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RATINGS: 2068   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MapleCity219 (102) - Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2010
I was suprised how much I liked this beer. Great appearance as a nice black body is toped with a long lasting tan head. Aroama is typically malty, roasty and hints of chocolate. The flavor was nice as well with a good palate, chocolate/coffee taste with a nice hop finish.


3.5
dzurek (556) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, piana trwała, drobnopęcherzykowa. W aromacie delikatne amerykańskie chmiele, paloność, mleczna czekolada i kawa. W smaku najpierw czekolada z kawą, następnie paloność i chmiele. Ciało średnie w kierunki niskiego, niskie wysycenie. Piwo jest bardzo gładkie i delikatnie kwaskowe. Smaczne, ale przydałoby się więcej ciała.

3.8
dnstone (4034) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2018
Pours a black in color with tan head. Nice roasty aroma and taste. Really a classic, well built stout. Notes: bottle

3.2
flemmingwillum (1246) - Nysted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Sort øl med brunt skær og lille forsvindende skum. Mild duft med let kaffe. Smagen er relativt sød men også tør med en anelse kaffe i afslutningen. Ret tynd og blød - gør ikke noget for oplevelsen. Ganske fin.

4.4
balloonbuffoon (810) - - JAN 30, 2018
12floz bottle, BOD: 10.26.2017, $1.75, nonic glass. Not as common on shelves in my area as it used to be, it has become something of a rotational offering instead. I got a little excited seeing it in a mix-a-six section, and fresh. Looks like a fine stout, near black with a light tan head. Aroma is tempered roast and suggests sweetness, which is what I taste with a creamy mouthfeel. Medium in body and immensely drinkable. A great stout.

3.9
snowcrash000 (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2017
Pours a reddish deep brown, almost black coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells richly of dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of licorice. Taste follows the nose with a very nice balance of dark chocolate and coffee flavours, complemented by a hint of caramel, licorice and a medium bitterness. Body is just a little bit thin, but smooth and velvety. For a non-imperial stout, this is actually quite nice. An easy-drinking, very solid go-to Stout that lacks the complexity and creamy mouthfeel of its higher ABV brethern.

2.8
ochniczek (367) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle enjoyed during at home. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring.

3.6
llkc (2884) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2017
Duft svag ristet malt chokolade svag vanilje smag svag ristet malt mørk bitter chokolade humle eftersmag svag karamel

3.6
rdixon77 (3126) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Pretty good drinking stout. Decently full Bodied. Some roasted nuttiness. Bit of chocolate. Smooth.

3.7
DraftDodger (1859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2017
Copenhagen 5/11 2017. 35,5 cl bottle from Fakta. Sierra Nevadas usual label style with idyllic drawing of what I suppose is the Brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with light beige head. Settles as very thin layer of foam barely covering the surface of the beer. A lot of Lacing. Aroma is strong and rich. Coffee, dark chocolate and notes of bitterness lurking in the background. Medium carbonation and thick sticky palate. Flavor is not as intense as promised by the aroma. Medium sweet followed by quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter coffee. Fine surpringly bitter stout.

4
sharkydodson (2002) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 27, 2017
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, toffee, bisquit, toast and cocoa... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, toffee and brown sugar... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...


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