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Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada PorterSierra Nevada Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,699 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,699
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 83
Gots: 88 | 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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divineaudio

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip. no date.

appearance is good with a dark brown pour that reveals amber highlights in the glass. forms a decent size head but fades to a thin film pretty quick. got a few (very few) spots of lace.

smells mostly of chocolate malts, but there's also hint of molasses and floral hops in there somewhere. taste is more like a dark roasted coffee with tangible hop bitterness to even things out. finish is quite dry with a bittersweet tinge. taste becomes fuller as it warms up.

medium bodied, but has too much carbonation for my liking.

this is one easy drinkin' porter and very sessionable. most of the american porters i have tried seem to lean one way or the other - they are either malt heavy (which i like usually) or they are overly hoppy. most people seem to say this one is very hoppy, but to me it strikes a balance right in the middle. very solid and definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 05:11:53 | More by divineaudio
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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,699 ratings.