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RATINGS: 1986   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rstarobi99 (4) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2002 does not count
Nice, creamy stout. I enjoyed it - the color was dark, but I would have liked it to be a bit darker.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Black body with a billowing tan head. Lots of river foam lacing. Coffee bean bitterness. Sweet yeasty, walnuty aroma. It has just a touch of bitterness. The flavor is fantastic, it starts out like a cappacino (creamy milk tempered with coffee) and finishes with dark chocolate bitterness. I like how the beer delivers lots of flavor with a smooth mouthfeel but doesn’t overwhelm the senses. A person could put away a couple of these in a night and not pay for it the next day. Note - try this stuff aged for a year, it seems to make it more creamy and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2655) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Very dark but not opaque. Slight shade of garnet showing through. Huge creamy dark tan head, lasts forever with heavy lacing. Rich malty aroma with caramel notes, plus some cinnamon and spicy hops. Smooth presence up front, a little sharp and tangy with medium roasted flavors. Predominantly dry. Heavy mouthfeel and strongly bitter finish. Like their porter, there’s an almost plastic-like aftertaste but not as pronounced. Still, a finish twanginess is not altogether pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Dark Black color, large head. Roasted malts, some hop bite. A full flavored stout. Medium body. Good balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Aftertaste is roasted malts and slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Really swell. Dark and roasted grains work wonderfully with the fruity yeastiness and cascade hops. All work so nicely in tandem, alternating eminence so as to make it hard in the right places and soft in the right places as the flavor unfolds.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Very dark and very smooth. This is a great stout. Pours black with a tan head, full bodied and well balanced. Excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Very dark with a nice tan/white head. Extremely roasty taste, and very hoppy. This is similar to Storm King.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Nicely crafted beer. Unfortunately, the hops pretty much drowned out any other flavors. I tasted some roasted/smoked flavor, but the hops just got in the way. I think I would have enjoyed this beer more had it not been categorized under stout. As a stout, it is my least favorite. Maybe a nice IPA...or something.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Nice light brown head that settles down, but doesn’t completly dimish. Wonderful chocolaty/roasted aroma. Pleasantly roasted and a beautiful hoppy finish. I am really starting to like Sierra Nevada products.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Very dark and roasted aroma. Taste is full and lingering.


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