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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

2,567 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2567
Reviews: 1311
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by thegodfather1076:
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Love the classy SN label and the short bottle.

Appearance - Pours out a deep brown with a 1.5 finger thick light brown head the sticks around for a while before finally dissipating into a nice foam ring. A nice lacing left on the glass the whole way down.

Smell - Smells of toasted coffee been with a hint of chocolate. Toasty malts with a hint of faint hop aroma.

Taste - Tastes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee with a slightly nutty hint. A nice mixture of black coffe bitterness and hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

Drinkability - Very smooth. Not as thick as some porters I have tried. This fact combined with the flavor make this very drinkable.

I have yet to be let down by any SN offering and this one is no exception. I enjoyed this very much and would reccomend this all day long.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 23:11:18 | More by thegodfather1076
More User Reviews:
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BrandonLBC

Utah

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 05:57:24 | More by BrandonLBC
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-20-2014 17:14:43 | More by coopdog1000
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eelyj

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2014 15:36:08 | More by eelyj
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FIN

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2014 10:39:29 | More by FIN
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-16-2014 15:57:34 | More by vonnegut21
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-16-2014 05:26:55 | More by Poupae
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ToddKehoe


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-16-2014 02:02:04 | More by ToddKehoe
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-16-2014 00:51:13 | More by 22Blue
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JDM44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-15-2014 20:58:12 | More by JDM44
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2014 00:56:31 | More by ZachT
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-12-2014 17:54:39 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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eanmcnulty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A nice thick head that stayed with the glass. Black and brown

S- Malty sweet, chocolate, coffee.

T- Sweet malts with some chocolate, coffee. Bitter good.

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

This is one of Sierra Nevada's staples.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 14:41:34 | More by eanmcnulty
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-12-2014 05:47:19 | More by BKotch
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dejones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-12-2014 03:38:32 | More by dejones
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-11-2014 19:06:14 | More by harpus
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Shafaegalo

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-11-2014 10:12:48 | More by Shafaegalo
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Qwest_35

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-10-2014 22:00:03 | More by Qwest_35
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spazx

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

04-09-2014 01:59:48 | More by spazx
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Bis4beer70

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-06-2014 23:28:35 | More by Bis4beer70
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-05-2014 18:16:56 | More by whatname
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Stickydates

Australia

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite a fan.

Colour is a rich dark brown with dark honey edges.
Aroma isn't too strong, but what is there is pleasant.
Taste is much better than expected following the aroma. Nice light coffee and chocolate flavours with some malt at the end. A bit of carbonation.

I like this beer. After trying the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and being a little underwhelmed (though I must admit dark ales are my preferred beverage) I'm very pleased with this porter. Definitely one of the best offerings I've had from the US of A thus far. Perfect for a couple of cleansing ales on a rainy autumn night.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 08:09:21 | More by Stickydates
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-05-2014 03:39:54 | More by SkinniePost
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CraftMe14

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-03-2014 13:10:23 | More by CraftMe14
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Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-02-2014 16:23:33 | More by Dirty25
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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,567 ratings.