Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

very good
3,624 Ratings
Sierra Nevada PorterSierra Nevada Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to dixie cup after some softball. Pours black with a nice fluffy cream colored head. Aroma starts with coffee and roasted grain, with a bit of hops in the background. Roasty flavor, but slightly watered down, some earthiness, low sweetness. Not a bad porter, but could use a bit of work. Good intro to the style from Sierra.

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Photo of BostonHops
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a dark, cola-like brown while yielding a 3/4" light tan head. average to slightly below-average lacing and lacing in patches. nose is a bit on the subtle side, offering roasty notes first and foremost, followed by some coffee and a hint of chocolate. also pick up on a slight hoppy presence.

flavor follows the aroma with roastiness, coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of hops. medium-light bodied mouthfeel - a bit thin - with average carbonation.

overall i find this one to be a relatively tasty, above average porter. nothing crazy delicious but solid.

(originally reviewed: 10-25-2011)

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sethcroisant
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- dark, dark brown. close to being black with a light tan head and respectable lacing down the glass

S- hints of coffee and black malt. overall, heavy malt presence on the nose

T- bitterness from a combination of the black malt, hops and roasted barley. hints of coffee squeak in, probably just from the other ingredients melding together. somewhat high carbonation.

O- the carbonation level is a tad too much, but that doesn't come close to ruining this beautifully roasted porter. a relatively simple brew but very well done.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,624 ratings.
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