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Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

3,222 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,222
Reviews: 1,370
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 101
Gots: 254 | 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 57md
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with ruby edges. Decent roast in the nose.

Roasted malt flavor with an average body for the style.

This is a very well crafted offering and imminently drinkable.

Photo of lochef81
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +20%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.9/5  rDev 0%

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3.1/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.64/5  rDev +19%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of HaydenP
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rjs246
4.25/5  rDev +9%

I am not a porter fan. I would drink a case of this porter. So much perfectly chocolatey maltiness. Yum.

Photo of samtrillo
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours identical body to the stout but with slightly whiter head. No lacing compared to the stout.

The nose is predominately cocoa powder with an earthy grain feel.

The taste is more of a sweeter chocolate compared to their stout where coffee notes blend to create a mocha sensation. This does have coffee aspects as well, just as pronounced. There's also some sort of sour aspect that is missing from the stout with this one.

The mouthfeel is much lighter and crisper. More carbonation.

From what I could gather, the porter and stout have very similar taste profiles. The stout is smoother and creamier, while the porter is more crisp and a tad bit sour.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown coloring with light amber highlights, and a fluffy, light, clingy, tan colored head. Aromas of coffee and toffee forward, with nutty highlights, caramel notes, hints of chocolate, and roasted overtones. Flavors are coffee and cream forward, with a tangy and rich toffee and caramel backbone, hints of roast and char, and bittersweet chocolate notes. The body is light and smooth, with a dry characteristic. The aftertaste is mostly bitter roast and cream sweetness, with a smooth, dry, lingering bitter finish. Solid beer.

Photo of GreenMind
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nicholas2121
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Porter brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.60% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice off white head. Sierra Nevada Porter has the look of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with sweetness and grains. You also pick up some hops int the smell of this brew. The taste is bold with flavor and mild hops. Sierra Nevada Porter has a nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice,clean, and refreshing . Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving Sierra Nevada Porter a 4 out of 5.

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 3,222 ratings.