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RATINGS: 1850   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (523) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Citrus, herbal hop and roasted malt character. Similar flavor, plus some caramel/sweet malt flavor, with maybe a little roasted acidity. Aftertaste has some coffee-like bitterness. Nice lingering Cascade flavor.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamf (23) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roastiness. Same in taste. Chocolate, coffee. Nice roasty and hoppy bitterness. Not so dry, but as American Stout itís definitely great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottled August 12th 2013 and poured a decade later on March 13th 2014. Into a shaker pint. Appearance: Ruby black, but mostly black. Some yeast floating around the glass. Sand colored head dies down to a film that lingers. Nice lacing at the start. Looks porter-ish due to it not being pitch black, but whaaaatever. Looks nice. Smell: Well, it IS an old bottle. A bit of roasted malt, and then some definite earthy hops. Doesnít throw chocolate or coffee at my nose, but again, itís 7 months old. Smells pleasant, but itís not very potent, unfortunately. Taste/feel: Surprisingly light -- light carbonation with a thin-ish mouthfeel. Really drinks more like a porter than a stout. Thatís the first thing I notice. As for the flavor, itís like the smell in that I donít find it to be extremely flavorful, but good nonetheless. Light roasted malt with some chocolaty flavor there as well. This would be a bit on the sweeter side, but the earthy hops (that somehow still hold up after seven months) add a touch of hoppy bitterness that I donít tend to see in many stouts out there today. I tend to not love hops in my stouts, but the earthiness works very well in this beer. Final thoughts? Basically, I need to try this one a bit fresher. This is still a very tasty stout, but the flavors on it seem quite subdued -- almost as if this is watered down/a porter. I will definitely need to revisit this when itís either on-tap or in a fresher, not-so-dusty bottle. At this moment, itís just a very solid stout, but not a great one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bracame (5) - ITALY - APR 13, 2014 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, black, tan foam, light sweetness, average carbonation, dry bitter finish, good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (372) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours almost black with medium beige head. Aroma has chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, hints of licorice. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, light sweet, chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, licorice, slightly sour. Aftertaste is bitter, medium carbonation. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (654) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
355ml bottle, chocolate malt backbone with hints and flavour of coffee. Palate is rich, with piney hop leading to a balanced bitter finish. Lively carbnoation. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (1899) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
0,35 l bottle BB 06. Sep 2014 chocolate, cereal, coffee, caramel, roasty, toast, earthy, citrus, herbs, woody, brown, hazy, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, creamy, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1314) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours very dark with a thin tan head. Some chocolate roast malt and slight coffee on the nose. Flavor is slightly bitter dark chocolate. Some roast. Fairly dry. Decent stout. Served a bit too cold.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cafgen (69) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Dark color with a creamy head. Smell is coffee, chocolate and caramel. Taste is the same with a nice bitterness. Similar to the porter one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonsanborn (1) - South Dakota, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Served at 46F Aroma: roasty Appearance: black, clear, minimal head, brown foam, reminds me of birch beer or a cola. Taste: lightly bitter, medium sweetness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish Overall: I enjoyed this beer on the whole, but I would call it average. My first taste had a distinct flavor of birch beer, which I believe was induced by the appearance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. black with small tan head. malty base with some dark chocolate. mild hops in the finish. pretty nice stout.


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