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RATINGS: 1957   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


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (1057) - Dublin, - SEP 20, 2012
355ml bottle. Jet black in the glass with a large, creamy, lasting tan head. Great looking beer. Light malt, roastiness, chocolate, coffee are all here, nothing too strong in any though. Likewise a light hoppy backbone. Taste is a light sweetness with a light bitterness to go with it. Mouthfeel is medium, a little oily and quite flat. The finish is nice, long, moderately bitter slightly astringent and roasty. Prefer them heavier and dryer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (844) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Barely translucent black brown color topped by a large rocky beige head. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is more roasted malt with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly sweet with a touch of burnt caramel in the middle. Spicy hops in the finish. Nicely balanced and a nice cross between a sweet and dry stout. A classic American Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (1128) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
Clear, almost black with medium lasting, frothy light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, hoppy and caramel notes. Medium bitterness, licorice and coffee. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 25, 2015
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Hoppy slightly roasted aroma with chocolate. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (388) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a nice mahogany with a soapy beige head. Nice hop aromas along with cocoa powder, molasses, coffee and fig. Taste is more of the same with a nice bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (363) - HONG KONG - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from Citysuper at home. Thick black pour with thin creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, slightly pine bitter. Taste is deeply roasted - coffee and chocolate - but also satisfyingly bitter. Creamy palate. Really surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle version. Roasted malt, coca,mild dry fruits and herbal hops, bitter coffee finish. Pretty smooth classic stout, probably a good quality benchmark.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (368) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Dark brown, low carb and head that doesn’t last long. Mouthfeel is watery, not my favorite in a stout, hint of sweetness but mostly darker malts and caramel, nothing burnt. Hint of coffee and chocolate and dark fruits. I’ll giave it points for complexity but not recipe. Finish is herbal and quite bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pepinis (82) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2015
Cerveza de color negro intenso. Buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En nariz presenta en primer plano notas de malta torrefacta que recuerdan a café y regaliz. En segundo plano aparecen suaves notas de lúpulo. En boca las notas cafetosas pierden intensidad pero sus sensaciones son prolongadas y aumenta el protagonismo del lúpulo. Amargor y persistencia media. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación correcta. Retrogusto seco y amargo. Buen drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2537) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2015
bottle-Friday Night Flights @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark cherry brown color, bubbly beige head cover, dots and streaks of lace. Taste is strong sweet malt that stays smooth as it sweeps through the palate to a mildly bittered finish. Unpretentious, easy to drink, but maybe too simple. Very good, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (505) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Thanks to James for this ancient relic, 1990 Sierra Stout, consumed 2.17.15 with Leighton, Hogan, and Dave. Killer neon bottle. Pours dark black with an almost nonexistent brown head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, caramel, old coffee grounds, wood. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt, coffee, light bitter hop, mud, heavy penguin feet. It surprisingly retained some carbonation, pretty good flavor and still some hops to boot. The legacy is still alive almost 20 years later! Go SN!


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