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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
88
very good

3,305 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,305
Reviews: 1,396
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 101
Gots: 291 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ohiovania
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black. A finger of khaki head emerges with similar lacing, but head quickly dissipates.

S: Strong, sweet floral aroma indicative of the hops in the brew. No hint of the usual roasted aroma typical of the genre.

T: A very balanced flavor treading between brown ale, red and porter. Rich malt sweetness is held in check by the strong hop presence. Very faint roasted flavor, hardly present at all.

M: Very thin mouth feel, slides off the palate like it was never there. The high amount of carbonation assists the hops in keeping the beer refreshing and easy to drink.

O: Not your typical porter at all. Arguably over hopped for the family but a very interesting selection and certainly one that could turn into a few!

Photo of TetonMike
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrossowgreenberg
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing to ride home about really

Photo of Eddyfunt
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickyDee21
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grichard
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle pkgd 10/21/2014 (quick notes):
pour was beautiful, very dark brown to black, with beautiful fluffy white head, lasting with significant lacing. all other aspects were just solid, nothing standing out, nose and taste of dark chocolate to coffee, little Sierra hop bite perhaps at the end. carbonation perhaps a tad strong early on. to repeat in a word, solid.

Photo of PA-hunter
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into glass. 5.6% abv

Appearance- Pours a very very dark brown....borderline black. Two finger white head.

Smell- Smoky, molasses, caramel, toasted bread.

Taste- Lightly toasted biscuit flavor imparted by the sweet dark malt. This flavor remains fresh, developing into a smoky, roasted chocolate flavor. This leads to a dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body, active carbonation.

Overall- An average, no bs porter with decent complexity. Not world class but still quite good. Well done and right on par for the style!

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Unpleasant smell, bland flavor profile.

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is as delicious and smooth as a porter lover would want. Not a standout but a rock solid porter!

Photo of Ricochet
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Black but through light, see through with carbonation and a bit of the head on the pour that went away quick leaving some lace on the top and sides.

S:Average porter, nothing stood out. Burnt malt and a bit of chocolate.

F: Creamy but thins out fast with a touch of bitter at the end

T: I have always thought that SN's beers were about as standard of the style as one can get. Not too offensive, just a standard porter. Chocolate malt, coffee like, thin and creamy when it needs to be. A great start if trying darker beers.

O: I have bought this before and will again.

Photo of twosheds
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with barely any head.

Smells like chocolate and hops.

Very malty and somewhat of a chocolate flavor, but with a decent amount of hop bitterness.

More carbonation that I would normally expect with a porter, but not too much.

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Various times this was poured into a mug and a pint glass.
Today, this was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking fairly dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a quick minute. Light rings glaze around the glass.
The smell had a super huge roasty coffee bean and delicate roasted cocoa. Ah, it smells so good!
The taste is basically the roasty and sweet cocoa flavoring into the aftertaste and leading to a dry finish.
The mouthfeel was subtly sweet and roasty leaning on a medium sort of body, nicely carbonated for the style and for me.
Overall, this was a very nice American Porter. I love it for it is and what it continues to be to me.

Photo of nelsonracite
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

not a huge porter fan

Photo of dbl_delta
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle marked "PKGD 09/09/14" into glass mug.

Dark, opaque in fact, with just a hint of reddish light seeping in around the edges. About a finger of head, which dissipated quickly. No lacing to speak of.

Tastes of burnt malt plus maybe some coffee and a hint of chocolate. Not a whole lot else going on. Low carbonation. Very drinkable, but not something that I would go out of my way for.

Photo of EdwardK77
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dense mocha head lasts a very long time and laces well, atop a reddish brown body, redder than a stout. perfect.

Smell: Dark fruit, ripe, coffee, dark chocolate, and English toffee. Some toasted walnut and malt.

Taste: Follows the smell, with more ripe fruit salad, then robust roasted coffee, malt, hay, wood. Smokey.Finishes dry, with peppery hop, and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of carbonation. Wish for more cream, weight.

Overall: Love it. If you love smoke, you'll love this.

Photo of KrissyKat6
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 3,305 ratings.