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Wasatch Polygamy Porter - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Polygamy PorterWasatch Polygamy Porter

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438 Ratings

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-11-2001)
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3.03/5  rDev -7.6%

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with twist-off cap. No freshness date. Label looks like a little orgy of some kind going on (1 guy, 7 girls). And, I love the saying on the label "Why have just one?"

Appearance: Very dark, black with mahogony/ruby hues. Head is an off-white, pillowing, foam with decent stick and retention.

Smell: Earthy, with chocolate and an almost milky aroma quality.

Taste: Very astringent, earthy and burnt up-front -- from the patent black malt. Mouthfeel is smooth & creamy while the body is light. Carbonation is tight, a bit fizzy. There's little to none on the sweetness front, in fact this beer is dry & crisp. Some chocolate pokes through, but it's faint. Hop flavour/bitterness is also faint, hidden amongst the assertive astringency. Finish is a bit dry, fairly clean.

Notes: It's just a porter. Basic, way too thin and it contains less alcohol than most traditional porters. But what do you expect from a state ruled by religion?

10-11-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
Photo of Jason


3.55/5  rDev +8.2%

12oz brown with a freshness date.

LOOK: Dark brown w/ garnet highlights, decent lacing

SMELL: Caramel, cacao nibs, chicory, light raisin note, mild roastiness, mild

TASTE: Smooth, wet, mineral, grassy, toasted, roasted, Korean roasted corn tea, brown malt, herbal hop, lighter body, dry finish

For a smaller beer it does pretty good, more than enough flavor and a pinch of complexity to keep it interesting. Perfect early afternoon brew to break up the day.

04-16-2012 03:03:59 | More by Jason
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Photo of tbryan5


3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-18-2013 22:38:04 | More by tbryan5
Photo of drumline

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +8.2%

12 oz bottle poured in a pint glass

Appearance - Pours a dark black, head dissipates quickly. Slight lacing.

Smell - Chocolate a dark malty smell

Taste/Mouthfeel - Earthy and burnt flavors, with a thin, light body. Almost no sweetness or hop bitterness. Slight chocolate flavors.

Drinkability - Very drinkable with the low ABV

Pretty standard porter, although a little too thin for my tastes. Very low ABV makes this a pretty good session beer. "Why have just one?"

01-01-2007 02:18:49 | More by drumline
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster


3/5  rDev -8.5%

02-06-2014 06:02:46 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
Photo of orbitalr0x


3.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Black with hints of ruby red coming through on the sides...small off white head that doesn't stick around very long. Subtle roasted cocoa with a bit of molasses and grainy tones.

Burnt grains, cocoa, hints of roasted coffee and molasses roll across my tongue. A bit of hop biterness might be hiding in the back. Overall it's a decent porter, straight up, no frills.

Mouthfeel is light and a bit over carbonated for my tastes. I could have another one of these if it was in front of me as it's tasty and easy to quaff. Bottle states, "Bring Some Home for the Wives!" Thanks to kmpitz2 for bestowing this brew upon me.

11-30-2004 03:42:38 | More by orbitalr0x
Photo of SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-10-2014 22:30:15 | More by SD-Alefan
Photo of warnerry


2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

On-tap at SLC airport

Pours dark brown with minimal head.

Very subtle smell. Hard to pick up anything really, except a bit of roasted and chocolate malt.

Taste is very watery coffee, light hops and subtle earthy roasted malt. I wouldn't call it "good", but nothing offensive. A bit of chocolate on the finish.

This is incredibly thin for the style.

If this weren't so thin and watery, I think some nice flavors would come through. But I don't live in a world of "if". A disappointment.

07-21-2011 16:47:33 | More by warnerry
Photo of tigg924


3.23/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: leather brown in color, small head, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: toasted malt--not the strongest smelling porter

Taste: toasted malt, a touch of hops to balance, and a bit of earth

Mouthfeel: smooth, light bodied for the style, small carbonation, semi-sweet

Drinkability: This to me is an average porter. I could have a couple. I could just as easily pass. It does hit all the style bases.

