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Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada PorterSierra Nevada Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,571 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2571
Reviews: 1311
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%


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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Reviews by realbama:
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realbama

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

porters are my favorite style of beer. having said that, this particular beer has long been a "fallback staple" for my palate when i was low on funds and wanted a brew, or if my choices were limited. when it comes to american porters, i strongly recommend anchor's version over this one. but, its not bad.

it pours very dark with an inch thick creamy head. looks like any porter should. smells chocolaty, malty, roasty. like any porter should. but here is where the love affair ends. it is watery and just doesnt taste as strong as i think a porter should. you taste what you smell, but the mouthfeel always leaves me thinking, "why did i buy this again"? overall, give it a spin.

i'll tell you this. if you like the TASTE of porters but do not like the thickness and wish it felt more like a light beer, this is for you! you'll love it! so, its not my favorite, but like i said, i still buy it.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 20:20:11 | More by realbama
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A--Pours a dark brown/black with a medium foamy head that thinned out a bit as the beer settled. Good lacing afterward.

S--Not a lot in it, surprisingly, but maybe my nose is just a bit stuffy. The scent of coffee is definitely there and very enticing.

T--Very good example of a porter for me. Malts and coffee, followed by chocolate and then just a bit of a bitter finish.

M--Medium to thick feel, just how I like a porter. Light carbonation adds to it as well, just enough of it.

O--It's been awhile since I've had a Porter, but this one was great. Another hit from Sierra Nevada. The label calls for big malt flavor and it delivers. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Packaged January 29, 2014.

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S- Malty sweet, chocolate, coffee.

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M- Has a thick mouth feels that dries out as it goes down.

This is one of Sierra Nevada's staples.

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,571 ratings.