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Blue Law Porter - Epic Brewing Company

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-15-2012

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 19
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle, Release #3, 6.3% ABV, SLC #2145. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and there's a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, blackberries, and coffee. It tastes like roasted malt, blackberries, wood, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of tart dark fruit. The label says there's spruce tips in this brew, but I can't say I noticed any. I picked up more of the roasty and fruitiness more than anything else. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, glad I got to try it! Certainly worth a try if you've never had it before, I know I wouldn't turn one down. $7.99 a bomber.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i have been waiting some time to try this one, a porter with blackberry and spruce tips, something very unique and delicious, although its not perfect. has a deeo pruple glow in the light beneath the brown, and the head is off white but it doesnt last. looks a little thin for what it is, definitely lighter than others, but the nose is great. there is both a tartness and a sweetness to the fruit, but its radiant. the spruce is way back, i wish it was more lively there, i love spruce, and i keep looking for it, but if its there, its lost to the fruit. the flavor is nice though, berries are heavy, and the base porter is nice, more english than anything else, with some yeast character and a real lightness at the expense of body and ashy roast intensity. fruit lingers in the finish, but its on the tarter side here, lovely. chocolate covered dried berry is what i taste, not much spruce happening unfortunately. i wish for more body, as much as its drinkable as it is, i want a bigger richer base beer for these flavors, especially in winter. a few tweaks this could be epic (no pun intended). more spruce and more body would make it really pop off, but i still like it a lot. on tap at the brewery.

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3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unique bottle label data:

RELEASE#3
6.3%ALC./VOL.
SLC#2145

Deep mahogany colored bodied with a thick, finely creamed head. Strong smell of roasted grains and burnt wood; chocolate undertones. Nice combination of dark grains with a teensy hint of berry-like acidity andtang. Medium-heavy body.

A nice twist to the porter styling that succeeds only because the blackberry puree is kept in check. Nothing earth-shattering yet very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Jmamay22
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Blue Law Porter from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.