Bad Elmer's Porter | Upland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
328 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
Read the review
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:
No notes at this time.

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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of stompilator
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a snifter.

A - Poured a deep brown, thin, beige head.

S - Lots of malt, mostly chocolate. Little bit of breadiness

T - Lots of malt flavors interacting here. Smooth chocolatey sweetness (not too much), scotch-ale-esque smokiness, a bit of toast, and a slight biscuit-y edge. All of the flavors are a bit muted.

M - Medium body, maybe a little thin for what I'm tasting here.

O - Nice mix of sweet and hearty flavors. Solid porter.

 467 characters

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of T_reynolds
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Deep brown, near black. Light brown head, but doesn't retain well. Speckles of lacing.

S- Strong roast, coffee, slight chocolate.

T- Roast, coffee, slight residual sweetness. A bit of brown sugar.

M- Medium-full body, fits style well. Nice roasty bitterness.

O- Solid porter. Good mild and roasty character.

 356 characters

Photo of thumperskibum
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rabi
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snansel
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 lurfMalderFulder
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of todste
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just okay. Minimal head, and not a lot of nose. Taste, however, is pretty good. Some coffee & cocoa, but not intense. Smooth, not a lot of mouthfeel. Overall very drinkable, just not terribly notable.

 200 characters

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rdc67
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aklude
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.