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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

2,673 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,673
Reviews: 1,313
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 82
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
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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tjeppaint

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-24-2012 20:14:09 | More by tjeppaint
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint.
Pours a deep dark black. Roasted coffee and malt aroma...
Very smooth and mild roasted malts, with a slight coffee note.
Very nice and smooth...drinkable, everyday porter. This is a great example of what porters should be. Smooth, roasted, and light but full of flavor and character.
As always Sierra Nevada does not fail.
Nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 03:34:44 | More by DrinkSlurm
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BillH200174

California

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black color, with a medium head. Aroma is roasty malts. A medium bodied porter. More chocolate than coffee in the nose. This beer is also a little hoppier than most porters. Smooth taste. A nice drinkable porter, nothing fantastic, just consistently good. Mouthfeel is full and round.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 19:22:23 | More by BillH200174
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-21-2012 18:41:53 | More by John11486
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aBeeraWeek

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A true and even dark dark brown colouration that appears thick and has a polished sheen. There is a foaming and creamy head that sits steadily, and holds well through those first mouthfuls.

Initially plenty of malt smells, but unusual not just the sweet caramel malts often found in Porters, but also a more mature aged malt, with a slight hint of oak. There is also a fine hint of chocolate to give it one of the classic modern Porter influences.

Interestingly it is the chocolate that comes in first on the taste. The chocolate taste is strong and slightly bitter, almost like cooking chocolate. Given the beautiful mature aromas this beer was giving off, this seems just too bold and immature. Soon more of a caramel tries to cover this up and you are left with a mild to bitter aftertaste.

Only a medium body and not as much stickiness in the mouth as you might find in other Porter. Carbonation starts off a little sharp but settles easily.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 10:34:33 | More by aBeeraWeek
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +27.9%

02-21-2012 05:53:52 | More by Rocketman8911
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-20-2012 23:45:27 | More by mechanicalprints
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ninjaberg

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-20-2012 17:13:59 | More by ninjaberg
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-20-2012 10:44:47 | More by CarpalTunnell
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-20-2012 00:54:54 | More by saxclar123
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-19-2012 20:38:00 | More by jongullotti
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beerbarron18

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-19-2012 20:17:15 | More by beerbarron18
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jayschares

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-19-2012 00:58:09 | More by jayschares
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Crazyale

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-18-2012 06:11:04 | More by Crazyale
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.9%

02-18-2012 01:31:46 | More by WritersBlock
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-17-2012 22:03:49 | More by tdmccarthy
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-17-2012 16:45:49 | More by sharpski
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-17-2012 12:56:01 | More by beerhunter13
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-15-2012 20:08:38 | More by PeteRiz
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jwmarcum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-15-2012 19:04:57 | More by jwmarcum
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2012 22:45:59 | More by AndyTaylor
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2012 21:57:43 | More by Bdel34
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FebruaryBlue

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -74.4%

02-13-2012 16:55:49 | More by FebruaryBlue
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hopheadipaman

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2012 16:47:03 | More by hopheadipaman
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BJasny

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-12-2012 03:47:14 | More by BJasny
Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,673 ratings.