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RATINGS: 2053   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2582) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Finger and half of light tan head. Black, brown on the edges, color body. Soft roasted malt smell and hazelnuts. Taste starts with a light roasted malt, quickly moves to bold burnt wood, a bite of bitterness, finishes with the roasted malt. Really nice profile. Creamy texture with a bit of fizzy, but only moderate carbonation. A pretty awesome stout.


3.7
DavidSvinth (149) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Næsten sort i glasset. Fin skumtop. Ristet malt rammer næsen, og bagefter frisk humle. Smagen er som forventet kaffeagtig, brændt og med chokoladenoter. Men der er også en tydelig humlesmag, som går fint i spænd med det mørke.

3.6
brnandersen (4029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2017
335 ml bottle. Pitch black with a creamy lightly tanned head. Roasted aroma with coffee, caramel malts, chocolate, liquorice, a subtle smoked note. Herbal hops and citrus. Taste is bitter roasted. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted bitter with dark malts. Very fine Stout.

2.4
hbiermann (5) - - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
Light flavor. Kinda nutty. Great appearance with good foam and nice lacing. Flavor was fine but nothing super special. Did not like the smell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
ChadPolenz (1844) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2017
DOB: 5/9/17

2015 BJCP Category:20B American Stout

AROMA: Strong hop presence of pine, resin and slight citrus (seems a bit too hoppy for the style). Moderate dark malt presence with some coffee character (I’d prefer more maltiness). 8/12

APPEARANCE: Very dark brown hue (39-43 SRM); large tan frothy foam. Retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: High hop flavor and bitterness throughout. Citrusy up front with more dank resiny/piney flavor on the back end. Base malt is dark but not particularly sweet, though there is a coffee and roasted malt taste on the finish. Seems a bit too hoppy for the style; needs more malt flavor. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-low carbonation. Smooth, though hops and roasted malts leave a slightly drying aftertaste. Feels a bit lighter than 5.8% ABV. No alcohol presence. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A West Coast style stout bordering on Black IPA. Good, but is it really to style? 6/10

TOTAL SCORE: 34/50

4.4
MohaBeer (285) - Lima, PERU - JUL 1, 2017
Color marrón muy oscuro con ribetes rubí, muy buena espuma, adherencia y retención. Malta maltoso tostado moderado, ésteres a regalis, café, chocolate, plátano, fenol a vainilla, lúpulo floral-terroso bajo. En boca malta maltoso tostado moderado-moderado alto, lúpulo floral-terroso moderado-moderado bajo, lúpulo de amargor moderado, ésteres a café, chocolate bitter, plátano, fenol a vainilla, pimienta blanca. Final maltoso tostado intenso con notas a café expresso y amargor sin astringencia, con cuerpo y carbonatación regular.

4
Scrumpy369 (891) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle shared at hopaholic. Deep brown colour small offwhite head. Nose is strong cocoa. Taste is low bitterness low sourness. Lingerig cocoa aftertaste. Nice!

3.6
Bebum (1036) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Dark copper, tall brown head. Coffee nose, intense. Full body, creamy texture, full flavored, soft, well carbonated, low heat mouthfeel, good length, clean finish. Bitter, dry, gentle acidity. Dense coffee flavor, as if mellowed by cream like latte, dark roasted grains, somewhat smoky and ashy. Tasty, big but not massive stout, well balanced, a pleasure to drink if you like it dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Nordcore (1577) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, brown sugar and dark fruit. Light bitter taste with a nice chocolate and some caramel ending, nice.

3.9
19Oracolo78 (211) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2017
Birra dal colore marrone scuro. Schiuma beige, fine e persistente. Al naso sentori di caffè, malto tostato e crosta di pane nero abbrustolito. Al palato si riprentano le stesse note percepite al naso. Una buona stout.

3.6
Nevalainen (812) - 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.


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