Blind tasting review
Sierra Nevada Porter
Sierra Nevada Porter

Family Dark Ale Style Porter
Country USA (CA) ABV 5.6%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, malty, roasty

Overview Brewing equipment is expensive. Sierra Nevada, founded by a homebrew store owner, got its tanks and vats by following a timehonored microbrewery tradition: they used repurposed dairy equipment.

Flavors and aromas A dry, roasty nose announces this porter, which has an enticingly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Roast character is more pronounced in the mouth, with bitterness from both the malt and hops, and there’s some acidity as well, likely from the darker malts. That acidity lingers with the nearly burnt roast quality into the finish. Overall, a good, straightforward example of the darker side of American porter.
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