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Bad Elmer's Porter - Upland Brewing Company

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264 Ratings

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

neckbracesub, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cosmonick, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Arherring, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Indy Tasting Room.

A - Pours dark brown, off-white head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Nice level of roasted malts, chocolate, some toasted bread. The roast is nice and is right-on for the style, enjoyable.

T - Simliar to the nose but a bit more chocolate and good amount of roast with light cream.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A solid porter that easy to drink at only 5%. I really like my porters with a bit more alcohol and "oomph", but this goes down easily and is enjoyable.

Sean9689, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Mark000, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

bsuedekum, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

johunnic, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

schoun, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

rmehughes, Dec 27, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

bertram, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jheiss, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried the Bad Elmer at a recent beer tasting party. The beer pours an opaque brown with about good offwhite head that laced nicely. The aroma includes sweet malt, earth, vanilla bean. The taste is primarily sweet roasty malt peat and hints of coffee. The mouthfeel is light in body and ok carbonation. For me, it is too light for a porter. Overall it is ok, but there are many porters that are better.

WoodBrew, Dec 17, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is dark brown. Translucent. Head is very light tan, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Hops up front followed by roasted malt and carmel/brown sugar.

T: Hoppiness mixed with dark malt base and a light sweetness. Aftertaste is malty with a touch of hops and sweetness.

M: Medium body. Hops and malt create a mf that both stimulates the palate with hops and coats it with malt. Finish is a bit wet and of citrus, adding to the different sensations in the mf.

O: This beer is still good, but I liked it much better before the current ownership took over. While they have done many, many great things for Upland and Indiana beer in general, I miss the way this beer used to be. That said, this beer is hoppy up front, with a nice dark malt base and some sweetness. I drink it fairly regularly, but mostly to remember the good old days.

tsauce2, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

southhousebrew, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

murf1087, Dec 11, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a very good beer, but I wasn't amazed. You definitely get all the aspects of a porter but, it's nothing to blow you out of the water. Good coffee chocolate taste, but leaves you with an odd bitterness. Definitely something I would drink again, but not anything special.

JGrooveDrums, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

captainbearcat, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

mbiang, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jale
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the tasting room in Indy.

A: Pours dark brown with 2 quarters of tan head.

S: Dark roasted malt, coffee and a bit of bitter cocoa.

T: Dark roasted malt followed by bitter coffee and bitter cocoa. Nice mild finish.

M: Medium body, yet thin for a porter.

O: Just an average porter.

jale, Oct 31, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark almost black brown with a finger of tan head. Poor head retention with no lacing.

S- hints of latte, cocoa powder and semi sweet chocolate blend in with a predominate roasted grain aroma. A touch of caramel and char on the finish.

T- slight astringent roasted malt flavor is the largest componet to this brew. Subtle notes of brewed coffee and burnt caramel on the finish.

MF- smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and soft average carbonation.

D- good drinkability.

Overall an average porter.

Viciousknishs, Oct 27, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark brown/ruby, not quite opaque. Tan head after the pour but quickly disappeared

S - Very faint malty/roasted/coffee aroma

T - Initial taste is just as it smells, with a hint of a sweet, kind of chocolatey aftertaste

M - Color had me hoping for a full bodied beer but felt very thin for a porter

O - Overall it was a decent brew. Good porter for drinking when not focusing on all aspects of a beer.

loweball727, Oct 15, 2011
Bad Elmer's Porter from Upland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.