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RATINGS: 2078   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Black pour, and a tan head. Nice frothy head, and some lace. Roast malts, chocolate, light coffee and some fruit, maybe raisin. Flavors mimic the aroma rather closely. Hoppy finish for a full bodied creamy palate. Very surprising stout from Sierra Nevada.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Traditional stout appearance, black with tan head, creamy and light lacing. The aroma is lightly roasted, very mild and somewhat milky & hopy. The flavor is well balanced and much more assertive than I expected from Sierra Nevada. Palate is lightly bitter from the hops but ends creamy and mild, lots of chocolate. This is a really well made stout, I don't know why we can't get this here in Boise.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
When the beer gods bestowed humans with stout, this is what they gave. You sure Sierra Nevada isn't in the PNW?!? Pours dark black with a beautiful thick head that lasts a long time, leaving a beautiful lace all the way down the glass. Smells a perfect mix of malt and hops. Tastes...o'mygod. If all stouts tasted like this I would be a huge stout devotee and drink little else. Chocolate malt and coffee flavors are embeded into the wonderful hop flavor. Man, this is perfectly balanced. Mouthfeel is nice and thick with just the right amont of carbonation. Drinkability? Guess. Bottom line: This may have more hops than the style dictates, but damn is it good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Does Sierra Nevada have a bad beer? This beer is incredible, leaving the bitter aftertaste I enjoy in a stout. Merry Christmas to me!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2003
Bottled. Black with a scummy brown head. Masses of liquorice aroma, absolutely loads. Its really focused as well which makes a for a distinct, well fashion beer. Many stouts try to be all things to all people and end up not being anything distinct at all. This is wonderful. Long bitter palate, rounded, curved mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Deep rich brown with red glints. Tan head. Nose: hops, chocolate, coffee and graham. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and coffee nicely balanced by bitter hops. Smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Another fine offerirng from the folks in Chico. flavors are of roasted malts very full body with strong coffee prescence. Slight hops in there as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2003
(bottle) Deep black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is all dark coffee, althought there is a hint of hops in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Typical dark black stout appearance. A huge almost Coca-Cola looking head. The taste was all roasted flavors ... almost too roasted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2426) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Bought in the usual SN 12 oz stubbie brown bottle..liked the yellow label..rather unfitting for a stout , but "what ya gonna do?" Well this beer looked superb in my mug ..i even got some minor cascading going on..overflowed the glass much to the delight of my Bassett hound "Lumpy" who licked it up!! Beer is a rather unstoutlike dark garnet colour when its held to the light, but its so darn handsome I will forgive. The aroma IS stout like dark roasted malts and dark coffee aromas prevail. Very nice and complex yet somehow simple taste. At first taste all you get is the wonderful espresso ( with 4 shots) flavour the second and third sips you begin to sense the complexity of the brew the creamy milk chocolate..after wards the good liquorice flavour even some dense spiciness. Very very smooth and yet this tests all the tastebuds ( except sour maybe). Very good drinking stout well done SN!!


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