Bad Elmer's Porter | Upland Brewing Company

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81
good
328 Ratings
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Bad Elmer's PorterBad Elmer's Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zerk on 05-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
145
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 145
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.97/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very decent beer. Looks great, little head though. Could have a bit more head. Smells of malt and coffee. Taste of coffee, which keeps one coming back for more. Mouthful is exceptional. Not too bad for drinkablity as it is very smooth and one could drink a 6 pack easily

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Photo of Mike412
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of BennyThon
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of Bis4beer70
4.65/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance -– dark with a medium head...love the bottle/artwork too (the dude in the picture has a hipster-beard & a half!)...i want to try their 'Nut Hugger Brown' also but have yet to see it in the north part of the state (a cute little squirrel & his nut are on the bottle artwork, believe it or not)!

Smell –- lightly-roasted malts,deep, rich chocolate,espresso...maybe cherries, & even orange.

Taste –-The Porter taste!& lot's of it! my go-to porter! Delicious.Maybe even slightly better than anchor or bells porter (but not by too much).

Mouthfeel - medium-bodied & almost stout-like...but somehow, an exceptionally smooth Porter. I thought the balance was spectacular. Every Libra that digs Porters and dark beer should call it home.

Drinkability –- I can put these away too quick...so i have to be careful.

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Photo of Indybeer
4.52/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a deep dark brown, tinged with a reddish hue when held up to the light. Massive head that really stuck around, and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee with a hint of chocolate thrown in. Taste is more of the same! Medium carbonation and finishes nice and smooth. This is one great porter.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Gear54
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Brumback
4.44/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Cycolac
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brew33
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My Dad picked up some Upland brews driving through Indiana last week. Gave me a couple to try. Started with this beer and I was very pleasantly surprised.

Pours a solid black, thin tan head. The aroma is solid. Dark malts, some burned aromas, toffee, chocolate. Yum. The flavor was more of the same. Exceptional balance. Great malt bill and just enough hops to balance it out. Mouthfeel is a little thin but it really helps the drinkability. Speaking of drinkability, it's amazing. I could drink this all night long. Almost as good as Edmund Fitzgerald.

All in all a fantastic beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black as night with a rich tan colored head that reached a height of at least two inches before settling down to a respectable inch of head that did not go away. Lots of chocolate and coffee leading the way here. Hints of molasses as well. Huge flavor here, maybe the best tasting porter I have come across. Lots of cocoa and chocolate, rich, huge flavor with a smooth creaminess that was second to none in my eyes. Really fantastic balance here as the chocolate really starts to come out as it warms. Lots of flavor here with a ton of mellow notes that were just all over the place.

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Photo of Andy1010
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite Porter, give it a try!

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Photo of mtrain237
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of rbmjr1
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BrianSherry
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerluvr
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with one of the most massive & rocky long-lived heads I've ever encountered, light tan and flecked with peppery-looking residual yeast...visually stunning! It finally settled over cloudy dark brown liquid with a nose of sweet chocolate, brown sugar and very light tones of weak coffee. Taste is sweet at first with dryish notes of chocolate and lightly roasted barley coating the tongue with oh-so-slight hop bitterness afterwards. Finishes dry and again, lightly coffeeish...a pleasure to drink, and drink in quantity as a session porter. Many thanks to CRJMellor for the bottle!

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A light tan head is released from the bottle into the glass. Thick, dark brown. Great head retention that leaves a little lacing. Lots of bitter toffee and bakers chocolate. Plenty of bitter chocolate and coffee define the bitter malts and hops. Smooth palate halps make this a great sessionable beer.

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Photo of zachpaschal
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amattocks2
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zerk
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown... almost black, but a touch of light makes it's way through. Has a thin but persistent tan head that leaves some lace behind. Aroma is malty... with roasted malt, and some notes of chocolate. Flavor is very well balanced., with some roasted malt and chocolate... balanced by a touch of coffee, and some herbal notes. Moutfeel is full and smooth. This is a very well done porter!

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bad Elmer's Porter from Upland Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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