chinchill (2657) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottled served in a pint glass. Code on bottle MAY indicate best by date of 12 Nov. 2012 (from notes).
This is a truly black and opaque beer; even held up to sunlight coming thru my window I can see no light, only the tiniest red-brown at the very edges. The head is a thick tan color, somewhat irregular in density, and leaves plenty of coating on the glass.
Aroma is not strong and consists mainly of dark roasted malts. Also present, some floral alcohol effects and a hint of hops.
T - Hops are obvious but secondary to the rich dark malt flavor. The excellent finish is long, featuring dark roasted malts, some hop spiciness, and hints of dark chocolate and coffee.
Mouthfeel: excellent medium-full body with carbonation that is a bit high for the style (but not for this beer) and imparts some welcome crispness and tingle.
O - Sierra Nevada Stout is another outstanding offering from this brewery. Particularly recommended to those seeking a significant, but not intrusive, hop component in their stouts.
Andrus86 (128) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Pours dark cola with foamy tan head. Slight coffee & vanilla on the nose, with dark malts. Velvet choc & dark malt taste up front with solid coffee kick at the end. Thick and creamy!
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joejames (289) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black, two finger tan head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma of coffee and roasted black malt. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter with notes of coffee, roasted malts, anise, burnt almond and toffee. Very nice session stout, lots of character.
samsmith33 (510) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Light coffee, barley.
Appearance: Light black. Medium white head.
Taste: toasted malt, coffee.
Feel: a tad thin for a stout.
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thick beige head. Aromas of liquorice, roast, coffee. taste is more dark chocolate than coffee, earthy herbal hops. Roasted bitter finish. Nice.
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour, huge tan head. Aroma is peat, unsweetened brownie, and a hint of herbs. Flavor is smooth wint hints of fruit, cocoa, coffee, peat. Not over the top but nicely dirnkable.
Psytron (1480) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of roasted malt. Dark brown colour, brown high head. Aroma of ash, roasted malt, vanilla. Medium bitter. Velvety body. Creamy.
Namespayne (61) - - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in pint glass. Color is opaque black. Aroma is dark roasted malts, some fresh hops. Tall mushy foam held 1/2 inch over the pint glass, no spill. Aroma follows to palate- plenty of roasted barley with notes of caramel, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Citrusy and bitter finish. Not as roasty as I prefer a stout, but delicious.
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HuskerTan (688) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Wet, malty, roasty, chocolate.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Chocolate, malty, roasty, watery, slightly bitter.
P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- An average stout. Then again, I always seem to be under impressed with Sierra Nevada. A little on the watery side. Almost like an old pot of watery coffee. It was alright, but definitely didn’t wow me.
Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 16, 2014... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... OCCASION: return from Ben and Teresa’s wedding... APPEARANCE: jet black body; impressively thick, creamy brown head tabletops in the glass’s center, while high-arching lace adorns the outer glass; good coverage overall ... AROMA: nicely hopped, slightly lactic; some smoky, murky qualities; some plasticine hints late impede the otherwise welcome scents ... PALATE: reasonably smooth, slightly oily; medium-bodied with a palatable late rush of effervescence on and under the tongue....TASTE: a much hoppier stout than its tradition encourages, with some dry hops lending punch to a rather brackish taste; sweet, roasted like coffee, and even at the finish, encouraging another sip ... OVERALL: a flavorful West Coast take on the British style; these guys do not do much wrong, and this is another example why...