Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by harveystarr:
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
As I'm desperately trying to widen my horizons when it comes to Porters and Stouts, I have been increasingly worried that they're just not for me.
Today, that all changed. I got a single bottle at Wegman's and gave 'er a go today. It poured a dark, almost opaque brown to black. Head, for me anyway, was small, fizzy and dissapated quickly.
The smell was pleasant, malty and not overpowering. My mood was bouyed, but I wasn't optimistic....but I should have been.
Taste was verry good. While I'm not one to pull out all the different characteristics, I could detect a mild roasted malt, and slight coffee flavour. But what I enjoyed most, was that it truly was a balanced beer. The malts didn't overpower, and the added kick of the hops was nice and not too bitter.
I'm guessing that Porter/Stout fans would be looking for something a bit stronger, but I loved the beer. I'll most definitely be buying more next fall and winter. Totally drinkable and a nice treat.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 23:58:25 | More by harveystarr
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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 2,705 ratings.