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RATINGS: 2070   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 Black with rich mahogony highlights, long lasting, mousse-like tan head. Aromas of chocolate, sweet citrus, molasses, subtle fruitiness. Great medium-full body. Dark chocolate, roasted barley, some caramel sweetness, slight licorice saltiness, bracing bittering and good hop flavor. Heavy hops dry out the finish. Underrated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Sierra Nevada Stout…..Hmmm.. Aroma is of rich chocolate malt, coffee, scorched wood, and hopps, the flavor is almost in conjunction with the nose. But wait, the taste has an ass load of hopps, I mean it is a little over the top. This beer is Bitt-ER, the finish is dry, but the beer gradually gets better as it warms. Not exactly what I was expecting, but still a decent stout.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
Dark brown color, brownish creamy head. Very nice aroma, basic mix of roasted malt and hop flowers, fresh. Smooth texture, good body structure, strong sweet liquorice; and roasted barley of course. Long roasted end, with a touch of sourness. Classic, but very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Dark ruby color with a large tan head. Coffee and hops are the main aroma. Taste is bitter,roasted malts with Pacific hops. Tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6233) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Poured jet black with a large tan head, opaque coloring. It had a roasted and at the same time a fruity aroma (raisins?), almost like a Belgian. Full mouthfeel with a coffee taste. I couldnt taste the hops in this as others have noted. I dont know what I was thinking when I thought it tasted like shit over a year ago. And by the way, it left a nice lacing on the glass as I finished it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
A tremendously complex wonderful stout. Rich malt charcter with lots of residual body and sweetness, yet at the same time a big hop bitterness still manages to pierce through this malt jungle. It is rich in roasted flavours and in hops. It has sweet, flavourful, hoppy, malty middle but finishes dry and a little bitter. It has a huge wonderful hop character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Tall thick head, and a dark cola color. Coffee notes in the aroma, and the taste is of bitter coffee, but there's just enough sweetness to keep it from running amok. I did expect a fuller body though.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Another bleh. This is a relatively poor example of the style, IMO. It looks like a stout on the pour, with a very deep red body and thin tan head. Aroma is decent enough, with hops and roasted, almost burnt malts entering the airways. However, I am not a fan of the thin body and weak flavor. Roasted malts and some chocolate are there, but there is a strange caramely sweetness and too much emphasis on the hops. I'll put it this way: the blend does not work, at least for a stout. Now their porter is something else...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
It looks like a stout, but doesn't really taste like one. I was expecting a roasted malt/choc aroma, but it ended up being more hoppy. The palate was the same. Slight roasted malt at the start, but it grapefruits out too much (hops), particularly for a stout. I guess it kind of worked, but the ingredients didn't quite blend together. Not really a good example of a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Nearly opaque black with a large off-white head, excellent lacing. Full-bodied. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and piney hops. Coffee like dryness, more bitter than most stouts. Fizzy mouthfeel but smooth. Enough balance to make me want another, recommended.


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