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Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,707 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,707
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 83
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999)
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Star80

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Some of these rolled into the liquor store at Mairiano's grocery store, so I tried these again. Pours out a dark brown color, very rich mahogany but not black. Beer has a nice sticky brown head. The smell is rich chocolate malt, with some dark toffee. No detectible hops in the nose but all roasty malt. The taste is more roasty malts, and lots of chocolate malts. Not as hoppy as I would expect from a SN brew, would think there would be a bigger Cascade presence but that's okay...I actually feel this is a more authentic interpretation of the style. The taste brings more sweet chocolate malts too; probably because there is no big bitter hop aftertaste. Anyway, the mouthfeel is full and rich. Overall this is a somewhat unique offering from SN in that the chocolate malts really shine through. Although I look forward to trying their other darker beers again, i.e Tumbler, and their hoppier Stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 01:07:00 | More by Star80
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Smell: A lot of rich malt, a hint of coffee. Dark fruit?

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,707 ratings.