Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.89/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Porter is a testament to roasted malts which give it a rich, bittersweet and roasted coffee-like flavor that's a perfect complement to a variety of foods.

Before Sierra Nevada was a reality, our nights were spent perfecting homebrews and dreaming of starting a brewery. Back then, one of our favorites was a porter made with homemade malt roasted in our kitchen. Decades later, we still love the rich, bittersweet and roasted malt flavors of that original brew.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,356
Reviews:
1,454
Ratings:
3,680
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
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Photo of spectru
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark beer with a creamy head, lacy; Rich malty aroma, dark smelling; Decidedly coffee or mocha flavor, tasty; mouthfeel is foamy, creamy, smooth; A good, rich beer.

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Photo of bobstockwell
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grootlol
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopguy28
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been a fan of Sierra Nevada since highschool. This is my favorite Porter and others Ive turned onto it love it¡

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Photo of Pav42
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottled on 'PKGD 03/28/17 0543'.
Clear, ruby brown colored body. One finger beige head settles to bubbly, thick cap. Scattered areas of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malt and sweet chocolate.
Taste is that of a classic dark roast beer, darker roasted malts combined with coffee, with supporting hops. Bittersweet overall.
Medium mouth feel. More to the dry side.
Excellent beer for pairing with a wide range of food, including savory meat and cheeses.

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Photo of dextr24
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftyMike
4.87/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ckornmannn
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle: dark auburn color. Not much lacing and below average head retention. Not too much aroma wise, fermented grain. Roasted malt and coffee dominate the taste. Surprisingly light bodied for a porter. This is good, but black butter porter is better!

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

Pours a mahogany brown with a little over a finger of light tan, fluffy head. Smells of caramel and roasted malts. Taste is light coffee, hint of smoke, and roasted malts. Medium light body, a bit thinner than I'd expected. Good beer for having at the dinner table, not so much for sipping on its own.

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4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of craigbelly
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
09/30/2012

Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Weak nose. (edit: probably just too cold; back in 2012 I never bothered to let a dark beer warm up).
LOOK: Dark pour, frothy head
AROMA: toasted, almost burnt malt, barley. Slight Tea flavor.
feel: A touch flat…creamy finish.

OK, good porter.
**

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a glass tumbler. Chestnut colored body with a ruby highlight or two. Fluffy light tan head that left plenty of sticky lacing. Dark roasted malts dominate the nose and palate, with some dried fruit and a bit of tartness on the finish. This is probably best enjoyed cold. The mouthfeel is medium-light, with lots of carbonation that makes the beer foam up in your mouth when it is warm. I could see this pairing well with German food and the like, but as a stand-alone sipper it comes up a bit short. YMMV.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OntheLambic
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,680 ratings