King's Peak Porter | Uinta Brewing Company

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King's Peak PorterKing's Peak Porter

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Roasted chocolate malts influence this full-flavored ale. This sessionable porter is black in color and well balanced.

25 IBU

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 08-22-2002

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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 144
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer #14 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Wow. What an amazing porter. Beautiful smoky and roasted malt tones with a vibrancy that just speaks volumes. This is one of the better porters I have had in quite some time. The lingering aftertaste rests in my mouth and I don't mind how if it decides to stick around for quite some time.

Not sure what everyone else is drinking and rating. But hey, lucky me; sorry for you.

Well done, Uinta.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a deep brown color with some ruby notes coming in at the edges of the beer. There is a finger of head that fell to coat the beer. The nose is a really nice deep rasted coffee. The flavor followed suit with coffee taking the lead followed by a really good chocolate finish. A very well balanced beer. The feel is thick for once with some creamy tones as well. The drinkability is very good as well. This is a damn nice beer for a cool day. I wish I could find this one in bottles here.

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Photo of rowew
4.09/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle, mountain on the label. Date is marked, but no ABV listed.

Appearance: Very dark, just slightly opaque and ruby when held up to the light. Average head fades quickly to just a slight lacing.

Smell: Roast, a bit of dark chocolate and caramel. Very appealing.

Taste: Lots of good roasted flavors here - a bit of coffee bitterness, and very strong dark chocolate. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall impression: Very nice flavors in this one - highly drinkable with a bunch of different layers of flavor.

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Photo of alexgash
4.02/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark ruby-brown with a small, loose, light-tan head. Big roasted malt aromas, with burnt coffee, and a light soapy sweetness. Taste starts off with a good dose of roasted malts. Coffee bitterness peaks early and gives way to a roasted, cola-ish sweetness. Finishes this way, but with some residual hop bitterness to boot. Nice. Medium-bodied, a tad watery, but not as watery as many other Utah ales. Better on-tap, but still one of the better beers in Utah--while drinking, it helps to think of it as a mild ale.

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Photo of meechum
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark brown to black with a nice tan head that fell slowly leaving a nice lacing down the entire glass

S - The smell was mostly coffee and a slight hint of smoke, the hops were subdued but there in the back

T/M - The taste was mostly coffee and a little bit of chocolate. The feel was thick and creamy and very good

D - I enmjoyed this one quite a bit and wouldn't mind several more bottles..good sessionability

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of dark chocolate, hops and a little bit of dark fruit.

T: The taste is malty and very smoky, with flavors of chocolate & dark fruit. There’s a very good hops presence for a beer of this style and it’s just the right amount to be complimentary. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, slightly filling, good representation of style, it’s a good beer to stick with for an evening, but despite the low ABV, it’s still more of a sipper than a pounder.

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Photo of horshack7
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well it's quite dark closer to a very dark brown than black. The head is about an inch tall and is beige in color.

Aroma: Dark roasted coffee, faint charcoal, chocolate malts, light smokiness, Minor notes of dark fruit. Roasted hops with a floral dryness in the nose.

Taste: Smoky, chewy mouthfeel, dark roasted coffee, cocao. A chocolate malt sweetness with a twinge of milk sugar. Hops are roasted good and dark and a little bit of a dry finish.

Notes: Very drinkable and rather tasty a solid porter. Cheers.

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Photo of plaid75
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a dark black hue with a 3/4 finger off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured burnt grains, coffee and a touch of smoke.

The taste consisted of similar burnt grain, dry coffee and charcoal.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall an easy drinking porter.

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Photo of beernut7
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is quite a flavorful porter. Dark color, nice head and a roasted chocolate aroma introduce a medium bodied sweet roast beer. I was told by the tender at the brewery that this brew goes very well with a piece of chocolate cake.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a creamy tan head that thins. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is dark roasted malts with nice coffee and cocoa tones.

Rich roasty flavor upfront leading into a nice bland of coffee and cocoa flavors. Mild bitterness midway through as it finishes roasty and quite dry.

Thin body, well carbonated.

An easy drinking porter that would make for a very nice session. The body could use a little "beefing up", but it only slightly detracts from an otherwise quality brew.

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Photo of russpowell
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours chestnut /mahogany with a pinky of toffee colored head. Zero lacing & head retention

S: Coffee, roasty malt & baker's chocolate

T: Roasty malt & coffee up front. More coffee, some dryness, & cocoa as this warms. Finishes roasty with a bit of herbal hops

MF: Light/medium bodied with minimal carbonation & great balance

Drinks really easy, a great example of a session ale that can satisfy despite low ABV, wonder how this tastes on cask?

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Photo of ATPete
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A-pours a deep reddish brown color, transparent with a small tan head that leaves some sticking.

S- a surprisingly mellow nose of roasted chocolate malts

T/M/D-very smooth roasted malts come through up front, a small nutty tone, and notes of coffee and sweetened bakers chocolate-like malts round it out. The subtlest of hop twang on the finish. Simple, not overly complex no hint of alcohol. Medium bodied, smooth and easy drinking. Definitely a good porter.

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Photo of templar316
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I think this beer gets the short stick as people looking for a walloping imperial stout rather than a true proter. A tall head leaves moderate laceing and the dark brew shows ruby highlights when held to the light. Chocolae malts and cofee are evident on the nose though understated. The flavor is the same with the smooth malt character finishing with just a hint of hop biterness. It is suprisingly light for it's color and goes done smooth and easy, a great session beer!

