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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
87
very good

3,371 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,371
Reviews: 1,408
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 107
Gots: 331 | 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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Ratings: 3,371 | Reviews: 1,408
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jayehm
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeenTired
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maedhros09
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown, nearly black but still transparent. Very big head of light tan head with good retention and lacing

Smell: Lightly roasty and grassy/herbal hops

Taste: Light caramel sweetness and mildly roasty. Dry, robust grassy/herbal/floral hop finish

Feel: Light to medium body

Overall: In terms of color and flavor this is a lighter dry porter with a stronger than average hops presence particularly in the finish. Pretty easy drinking and very enjoyable.

Photo of Chug-a-lug
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I have really come to enjoy Sierra Nevada's offerings. I haven't tried their Porter yet, but I'm about to cross that bridge!

Appearance : top notch, chocolate brown in the glass and beautiful cranberry red held up to the light. The head is thick and juicy, khaki colored and leaving tons of webbed lacing behind. Just awesome.

Aroma : roasted barley, chocolate malts, honey, stiff hop, cocoa powder, plant.

Taste : very heavy hop presence, followed by cocoa and roasted malts. The hop is dominant throughout the tasting. The finish is dry roasted Cocoa malts and more hop. The more I drink it the more I enjoy it.

Mouthfeel : extremely zippy yet smooth. Medium to medium-light bodied. Ends dry.

Overall : a fine offering but way too much hop for my preference. It borders on Odell's Cutthroat, with its hop presence - but it is leagues better in my opinion. Nice cocoa and roasted notes, but lots of hop within a light to medium body.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sanmn420
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dryfly24
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black. A finger of khaki head emerges with similar lacing, but head quickly dissipates.

S: Strong, sweet floral aroma indicative of the hops in the brew. No hint of the usual roasted aroma typical of the genre.

T: A very balanced flavor treading between brown ale, red and porter. Rich malt sweetness is held in check by the strong hop presence. Very faint roasted flavor, hardly present at all.

M: Very thin mouth feel, slides off the palate like it was never there. The high amount of carbonation assists the hops in keeping the beer refreshing and easy to drink.

O: Not your typical porter at all. Arguably over hopped for the family but a very interesting selection and certainly one that could turn into a few!

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing to ride home about really

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickyDee21
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 3,371 ratings.