Sierra Nevada Porter - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,761 | Reviews: 1,318 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice deep brown color with a billowy off white head. The head had decent retention and gave way to a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – Aromas of caramel and toffee with bit of roasted malt are in the nose. They together create a nice sweet aroma.
Taste – Sweeter flavors of toffee meets the tongue. There is a nice roasty and bready taste that is mixed with the sweeter flavors. These flavors lighten a bit as the taste advances and an ever so light hop flavor comes into play, which bitters the taste a bit toward the end.
Mouthfeel – The body is a little above average in terms of thickness and the carbonation level is just below normal. For the most part quite average for the style.
Overall – An overall enjoyable brew that is affordable and pretty east to drink.
04-01-2012 01:50:44 | More by Darkmagus82
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Bottled January 18, 2012
A: Fluffy head with great retention and chunky lacing.
S: Roasted malt and metallic hops. The nose is pretty subdued.
T: Roasted malt, caramel sweetness anda touch of char, some vanilla-like creaminess or roundness to the flavor. Earthy hops. Some hop bitterness on the finish. Very balanced.
M: Medium, or perhaps a bit light, for the style. A bit too bubbly.
O: A solid, easy drinking porter. Not competition for Smuttynose, but still solid.
03-31-2012 16:42:47 | More by greybeardloon
3.95/5 rDev +1%
Picked up at my Binny’s as a single.
Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a dark chocolate color that allows some light to shine through when held up to the light. About a finger of slight tan head is achieved with a regular pour that dissipates at a moderate pace leaving nice lacing that coats the glass.
Smell – Lots of roasted malts, grains, caramel, chocolate, molasses, and a hint of coffee.
Taste – A nice roastiness up front that is kissed by a hint of caramel sweetness. It is not overpowering and actually becomes a bit drier at the end from bittersweet cocoa and coffee. As the beer warms a nuttiness comes through as well.
Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied (wish it was a bit thicker), decent carbonation.
Overall – A decent porter. Not my first pick but solid nonetheless.
03-27-2012 00:40:39 | More by SpdKilz
4.5/5 rDev +15.1%
12oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown color with a huge dark tan head that slowly faded into a thick film leaving a ton of spotty patches of lace down the glass.
S: I get very integrated notes of roasted malts, light chocolate, toasted grains and a hint of nuts/wood.
T: Follows the nose with a dominating roasted grain/malt taste. Toasted nuts and chocolate come through in the finish, and the aftertaste has a touch of char and burnt wood. Very delicious.
M: The carbonation is perfectly balanced between being soft and chewy and light and fluffy. The body is medium-full and the mouthfeel is soft, smooth, and refreshing.
O: Early on in my beer drinking career, before I was reviewing and really got into craft, I bought a case of this beer. I loved it then but I don’t think I’ve had it since, until now. This is a truly underrated porter and beer in general. The drinkability of this is through the roof.
03-24-2012 00:54:41 | More by scottfrie
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a off white creamy head and good lacing on the glass. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel malts. Taste is very much the same with a forefront caramel sweetness followed by a roasty finish. Well balanced and a good porter.
03-22-2012 21:48:49 | More by Adam5150
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours to a very dark ruby/brown color with a small light brown head. Nose is straight roasted malts and a little chocolate. Taste is more bitter than the aroma would suggest. Roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Medium weight, lively carbonation. Lightly sweet on the finish with big smoke on the aftertaste.
03-20-2012 15:46:03 | More by Labeerfinder
2.83/5 rDev -27.6%
On Tap at Taco Mac Decatur 11/20. Reviewed From Notes.
(Appearance) dark brown, deep copper red tones shine through. Light surface cover, consistent thin lacing on the sides. 4
(Smell) very light dark malts, blend of caramel and coffee, a touch of chocolate. Barely potent. Unfortunate. 2.5
(Taste) Thin dark malts, less coffee and mildly bitter chocolate tastes than given in nose. Very light smoke tones also present. Mildly sweet, very mild tastes. Really underwhelming. 2.5
(Mouthfeel) There's some content for every drop of the beer. Incredibly smooth but light with flavor. 4
(Overall) A much lighter interpretation of the style, far weaker in most aspects than Id have hoped for. Probably my least favorite Sierra Nevada as of yet. 3
03-19-2012 23:49:50 | More by Jadjunk
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
A- pours dark dark brown with a thin tan head.
S- malt, rum, chocolate, brown sugar, raisins.
T- roasted malt, chocolate, cherries, coffee, And toffee.
M- good carbonation and a velvety creamy mouthfeel.
O- I enjoyed this porter. It was a very solid brew with a nice flavor. Although I like this beer I seem to like BB porter much more from what I remember.
03-19-2012 04:38:53 | More by Giovacchini
Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,761 ratings.