Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

very good
3,636 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:
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.

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Photo of rangerred
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown with a light tan, two finger head. Awesome lacing.

Aroma is full of roasted malt with cocoa and coffee. Some citrus hops come through as well.

The taste has lots of roasted malt with some bitterness associated with it. Coffee and chocolate are present in just the right amounts as well as some citrus hops. A silky mouthfeel brings it all together and the beer finishes with a light, lingering bitterness.

Overall this is an awesome porter. One of the best readily available ones out there.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of blindpiglet
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown color with small size tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted barley, chocolate, and a touch of caramel. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, and piney, spicy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth. Overall drinkability is good and an enjoyable porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cadavid4j
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass this is a wonderful looking beer. It pours black with a thick head that doesn't dissipate quickly. The smell may be my favorite thing about this beer. It smells roasted and chocolatey. The taste is exactly as a porter should be. Definitely a high quality brew from Sierra Nevada. I highly recommend this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

Pours black with some ruby highlights, a moderate sized tan colored head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee roast and a bit of dark fruits. Taste starts out with a some caramel sweetness followed by roasted malt with a coffee like bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

an excellent porter. robust, dark, and drinkable. pours a nearly black chocolate color with a tall and frothy off white head. smells richly roasted, hints of coffee and cocoa. flavor is great, really nice malt complexity and smoothness. the feel is exceptional as well, perfectly carbonated, highly sessionable. a dark beer with a full body that isnt filling in any way. i enjoyed this with a maple mango glazed mahi mahi on the grill, and it stood up well the smokeyness of the fish, but wasnt overpoweringly roasty to wash out the subtleties of the food. everything a good porter should be.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,636 ratings.
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