Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

very good
3,633 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap into a pint glass.

Beer pours a nice rich brown color with a lighter brown head.

Beer smells slightly of roasted coffee, but not much in terms of smell.

Beer tastes very roasty. Hints of chocolate and espresso.

Moutfeel is fairly thick.

Overall, kind of a lackluster porter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somehow this is the first time I have ever bought this beer, but I guess sometimes when a beer is always there it becomes easy to overlook.

A - Pours a thin clear brown which quickly collects black in the glass. A tall head is easy to achieve and the lacing is wonderful.

S - There's an earthy twinge to the aroma, as well as a slight metallic note. This is leading me to believe that perhaps this is brewed with English yeast... Hmm. Roasty malts make of the majority of the aroma though.

T - Bitter bakers chocolate and char lead things off. There are hints of sweetness to be found, but the hop bitterness is assertive enough to rein this in practically before you even knew it was there. The one thing I am really missing in comparison to my favorite porters is the coffee flavor that can be so tasty when done well. Here, I get the feeling that there's the potential for it, but the malt has taken a turn towards bitter char over roasty coffee.

M - Light bodied and smooth enough with moderate carbonation. I drank three in a row the other night, so drinkability is great.

O - I was expecting to like this, but didn't think I'd like it quite so much. A very well rounded and traditional porter.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a cola like very dark brown/very light black. has around a half an inch of head that slowly subsides, with some lacing, looks a bit light bodied though.

S- Roasted malts a-plenty, burnt caramel, black coffee, a little bit of chocolate, also there is a very slight smokiness im getting as well. smells tasty.

T- straight up those roasty malts again, the coffee and dark chocolate to begin with. following this there is a touch of licorice and something herbal. the bitterness then follows, a little roasty whilst not over the top.

M- this one is a little on the lighter side, a little bit more carbonation than i was expecting, bitter finish with a nice length of flavour.

O- I enjoyd this one a lot more than i expected to after i poured it into the glass. a tasty beverage.

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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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