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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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101 Ratings

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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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3.29/5  rDev -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...

10-07-2013 02:05:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue XI:

A hearty pour yields a massive mountain of tan head; there is clarity here, as it shows the deep brown hues. Pleasant aroma of chicory, light brown sugar and toasted bread. Super smooth with a moderate-sized body that holds a fluffy and semi-crisp carbonation. Dry maltiness has suggestions of slightly burned biscuits, unsweetened chocolate, light roasted coffee and chicory mix, nutty toasted husk and a dried grass. Hops are mild and simply help to balance. Yeast throws a small amount of fruitiness and chalkiness into the mix. There's a quick acrid twang in the drying finish, with some light charcoal.

Easy drinking all the way, lots of flavor packed into this small beer. While flavorful, this beer tries to be robust while still holding on to its semi-light character, staying deep within session beer territory. Proof that dark beers are not always heavy and can be very approachable.

09-20-2010 19:09:02 | More by BeerAdvocate
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New York

3.33/5  rDev -2.3%

A - Dark color, some light makes it through around the edges showing a dark brown. Tan head that disappeared quickly.

S - Roasted malts, nice chocolate aroma.

T - Same as the smell but lacks complexity. It almost seems like they took the first runnings to make a good beer and then used the second runnings to make this. Roasted malts are good, but lacks any kind of backbone. They say delicately hopped...I would say barely hopped.

M - Thin and lacking body.

D - Better than drinking crap beer, but certainly not my choice. So weak you could probably drink it all night and barely get a buzz.

Is this a low cal Porter?

09-03-2010 23:25:11 | More by steelerguy
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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%

I was surprised at how dark this one sits in the glass. When held to the light, dark brown, Coke colored highlights show through. Small light tan head on the pour that reduced to a single-bubble thick layer.

As expected toasted malts fill the nose, this time with some sweet milk chocolate aromas, slightly acidic. Has a bit of a herbal hops to finish it out. Kinda light and simple overall.

Thinnish body washes over the tongue and presents some light toasted flavors again, this time a bit nutty. Finish is slightly acidic again with some herbal bitterness to finish it off. Not the most complicated porter here. Carbonation adds a touch of prickliness.

Overall pretty easy to put back although a bit too sharp from the carbonation and other lactic acid type flavors and not quite enough toasted flavors to balance it out.

03-25-2007 20:30:47 | More by blitz134
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3.35/5  rDev -1.8%

Presentation: 12oz. amber squat bottle with an "enjoy by" date of November notched on the side.

Appearance: Poured a dark, dark brown with a foamy tan-colored head. Sparse lacing.

Smell: Very chocolatey. Caramel sweetness evident as well. Slightly smoky aroma hides in the background.

Taste: Hoppy bitter chcolate flavor. Different...but tasty. A little too much "oomph" from the hops for me in a porter. Noticeably bitter aftertaste seems rather "off" as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and rather thin.

Drinkability: 4% ABV? Session beer? Not a bad beer, but the over-hopped nature was something I really didn't care for.

Props to AKSmokedPorter for this sample.

08-29-2003 22:02:25 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-03-2014 22:12:25 | More by doremite
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 7/23/13.

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.

Overall the goal of this beer seems to be a light porter you can drink all night. It hits that niche right on the money. Has tasty flavors that would make me come back again.

10-14-2013 01:05:36 | More by CloudStrife
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-26-2012 03:11:41 | More by cliff1066
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3.35/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Overall: Very tasty beer. Only thing unusual is the mouthfeel, otherwise very enjoyable.

03-11-2014 02:34:35 | More by rangerman21
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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%

Pours chestnut /mahogany with a pinky of toffee colored head. Zero lacing & head retention

S: Coffee, roasty malt & baker's chocolate

T: Roasty malt & coffee up front. More coffee, some dryness, & cocoa as this warms. Finishes roasty with a bit of herbal hops

MF: Light/medium bodied with minimal carbonation & great balance

Drinks really easy, a great example of a session ale that can satisfy despite low ABV, wonder how this tastes on cask?

07-24-2008 20:17:03 | More by russpowell
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-07-2013 23:00:03 | More by Kegatron
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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%

Dark tan head on top of a beer that is dark brown to black in color. Holding it up to the light shows a red-hued brown.
Aroma of roasty malt, cocoa, and earthy hops.

Taste shows roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate flavors. Nicely balanced with earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but that's to be expected when it's only 4.0%ABV.
Very easy-going and drinkable. That and the low ABV would make it a nice session porter.

Overall, a solid porter that could probably be better if not held in check by Utah's alcohol limit on beer.

