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Bad Elmer's Porter - Upland Brewing Company

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Bad Elmer's Porter
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271 Ratings

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 9
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:
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(Beer added by: zerk on 05-26-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

juzh12, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Gear54, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

danoble1, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

connor4835, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

wrentmore, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

probabilityzero, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Mcvs1507, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Sturgeon, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

threedaggers, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cmrillo, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Hodgin, May 20, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Tsar_Riga, Apr 12, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Brutaltruth, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Bis4beer70
4.64/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

Bis4beer70, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

dcisco44, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

dunlap926, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

davemarc87, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

tangoafterdark, Mar 02, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Cylinsier, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

replacementpart, Feb 16, 2014
Bad Elmer's Porter from Upland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.