Wasatch Polygamy Porter
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Utah Brewers Cooperative
American Porter
Ranked #484
Ranked #29,415
3.32 | pDev: 15.66%
Jun 14, 2022
Oct 11, 2001
Notes: None
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

3.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark coffee with slight khaki head from cold can into stein. Notes of caramel, bread, toffee, coffee, and vanilla with mild Stout IBU bite for a Porter. Decent local Utah brew under the local 5% limitation on ABV.
Jun 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Coffee black with a dense tan head clinging to the glass and leaving behind curvy lacing.

Light tobacco pairs with a touch of toffee and caramelization before exhaling drying cocoa powder.

The fluffy medium body finishes fittingly powder dry.
Apr 25, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 11, 2021
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Rated by PepRyan from Louisiana

1.64/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Porter?? Ha. This is undrinkable.
Apr 03, 2021
Rated: 3.18 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 2.96 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by SvenGolly from California

2.16/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I go to Utah just about every year to ski. Always loved the irreverence of Wasatch Brewery names. So it's a bit disappointing to write this review.

PP used to be the best Porter you could get in Utah when everything was 3.2 (without going to a package store). Now that the laws have changed to allow 5% ABV beers, Polygamy Porter at 5% is no longer on top. In some ways, upping the alcohol level seems to have brought out some skanky, caramel notes especially on the finish.

It's primarily sold in cans which means most are going to drink it straight. Bad idea. It definitely improves on pouring but not enough to make me buy it again.

Look - like dark roast black coffee.
Smell - mild chocolate, mild burnt coffee, undescribable off note
Taste - caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, malt
Feel - a bit harsh and oddly acidic.
Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Murky brown color.

Very minimal khaki head; almost no lacing.

Oats, bread & milk in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Honey & grains in the flavor, but very watery. Cloying.

A disappointment.
Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2019
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
8/2019 Zion NP
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a dark reddish orange with a quarter finger light khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Somewhat less head from an aggressive pour than expected from a "nitro" can. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, vanilla, cocoa and a little coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet dark toasted malt, vanilla, light lactose, a hint of coffee and cocoa. Light lingering vanilla and dark malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice light porter leaning towards a milk stout profile. Nicely balanced cocoa, vanilla and malt. A little light in body and intensity, but quite agreeable and pleasant. Humorous can art work. This can lists 6%, probably higher ABV due to buying this in Montana (or maybe the ridiculous Utah low ABV laws have changed). Undoubtedly better flavored than the old 4% one must have been.
Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by BalancingBrooms from California

May 30, 2019
Rated: 3.4 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by GeoAggie from Michigan

3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Overall not bad. I got it on draft at a pub in Salt Lake and it looked great. The taste was very chocolatey, almost overwhelmingly chocolate, but this makes it after fun nod to Mormon culture. The aftertaste is artificial tasting.
Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by BltByKrmn from New York

Mar 08, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by z_21 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.3 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.61 by BrianLumbrusco from Arizona

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Deep brown in color and nearly impenetrable to light. There’s a fingernail of creamy beige on top. Heavy lacing. The aroma is tough to seek out, but with some effort i’m detecting some dark malt and dark chocolate. I’m tasting bitter coffee and dark chocolate. The mouth is very creamy and due to the addition of nitrogen. There’s also a light chalkiness.
Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by natzalot from Arizona

Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by riceshoes from Utah

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Elwoody from Utah

4.47/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Great porter on nitro, with dark chocolate and coffee notes and slight hint of cherry. Wish the Abv was higher as it is it almost has a bread taste but it’s great bread. A little light on body but drinks easy year round.
May 23, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Spluger from Massachusetts

Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by dbauer from California

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from 12oz can into Seidel Mug.

L: Deep dark brown, light shines through to show mahogany hues. thin khaki head fades into nothing.

S: Lots of chocolate, some sherry, faint coffee.

T: Chocolate, sherry, coffee, weird tastes at the end.

F: Medium body, crisp, weird after taste.

O: Bad.
Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by UtahBeerPleb from Utah

3.31/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a very very dark brown - not quite opaque, but pretty close. The head is pretty good. It has a very good look. The smell is fairly muted, but there's definite chocolatey and faint coffee notes. The flavor matches the nose - lots of dark chocolatey malts, maybe a bit of coffee. The texture is quite creamy, so while the body is thin, it hides it decently well, at least at first. It gets harder to hide that as you work your way through it though. It has good flavor, but the lighter body definitely hurts it. It's difficult to make a session porter, and it's not bad for what it is - an approachable, crushable, somewhat sweet dark beer.

Of course, the artwork and taglines are a Utah classic.
Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by hkyplyr73 from New York

Nov 16, 2017
Rated: 3.35 by Oakley from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2017
Rated: 2.5 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 3.05 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Squatters Pub Brewery, the sister company of Wasatch.

Appearance: dark, hazy brown with a finger of tenacious and creamy tan foam due to the nitro. Great.

Smell: a little roasty, but really it's way too light, even after warming up.

Taste: sweet and caramelly with a light roastiness. Not bad if you like the caramel/toffee character in porters.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: not a bad porter, but the aroma isn't great. Still, very drinkable if you like the sweeter porter varieties.
Aug 10, 2017
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Reviewed by andrewh995 from Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a medium brown that lets ruby light through. No head. Smells of chocolate, mild coffee, and malt. Tastes of light chocolate, light coffee, and roasted malts. Medium-light body with almost zero carbonation... Overall this is a below average Porter, mostly hurt by the fact that there is little to no carbonation and a very average flavor.
Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Jimbob-gbr from Nebraska

4.09/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A very good mild porter. Has a dark brown poor with nice off white tan head. Bready and chocolate and light toffee smell. Milld roast, chocolate, caramel and coffee flavors. Feel is a bit thin but is also only 4% abv. Can have more than one like the label says. Mild enough to enjoy year round
Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by poisoneddwarf from Idaho

3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Halfway decent porter. The most special thing about this beer is the label. Smells like wheat bread gone bad. Seems to get less interesting as it warms. No detectable aftertaste. Doesn’t leave much of an impression. By the time I finished it, I thought it was the worst porter I’d ever had. Started decent, ended poorly.
Jun 05, 2017
Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 634 ratings