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Galloway Porter - Epic Brewing Company

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81
good

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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

bernat1971, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Boverhof3, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight vanilla aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice combination of cocoa and char qualities.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

DMarlinJ, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear very dark brown colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head. Unusually dak for a porter I can't really see light through this one.

Smells strongly of charred grain. Chocolate scent with with some smoke and wheat toast aromas. Slight scent of caramel.

Starts out mildly sweet with a taste of patent malt, slight coffee after taste. Gets sweeter as you drink it there is a strong chocolate taste. Overall this is mainly just mild and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is just a nice regular Porter. Most brewers have a similar beer. It is just meant to be easy to drink and well liked by most. But this doesn't try to be World Class.

Zorro, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

karlt, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
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...

hopsolutely, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jsprain1, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

DoubleJ, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

MallyOMight, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

DrIPA, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brownish black with a huge, brownish head that is dense and foamy with great retention

S - milky, creamy, bready

T - faint roasted malts, some faint chocolate, some mildly bitter hops in the finish

M - thin, light to medium bodied, lightly but well carbonated

This is an easy drinking porter with light flavor and thin mouthfeel. Ultimately, this is disappointing. I wish this was a bit more full-flavored and had a thicker mouthfeel. As it stands, this is a beer that I will ignore in the future.

tdm168, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BigTrubble, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

InfernoBoss, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of 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.

B-Rad, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up on a nice clearance rack. Happy to give it a shot. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pour is black & moderately foamy. Nose is rich, lovely chocolate & a dose of roast. Nothing wild but damn appealing.

Galloway Porter peaks with the nose & falls off quickly. Chocolate remains the dominant actor, & there's roast, but the hop strike really clashes with the roast. The hops are earthy, almost herbal, & I never drink tea with my Giradelli. Because that's weird. And then there's a lactose shot that adds to the confusion.

This is a beer that's having an identity crisis, & I'm not shrink. It's a mish-mash of different things that taste good apart, but the combo is off-putting. Decent enough, but based on the nose, this could have been a contenda.

maximum12, Dec 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

casapy, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

elihull, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Gregfalone
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-
poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Pours very dark brown, almost black with deep burgundy around the edges
Nice two finger beige head that takes its time dissapating leaving decent lacing on the way down. - Noticed sediment in beer after pouring remainder of bottle

Nose-
Roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. There's also an ever so slight unpleasant smell in there that I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste-
Sweet dark fruits up front followed by some chocolate and more fruit. Simple but pleasing.

Mouthfeel-
Medium heavy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Just about right for my tastes.

Overall-
This is a pretty good porter. Pretty simple, drinkable and tasty. Reminds me of some English porters.Epic did a good job on this one I will definately drink this one again.

Gregfalone, Oct 29, 2012
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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.

RblWthACoz, Oct 10, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a big tan head. Average retention with good lacing.

Very roasty and chocolately aroma with a little earthy bitterness in the aroma. Nothing really stands out here.

Loads of chocolate and roast in the flavor profile. Seems a bit overattenuated as it finishes supremely dry, but the flavors are there.

Lighter bodied with slightly above medium carbonation. Still managed to be somewhat creamy despite the slightly lighter body.

Above average, but many betters exist. I like some of the flavors, but it's a bit too dry to drink much of and no flavors are really exceptional.

jmarsh123, Oct 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tmcarter23, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

elec, Sep 02, 2012
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Galloway Porter from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.