Wasatch Polygamy Nitro Porter
Utah Brewers Cooperative

Wasatch Polygamy Nitro PorterWasatch Polygamy Nitro Porter
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #923
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,454
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.33%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
191
From:
Utah Brewers Cooperative
 
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
84
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 191
Photo of Beejay
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: dark brown in color with a nice cascading tan head.

S: caramel and chocolate, with some lovely bready notes.

T: bready with tons of caramel, milk chocolate, and grain.

M: medium feel, carbonation is lower, with a nice creamy feel.

O: overall, good enough to share with the wives.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look- okay head as it should be with a nitro smell- coffee notes and dark chocolate taste- watery and ordinary feel- thin and also watery. Overall- meh don't buy again

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Photo of sjdevel
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color. Low carbonation - nitro did not seem very active. 1 finger head dissipated quickly.

Nice charred grain / woodiness and caramel. Coffee notes and a bit of chocolate as well.

Slight hop bite up front - very light. Goes right into heavy roasted grains, coffee, and some Chocolate. Starts of pretty sweet but seems to get a bit drier.

Feels pretty thin for a porter. Could be a lot Fuller. I'd say it's a lower end of medium.

This is a pretty good beer. Not so fond of the nitro in this one. Needs to be Fuller on the chocolate/coffee roastey flavors.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is milk chocolate, mild coffee and slightly earthy. The flavor is milk chocolate, dark malts, mild coffee and a mix of creamy and acidity in the finish.

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Photo of moonman1994
4.86/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Perfectly chocolatey and really smooth. A solid porter that is flavorful and refreshing while not feeling at all heavy. Much better than the standard Polygamy Porter or the Barrel Aged Polygamy Porter in my opinion. Personally one of my favorite porters but I like them on the chocolatey/coffee flavor side.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wasatch Polygamy Nitro Porter, 6% ABV. Pours black and seemingly bubble-free, with a slight tan nitro head. Should have been more aggressive on the pour. Nose is malty and a touch of dark fruit. Taste is roast malt, a bit sweet, dark fruit, with a very slight bitter close. Pretty flat. Overall meh, not much flavor.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a black color with a thick tan head that retains well.
Roasted malt and vanilla aroma.
Coffee taste, a little chocolate, and vanilla.
Medium-bodied, pretty good.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out black. Head is tan and very dense with great retention. Seeing just a bit of lacing

Roasted grains, some dark fruit, sweet vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Quite a bit going on however I wish it were a bit more aromatic.

Vanilla is very pronounced in the taste. Roasted grains through out and a very light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Feels soft and coats the palate well.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a wonderful cascade of tan bubbles coming up through the brew due to the nitro pour. When the cascade comes to an end there is a nice persistent white foam on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of roasted malts caramel and a bit of chocolate. Overall the aroma is light, but nice.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter roasted malt taste that has a good showing of cocoa, caramel, and a bit of coffee. The sweetness fades a little bit as the taste advances all while the bitter cocoa and coffee get stronger. A small amount of nuttiness works its way at the end and with the increase in coffee and a tiny bit of a crème taste that comes to the tongue, one is left with a dark and roasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – From the nitro pour the body of the brew is smooth with the calm and silky nitro feel. For the rich dark flavors of the brew, the feel is prime and makes of a robust yet luscious sipper.
Overall – The nitro does this brew well matching the sweeter and roasty flavors well. Overall a good showing of a porter.

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Photo of stevoj
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On nitro at Brewers Haven. Creamy dark brown/black pour, silky head. Exceptionally smooth and slick, slippery, nutty, roast grains. Nitro adds a lot to the base porter

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Photo of D1noB
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweat chocolate with crisp body, the slightest of bitterness in the finish. Head sticks with it for almost bragging rights long.

Taste rating in words: Sweet sassy molassy!

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Photo of puck1225
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Aggressive pour did not produce a sizable head but it was long lasting. Nice roasted smell and taste. A bit thin but over pretty good.

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Photo of zeff80
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured an opaque, jet black color with a small, creamy head of light brown foam. The aroma was fairly weak (I feel like all nitro beers are like this), very subtle chocolate and roast smells. Tasted of sweet chocolate, some toffee and caramel. Minimal bitterness. Very smooth.

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Photo of BWED
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

A- Deep brown, near black. Deep red hues come through. Head is great; super dense, nitro cascade, light brown in color. Leaves rings of thick lumpy lacing down the glass.

S- Smooth roasty notes. Both coffee and dark chocolate.

T- Sweet but light: some chocolate and some roasted coffee.

M- Body is full and creamy. Finish is smooth and sweet, but with a roasty dryness.

O- A classic, but amped up. Nitro gives this some more character.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black with a beautiful nitro head that lasts until the beer is done. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a very slight bitterness. The body is medium with a creamy nitro carbonation. Very tasty porter, sometimes you forget the little nuances of standard american porters after drinking so many high ABV imperial stouts.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single-serve bottle

The appearance is probably the strongest quality of this take. Dark, but not opaque like a stout. Outstanding head, retention, and lacing.

