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RATINGS: 1936   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Clear dark mahogany colored beer with big beige head. Aroma and flavor have bread, chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Palate is quite thin with medium carbonation. Finish has medium bitterness. Atertaste has coffee, roasted malts and bitterness. Decent, a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 A: Pours a beautiful dark brown color with a considerable fluffy and aired beige head. Many lacings left S: Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee are quite intense. A bit sweet and biscuity. Refreshing perfume of hops in the end T: Follows the nose: very roasted taste. At same time refreshing with a sting of citrus hop in the end. Intense bitterness: I love it! ;) Absolutely easy to drink M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Delicious bitterness O: Great Beer [ BA Review @ 9/10/2011 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (951) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2014
(Bottle 12 fl.oz.)
Aroma : Dark chocolate, roasted, light dried fruits.
Appearance : Brown-ruby color. Minimal brown head.
Taste : Medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate, light warm alcohol.
Palate : Medium body. Very long dry, roasty finish.
Overall : Nice, dry, roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (231) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
@Malting Pot. Plutôt un "Dry Stout", selon moi. Copie d’un original mais je préfère l’original.
De visu: c’est une bière noire à la densité moyenne, assez parfumée développant des senteurs caractéristiques du style, la puissance en moins: effluves de malts grillés, de café moulu, de la levure, de la chicorée torréfiée, de grains d’orge rôtis avec une pointe de douceur et un houblon très fleuri. La bouche est très douce: je goûte le , malt caramélisé, la chicorée torréfié, une petite douceur fruitée, le tout assez sec. Ce n’est qu’en arrière goût que reviennent les arômes de café torréfié, d’orge grillé finissant sur une amertume assez tenace gentillement acre et surette à la fois. Les saveurs de cette bière offre une dégustation évolutive: se faisant plus douce avec des arômes exaltés de malt torréfié et grillé plus prégniants sur la longueur. Certainement un tout bon Stout dans la tradition. Mais il lui manque un peu plus de virilité sur les malts à mon goût!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
10/IX/14 - 12 Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ wedding anniversary tasting on a private MF boat tour with captain Erwin - BB: n/a (2014-977) Thanks to Bene for picking this one up for me!

Clear dark brown to black beer, aery irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, bit sweet, mocha, bit floral, hoppy, some honey. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little bitter, mocha, some coffee, sweet, caramel, bit sugary, roasted. Aftertaste: bit floral, caramel, mocha, coffee. Very decent! Love the low(er) alc %!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (147) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Dark reddish brown/black pour with a short creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt and burnt wood. Taste of malt with a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1190) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Couleur noire avec reflets rouges, mousse beige légère!. Nez leger malt caramel, café, grillé. Gout malt grillé, chocolat, note houblonnée , petite amertume chocolatée en fin de bouche!;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wihlan (342) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Flaska hamnmästaren - doftar något unket. Mörk och beigt skum. Brända toner och försiktigt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1148) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Dark black but some red hue. Short creamy tan head. light lace. Roasted malts,chocolate, caramel bit of sweetness. Smooth roast,chocolate malts. Rich with an equally balanced sweet bitter. Pine hop character under the roast with more pine in bitter.Bit of citrus tang to it. Sweet and bitter linger. I enjoy this stout way more than average stouts. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1308) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
355mL bottle Near black, near opaque beer. Pours a good sized rocky tan head. Punchy aroma packed full of grapefruit, pine & grassy malts, backed by a solid measure of chocolatey, caramelly, nutty malt. Full body with good carbonation, has a slickness to the texture. Palate comes through with more bitter chocolate & roast nutty malts combining with citrus peel, & woody pine hops. Firm bitterness on long finish. Very nice American-style stout

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