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RATINGS: 2023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cladinshadows (48) - USA - DEC 9, 2012
Aroma is semi-sweet chocolate and fruity caramel. Pitch black in the glass with moderate head and nice lacing. Taste is malty with a relatively dry, bittersweet finish. Body is medium-full with a decent level of carbonation. In a certain way this reminds me of a slightly-too-hoppy foreign extra stout with a clean yeast character. Overall this is an excellent beer which proves that a full-flavored stout can exist at under 6% ABV.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1225) - 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 (338) - 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 (165) - 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 (4776) - 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 (216) - 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 (1369) - 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!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (371) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
I suppose this is vintage Sierra Nevada, the original stout from the storied old days, and it does not disappoint! Pours a rich oak-hued black appearance with a solid white foamy head. Aroma is a blast of strong roasted coffee bean and chocolate malt. Subtle cocoa and earthy pine wood notes in the aroma as well. Taste is an exceedingly flavorful mix of roasty coffee and caramel malts and an earthy hop bitterness. This west coast stout is definitely distinct from its European cousins. Finishes with a cocoa bar bitterness. Was not as full-bodied or creamy as claimed by others, but still a superior brew!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (764) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Sort amerikansk Stout med pæn tætskummende moccafarvet skumkrone på ungefär 3 cm. Rolig og ufiltreret. Aroma af ristet malt, en smule lakrids og nogle røg-noter. Fin acceptabel og tro-mod-genren smag. Bitter med noter af ristet malt og en lille anelse syrlig. Senere fremkommer en lille sødme, som giver en mere harmonisk øl. Kroppen er middel fyldig og mundfølelse n blød og lækker. Karboneret på et middel niveau eller et nyk under. Olieret konsistens og en bitter samt tør afslutning. Ikke en vanvittig spændende Stout, men solid, velsmagende og troværdig. 355 ml, flaske, 5.8 % ABV, BB: 02/2016, købt i Kvickly Allerød. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1059) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 28, 2015
butelka w jabeer. ladnie ciemne, ladna piana, aromaty glownie palonosc i czekolada, troszke jakich delikatniejszych, a la - o dziwo - chlebowo-karmelowe, kawowe. w smaku analogicznie do tego, od palonosci ewidentnie kawskowate ale nie na tyle, zeby to irytowalo, niewiele ciala, srednie wysycenie, ladnie razem ulozone. nic nie urywa, ale niewatpliwie bardzo dobre w sumie.


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