Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,238 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,238
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 100
Gots: 264 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999)
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Photo of jmryan8
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of the_benskii
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of WKyle
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Morockm
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Averwo
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frinknasty
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gspeer711
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsnyder61
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

average porter beer not a favorite

Photo of mpolewan
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of predikit
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown, settles in the glass dark brown. Leaves a small light tan head that dissipated quickly.

Smell is rather subtle and muted. Roasted oats, light hops are detectable.

Tastes similar to oatmeal stouts, roasted oats take the front, with earthy hops in the background, has a sour finish with a hint of molasses. Flavor is rather subtle overall.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, rather good drinkability.

Photo of Knoxrb12
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: December 2014

Appearance: Pours a black with significantly more reddish hues than a stout- Porter's cousin. Crowned with a dirty head with big soapy bubbles that stick around for a little while, but don't leave any lacing. Looks appetizing.

Smell: Bold coffee, dark chocolate, and English toffee. Some toasted walnut.

Taste: Robust roasted notes round out the same qualities present in the smell. The beer has a pinch of smoke to it, but not much. Finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation.

Overall: An excellent beer, and one I'm glad I had the opportunity to try. I love Sierra Nevada for including this outstanding brew into the winter Snow Pack seasonal sampler. An excellent beer, and one I highly recommend. I love the lighter body with the robust flavoring- it's a nice switch up from huge stouts.

Photo of leitmotif
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcattey
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IamOnMyWay
4.91/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I honestly forgot how goddamn delicious this beer is. Truly an incredible example of an American Porter.

Photo of braican
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 3,238 ratings.