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%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. Bomber
Classic Series
$3.29 ea.

Pours a dark brown/black color, some carbonation, little fizzy tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight chocolate/toffee/coffee notes. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, with some chocolate/toffee notes. Medium body. Would not buy this beer again.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.77/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Dark brown color with a very thin cream colored head. No retention or lacing. Not great looking.

S- Coffee and grassy, surprisingly light smell for a porter.

T- Coffee and chocolate, wood tastes. Not great but not bad.

M- Smooth and creamy. Best part of the beer.

O- Nothing excels with this beer, but nothing is absolutely awful. The appearance has stuff to work on though.

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Photo of bagpiper2005
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour: Deep reddish-brown color. Two fingers of tan head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Aroma is big on coffee. Light roasted malt character underneath. Nothing really exciting.

Taste: Very bland front end with a very thin malt presence. Bitter black coffee and burnt bread back end. Not impressed.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery with medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It drinks like dark, black coffee, which is a drink I just do not like.

Final Notes: The malts need to be kicked up and they need to do something about that burnt bread taste in the back, that's just not working. Sorry guys, won't be coming back to this one.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.92/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Black color. Three fingers of pillowy beige head. Retention is a little better than average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

2.0 S: Unfathomly dry. Bone fucking dry. Roastiness and a weird tangy twanginess. Needs a bit less attenuation. Like cocoa powder. Not a fan.

3.0 T: Roasty and grainy. Dry, but reasonably dry this time. Light cocoa powder again and a touch of caramel. Not great, but not horrid. Pretty much average.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Quite creamy for what it is. Good here.

3.0 D: Average, drinkable, worth a try but not a rebuy.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of biglite351
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Orange-brown light through center of glass with a very short tight

off-white head

S - Very mild toasted malt, hint of cocoa

T - Light but okay to start; mild toasted malt and cocoa. However, there

is a bitter tinge in the finish

M - Mice thickness with okay coating. A lot of tingle on tongue and

throat

O - To mild for this to be picked over most other options

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Photo of maximum12
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up on a nice clearance rack. Happy to give it a shot. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pour is black & moderately foamy. Nose is rich, lovely chocolate & a dose of roast. Nothing wild but damn appealing.

Galloway Porter peaks with the nose & falls off quickly. Chocolate remains the dominant actor, & there's roast, but the hop strike really clashes with the roast. The hops are earthy, almost herbal, & I never drink tea with my Giradelli. Because that's weird. And then there's a lactose shot that adds to the confusion.

This is a beer that's having an identity crisis, & I'm not shrink. It's a mish-mash of different things that taste good apart, but the combo is off-putting. Decent enough, but based on the nose, this could have been a contenda.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of chumba526
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears dark brown with a medium sized tan head.

It smells slightly of toffee, chocolate and coffee.

It tastes much like it smells. There is a nice toffee sweetness that is balanced with a nice roasted malt flavor. There are very mild hints of coffee and chocolate present. Pretty descent flavor: it is stereotypical porter.

It has medium carbonation.

The drinkability is good about average for they style. I made it through the bottle quite easily.

Overall a nice tasting porter though it is uninspired in my opinion. It's worth picking up though if you feel like a classic porter.

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Photo of CPAles
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emmasdad
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at a Utah state liquor store on the way to San Diego last month, as the price (less than 4 bucks a bomber) was right. Poured a dark brown color with a nice big light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, toffee and roasted malt. Medium bodied and slightly astringent, with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt and toffee.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a big tan head. Average retention with good lacing.

Very roasty and chocolately aroma with a little earthy bitterness in the aroma. Nothing really stands out here.

Loads of chocolate and roast in the flavor profile. Seems a bit overattenuated as it finishes supremely dry, but the flavors are there.

Lighter bodied with slightly above medium carbonation. Still managed to be somewhat creamy despite the slightly lighter body.

Above average, but many betters exist. I like some of the flavors, but it's a bit too dry to drink much of and no flavors are really exceptional.

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Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear very dark brown colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head. Unusually dak for a porter I can't really see light through this one.

Smells strongly of charred grain. Chocolate scent with with some smoke and wheat toast aromas. Slight scent of caramel.

Starts out mildly sweet with a taste of patent malt, slight coffee after taste. Gets sweeter as you drink it there is a strong chocolate taste. Overall this is mainly just mild and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is just a nice regular Porter. Most brewers have a similar beer. It is just meant to be easy to drink and well liked by most. But this doesn't try to be World Class.

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Photo of beerinmybelly
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RedBiddy
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had to walk six city blocks to finally find a decent beer in Salt Lake City. This was a decent pour...a little too transparent. The lacing was average. Taste was...hmmm...yes, a porter but nothing outstanding. It felt like velvet stuck to velcro in my mouth...the carbonation was a bit intense. Taste was the most pleasant surprise. Chocolate, raisen, and cherimoya. I could tolerate three or four of these but nothing dazzling....unless you compare it to most offerings in Utah. The Mormons have ruined the state of beer here.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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