Galloway Porter | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark, full-bodied and drinkable beer, Galloway Porter highlights rich roasted chocolate and coffee-like malt flavors and aromas. It has a very mild hop addition so that the chocolate malt flavor can shine through.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
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0
Gots:
4
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0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of B-Rad
4.36/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good malty porter with a slight touch of hops. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Very similar to Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. Very drinkable and smooth. Purchased in a 22 oz bottle and poured into a generic pint glass. Purchased at the Utah State Liquor Store for around $3.00 and some change. A fine example of Epic's craft.

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Photo of Vylo
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a pretty one. It's a very dark brown with hardly any give at the edges. A nice creamy head develops a little over one finger high and has some staying power, taking a good amount of time to recede to a thick foam. A good amount of lacing is left in patches on the glass.
The nose offers a malty bouquet, a nice roasted barley and chocolate malts aroma withcoffe underlying and a bit of citrus hops balance to it. It's excellently balanced and spot-on for style. This is what a porter (not a stout) should smell like.
The roasted malts are likewise heaviest in the flavor, clearly of at least the chocolate variety and imparting a good coffee flavor with it. Citrus hops shine brightly underneath while letting the malts reign. It's a 4.5 if only the flavor didn't taper off a bit as it warms.
The mouthfeel offers a great blending of smoothness and light crispness that meld rather than competing in a medium body with an appropriately light carbonation.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep sable just a flea’s eyebrow above black with a frothy and fine-bubbled tan head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma has strong woody, nutty, malty, and subtle spicy notes. Flavor has a malty underpinning and nutty, earthy, chocolate, and toffee tones, along with woody, bitter hops. Texture has average weight but plenty of fizz, leaving a woody, earthy finish. A satisfying porter.

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Photo of rembrant
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Bomber from Salt Lake

Looks a proper Porter, black with just a slight reddish tint. A light tan head does a good foam, 2" plus.

Dark fruit aroma, raisin dominant,with a hint of coffee. Not a real strong scent but pleasent.

Taste- Quite nice,a bit sweeter than an Ed Fitz and more stouty than a lot of Porters Rather resembles Dark Horse Black Bier or Clipper City Pegleg Stout.,beers I know rather well and enjoy,though those two...and this are so similar I could be fooled in a blind taste. Funny, a Black Bier, a Porter and a Imperial Stout being that similar.

Mouthfeel is pretty rich,again a pretty stouty Porter and I favor that over a Porter that's too light. Big and malty.

Drinkable indeed. Hefty, like an Oat Stout but at just 5.4% is just a tad past " session".

Happy to note, it's not SALTY. I guess they didn't use the Lake water.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of plfahey
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep mahogany brown with garnet highlights and what appears to be decent clarity. Large khaki head has moderately high retention.

Aroma-Dry, toasted bread crusts with a sprinkle of bittersweet cocoa powder and a touch of roasted malt. Extremely aromatic and enticing. Upon closer inspection, there's a dab of caramel sweetness, and a whiff of green, earthy hops.

Flavor-Not exactly what I expected from the aroma-sweet milk chocolate up front transitions on the palate across the spectrum of roast flavors-toasty bread crusts, then roasted malt, and then a hint of dark espresso in the finish. Near the finish, light herbal/woodsy hops come into play and moderately low hop bitterness coupled with roast and brisk carbonation make for a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with very high, prickly carbonation. The overall feel is pretty good, but the carbonation is a bit high for the style. Giving a vigorous pour on this one to release some of the excess carbonation really helps to soften up the mouthfeel a bit.

A little brisk on the carbonation, but otherwise, not bad at all. A solid porter with great flavor and aroma-it's all too easy to put down an entire bomber (or two) of this. Yum.

