. Better at room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Has a rich, smoky flavor. Somewhat heavy carbonation gives it a lively feel. Tastes great! Also, for those who find it too hoppy, Sierra Nevada’s website offers: ’Distinctive hop character is a Sierra Nevada trademark and we are quite fanatical about it! We use only the whole cone hop, never hop extracts or pellets, and we use a much larger amount of hops than most breweries.’ So there ya go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
Too hoppy for a stout in my opinion. After trying a vareity of their brews, I am very disappointed with all of them, but this was better than most of their offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (945) - 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.’

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