Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,633 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:
3,633
Reviews:
1,438
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
516
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with ruby red tint where light penetrates. Head is a light cocoa color, 2 fingers thick with average retention, leaving behind a semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Lots of chocolate aromas on the nose, dark and sweet milk. Faint notes of coffee, with hints of citrus hoppiness sit in the background.

Taste - Starts with a touch of chocolate, toffee and a hint of roasted coffee, but before it can fully develop it's overtaken by a dominant citrus hop, leaving in it's wake only a trace of the once promising malt flavor. Finishes dry and with the back end of an orange peel in bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, with a healthy amount of carbonation, leading to a tingling on the lips and a crisp bite of the tongue. Tends to dry out the throat.

Overall - I really wanna love Sierra's porter (their stout as well), but I can't. It's too hoppy. Not enough deep notes of roasted malt, and what is there gets dominated by the high hop presence. If I want a hop dominant beer, I'll grab an IPA or strong ale... why you'd do this to a porter is beyond me. As a beer it's good. As a porter, it fails. This is closer to a CDA than anything.

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Live taste. 1 finger head poured into a snifter. Dark body with almost zero visibility.

S- Roasted malts, chocolate, dairy and coffee.

T- Follows closely behind the smell but with a toffee and black liquorish presence. Starts off with the bitterness from the malts and ends sweet.

M- A little too carbonated for my liking or this style. Medium bodied and easy to drink.

O- A good sipper. Would make a nice desert and is easy to drink. Does Sierra Nevada make any bad beers?

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,633 ratings.
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