Sierra Nevada Porter | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,628 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,628
Reviews:
1,437
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
514
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,628 |  Reviews: 1,437
Photo of BeerBucks
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheesyd64
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada is so fucking consistent. Wherever I am in the country I feel confident picking up a cold sixer and its gonna be good beer. This Porter is no different; scooped up a six pack while on Oahu. Dark brown pour with a sudsy head that lingers. Foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aroma of molasses, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, light toffee, light caramel, faint coffee, wispy chocolate and a kiss of bitter hops. Mouthfeel is more watery than creamy; nicely balanced carbonation gives it a solid overall body. Great beer.

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Photo of moose1980
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, well-balanced, with the medium-high carbonation lending to a dry finish and making for a very sessionable porter. Roasted malts and bitter coffee notes dominate. Seems like it would go great with a burger or soft cheeses.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TH28
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Creamy white head that dissipated rather quickly. Pick up strong roasted malt and coffee aroma right away,Taste is sweet up front with very rich malt. Coffee really comes out at the end, with less bitterness than other porters. Finishes very smooth and clean. Medium body and well balanced. Overall, one of the easier drinking, better porters I’ve had.

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Photo of porters4life
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fellysmarts
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheimiller
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malacant
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious Porter. Light and yet full of flavor.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada can't seem to make a beer that doesn't look impressive. This is one of those archetype west coast craft porters. Dark brown, full inch of tan head. Smells like the usual hallmarks of style, coffee, chocolate malts, burnt deep.

Taste, wow, Cascade hops and a nice bitterness backed up by a strong roasty presence. Not overly thick, these are fun in 12oz increments, no need for a Chicago pour here. Straightforward stuff, and quite the classic.

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Photo of StuMonkey
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dag1991
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark and clear caramel colored beer with a tan head. The smell is toasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste is sweet and toasty with a nice malt flavor and coffee notes. A slightly bitter finish. Classic and tasty porter.

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Photo of ThemThangs
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very balanced, not too bitter, not too sweet. The flavor notes mostly remind me of roasted nuts. Drinkability is quite high with this beer, I could drink more than one if these in one session and not get tired of it.

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Photo of 13tido
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ferb
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an American porter that comforts, and isn't too pushy. It has a nice color and aroma, a good dark roasted malt flavor and just enough hops to keep the sweet in check. If you don't know if you like porter, or don't care for over-the-top stouts, this is one to sample to expand your tastes. I will often keep a six pack as an everyday beer.

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Photo of anon
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrimeDog
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 3,628 ratings.
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