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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of powellmg
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, very dark ruby color with an off-white head. Subdued roasted aroma. Same taste, with slight burnt edge and a very faint sweetness. Medium bitterness but lw hop flavor and aroma. Moderately-high carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a smooth and flavorful, but one-dimensional, porter.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of maxk
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Was in the fridge but I allowed it to warm up a bit before I poured it.

A deep, dark brown tinged with red. A beige one finger head which settles down pretty quickly. There is lots of lacing.

A big mix of malts await the nose. There are definitely well roasted malts and caramel malts. Chocolate, a little coffee.

Lots of malt. Chocolate. Again, a little bit of coffee. There is a miniscule bit of hop flavor rounding things out here.

Silky smooth and well bodied, over carbonated.

A nice porter, but nothing amazing or overly special. The over carbonation detracts from it. It's got some good flavors and aromas, but again, it's nothing so extraordinary.

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Photo of dorianmarley
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is black with hints of brown. Pancake head with nice lacing.

Nose is roasted malt with biscuit and a small bit of hops.

Taste is sweet malt with nice nuttiness, caramel, slight sourness, and mild hops.

Mouthfeel is lots of carbonation--too much--but refreshing.

Overall, the carbonation is distracting, but it is not a bad Porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Charles5773
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Size 12 fl oz.
Appearance dark with roasted malts that give it a sweet chocolate flavor.
Smell some roasted toffee.
Taste Sweet with chocolate hints yet a tiny bit of bitter from American cascade I do believe hops. But leans more toward the toffee sweet chocolate side over all. So more sweet than bitter Yet not too sweet.
Mouthfeel very smooth then a hint of bitter with a sweet finish.
Overall I had Sierra Navada's Pale Ale and hefeweizen but this Porter is far above them All Period.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Jra1985
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A-Very dark brown with a light brown head. Decent retention and lacing.

S-Nice smelling beer. Easily dectected chocolates and malts.

T-Good tasting porter. Roasted nuts, malts, and chocolate.

M-Too dark to tell the carbonation but its full bodied and smooth.

O-Good beer. Sierra Nevada has done it again with an above average porter. I would surely drink this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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