Wasatch Polygamy Porter - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Ratings: 435 | Reviews: 213 | Display Reviews Only:
4.33/5 rDev +32%
Appearance - Very dark and brownish in color.
Smell - Smells as if there are deep aromas of coffee and an espresso flavor.
Taste - Smokey with some coffee flavoring in it. Great to have with a cigar in a hot tub after a long day of skiing in the mountains of Utah!
Mouthfeel - Little carbonation - heavy drink.
Drinkability - Drank a ton in the hot tub!\
Note - I had this both out of a bottle and on tap - draught is better!
03-19-2006 01:35:27 | More by DuqTroops
4.23/5 rDev +29%
This pour had a dark brown body with a rich, creamy, one inch head. Light roasted, earthy scent. Taste was as I expected; smooth roasted brown malts. Very light mouth feel and reminiscent of Guinness draft. I could have more than a few of these. An all around great porter that I was glad to run into.
04-10-2012 19:46:27 | More by mindlucent2007
4.18/5 rDev +27.4%
Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pils glass.
A-black walnut and a tan head
S-toast, roast, smoky
T-biscut flavor, almost a mesquite smoke aftertaste
D-Truth be told, only got this beer for the name and I was in Utah. After having a lot of crumby beers earlier in my visit, I was very suprised by this beer. It was quite flavorful and the smokiness is very unique. I did as the label told, "why have just one".
08-07-2009 03:16:51 | More by jneiswender
4.13/5 rDev +25.9%
A big thanks to Amanda for this extra!
Poured deep brown in my Duvel tulip. An impressive off-white head sat 2" high and offered large rings of lace. Deep garnet hues in the light. The aroma was somewhat odd. Metallic and perfumey, it kind of reminded me of a horribly infected beer by Cooperstown Brewery. But there was an underlying sweetness and touch of coffee and chocolate that was its saving grace. The flavor, however, is quite nice. Well balanced caramel and biscuity sweetness with a smooth, coffeelike roast. Hint of tanginess in the finish. Incredibly smooth, the carbonation is nearly perfect. Could use a bit more of a body, as the combination of flavors and texture is still leaving this a bit thin. However, it is light and refreshing and I would drink this incessantly. Thanks again, Amanda!
01-17-2011 02:06:49 | More by DmanGTR
4.11/5 rDev +25.3%
I was recently in Salt Lake City Utah. On my flight back home I stopped in an airport bar. They had this beer on nitro-tap. It was dark with a real nice head. The smell was strong but smelt very good. The taste was excellent. I will definitely drink this beer again.
06-28-2014 01:29:07 | More by IPAlpha
4.1/5 rDev +25%
Clear dark red colored beer with a small tan head.
Smells of sweet malt and smoke, distinct toffee candy smell. Slight coffee aroma but really this is more small candy maker caramel and less patent malt.
Starts out smoky and pleasant, tastes drier than it smells. Keeps hitting the smoke and artisan caramel flavors. Quite tasty and a smoked porter by taste.
Mouthfeel is light, Blame the Utah 4% on tap only laws for brewing all their beers dry.
Still this is a mighty tasty "light Porter" not really a style but an accurate description.
09-08-2009 00:14:13 | More by Zorro
4.1/5 rDev +25%
This was available on tap when I visited Squatters Pub and Brewery and how could I pass this up? I remember when they advertised it on a local billboard several years ago, leading to a huge outcry and really putting them on the map.
It had a foamy, light-tan head upon arrival. The color was a deep, dark-brown with ruby highlights. The nose was roasty and chocolaty. The mouthfeel was very effervescent, creating a tingling sensation on the tongue. I got a light chocolate/charcoal taste on the tongue. The finish had a lingering chocolate flavor. I ended up just having one but only because I did not have multiple wives to take some home to, plus the Provo Girl had been crooking her index finger in my direction for some time up to that point ...
03-09-2008 02:18:54 | More by woodychandler
4.08/5 rDev +24.4%
This beer brought to me by Scott Unrien and Judy Katz after another one of his daring adventures across uncharted America. (oh, and there was a wedding too)
Appearance: This beer pours a delicious chocolate black color. The head rises during the pour, but fades quickly to a low center lilypad and big bubbled ring around the edge.
Smell: It has a salty, smoked meat/cheese smell. When you agitate it a bit, you get a caramel sweet odor, but it mostly a dry, salty presence.
