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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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3.6
Nevalainen (861) - FINLAND - APR 28, 2017
The color is black with beige creamy head, looking nice. Aroma is little roasty, coffee notes and touch of toffee. Taste is well balanced with bitterish start and dry sweet finish, flauvour of coffee. Very nice stout.

3.7
oobawa (1865) - Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2017
UPDATED: APR 6, 2017 Probably Sierra Nevada’s most underrated beer. Pours a lovely deep dark brown, almost black, and gives up a moderate off-white head with minor lacing. Nose isn’t great, offering modest mocha notes backed by pine. The taste rocks, however, dry and bitter, roasted unsweetened chocolate against an espresso background, offset by the slightest hint of caramel. Stays restrained, never going overboard on the cocoa or coffee, instead gaining a piney hop bitterness on the back end, leading to a bitter, dark roast java fade. Creamy texture only adds to the repeat drinkability. Classic session stout.

3.5
Thomas_W1 (1012) - Rastatt, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2017
Flasche 0,35l: Schwarz, deutliche Trübung, sehr kräftiger stabiler mittelporiger beiger Schaum; frische fruchtige Nase, dunkle Fruchtigkeit, eingelegte Früchte, Malz, Malzzucker, dunkle Süße, leichte Röstaromen; frischer recht trockener Körper, kräftige dunkle Fruchtigkeit, Hopfenaromen, Röstmalz, Getreide, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, kräftige dunkle Bitterkeit; angenehmer fruchtig-bitterer Nachgang mit Röstaromen

3.9
Milter (1080) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2017
En god positiv overraskelse. Fin smag af humle. Dejlig frisk øl. Meget mørk og fyldig.

3.4
Myonlyvice (366) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2017
Dark brown with a red hue. Creamy, beige head and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by chocolate and malt. Taste is dark chocolate, burned malt and a citrus like sourness, that I believe come from cascade hops? Anyway it reminds me of a mix between a stout and an IPA. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for me.

3.2
ffaoe (1017) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2017
light roasty aroma with faint hint of chocolate. black in color with nice brown head. taste is of roasted barley, faint notes of coffee.

3.3
drmet (1053) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,sand-coloured head S: -chocolate,earthy,herbal,spicy,faint smoke,slight citrus (Cascade Hops perhaps?) T: -spicy,herbal,pumpernickel,brow sugar,grainy,astringent,licorice -medium to high,lingering bitterniss for the style F: -low to medium carbonation -medium body O: Not the Type of Stout i usually enjoy. It’s decent.

3.7
tricksta_p (5366) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle from Hopt. Aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee, some caramel, pleasant hoppy notes, cocoa, mild milk chocolate, bit fruity from the hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, slightly creamy. Ultra-smooth and drinkable, surprisingly hoppy, a great classic US Stout.

2.8
Piw (1292) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2017
355ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Feine Röstaromen. Spritzig. Etwas säuerlich. Ordentlicher Körper.

3.5
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Also Bottle - Pitch black. Bitter roast malty throughout. Malty; roast/burnt malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee. Hoppy; earthy hops. Some fruit (berries). Viscous, oily. Sweetish with sour fruit and burnt malt edge. Burnt dry lingering finish. (2009-07)


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