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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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103 Ratings

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.32%
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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3/5  rDev -12%

Irish12, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness. Light creamy head on the pour which was present while drinking. Dark color in glass but when held to light reveals a dark ruby red/brownish color.

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.

Mouthfeel: Very light, so easy and drinkable.

Overall: A great beer if you are looking for some malt and darker characteristics without getting weighed down too much. Nothing to get to excited about but a tasty easy beer. Good for someone transitioning into the craft beer world.

KFBR392, Aug 04, 2013
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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.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nowhere near creamy enough for the style. Good thickness. Nice carbonation. Suits the flavours nicely, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to the taste.

Dr: Drinkable. A nice little porter from Uinta. I'd get it again at the right price. Worth giving a go if you're a fan of the style.


kojevergas, Jul 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

LuckyJohn, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

MarvinSnyder, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

PEIhop, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

cliff1066, Dec 26, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Black color with a thin foamy veil in the pint shaker. A little aroma of grain and burnt sugar.

Pleasant malty flavors with lots of dark roasted barley. Not so much of the charred taste. A little chalky in the mouthfeel with a modest carbonation. Nutty aftertaste and slightly bitter twang. A decent quaff with lunch.

Not bad for a low-alcohol porter. Plenty of flavor, just very light bodied. On tap at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Salt Lake City.

mactrail, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

tmars13, Dec 11, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well it's quite dark closer to a very dark brown than black. The head is about an inch tall and is beige in color.

Aroma: Dark roasted coffee, faint charcoal, chocolate malts, light smokiness, Minor notes of dark fruit. Roasted hops with a floral dryness in the nose.

Taste: Smoky, chewy mouthfeel, dark roasted coffee, cocao. A chocolate malt sweetness with a twinge of milk sugar. Hops are roasted good and dark and a little bit of a dry finish.

Notes: Very drinkable and rather tasty a solid porter. Cheers.

horshack7, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

kevgod, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Ispeakforthetrees, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Dactrius, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer #14 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Wow. What an amazing porter. Beautiful smoky and roasted malt tones with a vibrancy that just speaks volumes. This is one of the better porters I have had in quite some time. The lingering aftertaste rests in my mouth and I don't mind how if it decides to stick around for quite some time.

Not sure what everyone else is drinking and rating. But hey, lucky me; sorry for you.

Well done, Uinta.

RblWthACoz, Sep 10, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

nearly opaque black in the glass with a foamy whitish head leaving a fair amount of lacing as you drink.

Aroma has a nice full cocoa scent overlaying the malt.

Flavor has the nicely toasted dark malt flavor, a little nutty and with the tasty light cocoa bitterness.

Mouthfeel is relatively light, nicely in keeping with the sessionability of this beer.

Over all this is a very good porter, very sessionable and more importantly very drinkable. This was a gift from some good friends who just returned from out west, I wouldn't mind at all if this were available to me all the time!

BlackBearForge, Aug 20, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

another surprisingly good 4% beer on tap in utah. this one pours a rich looking milk chocolate brown color with a really lacey light brown chocolate milky head with good retention. smells like a chocolate covered espresso bean thats been chewed a little bit. balanced and subtle despite the complex aromas. flavor features both chocolate malts, caramel malts, coffee, and a sort of marshmallowy sweetness. great texture to this one too, smooth and drinkable. body is a bit thin for a porter, but so are many of these 4% drafts. relaxed carbonation and a drawn out aftertaste that goes from coffee bitter to cocoa sweet wraps this one up rather nicely. overall a reasonable porter, highly sessionable.

StonedTrippin, Apr 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

DarthKostrizer, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

AndrewMichael, Feb 01, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mixed sixer picked up at the Bryce Canyon General Store (from notes)...

A: Brown; coca-cola head with some tiny bubbles (camping, so not as in-depth a description)

S: Chocolate malt and some light earthiness... nothing too crazy, for sure.

T: Chocolate malt; light roasted malts; a touch sweet toward the finish with some light, dry hop notes.

M: Kinda fizzy and thin; pretty lackluster.

O: Not bad - probably wouldn't have it again, though. Uinta's pale ales are better.

jpro, Jul 07, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a black body in the subdued lighting, though some very dark brown edges emerge as it is drank down. Thin beige-hued ring from a very, very generous pour.

Smell: Low grade, heavily roasted coffee, though not overly effusive. Some basic bitter chocolate, though, again, it's not overly effusive.

Taste: Roasty malts with flavors of coffee and bittersweet chocolate strike simultaneously. Brutally toasted bread crusts. Mild bitterness with a faintly earthy hop presence. Grows a bit thinnish, as a sip of store-brand cola washes in for the dry, roasty finish. A gnarled bit of burnt toast lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. A tad bit watery.

Overall: At best a very basic porter, lacking any gripping complexities, and falling far short of enjoyable.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 06, 2011
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2.38/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 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.

Fyourface316, Oct 14, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jacobseyb, Oct 11, 2010
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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

twiggamortis420, Oct 08, 2010
King's Peak Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.