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RATINGS: 1949   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2009
My favorites of the Sierrs Nevadas. Warming finish, bold body, great taste, but not too big to have another! and another.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2465) - 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 (471) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1158) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
dense beige head fades with lacing and foamhead. coffee coloured. aroma is oats, caramel, orasted malts. taste like aroma, some caramel, toffee, bit sweetish with a moderate bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. nice and tasty given the abv. bottle,/i>

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3000)
- Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 10/9/2014. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, pine, light smoke/char, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, pine, light smoke/char, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerkenstock (69) - - FEB 19, 2015
Drink cold (10-12°C) Eye: Pours a dark brown color with a rather quickly dissipating beige head with little carbonation. Nose: Nuts, roasted malts, dark and even milk chocolate and dark fruit, bread and yeast (very complex) Mouth: oatmeal, barley, nuts, malts, hops as well Palate: nuts, milk coffee, berries Overall: very complex nose, rather normal when tasting it though. one to recommend nevertheless.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (620) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
pours black with medium off-white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, coffee, chocolate and citrus notes, Palate: medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, medium bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
Flasche (35 cl) von Getränke-Töpper, Berlin-Moabit. - Tiefes Rotbraun, schwach trüb. - Schwere, üppige Nase mit Röstaromen (Mokka, Bitterschokolade), raffinierter obergäriger Süße und nadelwaldig-erdigem Hopfen. - Im Antrunk kräftiges Röstmalz, schwere dunkle Malzsüße und ein perfekter Schuß Säure. Herbe, schwere Hopfenbittere mit Kiefernnadeln und zartem Zitronenöl. Mild rezent, sahniges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang trockene, mokkaartige Bittere mit schön erdiger Schwere. - Wuchtiges, komplexes Stout. Prima.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjmoen (107) - - FEB 16, 2015
Pours a black color with khaki head. Chocolate/coffee. Tastes like your average stout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (393) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, Pours clear black liquid (transparent throe light bulb ), small creamy tan to brown head, Aroma: roasted coffee, malty, mango, later citrus and pine, Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, dry, roasty notes, dark chocolate, light fruitiness, Palate: light to medium body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter roasty finish. Overall: good stout, not excellent but enjoyed the american style aroma, expected more from the taste. Still very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock (518) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from The Party Source, tasted on February 13, 2015. Very dark brown/mahogany hue, strong malty nose with chocolate and coffee notes, nice texture, good complex flavor of roasted malt/chocolate/licorice/dark fruit. Very fine beer.


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