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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
87
very good

3,348 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,348
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 105
Gots: 314 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

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Photo of Dicers
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultimate
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djgoodwi
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peej06
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchegash
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
A muddy red-brown, with about a finger of tan light tan head.

Smell - 3.75/5
Delicious roasted malts, with hints of coffee and chocolate, and a light hoppiness. Slightly sweet smell

Taste - 3.75/5
Light slightly sweet malts, with a good amount of hops. The malts are roasty with coffee and chocolate flavors. The malts and hops are well balanced, although I would perhaps prefer a little more maltiness.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Medium bodied, smooth, with a light amount of carbonation

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a decent beer. Not really that amazing, but decent.

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.17/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CIBoy10
2.88/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look - 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Pour yields a nice off-white head that dissipates rapidly. Not much lacing. Opaque black coloring.

Smell - Loads of coffee. Smells bitter if that's possible.

Taste - Heavy on the coffee tasting hop bitterness. That's about all I get. Not much chocolate or anything else you'd expect. Maybe a little cocoa. The bitter finish lasts and sits on the tongue.

Feel - Feels very carbonated and crisp. Not necessarily a good thing for me. I like this style to be silky.

Overall - Not to my liking compared to many other widely distributed porters. Not terrible though. I probably wouldn't get it again.

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3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Terp96
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LexingtonBeer
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great overall taste. Very little aftertaste. Perhaps a bit too carbonated.

Photo of ervc
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivan84
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holder1422
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dodge408
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DownSouthGeorgiaBrew
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coffee and Beer, the two things I love, and this beer blends them together perfectly. Look: Dark Brown with a soft white head, and this beer left a fair amount of lacing around my glass as I drank. Smell: this beer had a wonderful aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste: Awesome flavors of coffee, cocoa, and malts. Feel: Very carbonated and rich, which I loved. I'm not a fan of Sierra Nevada beers, but they've hit a homerun with this one.

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,348 ratings.