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RATINGS: 1920   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

aobecksy's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4004) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014
(bottle) deep ruby-black colour with a frothy light-brown colour. aroma of coffee and citrus fruit, with some light caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar and lavender. flavour is mostly roasted malts and caramel, slightly chalky, with some notes of herbal hops, more coffee and a dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
33cl bottle. A very decent light stout. Nothing wrong with this one but nothing exceptional neither. Dominating black chocolate with orange peel. Aftertaste is mellow and quite hoppy. It is a very drinkable one without any strong dry notes. Why not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (1) - - NOV 2, 2014 does not count
Schönes Schwarzes Bier. Tolles Aroma und Geschmack durch ausgewogenen Einsatz von Röst- und Karamellmalz und angenehmer Hopfung.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (630) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle at home, black beer with a small head, aroma is roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, some coffee, bitter. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2479) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
(Sierra Nevada Stout) 355 bottle at the Hoppy Loft, into a tumbler. Very dark, almost black colour on the body, small but thick and creamy head, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of oats, fruits, even some citrus. Taste of oats, light liquorice, light roasted malts, quite a bit of chocolate. Thin body, low carbonation. Quite good, with a thicker body would be even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2689) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
Flaske delt med Ovesen: svart rubin med flott beige skum. Diskret aroma av nybrent kaffe, mørk sjokolade og ristet brød. Nydelig balansert smak, her har de truffet innertier. Stor og myk munnfylde. Deilig tørr avslutning med et hint av rugsyrlighet selv om der ikke er brukt rug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1145) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 28.10.14. Almoat black. Dark beige head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Good bitterness, roasted malt and dark coffee in taste. Refreshing and very drinkable. Well-balanced and in harmony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (137) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle @ friends. Appearance: 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. Overall: good stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (633) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours black. Large tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavor of dark coffee and chocolate. Palate is on the thin side. Dry roasty mouthfeel. I was surprised that this had a lighter body, but with an ABV of 5.8% that probably is expected. Overall a good stout, maybe very good considering the lower alcohol content, but not crazy good. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark brown to almost black with mocha colored head. doesn’t last to long. in its own right this a good. but for me this is not so much a good stout. its does have some good aroma and the flavor is pretty decent. but stouts usually have a thicker body and somewhat a stronger flavor. that being said this has all the characteristics of a good stout but this one is not for me.

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