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RATINGS: 2026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003
A very dark beer with a tannish head. Tastes great. It doesn't have the typical coffee aftertaste. The taste is very light compared to other stouts.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2541) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at home
Pour brown, very dark in glass, big frothy brown head. Smell of dark fruity malts, coffee, black malts, ash and toast. Medium sweet, dark malts, fruity cascade hops,. Moderate bitter, earthy tail. Quite nice

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (233) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Kolor: Czarny. Nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Bardzo-drobo-pęcherzykowa. Czapa w kolorze kremowym. Pięknie osiada na ściankach tworząc liczne malowidła. Trwałość piany dość długa.
Zapach: Palone nuty w umiarkowanych ilościach. Dodatkowo trochę mlecznej czekolady i wanilii. Gdzieś w oddali ciemne owoce.
Smak: Palony, czekoladowy. Po ogrzaniu wyłapałem ciekawą nutkę jeżyn i ciemnych jagód. Na końcu języka odkłada się kawa. Goryczka średnia, bardzo krótka. Całość pijalna.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie:
Bardzo przyjemny stout. Nieprzesadzony w żadną stronę. Aromat mógłby być bardziej głęboki, ale nie można mieć wszystkiego. Stout jest bardzo gładki kremowy, nisko wysycony i dobrze pijalny. Wasze zdrowie!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1047) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Really nice roasted malt aroma. Almost a slight floral hop in the aroma as well (like the fresh hop aroma in the air when you drive by a larger brewery). Taste is a full flavored malty stout with some nice balancing hops. Finishes smooth and slightly bitter (but still with slight sweet malt). It is actually really good for a normal stout. Well done by Sierra Nevada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1229) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Nice ebony black, clear, beige lacing ring. Sweet and malty, interestingly green olives, dried fruits, bubblegum, licorice, chocolate, mocca. Full body, soft carbonation, velvety, medium roasted and mildly bitter finish is long, milk chocolate. Excellent, good balance, complex, nice flavors and interesting aroma, lots of character. Highly recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (345) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black with tan froth head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, roasted malts. Taste of same with a good spice hop bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (179) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2016
Pours dark ruby brown into the glass with a creamy, tan head. Very aromatic. A fruity, red wine scent greets the nose. Lots of hops here. Taste is bitter, lightly sour, almost acrid in places with the roasted malts taking a distant second place to strong and acerbic hops flavors that dominate the brew. Warming. Seems more alcoholic than it really is. Medium bodied, smooth, with a light carbonation that stays consistent for the course. Finish is dry and very floral for a stout. Pleasant. Tastes like an IPA blended with a more traditional stout, but with the IPA taking the leading role and with the hops overwhelming the more traditional chocolate and coffee flavors you might expect in a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 24, 2016
Nice one, really enjoyable in its simplicity. Didn’t pay attention on color, but foam was rich, thick, light beige. Aroma of dark malts, sweetness, no roast burnt qualities, just mild, cocoa, light chocolate notes in front. From porter to me differs with solid amount of bitterness in taste- kind a "stout" mark or tag. Well balanced and well rounded, liked that this beer doesn’t become boring over time . Medium+ body, kind a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Some well complemented dry finish. Liked, even a bit surprised that such classy brew could be so multi-dimensional. Medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Roasted malts, sweet, caramel in aroma. Sweetish malts, roast, toffee, spicy hops in taste. Sweet roasted malts in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Nice mellow mouthfeel. Very drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (220) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JAN 12, 2016
Deep dark brown color with thick creamy cocao foam. Aromas of grass and hops surprisingly? with undertones of darker malts, chocholate and hot chocholate powder. Palate, Full body with somewhat thin texture leaving nice chocholaty dark aftertaste in the mouth that lasts. Taste is little bit bitter and dark, of dark chocholate. Taste it self is bit watery but after taste is the real player here. Overall, Interesting beer, Tastes nice and has dark taste to it which is nice for a stout, but it does smell hoppy and unusual for a stout, interesting!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1370) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2016
About as standard & average as a stout gets! Dark pour w/ a foamy tan head & little lacing. The aroma is slightly roasty & malty. The taste is a touch bitter but a bit thin in body. It’s nice & drinkable but doesn’t have any qualities to really set it apart!


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