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RATINGS: 1887   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2003
dark brown color with a creamy tan head. the aroma is very malty and also moderately hoppy. Tastes roasted and thick. this is a damn good beer in my book.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
car13many (29) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Grat beer. Nice aroma of chocolat and dried fruits. Almost black to brown with beige head. Great lancing. Medium bitter with long finish. Full body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2014
A Porterhez viszonyítva kissé erélyesebb jellemvonásokkal bír, bár testességben és élénkségben mérve hasonló sajátosságokkal rendelkezik. Illata kiegyensúlyozottan malátás, annak természetesen a pörkölt, intenzívebb változatát bemutatva, melyhez az általában hozzárendelhető étcsokoládé, kávé édes aromái is csatlakoznak. Ezek természetesen ízében is éppúgy jelen vannak - ez szinte már említésre sem érdemes -, ami viszont igazán mérvadó, az a pozitív összbenyomás, az ízek kifinomultságának, a jellemvonások harmóniájának a megléte, melyek ez esetben maradéktalanul megvalósulnak, bár a Porter számomra talán még ennél is kellemesebb élményt nyújtott. Ehhez az ízvilághoz óhatatlanul is egy kissé kövérebb testességet képzelnék el, de természetesen az alkoholfok (mely ennél a típusnál kissé határozottabban kiütközik) és a főzet általános karakterisztikája ezt nem feltétlenül indokolja. A képviselt stílus keretein belül vizsgálódva tehát mindenképpen tökéletes választásnak számít.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
makenzi (22) - SLOVENIA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle 0.35 L @ home; pours very dark brown to black with reddish - rubyn fleshes (when obsere it up infrotn of a light), with good lacing beige head. Aroma is preaty light, I detected some roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and some hop aromas. Taste is very well balanced, pleasent sweet at the begining, with dark chocolate, caramel and coffee flavours, but ands with moderately burnt malts and hops bitterness. It has an oily tecture, full body, soft carbonation. I expected a bit stronger, more prominent aromas, but overall it is a very well balanced and easy drinkig stout. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (174) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a clear black. Exceptional head, lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate, roast and caramel. Almost full bodied, yet creamy. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is very well balanced, but not as complex as the world class stouts. It’s a nice blend of chocolate, roast and slightly sweet caramel that flows into a low level bitterness. The finish is smooth leaving you with a nice lingering tingle of cocoa and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (515) - - JUL 17, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is nice roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1277) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Black body with a thin beige head that quickly fades to nothing. No lacing. Aroma of chocolate cake, vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso and black cherry. Flavour of treacle, burnt toast, plum and Marmite. Sweet then bitter. Medium body with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Nice fizz. Very malty and quite heavy going.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (403) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavá čierna farba, krémová pena. Vôňa pražených sladov, čokolády, karamelu a kapučína. V chuti cítiť jemnú sladkosť, pražené slady, trošku karamel a v pozadí suchosť kakaa a tóny kapučína. Chmeľová aróma je len veľmi málo zastúpená. Stredne plné telo s ľahkým nasýtením. Fajnovo vyvážený stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Mřrk brun farve meg beige skum. Lukt av kaffe, sjokolade og humle. Smak av rřstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og humle. Vinmonopolet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1230) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
God duft av kaffe, sjokolade, lakris og vanilje. Dyp mřrk brun farge, nesten sort. tynnt lag brunt skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, sjokolade, lakris og vanilje.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (177) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2014
Black body, small tan head. Nice malty aroma with some sweet notes. Soft mouthfeel, nice amount of carbonation. Nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable stout.


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