Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada PorterSierra Nevada Porter
BA SCORE
3.89/5
3,650 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:
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.


Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,040
Reviews:
1,445
Ratings:
3,650
pDev:
10.8%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
525
Trade:
0
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4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice fairly dark brown with a dark tan head that lingers in a small thin layer across the surface.

S: First a nice slight hop fragrance hits then it is followed by a roasted malt aroma which then leaves with a toasty bread-like chocolate and slight hop smell.

T: Comes on with a slight hop bitterness but mostly a full chocolate roasted malt flavor that is sweet and delicious. The overpowering flavor is definitely a full chocolaty dark roast tone.

M: Very creamy and yet refreshing with a lingering chocolate taste.

O: Definitely a good solid porter with a flavor all its own, not your normal sweet porter because it does have a nice slight hop profile. I recommend this beer to sweet dark beer appreciators.

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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark rustic brown. Light colored head with nice retention leaves lacing down the glass.

Smells of dark roasted grains, hints of toffee sweetness and some light fresh hop aroma

Nice roasted flavor leads into caramelized grains. Like the scent, there's just enough herbal hop flavor to balance things out.

Mouthfeel is smooth and pretty easy drinking

Nice porter from SN but not their strongest style

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber to brown with a layer of off white head. The smell is mild with some roasted malt, dark fruit, and molasses. The flavor is bolder, but still not very powerful. Roast and dark fruit with a slight grain sweetness in the finish. The finish is roasty but mild. The mouthfeel is medium with lots of smooth carbonation.

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Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,650 ratings
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