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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A: It's a dark dark ruby color, in which you can only see the ruby through the glass when a light is on the other side. The head retention of this beer is amazing, I poured it five minutes ago and it's still there, nice and thick.

S: This has those great roast notes that make a porter a PORTER. Not much of a strong coffee scent, which are generally the porters that I prefer, but rather a sweet kind of toffee/chocolate aroma.

T: This is very good, it's a porter that gets away from that classical black coffee and espresso flavor and goes for the toffee element. It is sweet upfront and finishes with a light bitterness.

M: Moderate to high carbonation and a nice thicker medium body, and its a tad dry.

D: Drinkability is quite nice on this one, it's smoothness helps quite a bit. I really like this beer, but my local porter is still my favorite.

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Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,683 ratings