09-08-2003 03:35:42 | More by PhantomVodoo
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2.55/5  rDev -25.2%

Sampled with in Cedar City, Utah (7/21/10):

A: Poured a nice deep black with a brown head that was too light and fluffy for a porter and it was not retained well at all, as expected from most decent porters.

S: Not much of one at all, maybe some hints of roasted barley, but other than that, nothing else.

T: Light roasted barley flavor, with nothing else to note. Expected a much more robust, full flavored beer.

M/D: The beer felt light, which was unexpected and appeared to be some what over-carbonated. Should have been more thick. Was able to drink the whole bottle, but was not what I expected and I would not buy/drink again.

08-05-2010 20:35:57 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter a dark black color with a off white head. Smells of chocolate malts and a faint floral hop. Taste is chocolate malts with the floral a little more present. Feel is smooth and very lightly carbonated. Overall a nice smooth porter.

10-11-2010 00:44:25 | More by jacobseyb
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-02-2014 17:11:34 | More by jaydoc
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New York

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%

I got this off the tap at Boulevard Tavern in Williamsburg Brooklyn. It's a dark, almost completely black and the head dissipates quickly. Very good lace.

It has a slight burnt taste, not enough for my taste, but nice. Sour, bitter aftertaste. Very smooth. But lacks the kick I might usually like out of a porter.

02-13-2009 02:40:24 | More by Amalak
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New Jersey

2.38/5  rDev -30.2%

Despite a nice chocolatey aroma and good color, the beer felt and tasted like the light beer of porters, as if they made a good strong porter and poured water into it. I had one out of a bottle and one out of a glass after it was recommended to me as better than robust porter (the local store was out). Definitely disappointed.

10-14-2010 22:12:25 | More by Fyourface316
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3/5  rDev -12%

09-10-2013 01:48:46 | More by Irish12
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United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Yet another beer picked up outside Bryce Canyon from Ruby's Inn general store (at stupidly high prices). Poured into my plastic toothbrush tumbler after a days hiking in the canyon.

Sadly I didn't really enjoy this beer as much as some from Utah.

The smell was a weak chocolate aroma, mixed with dirty washing water (yes, I'd cleaned the toothbrush tumbler, but thanks for thinking I hadn't).

The body was dark and the head tan coloured, low retension, no lacing.

The taste and body were both thin and boring, I could find no hop content and found the beer poor in almost all aspects, sorry.

06-21-2010 17:54:32 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottle from MotMC. Overall, a rather unimpressive beer. I was expecting something with a bit more body and character.

A: Pours a deep chocolate brown. No head.

S: Minimal smell (probably partly due to minimal head).

T: Some chocolate / roasted coffee, but rather weak tasting. Was expecting a robust porter, and this wasn't it. Almost a "porter flavored" ale.

M: Very flat, but clean.

D: A light taste that goes down pretty easy. You might even call this a "light porter".

08-02-2010 00:07:11 | More by FishMan123
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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%

12 oz bottle pours a nice black color with a fluffy crown of tan foam. Retention is good and lacing is decent.

Nose is nutty and chocolaty with a touch of toasty caramel. All about the malts here with a little bit of yeast on the side.

I like this beer. The nutty malts are very nice and has just enough chocolaty sweetness to maintain a nice balance. The mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side, but appropriate for a 4%er. Just a touch of light fruit and some roast come out as it warms. I am surprised by the low grade this beer has. I would not hesitate to drink plenty of it on my next ski trip to Snowbird or Alta. A good drinker here.

10-08-2010 00:06:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a dark black hue with a 3/4 finger off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured burnt grains, coffee and a touch of smoke.

The taste consisted of similar burnt grain, dry coffee and charcoal.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall an easy drinking porter.

01-12-2009 22:51:12 | More by plaid75
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-23-2012 05:09:37 | More by kevgod
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3/5  rDev -12%

Appears a dark brown with a slight tan head that fizzles out.
Smell is of roasted malts(crystal malts & black patent jumping out)with a touch of caramel, chocolate and vanilla hidden in there.
Taste is roughly the same as the aromas.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with cheap malts making this slightly less appealing to me.
Drinkability is ok. Nothing knocking my socks off here. I am a fan of the style and was expecting a bit more from this one.

09-30-2005 17:37:47 | More by weeare138
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3/5  rDev -12%

Bottled on 6/21/2010

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1/2 inch tan bubbly head and ok retention

Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and oak

Taste: The flavor is a bit muted maybe due to the age but the beer carries some roasted malt and oatmeal notes. The oatmeal lingers for a bit

Mouthfeel: Thin body and medium carbonation and a bit prickly

Overall: Not a bad beer and this one would probably be better fresh as it stands the nose is really the only solid component

02-17-2012 02:05:07 | More by DarthKostrizer
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King's Peak Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.