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King's Peak Porter - Uinta Brewing Company

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King's Peak PorterKing's Peak Porter

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BA SCORE
78
okay

100 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Roasted chocolate malts influence this full-flavored ale. This sessionable porter is black in color and well balanced.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-22-2002)
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby color lacking in opacity. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It retains itself nicely, and leaves behind some spotty lacing.

S: As expected, it's rather mild here. Some light piny hops, a touch of chocolate, and a mild minty note make up the majority of the aroma. What's there is decent, but there just isn't much to begin with.

T: For a 4% porter, this is really damn good. It starts with a wave of herbal, piny hop bitterness, and finishes with some pleasant dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Though it's simple, it's quite savorable, which is downright incredible for 4%.

M: This has a good body for something so 'light'. It's also very clean, if not quite as dry as I'd like/expect. Drinkability isn't superb, I must say. However, this means that just a little will go a long way.

O: I could genuinely session this. Normally, when I come across a lightweight beer like this, my first thought is to see how quick I could chug it down, order another one, and repeat until I'm spraying puke on the poor soul next to me. This one, on the other hand, actually has some decent flavor, ergo I kind of don't want to kill it in 4.3 seconds. And there we go, this is a session beer done right. Now if only it weren't priced like the average porter 6 pack...

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 02:05:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark brown with an off white head. Head doesn't stick around long.

Smell: chocolaty

taste: roasty chocolate, hints of coffee. Nice bitter malt finish.

Mouthfeel. Bubbly and light on the tongue. A bit odd for a porter

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Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which has decent retention. The head is a light beige while the body is a dark chocolate brown which shows hints of garnet at the bottom of the glass when it is held up to the light. The lacing is almost sheeting.

Nose- Started off with a pretty sour coffee smell with some brown bread in the background but now is showing hints of chocolate and more rounded coffee notes. Some cocoa. The glass only shows minor roasted notes. Swirling shows a more poignant coffee note with some cocoa that tends toward cardboard.

Taste- Large notes of cocoa with a vague chocolate in the background. Light notes of coffee on the finish. Much more balanced and subtle than the nose. No real flaws (shows none of the sourness of the aroma) but fairly thin. Some hints of chocolate and minor chalkiness on the finish. Not really much to say about this beer as it is pretty boring. Average to above average but closer to average. Perhaps a little old but 4 months shouldn't be too much of an issue with a porter. Maybe a little oatmeal.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with light carbonation. Slight grittiness on the finish.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a thin lightly tanned head. Leaves some lacing on the sides. Head dissipates fairly quickly. Clear body with a ruby tinge.

S: Roasty malts with dark fermented fruits. Nice cocoa aspect, perhaps a hint of coffee.

T: Mild flavor that is well balanced and sessionable. Has roasted malts but not as in depth as other porters. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Light body that maintains a creamy aspect. Smooth and very easy drinking.

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Smell: Surprisingly light hoppy aroma to this brew. Balanced accents of dark chocolate and molasses. The malt in this beer mixes well with everything going on and has a roasted chalky feeling to it.

Taste: The front is the light hoppy feeling that was found early in the aroma as well. The body warms up a bit with some light to medium bodied malt accents. A chocolate dryness adds some sweetness to the finish.

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3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Ray's Tavern in Utah. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of good creaminess and thickness, and nice retention. Body colour is a very dark brown-black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Very light aroma of dark malts and cream. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Dark malts, hints of chocolate, cream, some vanilla, and tinges of caramel. Full-bodied and enjoyable. I like it, but it is a bit simple. Not real subtle. Nicely balanced. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

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King's Peak Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.