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Bad Elmer's Porter - Upland Brewing Company

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Bad Elmer's PorterBad Elmer's Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 240
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 05-26-2002)
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Reviews by TheDM:
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TheDM

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew poured a medium head of fine to large sized light brown bubbles that left a fair lacing and an opaque black colored body. It has a mild malt aroma and a medium strength coffee flavor with a slightly fizzy start and a bitter finish. The best thing about this beer is its color.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2003 22:53:49 | More by TheDM
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4/5  rDev +13%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-20-2014 21:49:36 | More by threedaggers
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black brew, brown highlights, with a small, light tan head that maintains some minor lacing.

S - Delicious roasted malt, particularly once the brew is given a chance to warm. Lovely.

T - Not quite as satisfying as the nose, there is a strong note of acidity, like brewed coffee left on the burner too long. The flavor is solidly roast malt, with toasted bread bleeding into a bit of char, and a hint of coffee and chocolate beyond the acidic hit that comes forward in the middle. Closing out with some bitterness along with a more subtle acidic line. A full set of flavors here, mostly harmonious.

M - A little light, with some creaminess, but without any real cloying finish. A real drinker, here.

O - I enjoy this porter quite a bit, but I think the nose is a bigger promise than the taste. I like coffee, and the roasty toasty flavors ultimately overcome any acidic element, making for a fine brew overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 17:53:58 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark brown to black with light thin head and decent tight lacing. Coffee and tart berries on the nose, nice. Decent mouth feel, a bit thin, but then again this is a porter. Slightly chalky with light bitterness, hint of rye and roasted medium malts and coffee. Lingering bitter finish with lasting coffee taste. Not fantastic but far from bad. A decent session beer, but not outstanding in the porter category.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 22:00:36 | More by Brutaltruth
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Bis4beer70

Indiana

4.64/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance -– dark with a medium head...love the bottle/artwork too (the dude in the picture has a hipster-beard & a half!)...i want to try their 'Nut Hugger Brown' also but have yet to see it in the north part of the state (a cute little squirrel & his nut are on the bottle artwork, believe it or not)!

Smell –- lightly-roasted malts,deep, rich chocolate,espresso...maybe cherries, & even orange.

Taste –-The Porter taste!& lot's of it! my go-to porter! Delicious.Maybe even slightly better than anchor or bells porter (but not by too much).

Mouthfeel - medium-bodied & almost stout-like...but somehow, an exceptionally smooth Porter. I thought the balance was spectacular. Every Libra that digs Porters and dark beer should call it home.

Drinkability –- I can put these away too quick...so i have to be careful.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 22:52:44 | More by Bis4beer70
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a dark brown, minimal light penetration with a red glow, bit of tan lacing for a head.

Smells of brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and a hint of fig over a roasted biscuit malt.

Brown sugar and fig over vanilla and roasted coffee with biscuit dry malts.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty good porter, I like the flavor and aroma in this one. The body leaves a little to be desired, but that aside quite enjoyable and easy to like.

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

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3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours black as night with a small head that sticks around a good while. Lacing is ok. Scent is faint but mostly burnt malts. Taste is all burnt malts and a hint of smokiness. Flavors are somewhat bitter, but not too bad. Drinks light and easy. Not very thick and fairly highly carbonated, this is just about your average porter. Had this one a bunch of times, finally put down my thoughts about it.

Serving type: bottle

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Bad Elmer's Porter from Upland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.