Bad Elmer's Porter - Upland Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 249 | Reviews: 136 | Display Reviews Only:
3.94/5 rDev +11%
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.
04-12-2014 17:53:58 | More by Tsar_Riga
3.23/5 rDev -9%
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.
04-11-2014 22:00:36 | More by Brutaltruth
4.64/5 rDev +30.7%
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.
04-06-2014 22:52:44 | More by Bis4beer70
Bad Elmer's Porter from Upland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.