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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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of rangerman21
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark brown with an off white head. Head doesn't stick around long.

Smell: chocolaty

taste: roasty chocolate, hints of coffee. Nice bitter malt finish.

Mouthfeel. Bubbly and light on the tongue. A bit odd for a porter

Overall: Very tasty beer. Only thing unusual is the mouthfeel, otherwise very enjoyable.

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Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jaymo18
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of RHVC59
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which has decent retention. The head is a light beige while the body is a dark chocolate brown which shows hints of garnet at the bottom of the glass when it is held up to the light. The lacing is almost sheeting.

Nose- Started off with a pretty sour coffee smell with some brown bread in the background but now is showing hints of chocolate and more rounded coffee notes. Some cocoa. The glass only shows minor roasted notes. Swirling shows a more poignant coffee note with some cocoa that tends toward cardboard.

Taste- Large notes of cocoa with a vague chocolate in the background. Light notes of coffee on the finish. Much more balanced and subtle than the nose. No real flaws (shows none of the sourness of the aroma) but fairly thin. Some hints of chocolate and minor chalkiness on the finish. Not really much to say about this beer as it is pretty boring. Average to above average but closer to average. Perhaps a little old but 4 months shouldn't be too much of an issue with a porter. Maybe a little oatmeal.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with light carbonation. Slight grittiness on the finish.

Drinkability- Goes down very easily and is pretty sessionable at 4%. Very boring though. Standard craft beer six pack beer price which makes Black Butte a much better bargain.

Overall- Average to above average. Worth a try if you go in with little expectations. Wouldn't buy again but would drink if given it.

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Photo of BigJYoungblood
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of vkv822
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz : tulip

Pours a deep, deep mahogany, near black with a thin, foamy, toffee colored head.

Roasty, light cocoa, fairly standard taste here. Nothing unpleasant, but nothing memorable either.

Medium- body, light foamy carbonation.

A decent porter, fairly standard flavor profile, but nothing exciting either.

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Photo of mpalestino
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of kwjd
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
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 Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby color lacking in opacity. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It retains itself nicely, and leaves behind some spotty lacing.

S: As expected, it's rather mild here. Some light piny hops, a touch of chocolate, and a mild minty note make up the majority of the aroma. What's there is decent, but there just isn't much to begin with.

T: For a 4% porter, this is really damn good. It starts with a wave of herbal, piny hop bitterness, and finishes with some pleasant dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Though it's simple, it's quite savorable, which is downright incredible for 4%.

M: This has a good body for something so 'light'. It's also very clean, if not quite as dry as I'd like/expect. Drinkability isn't superb, I must say. However, this means that just a little will go a long way.

O: I could genuinely session this. Normally, when I come across a lightweight beer like this, my first thought is to see how quick I could chug it down, order another one, and repeat until I'm spraying puke on the poor soul next to me. This one, on the other hand, actually has some decent flavor, ergo I kind of don't want to kill it in 4.3 seconds. And there we go, this is a session beer done right. Now if only it weren't priced like the average porter 6 pack...

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Photo of harrisjohnson
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of KFBR392
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a medium bodied thickness. Light creamy head on the pour which was present while drinking. Dark color in glass but when held to light reveals a dark ruby red/brownish color.

Smell: Surprisingly light hoppy aroma to this brew. Balanced accents of dark chocolate and molasses. The malt in this beer mixes well with everything going on and has a roasted chalky feeling to it.

Taste: The front is the light hoppy feeling that was found early in the aroma as well. The body warms up a bit with some light to medium bodied malt accents. A chocolate dryness adds some sweetness to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very light, so easy and drinkable.

Overall: A great beer if you are looking for some malt and darker characteristics without getting weighed down too much. Nothing to get to excited about but a tasty easy beer. Good for someone transitioning into the craft beer world.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Ray's Tavern in Utah. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of good creaminess and thickness, and nice retention. Body colour is a very dark brown-black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Very light aroma of dark malts and cream. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Dark malts, hints of chocolate, cream, some vanilla, and tinges of caramel. Full-bodied and enjoyable. I like it, but it is a bit simple. Not real subtle. Nicely balanced. No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nowhere near creamy enough for the style. Good thickness. Nice carbonation. Suits the flavours nicely, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to the taste.

Dr: Drinkable. A nice little porter from Uinta. I'd get it again at the right price. Worth giving a go if you're a fan of the style.


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Photo of LuckyJohn
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Black color with a thin foamy veil in the pint shaker. A little aroma of grain and burnt sugar.

Pleasant malty flavors with lots of dark roasted barley. Not so much of the charred taste. A little chalky in the mouthfeel with a modest carbonation. Nutty aftertaste and slightly bitter twang. A decent quaff with lunch.

Not bad for a low-alcohol porter. Plenty of flavor, just very light bodied. On tap at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Salt Lake City.

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King's Peak Porter from Uinta Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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