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Galloway Porter - Epic Brewing Company

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark, full-bodied and drinkable beer, Galloway Porter highlights rich roasted chocolate and coffee-like malt flavors and aromas. It has a very mild hop addition so that the chocolate malt flavor can shine through.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010)
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B-Rad


4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good malty porter with a slight touch of hops. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Very similar to Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. Very drinkable and smooth. Purchased in a 22 oz bottle and poured into a generic pint glass. Purchased at the Utah State Liquor Store for around $3.00 and some change. A fine example of Epic's craft.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 23:59:34 | More by B-Rad
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Brenden

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a pretty one. It's a very dark brown with hardly any give at the edges. A nice creamy head develops a little over one finger high and has some staying power, taking a good amount of time to recede to a thick foam. A good amount of lacing is left in patches on the glass.
The nose offers a malty bouquet, a nice roasted barley and chocolate malts aroma withcoffe underlying and a bit of citrus hops balance to it. It's excellently balanced and spot-on for style. This is what a porter (not a stout) should smell like.
The roasted malts are likewise heaviest in the flavor, clearly of at least the chocolate variety and imparting a good coffee flavor with it. Citrus hops shine brightly underneath while letting the malts reign. It's a 4.5 if only the flavor didn't taper off a bit as it warms.
The mouthfeel offers a great blending of smoothness and light crispness that meld rather than competing in a medium body with an appropriately light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 18:29:12 | More by Brenden
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rembrant

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Bomber from Salt Lake

Looks a proper Porter, black with just a slight reddish tint. A light tan head does a good foam, 2" plus.

Dark fruit aroma, raisin dominant,with a hint of coffee. Not a real strong scent but pleasent.

Taste- Quite nice,a bit sweeter than an Ed Fitz and more stouty than a lot of Porters Rather resembles Dark Horse Black Bier or Clipper City Pegleg Stout.,beers I know rather well and enjoy,though those two...and this are so similar I could be fooled in a blind taste. Funny, a Black Bier, a Porter and a Imperial Stout being that similar.

Mouthfeel is pretty rich,again a pretty stouty Porter and I favor that over a Porter that's too light. Big and malty.

Drinkable indeed. Hefty, like an Oat Stout but at just 5.4% is just a tad past " session".

Happy to note, it's not SALTY. I guess they didn't use the Lake water.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 03:14:17 | More by rembrant
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-07-2013 01:00:47 | More by DrIPA
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-18-2011 09:26:01 | More by Travisnin
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-24-2013 13:45:29 | More by Irish12
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-18-2013 05:33:46 | More by DoubleJ
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karlt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-15-2013 03:25:57 | More by karlt
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plfahey

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep mahogany brown with garnet highlights and what appears to be decent clarity. Large khaki head has moderately high retention.

Aroma-Dry, toasted bread crusts with a sprinkle of bittersweet cocoa powder and a touch of roasted malt. Extremely aromatic and enticing. Upon closer inspection, there's a dab of caramel sweetness, and a whiff of green, earthy hops.

Flavor-Not exactly what I expected from the aroma-sweet milk chocolate up front transitions on the palate across the spectrum of roast flavors-toasty bread crusts, then roasted malt, and then a hint of dark espresso in the finish. Near the finish, light herbal/woodsy hops come into play and moderately low hop bitterness coupled with roast and brisk carbonation make for a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with very high, prickly carbonation. The overall feel is pretty good, but the carbonation is a bit high for the style. Giving a vigorous pour on this one to release some of the excess carbonation really helps to soften up the mouthfeel a bit.

A little brisk on the carbonation, but otherwise, not bad at all. A solid porter with great flavor and aroma-it's all too easy to put down an entire bomber (or two) of this. Yum.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 06:23:40 | More by plfahey
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich cola pour with reddish highlights upon exit from the bottle comes off coal black in the vessel. A spongy textured slight khaki head lasts but a minute or two before coming a thin skim coating. Lacing was kept to a bare minimum.

S: Rich semi-sweet chocolate roast, smooth fresh charred wood comes with a nice level of aromatic roast awareness.

T: The flavor holds a dark, sweet caramel roast backing, cocoa, buttery toast, marshmellow and a smudge of vanilla. Sweet and spicy bitterness comes on the finish. The flavor overall is very polished and everything flows smoothly together but is still very distinguishable by itself.

M: Good carbonation presence, medium body, buttery oily feel.