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Photo of Radome
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, fluffy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, earthy hops and coffee. Light toasty and smoky flavors. Moderate hops bitterness and earthy flavor. A solid, enjoyable porter.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich cola pour with reddish highlights upon exit from the bottle comes off coal black in the vessel. A spongy textured slight khaki head lasts but a minute or two before coming a thin skim coating. Lacing was kept to a bare minimum.

S: Rich semi-sweet chocolate roast, smooth fresh charred wood comes with a nice level of aromatic roast awareness.

T: The flavor holds a dark, sweet caramel roast backing, cocoa, buttery toast, marshmellow and a smudge of vanilla. Sweet and spicy bitterness comes on the finish. The flavor overall is very polished and everything flows smoothly together but is still very distinguishable by itself.

M: Good carbonation presence, medium body, buttery oily feel.

O: Overall a solid example, especially flavor wise which was very polished, smooth and easy to consume. Bomber worthy at a great price point makes this a very good recommend. While some people may rate more harsly expecting the next big thing, there is certainly nothing wrong with a very drinkable session porter, which is what this all about with a nice soothing complexity and flavor.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 provided by Inflatablechair.. Thanks Sam.

Pours with a descent tan head... okay retention and lacing... very deep verging on black brew....

Nose is pretty traditional ... lite roast and bits of cocoa... something in there that I associate with vanilla.. hints of nuttiness.

Flavor shows with more roastiness and a lite char... finishes pretty dry... lite dark fruitiness with alot of warmth.. smooth body and lite carbonation... very sessionable.

I tend to not drink alot of porters, but this is nice and I would certainly recommend it... very standard and nothing to complain about... well made.

3.5/4/4/3.5/4

Another new to me beer... Thanks Sammy.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark brown beer with amber highlights. Has a nice creamy off white head with some nice lace. A nice sweet malt character dominates the aroma with nutlike notes, a hint of toffee and some coffee lingering in the background. The sweet malt character saturates the tip of your tongue. Leaving the rest of your tongue to bath in the wonderful roasted malt notes. With a even bitterness creating a nice dry finish.
The color of this beer put me off at first. It being lighter than most of the porters I drink. But this is a pleaser.
Thanks John

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Photo of jooler
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look is amazing. Smell is not really be there. This was aged for about 2 years. Taste is a lot smoother than expected, but I feel like all the coffee and cocoa flavor is gone. Either that or that is just the way it is.

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Photo of PailOPale
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #67 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Interesting robust porter. Quite hearty smoky tones to it. At least more than I was expecting. Nice consistent flavor profile. Consistent (I am tired of this word...someone please find me a new one) flavor profile and a nice even body

Note: I had this beer after it sat out for quite some time. I believe the temperature of it has made all the difference.

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Photo of kagent777
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 Oz bottle from the Brewery poured into a goblet.

Appearance: A nice solid brown with hints of garnet on the edges. The tan head receded quickly to a ring with patches.

Smell: Yeasty with the slightest hint of alcohol. Roast smells as well.

Taste: There is no hop flavor to speak of. I get a nice crisp roasted flavor from the malt. There might be a slight yeastiness to the taste as well. This is a pretty dry porter.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, while the feel is non intrusive.

Drinkability: This comes from Epic brewing in SLC. All of Epic's beers are above 4.0 ABV, which is a limit in Utah to be under to be soldl in non-state stores. This is on the lower end of that range so I could easily session this one. The flavors would not induce palate fatigue either, so high drinkability in my book. A porter I will reach for again!

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

A - Pours a dark ruby red colour, finger of mocha head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Dark cocoa and bitter espresso notes come through nicely.

T - Much like the scent, the dark cocoa and espresso notes dominate, with a bit of a tobacco and smokey notes lingering on the finish.

M - A tad watery and could use a carbonation lift, but the finish has a touch of dryness and goes down smooth.

O - A tasty porter and the coffee notes are scrumptious. An underrated porter, though more reminiscent of a coffee porter than a traditional porter. Solid flavours nonetheless and well worth the $5 bomber.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Galloway Porter from Epic Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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