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RATINGS: 2064   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Before Sierra Nevada was a reality, our founders brewed beer at home and dreamed of building a brewery one day. Back then, they brewed the beers they wanted to drink—bold and full of flavor. Stouts had always been a favorite, so when we needed a big and rich beer to test out the brewing system at our fledgling brewery, stout was the obvious choice. Thirty years later, not much has changed. We’re still brewing the beers we want to drink and our classic Stout is the same as it’s ever been—big, rich, bold, black as night and filled with the wild-eyed passion of which dreams are made.
Yeast: Ale yeast
Bittering Hops: Bravo
Finishing Hops: Cascade, Yakima Golding
Malts: Two-row Pale, Munich, Caramel, Carafa, Black, Chocolate & Roasted Barley

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3.9
TBone (18547) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2005 Bottled
Almost opaque, good expresso head. Light hoppy, lemon nose. Medium-to-full-bodied. Chocolaty and hoppy. Well carbonated. (6/5/6/4/15 3.6)
Re-rated, bottled
Dark brown, almost opaque. Cappuchino head. Hoppy and chocolaty nose. Very chocolaty flavor. Nice. (8/4/8/4/16 4.0)

3.1
WorstDemoEver (16) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Pours with a nice tan head. Very subtle chocolate flavor. Definitely hoppy as far as stouts go. Alot more carbonation than wanted but should expect from a Sierra Nevada brew. Overall, it will work for a stout on a regular basis.

4.1
celogan (205) - Oroville, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
I thought this was pretty tasty. I like it much better than Guinness. Poured dark brown as you’d expect, wtith tan head and nice lacing. Good carbonation and full creamy mouthfeel. Nice but subtle chocolate mocha like flavor wth slight hop finish. Flavors are not as pronounced as SN’s Porter, but I really like this stuff.

3.9
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasty hoppy aroma. Roasty flavor. Chocolatety and hoppy. Nice finish. Nice beer. Drinkable. Enjoyable.

3.9
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown, tan head. Roasty American hop aroma. Flavor is roasty with bittersweet chocolate and hops. Lingering bitter finish. This is rather nice, and a good snag when there is a microbrew shortage....

3.7
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Opaque black. Roasted chocolate aroma. A suprising flavor for a stout. A lot less malt and a lot more hop than expected. This isn’t necesarily a bad thing. If I was strictly looking for a traditional stout flavor, then this would be a let down. But, just viewed as a beer with no style guidelines, this is a great beer. Very carbonated with a bitter hop flavor that would expect from Sierra Nevada.

4.1
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Black with ruby tints and a large tan head that leaves lots of lace. Roasty aroma with some nice hop notes. Full mouthfeel. Great flavour of slightly burnt coffee & bittersweet cocoa, and some solid, lingering hops in the finish. Thanks to blankboy (from Bar Towel) and jercraigs for hooking me up with this.

3.6
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Pours black with virtually no head. Aroma of hoppy roasted malts. Mild flavor of roasted malt with a small amount of bitterness at the end. Aroma exceeds taste. A decent mild stout.

3.5
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Dark black body, moderate tan head. Good lacing. Nice hoppy roasty aroma, some malt. Mild lingering roast is pleasant over some malt. Hops are faint but linger for a long time. Decent average palate, medium bodied. Nice beer. Thanks for sharing Tupalev.

3.8
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottle, private order, lcbo. Light black with reddish hues. Sweet aroma. Mouthfeel on the light side for a stout, but that’s not a bad thing - it is actually quite refreshing after rating a number of imperial stouts in the past few weeks. Lots of roasted bitterness in taste, good burnt coffee notes as well. Lingering bitterness in the end. A great session stout. Since stouts tend to be my favourites, this is a perfect 400th rating as I approach my 1-year anniversary on the site. And to any Toronto raters reading, I’ve got a case of this stuff available for trade!


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