Wasatch Polygamy Porter | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Polygamy PorterWasatch Polygamy Porter

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Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-11-2001

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Ratings: 605 |  Reviews: 238
Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
2.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.5/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakley
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dave1999
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of flagmantho
3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of andrewh995
2.98/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of Jimbob-gbr
4.09/5  rDev +23.6%
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

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.11/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of brymtb
2.54/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

....cute name....and....did I mention it was a cute name...

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Photo of bwood06
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Since I decided to have dessert after the Ironman 70.3 in St. George, UT, I figured a good porter, especially one as famous as this one, would go well with something sweet.

This beer pours an opaque black hue that has mahogany edges and a thin khaki head that dissipates quickly to a ghostly cream layer. Carbonation is not visible. 4/5 The aroma is very muted but notes of toffee and dark chocolate/coffee do come through, although it is tough to distinguish these notes. 3.25/5 The flavor profile, unlike the aroma, is nice and flavorful with the same toffee and dark chocolate/coffee coming though, but much more strongly here. Bitterness is light and comes across as espresso bitterness that does not linger after swallowing for very long at all. 3.5/5 This is a lighter porter (medium body) that is more akin to the English style than the American. It is actually a bit crisp with a slight drying that lingers only slightly after swallowing. Carbonation is fairly light. 3.75/5 This is a decent porter, especially with food, and has a good flavor profile, but the aroma drags the score down a bit due to the lack of strength. Still, I'm always more than happy to try out a famous beer. 3.5/5

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3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 16-oz. draft (I think)
Glass: Wasatch Brewery slightly curved shaker glass
From: Gordon Biersch in the Salt Lake City, Utah airport
Price: $6.50
Purchased: April 30, 2017
Consumed: April 30, 2017
Reviewed as: American Porter
Misc.: N/A

Grabbed this while on a layover in the Salt Lake City, Utah airport. Went for here because most of the underage people I was traveling with were at different concourses. Had seen this before, but I think this was the first time I had tried it. Maybe way back in the day on another trip to Utah.

Poured a dark brown color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky khaki head when I got it. Serene setting underneath. Outstanding spotty lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled cocoa, milk chocolate, toffee, brown bread, nutty malts and maybe even a touch of vanilla. A tad light, but that is expected for 4.0 pct. ABV. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste was not quite as good. Hard to get that much flavor into a 4.0 pct. porter I bet. Got cocoa, chocolate milk, nutty malts, light coffee, even hints of vanilla, and semi-char wood. (Taste - 3.25)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long slightly roasty finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Not as bad as I thought it would be. Not quite as thick as I’d want it, but I enjoyed it. (Overall - 3.50)

3.52 | 80 | B

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Desert at the capitol reef resort. Like you expect of a chocolate porter

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MAB
3.19/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Finally got to taste a "classic" in the beer world. The label and concept alone is enough to give this a passing grade.
The beer is dark, but not realy dark. The feel is thin and a touch watery, but the flavors there are just fine.
I could drink a lot of this and be happy. But it isn't earth-shattering or particularly impressive for the style.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samnpue
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not very heady but nice dark brown hues, nothing truly notable on the nose, tastes like a "light" porter. kind of watery.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Dark with a ton of red coming through in the glass. Not a very long lasting head, and no lacing as a result of that.

S- Dry, just a touch of bitterness, and a decent dose of dry chocolate are the primary scents that hit the nostrils. Not much else here, very simple and straight forward.

T- Lightly hoppy and dry right off the bat. The burnt malts provide a dry chocolate flavor that borderlines on slightly chalky. Just a touch of a light hopping is detectable on the tongue. Chocolate rides out the flavor as it leaves the tongue. Overall flavor is simple and one dimensional.

M- Being a 3.2 beer, this isn't really a fair comparison to other porters, as this one is well short of creamy or thick. That being said, it is still a very smooth, lighter drinking beer. Great balance of full flavor and light feel is a solid combo despite its relatively light body.

Overall, solid, but nothing to write home about. If you are looking for a smooth, easy drinking beer with a darker flavor profile, this fits the bill.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vfgccp
1.93/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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