The aromas are very subdued but pleasant. A strong roasted character is present, along with chocolate and coffee.

The flavor is exceptionally smooth, with the heavily roasted notes of the aroma carrying through to the palate, but otherwise this isn't a very remarkable brew on the palate. It winds up a shade too sweet.

The mouthfeel is pretty watery for the style, and lacking in carbonation, particularly given the NITRO billing. A nice creamy feel, but lacks something to balance the finish.

A nice beer that I will try again, just in case I'm being uncharitable, but somewhat off for the style. A bit too sweet and lacking in complexity.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark brown with a 1in head. Filmy surface

Aroma is unfortunately not the best. I get roasted malts some smokiness and maybe a hint of dark fruits

Taste is fortunately better than the nose. Black coffee, Smoked wood, bits of chocolate and dark fruits with just a touch of vanilla

This was not my favorite beer. I wish it was heavier and had stronger notes

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown- not black- with a fingernail of tan head that recedes quickly. Nose of smoke and roasted malt. Body follows the nose with charred malt, smoke, and a touch of oak. Missing chocolate or vanilla to add a second dimension. Given it's a nitro, not too creamy of a medium body and low carbonation.
The effect of the nitro wasn't apparent in this beer, which is unusual. The nitro took some roughness off what could've been an odd finish. Not as pretty as nitro beers tend to be. Very interesting label art and a smokey little porter.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Man I hate Nitro beers. Every time I order one I'm reminded. This will be my last, as it just has no flavor whatsoever. Thanks nitro for sucking all the flavor from this beer and leaving me with a creamy water like substance going down my throat.

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Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & crimson tinged mahogany with a pinky of tan head. Slightly better than average head retention & lacing

S: Carob, slight smokeyness & cocoa, faint vanilla notes once warm

T: Follows the nose, woody bitterness, a touch of iron as well up front. Carob, smokeyness, faint hints of dark cherry & raisin as this warms, still loads of woody & herbal hops. Finishes a little dry with charred grain &herbal hops, plus cocoa

MF: Medium body, smooth carbonation

Drinks easy, but was hoping for more

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Photo of biegaman
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Polygamy Nitro Porter has an intriguing name, eye-catching label and completely banal appearance. More brown than black, the beer is unexpectedly clear and even has colourful highlights at certain angles. Equally surprising is that it manages only a thin and incomplete head despite being nitrogenated.

The aroma has the kind of black coffee and roasted malt notes anticipated from a 6% American Porter; it smells a lot bigger and bolder than it looks. Even then, however, the bouquet has a slightly sweeter, overtly nutty tinge and hints of toffee and milk chocolate-coated hazelnut. It's appetizing, not intimidating.

I appreciate the smoothing effect of nitrogen, but it rarely appeals to me. It's actually a strongly flattering feature for this recipe (as online reviews would indicate; this is much higher rated than the original). Still, I can't help but consider it achingly delicate and light-bodied for a porter. It borders on English Dark Mild territory...

Which, when taken out of context, is hardly such a bad thing. Who doesn't love gentle roastiness, dark caramel undertones, hints of pecan and praline, coffee and chocolate, as well as rich honeycomb-like maltiness? Polygamy isn't a great porter but flavour certainly is not one of its shortcomings.

Polygamy Nitro Porter is not a beer you'd commit to for the rest of your life. You'll definitely want some other stouts and porters on the side - it alone can't satisfy all your dark beer needs. Until it puts a little more meat on its bones and develops a bit stronger of a personality, I feel I have no choice but to keep seeing other beers.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I didn't quite like this as much as I thought I would, but it was still pretty decent. I expected a creamier finish due to the nitrogenation, and it had a very large head, but came out more smoky and chocolaty than anything. That's fine for a porter on nitro, obviously, but it just wasn't quite what I thought I would get. Would have to compare this to the original version side by side to really get the difference in flavors, but the original wasn't available when I had this one.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pour is impressive--dark black beer topped with a creamy cocoa cap that lingers and leaves plenty of lace. The aroma is all cocoa nibs and coffee notes, a hint of smoke and a light roast. Tastes similar, with an all around enjoyable flavor profile. Nitro lends a wonderful smoothness to this beer, but leaves a quick finish at the end.

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Photo of Redrover
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my wife for picking up a 6 pack. From a bottle into a pint glass with an aggressive pour. As with most nitro beers it looks good. Very dark brown with ruby highlights and a tan head.

It has an aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and a hint of coco.

The taste closely tracks the smell. There are roasted but not charred malts, a bit of raisin and plum followed by a bit of something sweet like chocolate.

The mouth is smooth and creamy but like all nitro beers thins by mid-glass.

I enjoyed this one while watching the NCAA basketball tourney.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a pitch black with a creamy tan/brown head that keeps about an inch on top a couple fingers of lacing.

S: Roasted malt, sweet malt, some smoke.
Not the strongest aromas out of this one.

T: Sweet malt, Roast, some chocolate and almost a hint of chocolate. Not much bitterness.

F: Creamy smooth, very little carbonation a little watery.

O: Not bad but very little stands out about it.

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Wasatch Polygamy Nitro Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 191 ratings