Taste: The sweet, malty flavor is strong at this beer's onset. Soon after, the smoked flavors begin pouring in. It is a very complicated and full flavor, inviting the tongue and mouth for second and third sips. The aftertaste reminds me of roasted almonds. It lasts for a significant amount of time. Somewhere in there, I get awkward hints of Teriyaki sauce. Oh nevermind, thats what I had for dinner.
Mouthfeel: The body is much lighter than the flavor. I would have thought a much fuller, thicker body would be necessary to carry this much flavor. I have decided that it is to this beer's advantage that it is light, but only in terms of drinking a third or fourth. However...
Drinkability: I'm not sure if this flavor is one I'd want to use for a long beer drinking session. The body is fitting for high drinkability, but the flavor asks too much. On the flip side, I would drink this beer again in a heartbeat, and I could imagine starting a session with this beer and following it with some less complicated flavors.
03-22-2005 05:22:08 | More by GuinnessSmurf
4.05/5 rDev +23.5%
Picked this up at Total Wine/ Tempe because i've always heard nothing but great things about this beer. Deep brown pour, not much of a head. Smell was a light maltiness, faint caramel. Taste was what you'd expect from a 4% porter, very light with some noticable roasted maltiness, but just so dang light and watery. Overall a very nice sessionable beer and very easy to drink, very solid beer.
03-17-2011 03:11:47 | More by chickencoop
4.03/5 rDev +22.9%
Thanks to Wasatch for the great trade!
The beer pours a chocolate brown, deep with a little light creeping 'round the edges. Not exactly Mephistopheles, but certainly mischievous. The smell and taste are malty sweet. It is a simple beer, so it is placed in a difficult position, afficionados won't appreciate the simplicity, and neophytes either go for hops or lighter beers, and forget the Bud crowd and others still scared of the dark.
Mouthfeel and carbonation felt right for the style.
Enter the name. Perhaps the saving grace of this beer is a beer from Utah with this name. And at 4% ABV, why not have more than one?
Drink Beer, Be Happy.
07-08-2010 04:09:32 | More by wrightst
4.03/5 rDev +22.9%
Clearish mahogany brown color, thin off- light brown head that lifted quickly away, lacing in minimal spots. Aroma is of choclate milk that has just enough touch of toasted/roasted grainy malts underneath to give it some complexity. Taste is mostly chocolatey with a favorable milky flavor that has a nutty toastyness within some of the finish that I really liked. There's a bit of roasted coffeeness to it too thats mellow on the bittering and keeps the chocolate tones from going into something maybe a bit to much. The feel is what lacks within, a bit thin throughout, clean and dry finish thats not bad, actually quite good, it just needs some body with a bit of heft and some creamyness. Still enjoyed the hell out of this beer while in my hiking and camping days in Utah. Maybe because I was really thirsty that I reviewed with such high numbers, but sometimes its just about that. During my ten days in Utah I had quite a few stinker beers and this wasn't one of them. Call me crazy or thirsty, its not bad at all.
05-30-2004 05:25:03 | More by tavernjef
4/5 rDev +22%
Had off the nitrous tank at the airport Squatters location. From what Ive seen of the other reviews, perhaps this is the way to serve it. The labeling and tap handle had a lucky guy with seven ladies. I wonder if the mormon folks think that this is funny?
Poured a pitch black with absolutely no light coming through. Very small amount of tendrils of carbonation were lifting up along the edges of the pint glass, but it had an ultra creamy dark tan head that left excellent lacing throughout the pint.
Light aroma of toasted and bitter malts.
A medium-heavy brew, it had a nice round and creamy flavor profile. There was an initial wash of mocha coffee and light bitter chocolate. It finished lightly sugary, with a sweet and dry finish. Not as complex as it could be, but definitely well done.
After reading the other reviews, Im pretty happy that I didnt buy a sixer to go, since the bottle version doesnt even sound like the beer that I had. However, it was damn tasty and could easily become a heavy drinkin session brew. If I went back out west, Id be looking for this one on tap.
04-29-2005 14:52:29 | More by Dithyramb
4/5 rDev +22%
Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is kind of weak, but there’s some honey, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of hops in it.
T: Flavors of coffee, chocolate and smoky malt jump out first and dominate the taste. There are flavors of spice, honey and a touch of hops in the background. The after-taste is smoky and only a little bit sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation (but a little high for the style), finish is slightly sticky.
D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not very filling especially considering the style and still a good representation of style. One of the two cool quotes on the bottle reads “Why have just one!” The only good answer I can give to that question is “Because you only have one bottle.” But other than that, I can’t think of a good reason. This is a very good beer.
02-18-2007 03:07:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
75 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.