Blue Law Porter - Epic Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +8.9%
This unique porter pours a very dark opaque brown. It sports a very thick and voluminous tan colored head that tries my patience with a very large amount of carbonation. The scent is fairly subdued with hints of malt, chocolate and cocoa. All very subdued.
The flavor begins with a nice sweetness that is far from cloying with a nice balanced bitterness. That chocolate gives way to a wonderful finish that eventuates the spruce tips. Very unique and refreshing finish. The spruce is not a gimmick and adds to the beer overall. Strange that I have difficulty picking up on it in the aroma.
Mouthfeel is very lively and medium to full bodied with a strong carbonation. Very good beer that I wish was cheaper. The aroma is lacking somewhat, but the unique use of spruce makes it an enjoyable beer.
02-02-2014 22:09:45 | More by Jmamay22
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
A - Dark as night with reddish tints. Zero lacing and stick.
S - Berries, chocolate, charred wood.
T - Rich chocolate, fruity - blue berries, malty, smokey, rich mouth feel, but a dry afteraste.
O - Nice smooth porter that is worth a try.
Thanks for sharing Paul L.
12-15-2013 01:34:32 | More by andrewjraab
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; Release 2, bottled 12/6/2012. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, blackberry, roasted malt, toast, caramel, floral, coffee, light spruce, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roasted malt notes with blackberry and light spruce tip additions; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, blackberry, toast, caramel, floral, pine, light coffee, and toasted earthiness. Slight pine bitterness and light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, blackberry, roasted malt, toast, caramel, floral, pine, light coffee, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruit flavors; with a very nice malt/fruit balance with light-moderate spruce presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited porter. Good balance of roasted malt and fruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
06-20-2013 04:30:41 | More by superspak
3.46/5 rDev -0.9%
Attractive reddish brown in the Aventius weissbier bulb, with a nice foam. Spritzy on the tongue with some frothy creaminess after each pour. Modest aroma of roasted grain.
Inescapable chocolate flavor. A pleasant maltiness. Slightly tart and a little muddy. Dark malt with some burnt sugar and caramel. Not very sweet, but malty just the same. A bitter tang for the aftertaste without much actual hop flavor. That funny earthy fruitiness like blackberry seeds leaves a less than pleasant taste in the mouth.
I can't see much attraction for this, but it's a decent gulp. The lighter side of dark. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.
06-13-2013 05:19:41 | More by mactrail
3.76/5 rDev +7.7%
22oz bomber served in a killian's irish stout glass. the bottle says 7.0% ABV, along with "release #2". so whenever that is... consumed the end of may
dark ruby color, great looking bier. smell is the blackberries, along with flowery hops, and roasted malt. feel is smooth and medium, taste is very flowery, with a sweet berry background. finishes a little cloying like strong cranberry juice.
odd but good. still, i prefer a more traditional porter
05-23-2013 02:36:10 | More by jimmah120
Blue Law Porter from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.