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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

(view ratings)
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 thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 05/22/12. Poured into a nonic glass.

Pours a very dark cola color with about a finger of beige-colored foam. The head looks dense and it's sparkling at me. I wish I had another third of a bottle to finish filling this big imperial pint glass.

Moderately roasty aroma with some rough grain notes and an earthy whiff of wet autumn leaves. Some very light sweetness is attached to the nose, but in the form of carryover wort sugars. Hints of coffee and yew berries. Nice aromas overall.

Earthy flavors follow the nose, but with an added brightness. The zip comes from some mellow citrus and floral hops and the subsequent bitterness. The coffee is light, and now there's a soft note of chocolate. Very light tartness, like unripe seed fruits. Very simple, but very good.

Dextrins are good and chewy. Finishes clean with an outro of burpy gas. A feel-good belcher. Body is medium and mostly dry. Drinks like a racecar drives.

Sierra Nevada Porter is not trying to be anything really complex, just a great six-pack selection off the shelf. Works as a cool weather or cold weather beer to great effect. I will never turn this beer down, and I'd have trouble skipping ordering one if I ever see it on-tap. Unfortunately, I never see it on-tap. And, I'd like to. Starting now.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 00:13:36 | More by thecheapies
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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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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,571 ratings.