Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

very dark brown, but not quite black. off white head. aroma is a touch sweet - a touch of milk chocolate. same with the taste - not a huge amount of roast flavor. medium body, lower carbonation.

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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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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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Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,682 ratings