Wasatch Polygamy Porter
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Utah Brewers Cooperative
American Porter
Ranked #450
Ranked #28,087
3.33 | pDev: 15.62%
Sep 16, 2023
Oct 11, 2001
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Rated: 3.53 by funku2 from Colorado

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Best by 9.18.23

Purchased refrigerated at a grocery store for about $1.50

Poured at fridge temp into a weizen glass.

Pours a deep chestnut nearly coffee brown/black with an aggressive head that settles into a thin ring and cap. 4

Off the can I get some bitter but sweetened coffee, can tell the caramel is there but chocolate is lost. Followed by a fairly roasty after-note. Off the glass is similar but heavier on the roastiness. 4

Bitter coffee and astringent forward, which gives way to a slight earthy hop bite. Chocolate is dark and bitter similar to a heavy cacao Ghirardelli bar. After a lingering of that a soft sweet aftertaste finishes out very softly. 3.5

Body is fairly light, and I'm sure much better than it's 4% predecessor. Moderately carbonated that goes down smooth and pleasantly. 3.75

Overall, I definitely expected more caramel and chocolate, but was met with more roasty coffee and hops. While not out-of-this-world, it does represent the style fairly in my opinion.
It aspires to be a Black Butte and it's certainly not my favorite porter (shout out to Melvin - Scenario) I wasn't disappointed by my sought after consumption or experience. 3.75
Jul 17, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by evostudios12 from Florida

Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
On nitro tap at the Wasatch Brew Pub in the Salt Lake City International Airport.

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like milk chocolate and roast.

I’m not sure if nitro entirely improves this experience – I know it’s more often available non-nitro, and that feels like it might be better. It definitely tastes nicely creamy, but this delivery format seems to smooth out some of the roast, and make this a touch too sweet in the end. It’s nicely chocolatey, however, and still tastes pretty good.

This is quite creamy, and drinkable, while being a little bit thin on the finish.

I don’t hate this by any means, it’s good stuff, but I feel like it could have been better.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +27.6%
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 Ohio

Jul 11, 2021
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Rated by PepRyan from Louisiana

1.64/5  rDev -50.8%
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 -35.1%
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 -9.9%
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 +8.1%
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 +14.4%
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 -2.7%
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
Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 638 ratings