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Wasatch Polygamy Porter - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Polygamy PorterWasatch Polygamy Porter

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452 Ratings

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

elkinbrown, Jun 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

reyna311, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of SaxmanRick
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

SaxmanRick, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of NODAK
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Aroma is of mild roasted malt...chocolate....but pretty tame overall for the style.

What we have here is one of the most watery porters that I've ever had. Very thin roasted malts...chocolate....and water. The extremely low ABV shows here...and when the label encourages you to have more than one, you can see how that's very possible. There just isn't much going on here.

I'd call this an entry porter but the problem with that is I don't believe it does any good to give people a substandard example of a classic style. Just kind of boring and thin here.

NODAK, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of trailertrash
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

trailertrash, Jun 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

MarkyMOD, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

lvoutlawjlh, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Reeba
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Reeba, May 29, 2012
Photo of Jude
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Jude, May 24, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Medium brown color with two fingers of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Some spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of malted milk balls with a little roast.

Flavor has a surprising amount of roast but the chocolate and other dark malt flavors fall away pretty quick.

One of the lightest bodied stouts I have had. Not really surprising considering the low ABV. Nice level of carbonation.

Ok for a low ABV beer. I want more of everything from my porters however.

morimech, May 22, 2012
Photo of evilkorova
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

evilkorova, May 20, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured into a snifter

A: Blackish with amber highlights. A tan, half finger head that leaves with the other wife. Moderate lacing.

S: Malt heavy, astringent. Lots of licorice.

T: Light expresso. Semi sweet chocolate. A dry finish.

M: Light to medium; frothy, watery.

O: Not too exciting. Too watered down. The least tasty porter I've tried. The novelty is cute, but the taste makes this Big Love beer a "one and done."

brewskifan55, May 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

warpedrevolution, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

BlackBeer, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of FriedGold2112
2/5  rDev -39%

FriedGold2112, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%

Utah session beer 6/6

Poured chilled in tulip water glass

A: solid black with hefty head; dissipates, leaving a nice head film; med carb action; streaks of lacing
S: very prominent charcoal/roasted grain aroma; lingers a while
T: very flavorful; chocolate; very prominent roast-grain quality; hops add a nice mix underneath--in the aftertaste I discern grapefruit

Not bad, esp for a light ABV porter

Arithmeticus, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%

this is disturbingly underrated on BA here. maybe the nitro tap made all the difference, but i thought this was a sensational porter, especially for being within the 4% limit. pours a dead sexy coffee black with a 2 inch nitro cream head, more like an oatmeal stout than a porter, but man does this look rich. smells kind of dull actually, some roasted barley and even a touch of yeasty must in there. flavor is light but satisfying. dark malts and some english style malt features too. touch of bittering hops in the background. feel is lovely, creamy and drinkable, if a bit acidic for some reason. overall a great porter with an even better tag line, "why have just one? bring some home for the wives!" gotta love it.

StonedTrippin, Apr 19, 2012
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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.

Jason, Apr 16, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -1.5%

Consumed 4/14/12

Note: I bought this beer entirely because of the name, first time I have done this in years

Appearance: Light brown, clear, pours with a little off-white head, fades to a small ring, minimal lacing

Smell: Pretty good, but mild - roasted and toasted malts, some chocolate, a touch of molasses, and an overall graininess - kind of smells like a grain tea, or a bag of specialty malts for an extract homebrew recipe

Taste: Again, mild, but acceptable (seriously, this is from Utah) - roasty, toasty malts - nicely dry - some dry chocolate, baker's chocolate, chocolate malts - a touch of coffee - kind of tastes fizzy

Mouthfeel: Light, highly carbonated, pretty crisp for a porter

Overall: Decent, but the beer is really isn't as memorable as the name of the beer

The label of this asks, "Why have just one!" Well, just one is probably enough for me. It's not bad, it's just not particularly good in any way. The aroma is good, but the taste is just too mild, and the mouthfeel suffers as a result.

angrybabboon, Apr 14, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -10.7%

Appearance: This basically looks like a black lager or a very dark brown ale. Very thin, flat, and watery overall.

Smell: Some hints of coffee and caramel and that's about it. A bit minerally as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More vague hints of coffee and caramel. There's just not much flavor here.

Overall Drinkability: It's definitely easy to drink, but that's because it's so thin.

tjsdomer2, Apr 12, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev 0%

I couldn't finish my Utah vacation without trying the ubiquitous polygamy porter. The beer is dark brown, approaching black, but far from opaque, with plenty of light penetrating the edges of the glass. A half inch of sudsy tan head settles down quickly to a thin band. Lacing looks creamy but slips the sides quickly.

Aroma is basic but good; roastiness, subtle coffee and chocolate. Decent flavor; the roast, coffee, and chocolate are there but quite muted, and there is more acrid bitterness than anything else. Not super flavorful; if anything it's a little bland and doesn't quite live up to the nose.

The mouthfeel of this beer is nice enough; it's medium to thin, with average carbonation that stops short of being fizzy, and there's a slight creaminess that helps things along a bit.

A decent but unexciting and unexceptionable porter. Goes down easy and is light on the booze but lacks any depth of flavor.

tobelerone, Apr 12, 2012
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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.

mindlucent2007, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured into a pint glass. Two fingers of tan head on top of a caramel colored beer. Minimal lacing.

Roasted malt smell; that's it and it's nice.

Watery taste, roasted and a little burnt malt and a bit astringent at the end.

Thin body, almost no carbonation.

Higher marks overall because it's only 4% with a descent flavor and smell profile.

Fatehunter, Mar 06, 2012
Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
75 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.