Sierra Nevada Stout, A West Coast Rendition Of An Old Style

Beer: Sierra Nevada Stout

Beer Style: Stout

Brewery: Sierra Nevada

Country of Origin: United States of America

Abv: 5.8%

Serving Methodology: 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

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Background: Sierra Nevada is one of those breweries which needs little introduction as they were one of the pioneers of craft brewing. Furthermore, in my own personal life Sierra Nevada has always been there: my wedding, my birthdays, and anything worth celebrating has been celebrated with a Sierra Nevada. Read about other beers of theirs here and here.

Taste & Aroma: The medicinal smell of sweet roasted malt and earthy charcoal are present here. The bready anise flavor is clear and present and comes through brightly. There’s not much bitterness here. It is far from it’s Russian Imperial Stout cousins or Irish Dry Stout cousins.

Final Analysis: This is a solid beer. Not what I was wanting. What I was wanting was an earther, dry stout with burnt rough charcoal like my favorite barley milkshake: Guinness. Still I enjoyed it. And I recommend trying this brew from a cornerstone of craft brewing.

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