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Bad Elmer's Porter | Upland Brewing Company

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3.57/5
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329 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 05-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,644
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
329
pDev:
12.61%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
41
Trade:
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3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a 12 oz bottle on February 17, 2017. Best enjoyed by April 2017. A good but not great traditional porter. I'm happy I got to try it, but I won't be seeking it out again.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Genx
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cole-Arnholt
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Upland's stuff has been hit or miss for me. Was curious to see how one of their darker selection would hold up.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a rich dark brown color, maybe an inch of tan head.

Aroma is heavy malt, cocoa and vanilla are also present.

Initial flavor is chocolate malt, what is there is good but not quite as rich as I was hoping, there is also some bready sweetness in this beer as well and finish has light coffee notes to it.

The body is decent, if a little watery for a porter, and the relatively low ABV makes it not too dry.

Overall, a serviceable porter, but doesn't quite come together for me, just okay.

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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Following a recent marathon that I raced, my and my wife's families all got together and went to Upland Brewing Company for dinner. Dad and I got there first so we decided to go ahead and grab a beer while we waited. Naturally, we went for an Oktoberfest first. Being the dark beer lovers we are though, we couldn't resist finishing with this porter.

This porter features an off-white head that is creamy with just a bit of froth, and dissipates slowly to a thin lacing. The beer itself is pitch black and opaque with no carbonation visible. 4/5 The aroma is very typical of the porter style with a focus on dark roasted malt. Notes of espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and dark wheat bread come through quite strongly with an herbal hop note acting as a balancing undertone. 4/5 Once again, the flavor is very typical of the porter style with notes of chocolate, vanilla, dark wheat bread and dark roasted grain really coming through during the entirety of the flavor profile. There is a bit of molasses that lends a nice sweetness as well as both herbal and grassy hops which provide a moderate bitterness which lingers lightly after swallowing. 4.25/5 This beer has a heavy body and a light initial carbonation tickle that leads into a moderate dryness that lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 4/5 I really enjoyed drinking this beer and it was the perfect beer to end the meal. Very drinkable and not overly heavy, although it is fairly heavy for a porter. The low abv of this beer makes it pseudo-sessionable. The only thing working against it in terms of sessionability is the body. 4/5

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3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andy1010
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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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3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KnappStout
2.92/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PunkAndPorters
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a half finger tan head. Almost no lacing. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of minor coffee, chocolate and maybe black licorice. Decent mouth feel, a little dry. Not my favorite, but drinkable.

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4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewCalebRay
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent porter, very very refreshing and satisfying unlike some dryer porters or stouts. Smooth feel, but not a lot of immediate overwhelming flavor. There are subtle notes of chocolate as well as a slight bread taste. It has a nice dark color to it, but it has a minimal foam head to it when poured, which in turn hinders some of the aroma and release of flavor. Overall it's not a bad porter to come out of Bloomington. Definitely not the best at the liquor store, but definitely not the worst. Worth a try for the porter lover.

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bad Elmer's Porter from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 329 ratings
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