Blue Law Porter | Epic Brewing Company

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Blue Law PorterBlue Law Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 21
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark reddish-brown colour. Smells like sweet blueberry maple syrup, earthy hops, roasted malts, and smokey pine. Tastes like sweet blueberry juice initially, hint of mocha, light earthy and spruce aftertaste; with a toastedness on the finish. Light er than expected. All flavours are distinguishable, yet very balanced, and not too intense.

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Photo of ripberge
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow! A really unique beer. The only time I recall tasting something like this was the anchor steam Christmas beer, though this is definitely heavier. Only my second Epic beer, would definitely buy this again.

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4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.89/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ananh
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i have been waiting some time to try this one, a porter with blackberry and spruce tips, something very unique and delicious, although its not perfect. has a deeo pruple glow in the light beneath the brown, and the head is off white but it doesnt last. looks a little thin for what it is, definitely lighter than others, but the nose is great. there is both a tartness and a sweetness to the fruit, but its radiant. the spruce is way back, i wish it was more lively there, i love spruce, and i keep looking for it, but if its there, its lost to the fruit. the flavor is nice though, berries are heavy, and the base porter is nice, more english than anything else, with some yeast character and a real lightness at the expense of body and ashy roast intensity. fruit lingers in the finish, but its on the tarter side here, lovely. chocolate covered dried berry is what i taste, not much spruce happening unfortunately. i wish for more body, as much as its drinkable as it is, i want a bigger richer base beer for these flavors, especially in winter. a few tweaks this could be epic (no pun intended). more spruce and more body would make it really pop off, but i still like it a lot. on tap at the brewery.

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3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear, but a deep, red-mahogany hue. Head is a finger of dark tan foam, with a hint of magenta; it fades after a minute or so , leaving delicate whisps of lacing clinging tenaciously to the sides of the glass.

S: Toasted malt, sweet dried fruit, and citrus notes all mixed equally together.

T: Medium-sweet malt, with a mild, acrid flavor. Tart berries swing up to dominate the middle, then are replaced by the notes of grapefruit-rind and bitterness as the hops comes through, with the finish becoming tart again.

M: Slightly chewy, but crisp with decent carbonation. Finish is dry, but not astringent.

O: This is a porter, first and foremost, but the tartness and hoppiness do set it apart a bit from the rest of the class. I don't see this becoming a favorite, but it is worth trying.

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3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at drewone's place.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, berries, earth, and cocoa. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour fruity finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

22oz bomber served in a killian's irish stout glass. the bottle says 7.0% ABV, along with "release #2". so whenever that is... consumed the end of may

dark ruby color, great looking bier. smell is the blackberries, along with flowery hops, and roasted malt. feel is smooth and medium, taste is very flowery, with a sweet berry background. finishes a little cloying like strong cranberry juice.

odd but good. still, i prefer a more traditional porter

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This unique porter pours a very dark opaque brown. It sports a very thick and voluminous tan colored head that tries my patience with a very large amount of carbonation. The scent is fairly subdued with hints of malt, chocolate and cocoa. All very subdued.

The flavor begins with a nice sweetness that is far from cloying with a nice balanced bitterness. That chocolate gives way to a wonderful finish that eventuates the spruce tips. Very unique and refreshing finish. The spruce is not a gimmick and adds to the beer overall. Strange that I have difficulty picking up on it in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is very lively and medium to full bodied with a strong carbonation. Very good beer that I wish was cheaper. The aroma is lacking somewhat, but the unique use of spruce makes it an enjoyable beer.

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Blue Law Porter from Epic Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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