Galloway Porter | Epic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 67
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 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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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 Douglas88
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. A nose of sweet chocolates, coffee lots of malts. The flavor is smooth and easy; milky chocolates, coffee, fresh roasted flavors. A nice easy-drinking porter. A good brew to have on hand in the cellar!

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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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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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Photo of Gregfalone
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-
poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Pours very dark brown, almost black with deep burgundy around the edges
Nice two finger beige head that takes its time dissapating leaving decent lacing on the way down. - Noticed sediment in beer after pouring remainder of bottle

Nose-
Roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. There's also an ever so slight unpleasant smell in there that I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste-
Sweet dark fruits up front followed by some chocolate and more fruit. Simple but pleasing.

Mouthfeel-
Medium heavy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Just about right for my tastes.

Overall-
This is a pretty good porter. Pretty simple, drinkable and tasty. Reminds me of some English porters.Epic did a good job on this one I will definately drink this one again.

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