RATINGS: 2070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
This is a great stout.. Nice Chocolate stout, I think Id prefer this after a few other beers. Additionally, I think this would make a really nice winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pours a deep carmel black. Not black like it is viscous or thick, just a deep dark night kind of black. A nice cap of tan head that settles with a ring of lace. Very unusual aroma for a stout. Yes, some nice clean coffee notes, but also quite a bit of citrusy hop aroma. I like it. Probably too hoppy for style, but Im all for bending style when the results are this nice. More dry roasted astringency in the flavor than the aroma would indicate. A nice chewy hop bitterness that has substantial staying power, lingering noticeably between sips. Smooth and very substantial on the palate. More oomph than the ABV would lead you to expect. Lots of pleasant surprises, and a mighty fine stout. This seems to me like a terrific adaptation of the classic British style to the terroir of California. Instead of having the supporting aromas coming mainly from the yeast, there is abundant American hop aroma.I like Kent Goldings in my stouts as much as the next guy, but a change is good too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Roasty chocolate aroma. Dark body with a good chocoalte head. Sweet roasted flavor tha was a smooth easy drinking beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 This is a beautiful stout; licorice, toast, and chocolate in the nose; it has a complex, earthy, musty, and sweet front flavor with a touch of fruit, and a dry, smokey, roasted, and grapefruit hop finish; smooth, chewey palate but not overly thick; very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Pours a very deep brown almost black with a creamy tan head that laces the glass. Aroma contained notes of coffee chocolate and burnt malts. Flavor starts with chocolate malt but fades quickly into a burnt bitter flavor that lingers on the palate for a bit. It is a bit watery for a stout but drinkable and not too bad. Nice dry finish is a plus. A decent beer for after dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Good stuff. Poured very dark brown with a thick tan head. Really nice lacing. Aroma has bitter coffee, hops, chocolat and malts. Flavor had burnt chocolate and coffee. Really bitter on the palate, but it works. This is my first go at the Stout style and I am enjoying it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2005
From notes taken at the Southwest Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conditions were hard to take notes in but these are the ratings and they stand. Pours light black. Good lace, not a lot of aroma. Some malt. Flavor is chocolate malt and some coffee, roasty. Dry malty finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours an opaque dark brown with a lacy creamy tan head. Smells of sweet dark malt. Nutty and lightly smoky. Tastes overall of a very spicy stout. Nice burnt malt bitterness but mellowed with smooth creamy overtones. Spicy and peppery too. Full bodied of course but not much aftertaste. Adds to its smoothness but you wish it would hang around a bit longer on the tongue. Very drinkable and very tasty. An old friend I should visit more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4697) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2005
Bottled. Light head with a full bodied appearance. The flavour is bitter, quite malty and slightly fruity. The flavour is very dry, strongly alcoholic with only hints of chocolate and coffee. Overall a reasonable stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2005
pretty good for a stout, but im not much of a stout fan so i have to rate this one low and a little worse than a guiness extra stout. very heavy creamy flavor with a rough bodied aftertaste

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