Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada PorterSierra Nevada Porter
BA SCORE
76.1%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 3,649 ratings
Sierra Nevada PorterSierra Nevada Porter
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:
#6,960
Reviews:
1,443
Ratings:
3,649
Liked:
2,776
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
10.8%
Alströms:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
522
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Bajengurkan
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NightINgale
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MVanTryke
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid. Quality. Goes well with most foods. But for just drinking, I like a sharper, more distinctive porter.

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cola black color,medium carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,and bitter chocolate. Taste mimics the aroma with roasted malt and bitter cocoa most prominent. Just a touch of bitterness rounds it off with a really clean finish. An excellent version of a porter which went well with food or just by itself

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Photo of Dentist666
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Poljazz22
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm sorry to say that the bottle I tried was probably way to cold to judge. It got much better as it warmed up. So be warmed Porter is a British style and should be drunk at a cellared temperature.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Read the description! This is a testament to roasted malts and the feeling comes through, this is indeed a homage to those roasted malts they have made in their kitchen back in the early days, so fresh and tasty. I'm not a fan of porters but wow this is great! Sierra is really an outstanding brewery that can make liquid gold out of any style of beer! Great because of the Sierra artistry.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pour is dark cherry red with a dense, pillow head. Smell reminds me of leather, or a new car. Right off the bat you are hit with fabulous carbonation that allows the drink to flow into every crevice. The taste lives up, lightly roasted, yet crisper than any porter you've had before. Love it!

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not quite opaque dark brown beer (when held to a light). Dope lacing, multiple layers with splashes of design. Clean roasty type of smell, either chocolate or mints, maybe some coffee bean with an apparent hint of marshmallow or cream. Taste is definitely more than just fair, a little watery but aside from that a hearty sip with a little bit of a peppery finish. Could've used some more boozing up, but I guess this is what makes a porter, a porter. Solid representation by Sierra Nevada.

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

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

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

Photo of mmellow12
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

It poured a dark brown and yields a black body. A nice white foamy half inch head appeared and lasted for about a good minute. Some spotty lacing appeared here and there along the sides of the glass. The smell was some chocolate, hints of cofee and a bit of hops. The taste had the chocolate come back with the coffee and hops as some toffee comes out slightly. It left a dry aftertaste. The palate was about medium with a slight creaminess in my mouth. I would say it was mostly drinkable. Overall, this is a good brew that I would come back to. Everything is balanced very well.

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Photo of Chipotle
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmokySignals
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured nice tan head, on very dark brown body, shines dark orange with phone-light.
Interesting complex aromas remind me of Native American pipe shops: woody, spicy, earthy, and very inviting. The roastiness is subdued, but there. The most interesting smelling porter I've tried thus far.

Taste follows nose, and adds chocolate maltiness in background. Nice and dry, lighter than the complex aromas would indicate. Very good! Black coffee and light dry bittersweet chocolate finish. Love it.

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Photo of SoCalBeck
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Poured dark brown with red highlights when held up to light. Smells of biscuit, roasted coffee, and toffee. Nice head retention and lacing. Guinness type taste but with Sierra Nevada's own spin. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy. Overall an excellent beer. Much better than the pale ale. Grade wise this porter gets a solid B.

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 76.1% out of 100 with 3,649 ratings
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