Sierra Nevada Stout reminds me of a slightly nutty Guinness the more I drink it. You could pound these if you wanted to as it is a smooth drinking stout, exceptionally smooth drinking actually. As far as a mass produced beer goes this stuff is good, although a little bland by nature. I think this beer would really appeal to someone who wants to get a little risque once they are getting tired of Heineken or some such beer. Sierra Nevada Stout lacks the intricate flavors that stout fans will be looking for but it certainly might make a few converts out of everyone else. Not a beer for beer nerds, but a damn good beer nonetheless.