Uniontown Porter | Mad River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
379 Ratings
Uniontown PorterUniontown Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Steelhead Scotch Porter and Steelhead Porter

This traditionally styled Porter has complex malt characteristics balanced with a mild hop profile. Scottish smoked and peated malts lend added complexity and a mild smokey flavor.

Added by kbub6f on 01-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
239
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of jibrahim414
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see MRB rebranding their beers. It gives them a little more character. This is a lot better than their old Scotch porter for sure. Dark brown, like molasses. Creamy, tan head with streak lacing. Aroma is peated malt and hops- berries, spice, and pine. Earthy notes, and hints of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is well balanced with smokey and sweet from the malt, and some herbal and fruit qualities from the hops. A very good beer!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one sits around that SRM of traditional porters and brown ales. The head was around 1/2" off white. The aroma hits of alcohol and some peat earthiness.

Taste is a thick, minor molasses/brown sugar. Good in small quantities, the mouthfeel is thick and viscous, there is a good amount of hopping in this to qualify as an English porter, but it is probably for the better. Good bitterness from the roasted and smoked malts as well as the hops which I suspect are Cascades. This is one of those cigar beers.

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Photo of sinodux
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThemThangs
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours very dark. Starts out somewhat sweet, then I get notes that mostly remind me of roast/char and citrus. The hops seem to be quite a bit more in the forefront than I usually detect in a porter. Not bad.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TruePerception
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mad River Steelhead Porter, aged on old Scotch barrels. Not very Scotch-y, but a good porter with a bit of char character to it. More of the barrel quality in the aroma, than on the palate.

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Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masonpp85
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this was on special so i decided to try it out even though it wasn't on tap. it's a very smooth and drinkable beer on the lighter side of taste/feel for a porter. i ordered one last one at the end of the night because i wanted another one after trying some other beers.

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Photo of Kark
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoosierGaijin
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Refloosh
3.03/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OB1
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMindbender
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich dark chocolate color, not quite black. Head is smallish and not long lasting. Head is a light tan color. A bit of fine lacing sticks around.

Big chocolate-y aroma, slightly on the bitter side. A bit of tobacco, anise, and roasted malt. Some light hops, floral.

Taste is like the aroma. Very chocolate-y. Espresso, smoke, tobacco, anise, and dark molasses. Floral hops notes, a bit grassy as well. A bit of sweetness at the end, maybe brown sugar.

Mouth feel is a bit on the thin side, especially for a porter. Creamy on the tongue. Bitter at first but ends on the sweet side.

A decent porter but seems very thin on the tongue. Taste and aroma are better. A bit more heft on the body would improve this beer a great deal.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black pour with a tan one-finger head. Rich chocolatey aroma. Taste follows the nose with a semi-sweet chocolate flavor upfront. Can also taste a hint of burnt coffee and dark roasted malt.

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Photo of kwlightner
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MtOrion
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of batt6343
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tom_O
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A fantastically smooth porter. Very drinkable with a good alcohol body and taste.

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Photo of dbauer
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Uniontown Porter from Mad River Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 379 ratings.
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