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - seemingly opaque deep dark amber color with a decent tan head that is very well retained

S - strong roasted grain aroma, some smokiness

T - dominate roasted grain character, very subtle hop notes, very well balanced, dry finish

M - smooth medium body with moderate carbonation

D - this is a very nice brown porter, I would hesitate on the American porter categorization, as it seems to me this implies more hops; good beer though, I'd try this again

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Photo of Wasatch
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown/black color, some carbonation, no head, not much lacing.

S - Scents of sweet roasted malts, caramel, and toffee.

T - The taste is sweet, roasty and of caramel/toffee.

M - Medium body, well round brew.

D - Drinkable. This is a nice porter for a UT beer. Would recommend if you are in the area.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a deep brown, almost black color. reddish tints seen. Sparce tannish head. Smell is toasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is a bit of a dissapointment, seeming a little thin (4% alcohol I guess) , but still enjoyable. Malty, coffee taste. Finished with a slight pleasant bitterness.Pretty good beer.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark tan head on top of a beer that is dark brown to black in color. Holding it up to the light shows a red-hued brown.
Aroma of roasty malt, cocoa, and earthy hops.

Taste shows roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate flavors. Nicely balanced with earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but that's to be expected when it's only 4.0%ABV.
Very easy-going and drinkable. That and the low ABV would make it a nice session porter.

Overall, a solid porter that could probably be better if not held in check by Utah's alcohol limit on beer.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 7/23/13.

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a thin lightly tanned head. Leaves some lacing on the sides. Head dissipates fairly quickly. Clear body with a ruby tinge.

S: Roasty malts with dark fermented fruits. Nice cocoa aspect, perhaps a hint of coffee.

T: Mild flavor that is well balanced and sessionable. Has roasted malts but not as in depth as other porters. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Light body that maintains a creamy aspect. Smooth and very easy drinking.

Overall the goal of this beer seems to be a light porter you can drink all night. It hits that niche right on the money. Has tasty flavors that would make me come back again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

another surprisingly good 4% beer on tap in utah. this one pours a rich looking milk chocolate brown color with a really lacey light brown chocolate milky head with good retention. smells like a chocolate covered espresso bean thats been chewed a little bit. balanced and subtle despite the complex aromas. flavor features both chocolate malts, caramel malts, coffee, and a sort of marshmallowy sweetness. great texture to this one too, smooth and drinkable. body is a bit thin for a porter, but so are many of these 4% drafts. relaxed carbonation and a drawn out aftertaste that goes from coffee bitter to cocoa sweet wraps this one up rather nicely. overall a reasonable porter, highly sessionable.

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Photo of jacobseyb
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter a dark black color with a off white head. Smells of chocolate malts and a faint floral hop. Taste is chocolate malts with the floral a little more present. Feel is smooth and very lightly carbonated. Overall a nice smooth porter.

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Photo of BlackBearForge
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

nearly opaque black in the glass with a foamy whitish head leaving a fair amount of lacing as you drink.

Aroma has a nice full cocoa scent overlaying the malt.

Flavor has the nicely toasted dark malt flavor, a little nutty and with the tasty light cocoa bitterness.

Mouthfeel is relatively light, nicely in keeping with the sessionability of this beer.

Over all this is a very good porter, very sessionable and more importantly very drinkable. This was a gift from some good friends who just returned from out west, I wouldn't mind at all if this were available to me all the time!

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Photo of Redrover
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. brown bottle with clear freshness dating. Poured into a glass, the beer is dark brown with amber highlights. There is a fairly dense tan head.

The beer has an aroma of roasted malt and day old coffee.

There are lots of roasted malts and dark fruit during the first taste. The beer is a hint of dark chocolate and some percolator coffee. More raisins in the finish.

The mouth is yeoman like and the beer is pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a nice black color with a fluffy crown of tan foam. Retention is good and lacing is decent.

Nose is nutty and chocolaty with a touch of toasty caramel. All about the malts here with a little bit of yeast on the side.

I like this beer. The nutty malts are very nice and has just enough chocolaty sweetness to maintain a nice balance. The mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side, but appropriate for a 4%er. Just a touch of light fruit and some roast come out as it warms. I am surprised by the low grade this beer has. I would not hesitate to drink plenty of it on my next ski trip to Snowbird or Alta. A good drinker here.

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Photo of Suds
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

had a chance to enjoy this brew on a recent trip to Salt Lake. On tap, this brew pours a dark, nearly black color, with a respectably sized mocha head. The aroma is pretty nice: highly roasted malt, with a no-nonsense coffee and chocolate character. It’s a bit smoky and burnt, at times, along with a bit of sweetness that creeps into the smell. The taste is a little sweet, with a fairly light body. Coffee and malt come through in the flavor, along with a solid bitterness that begins in the mid-taste. It all comes together as a very drinkable brew. The low ABV would make this a fine session porter.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served very near the BB date.

Appearance: Clear dark brown body with a large, semi-durable, beige head.

Aroma: coffee, chocolate, dark roasted wet grains, a hint of sourness.

Flavor: medium and dark roasted grains; mild bitterness; hints of black coffee and licorice.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation; medium body.

Overall: a solid Anglo-American porter.

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King's Peak Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
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