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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

3,312 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,312
Reviews: 1,396
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 102
Gots: 294 | 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

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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
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours dark with a white medium head. Mild burnt coffee smell. Burnt coffee taste with a dry finish.

Photo of Lucoli
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dll025
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours really dark, really dry Porter. drinkable but not something I will hunt for

Photo of Bluetree
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark with tan head. Nose is mostly malt and some roasted/coffe notes. Flavor is malty and feels a little dry. Finish lingers, again somewhat dry and strong roasted taste. Pretty tasty.

Photo of od_sf
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NEBeerGirl
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkable but just does not standout

Photo of drews240
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tastesogood
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NMFB
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours nearly pitch black with 2 fingers of mocha foam. Aroma is quite roasty, with a hint of hops as well. First sip is full of chocolate and coffee roast flavors, and a smooth bitter finish. Very easy drinking and well balanced.

This is a very nice porter, with no one flavor dominating the profile. It has nice roasted notes, nice bitter notes, and some chocolate sweetness all playing harmoniously. An easy choice to grab if you are craving the style.

Photo of ssmilkstout
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iBn00n3r
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 3,312 ratings.