Wasatch Polygamy Porter | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Polygamy PorterWasatch Polygamy Porter
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Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
593
Reviews:
233
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
15.85%
 
 
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Photo of bwood06
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +22%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MAB
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samnpue
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +0.6%
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 +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vfgccp
1.93/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.74/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patinthebronx
2.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kkarimi
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BamfBacon
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jascott2112
4.37/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mallardip
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If there was an IPA version of a porter, this is it. Hoppy notes on nose and palate. Not a bad beer, enjoyable for sure. Just did not expect the hoppyness of this beer.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ElJakeO
4.7/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aoyoc
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreedeSon
3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Wasatch Polygamy Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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