Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,623 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,623
Reviews:
1,433
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
509
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,623 |  Reviews: 1,433
Photo of acmurphy696
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is neither the best porter I've ever had nor the best Sierra Nevada product, but it's not bad.
There's not really anything distinctive about it's flavor, but I can't complain too much.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Very deep brown to almost black in color, the pour builds up thick fluffy light tan head that stays with very good retention before slowly sinking to an eternal bubble film atop and leaving plenty of sticky lacing ring, patch, and spot all around.

Rich in roasted aroma that reminds me of black coffee, chocolate, and cocoa nibs. Dark bread too with a slight touch of caramel and sweetness from malt.

The taste is like the aroma but more pronounced of heavily roasted and a bit more astringency, cocoa nibs, black coffee, roasted malt, sourness of roasted coffee bean, some chocolate creaminess, some astringency, dark bread, some sweetness, and some caramel. Hop is also there with a slight touch of bitterness.

Medium body, smooth mouthfeel with very good crisp and good lively carbonation, pleasantly dry finish.

Good American Porter without doubt, it will never go wrong when it comes to Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Decko
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great porter with balance of rich malty flavours with noticeable hops to make it very drinkable indeed. One of my new favourite porters.

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Photo of mooseo
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirzekel
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J10Jordan
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vidisad
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emprox
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotsudge
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,623 ratings.
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