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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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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-09-2013 07:03:43 | More by InfernoBoss
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%

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

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

Montana

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Dark brown color with a very thin cream colored head. No retention or lacing. Not great looking.

S- Coffee and grassy, surprisingly light smell for a porter.

T- Coffee and chocolate, wood tastes. Not great but not bad.

M- Smooth and creamy. Best part of the beer.

O- Nothing excels with this beer, but nothing is absolutely awful. The appearance has stuff to work on though.

03-26-2012 03:45:13 | More by Murrhey
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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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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-09-2014 16:48:11 | More by bernat1971
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-18-2011 09:26:01 | More by Travisnin
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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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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-15-2012 21:45:09 | More by kiki3drt292
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chumba526

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -7%

Appears dark brown with a medium sized tan head.

It smells slightly of toffee, chocolate and coffee.

It tastes much like it smells. There is a nice toffee sweetness that is balanced with a nice roasted malt flavor. There are very mild hints of coffee and chocolate present. Pretty descent flavor: it is stereotypical porter.

It has medium carbonation.

The drinkability is good about average for they style. I made it through the bottle quite easily.

Overall a nice tasting porter though it is uninspired in my opinion. It's worth picking up though if you feel like a classic porter.

10-22-2010 21:44:51 | More by chumba526
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-22-2014 17:13:06 | More by DMarlinJ
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-07-2013 01:00:47 | More by DrIPA
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

A - Orange-brown light through center of glass with a very short tight

off-white head

S - Very mild toasted malt, hint of cocoa

T - Light but okay to start; mild toasted malt and cocoa. However, there

is a bitter tinge in the finish

M - Mice thickness with okay coating. A lot of tingle on tongue and

throat

O - To mild for this to be picked over most other options

06-07-2012 11:16:09 | More by biglite351
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plfahey

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

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

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-04-2012 03:44:42 | More by casapy
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buddyvelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-18-2012 22:50:18 | More by buddyvelt
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kagent777

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%

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!

10-07-2010 03:10:43 | More by kagent777
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-21-2012 19:39:25 | More by tmcarter23
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karlt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-15-2013 03:25:57 | More by karlt
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

Pour: Deep reddish-brown color. Two fingers of tan head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Aroma is big on coffee. Light roasted malt character underneath. Nothing really exciting.

Taste: Very bland front end with a very thin malt presence. Bitter black coffee and burnt bread back end. Not impressed.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery with medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It drinks like dark, black coffee, which is a drink I just do not like.

Final Notes: The malts need to be kicked up and they need to do something about that burnt bread taste in the back, that's just not working. Sorry guys, won't be coming back to this one.

04-19-2011 00:39:27 | More by bagpiper2005
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Douglas88

Utah

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

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!

01-04-2011 05:23:02 | More by Douglas88
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-27-2014 17:48:50 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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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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Irish12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-20-2012 22:54:05 | More by evilkorova
Galloway Porter from Epic Brewing Company
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