O: Overall a solid example, especially flavor wise which was very polished, smooth and easy to consume. Bomber worthy at a great price point makes this a very good recommend. While some people may rate more harsly expecting the next big thing, there is certainly nothing wrong with a very drinkable session porter, which is what this all about with a nice soothing complexity and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 00:13:33 | More by beerthulhu
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 provided by Inflatablechair.. Thanks Sam.

Pours with a descent tan head... okay retention and lacing... very deep verging on black brew....

Nose is pretty traditional ... lite roast and bits of cocoa... something in there that I associate with vanilla.. hints of nuttiness.

Flavor shows with more roastiness and a lite char... finishes pretty dry... lite dark fruitiness with alot of warmth.. smooth body and lite carbonation... very sessionable.

I tend to not drink alot of porters, but this is nice and I would certainly recommend it... very standard and nothing to complain about... well made.

3.5/4/4/3.5/4

Another new to me beer... Thanks Sammy.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 08:11:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark brown beer with amber highlights. Has a nice creamy off white head with some nice lace. A nice sweet malt character dominates the aroma with nutlike notes, a hint of toffee and some coffee lingering in the background. The sweet malt character saturates the tip of your tongue. Leaving the rest of your tongue to bath in the wonderful roasted malt notes. With a even bitterness creating a nice dry finish.
The color of this beer put me off at first. It being lighter than most of the porters I drink. But this is a pleaser.
Thanks John

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 00:36:15 | More by ybnorml
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #67 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Interesting robust porter. Quite hearty smoky tones to it. At least more than I was expecting. Nice consistent flavor profile. Consistent (I am tired of this word...someone please find me a new one) flavor profile and a nice even body

Note: I had this beer after it sat out for quite some time. I believe the temperature of it has made all the difference.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:55:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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kagent777

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 Oz bottle from the Brewery poured into a goblet.

Appearance: A nice solid brown with hints of garnet on the edges. The tan head receded quickly to a ring with patches.

Smell: Yeasty with the slightest hint of alcohol. Roast smells as well.

Taste: There is no hop flavor to speak of. I get a nice crisp roasted flavor from the malt. There might be a slight yeastiness to the taste as well. This is a pretty dry porter.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, while the feel is non intrusive.

Drinkability: This comes from Epic brewing in SLC. All of Epic's beers are above 4.0 ABV, which is a limit in Utah to be under to be soldl in non-state stores. This is on the lower end of that range so I could easily session this one. The flavors would not induce palate fatigue either, so high drinkability in my book. A porter I will reach for again!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 03:10:43 | More by kagent777
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evilkorova

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-20-2012 22:54:05 | More by evilkorova
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-26-2012 23:28:10 | More by DerwinWentworth
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2012 02:51:38 | More by elec
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2012 22:28:32 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Boverhof3

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2014 03:19:08 | More by Boverhof3
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elihull

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-16-2012 03:43:59 | More by elihull
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-16-2013 23:27:57 | More by BigTrubble
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby red colour, finger of mocha head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Dark cocoa and bitter espresso notes come through nicely.

T - Much like the scent, the dark cocoa and espresso notes dominate, with a bit of a tobacco and smokey notes lingering on the finish.

M - A tad watery and could use a carbonation lift, but the finish has a touch of dryness and goes down smooth.

O - A tasty porter and the coffee notes are scrumptious. An underrated porter, though more reminiscent of a coffee porter than a traditional porter. Solid flavours nonetheless and well worth the $5 bomber.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 03:54:02 | More by andrenaline
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber picked up in Michigan and wish we'd gotten more, as this is a very easy drinking beer. Pours a dark chocolate colour with nice ruby tones and a respectable head, with lacing. Aroma of roasted dark and chocolate malts has a nicely sharp edge to it, portending the coffee and light hop bitterness of the finish. Mouthfeel is thin but clean and appropriate for the style. Flavour does not have the initial sweetness I expected and offers a nice malt body, with a hint of caramelization under the roasted chocolate notes. Enough astringency to be interesting, but still a pleasure to drink. Will buy again...

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 23:30:13 | More by hopsolutely
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable porter. Nothing extreme, just a good balance of malt and bitterness, though would have liked somewhat more of the latter. Black as night, with complementary dark brown bubbly head. Some licorice in the aroma. Slightly above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 04:16:40 | More by Sammy
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Douglas88

Utah

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. A nose of sweet chocolates, coffee lots of malts. The flavor is smooth and easy; milky chocolates, coffee, fresh roasted flavors. A nice easy-drinking porter. A good brew to have on hand in the cellar!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 05:23:02 | More by Douglas88
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Galloway Porter from Epic Brewing Company
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