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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
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 EyePeeAyBryan
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benish
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of skaboom420
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bluejacket74
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle, Release #3, 6.3% ABV, SLC #2145. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and there's a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, blackberries, and coffee. It tastes like roasted malt, blackberries, wood, bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of tart dark fruit. The label says there's spruce tips in this brew, but I can't say I noticed any. I picked up more of the roasty and fruitiness more than anything else. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, glad I got to try it! Certainly worth a try if you've never had it before, I know I wouldn't turn one down. $7.99 a bomber.

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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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Photo of beergoot
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unique bottle label data:

RELEASE#3
6.3%ALC./VOL.
SLC#2145

Deep mahogany colored bodied with a thick, finely creamed head. Strong smell of roasted grains and burnt wood; chocolate undertones. Nice combination of dark grains with a teensy hint of berry-like acidity andtang. Medium-heavy body.

A nice twist to the porter styling that succeeds only because the blackberry puree is kept in check. Nothing earth-shattering yet very drinkable.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Go4aBrew
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of soulcougher
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of psychita
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of eagles22
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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