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Wasatch Polygamy Porter - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Polygamy PorterWasatch Polygamy Porter

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469 Ratings

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website

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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5/5  rDev +52%

danielisawinner, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +52%

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4.68/5  rDev +42.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Photo of DuqTroops
4.33/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

DuqTroops, Mar 19, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Chet_Watson, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

dlsdb, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Ranbot, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

reyna311, Jun 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Lavonnq, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

TFMyriad, Jan 09, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

mindlucent2007, Apr 10, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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".

jneiswender, Aug 07, 2009
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4.13/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

DmanGTR, Jan 17, 2011
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4.11/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

IPAlpha, Jun 28, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Zorro, Sep 08, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 ...

woodychandler, Mar 09, 2008
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4.08/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

GuinnessSmurf, Mar 22, 2005
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4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

chickencoop, Mar 17, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

wrightst, Jul 08, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tavernjef, May 30, 2004
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Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
76 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.