Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by FernMaster:
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a snifter because life is always better with a snifter.
The appearance of Sierra Nevada reminds me a lot of a fizzless Pepsi. There was maybe a finger worth of head that resided quicker than it took to play the opening sequence to "Burn Notice." There was some lacing that stayed around during the entire consumption.
This beer smells wonderful. It reminds me a lot of walking into a coffee shop, there's that roasted coffee quality present but it's not overwhelming. There's some caramel in here too. I could see myself really enjoying this during the winter or with some bbq. Mmm....bbq.
The taste is great as all the components present in the nose come through in the flavor. I, however, picked up my beer and read the label to make sure I was right, there's a mild hop presence in this that truly rounds out the flavor of the beer and makes it very enjoyable. The coffee, caramel and malt combine splendidly with the hops to make this probably a routine purchase of mine. The mouthfeel is also robust and not watery. This reminds me of Boulevard's Bully! Porter, but I like the mouthfeel on this a lot more. It's very easy to drink with it's lower abv (5.6) and I can see sessioning this very easily.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2010 02:06:15 | More by FernMaster
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3.99/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a very dark amber, almost like a soda. A white, two-finger head. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing in the glass.
Smell: A lot of rich malt, a hint of coffee. Dark fruit?
Taste: Like the smell, there is a lot of malt up front. I pick up a little bit of chocolate, but I'm mostly getting this lovely roasted malt flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a slight amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It's a very drinkable porter and a +1 for Sierra Nevada! This is definitely a beer I could enjoy for years to come.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 04:21:08 | More by REGreenBTRB
Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.