10-30-2009 12:48:52 | More by tigg924
Photo of Mora2000


3.15/5  rDev -4%

The beer pours a medium to dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt with a little bit of dirt mixed in. Decent, but not as full flavored as I would have liked. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of bitter chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt. Overall, the beer is a little bit watery tasting. Thin to medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

04-22-2011 04:13:51 | More by Mora2000
Photo of mattster


3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

Opened 12 fluid ounce bottle, poured into Nonic pint glass.

Poured almost no head atop a dark brown mostly opaque ale.

Smell is subuded... Some chocolate malts. Taste is more forward then smell with mostly chocolate/coffee notes. Nothing remarkable, but not bad.

Nice mouth feel with good finish. Again, nothing outstanding, but not bad.

06-17-2008 05:05:27 | More by mattster
Photo of ryancl


3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-17-2012 16:36:20 | More by ryancl
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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

I certainly hope that porters in general do not taste this bad. If they do, there's one class of beers that I do not like. Unfortunately, this was part of the mass-beer purchase with some fellow BA's and it failed miserably.

Poured a deep dark color with a cream-colored head with a roasted nut-like aroma. I just could not stand the taste of this beer. Very thin with no body to speak of. Sad to say, I couldn't even finish the bottle.

Hopefully, another porter from another brewer will change my mind.

01-15-2003 11:47:31 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
Photo of Hugh37


3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-21-2013 19:50:22 | More by Hugh37
Photo of rhinonau


3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-18-2014 15:01:33 | More by rhinonau
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican


4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

06-21-2012 04:01:42 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
Photo of mrw1zard


3.36/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured from bottle to pint glass, black with a small head. Aroma of dark roast / barley malt / coffee, bitter finish with lingering coffee notes. Watery and thin. Not bad for a porter, but not something that I would seek out in the future. Take some home for the wives!

04-06-2013 00:54:17 | More by mrw1zard
Photo of far333


3.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Dark brown with a light brown high bubbly head that loudly fizzles and pops like soda carbonation as it quickly rises up and settles down.

Low aroma of dark malts, molasses, some smoke and oak.

Flavor is roasted malt and some cocoa, a little powdery and tannic. A mild charred bark nuance comes through.

Mouthfeel is slick and watery, but also finishes dry, even with a bit of a pucker. Prety average all around.

10-27-2007 21:00:14 | More by far333
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

07-11-2013 21:38:03 | More by doremite
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.4/5  rDev +3.7%

Standard brown pour, exceeds the average by having a nice 2" head on it. Big roasty aroma to it, not really easy to categorize as either chocolate or coffee.

Taste is fairly dry, a bit gritty, mouthfeel is decent, not massive, but a good sessionable American porter. Mouthfeel is good for what it is, i.e. not a big 10% imperial porter. Stays away from the Old English style of the beer, this one is hopped, doesn't have the wet wood mouthfeel, no weird Fuller's yeast, and doesn't have a watery consistency.

I also don't understand the three separate listing for this beer, I've had it numerous times, and its always been the same.

12-20-2011 18:00:23 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of richkrull


3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

01-08-2013 23:32:27 | More by richkrull
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New Mexico

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%

Pours a pretty decent light brown head above a clear dark brown colored beer. The head settles into a decent but slightly thin lacing.

Very faint roasted aroma, with a very slight coffee bean base.

Roasted light coffee malts taste that come off kind of watery on this medium bodied, but compared to most other porters and stouts his one is pretty light bodied.

A light roasted aftertaste which seems to have a chocolate hint to it compared with the more coffee taste as you drink it, I kind of liked the way this beer finished, I just wish I had liked the way it tasted better.

08-19-2011 23:24:39 | More by LXIXME
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

10-11-2013 20:57:58 | More by acurtis
Photo of ltdantheman


4/5  rDev +22%

03-28-2013 15:30:19 | More by ltdantheman
Photo of sloejams


2.85/5  rDev -13.1%

Obviously the first thing you notice about this is the hilarious label. No matter how bad the beer inside would be, I knew the bottle alone was worth it.

It poured with medium dark brown with a slight head. The malt character was the initial aroma followed by some chocolate and coffee. The body is thin and that's not particularly something I crave in a porter. The malt finish tries to even it out - a worthy attempt, but not terribly successful.

08-28-2006 22:09:56 | More by sloejams
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Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
75 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.