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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 DJoe
2.94/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

rather bland and disappointing. i expected more

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SedateSix
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paul_Zills121
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice bit of coffee flavor, little foam head

Photo of youngs11
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into snifter.

Appears dark, dark auburn. Mostly opaque with ring of coffee foam and spots lacing glass.

Smells of coffee, dark fruit, molasses.

Initially bitter, taste becomes more complex towards finish. Leaves with notes of walnut, sunflower seed, toasted wheat. Great balance of bitter and malt with a diverse profile that improves as it warms.

Slightly sticky, medium-heavy with a little chewiness, smooth with a subtle prickle.

This is a great porter. While coffee is expected and noticeable in aroma and taste, there is an exciting malt profile that was unexpected from aroma alone. Rather filling, great in the winter. Recommend

Photo of timothybarney
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aklude
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cvengeance
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very dark brown with a tan head that eventually settled to a thin layer over the whole top and left lots of lacing on the way down. I shook up the bottom of the bottle, so some light colored sediment floated down to the bottom.

Smell: Roasted malts and chocolate, caramel.

Taste: Roast malts up front, a bit of sweetness, with lingering mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid porter - my favorite of the Snow Pack variety pack. It doesn't try anything crazy, but does all the fundamentals of the style well. I like it about the same as Deschute’s Black Butte Porter.

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuebrich
4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JJfreeou21
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Impeccably smooth. Perfect everyday porter. What a porter should taste like.

Photo of NeubTube
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danfoleyspub
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curmudgeon236
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color and some light does penetrate. There's a half inch of dense beige head. I smell bakers chocolate and dark malt. I taste chocolate and coffee. There's a sharp bitterness in the fade with the coffee note. The mouth is moderately chewy and sticky.

Photo of muchos
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

3.
Bottled on 10/06/14. Clearly label dated.
Consumed on 12/07/14. In the Duvel.
L: Dark dark ruby-brown. Light tan foam head which hangs on for a few minutes.
S: Roasted malt. Toasty. Slight fruit, like golden raisins. Slight cocoa and hops. But mostly a lightly sweetened toastedness.
T: Caramel, burnt toast, bitter hops, light plum or prune. But toasted malt dominates, slightly sweet.
F: Light body for a porter.
O: I haven't had too many porters, but this is a pretty darn good beer. Another solid one from the Sierra Nevada 'Snowpack' seasonal sampler.

Photo of beerinabottle
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle on a Christmas afternoon in Ireland watching a Christy Moore video. A good porter but I would love to try a tap version to compare to draught Guinness as served in an Irish bar.

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryancl
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acashk
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bassboneman
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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