Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle purchased from Ryan's Party Store in Port Huron, Michigian.
Pours a dark brown hue with ruby edges, two fingers of cream-coloured froth, and a few dots of lacing on the shaker glass.
Smell is cocoa powder, floral and citrusy hops, faint pine note, musty earthiness, plum, roasted malt, deep toffee and molasses aromas, barley, damp wood, and toast.
Flavour is roasty-toasty malts, toffee, caramel, brown bread, unsweetened chocolate, vinous dark pit fruit, light earthy hop bitterness precedes a musty-burnt aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied, firm carbonation, brief spicy hop bite transitions to a dryly malted and chalky finish.
Overall, this is much closer to a Brown Porter than a Robust example of the style, though my bottle might be dated. It's not as bold, coffee-like, and ashy as most other American porters but the roasted/chocolate flavours and mild hop kick are quite enjoyable. A tasty drinker that's easy to knock back.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 05:43:54 | More by cratez
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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 2,702 ratings.