Pologamy Nitro Porter
Utah Brewers Cooperative

Pologamy Nitro PorterPologamy Nitro Porter
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #846
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,937
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 8.63%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
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Utah Brewers Cooperative
 
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up when I was in Nevada a year and a half ago (yes, I'm behind...) and drank the rest before waiting to review the last of the bunch. Thought the name and imagery was funny given Utah's Mormon history but the liquid inside the can was up to par with it's exterior. If you like American Porters, this was a good example of what one should be without coming across as terribly dry or roasted. In the end, this was an enjoyable beer that held it's own once the novelty factor wore off.

Given that this was a nitro beer, the pour to this should have been bubbly and creamy...which it was. Dark in hue, this was a few shades deeper than Newcastle with a tan, creamy head that was worthy of any nitro pour that I've ever seen - either from a bottle or on tap. Lots of coffee, toffee, chocolate, and juicy fruit in the nose as this burst forth with flavor while being subdued at the same time. The taste was on par with that as a ton of coffee, toffee. chocolate, and raspberry juicy hit the palate and never quite let go. A dry and roasted mouthfeel would have been expected had this beer been imported but this Americanized version was quite lively, juicy, and easy on the tongue from the get-go...to the last drop. A subtle roasted undertone took hold as I finished this up and the beer became room temperature but overall, this was better than I anticipated and held my attention until the end...

Not a lot of booze here and for an American Porter, that was what I was hoping for. Lots of slickness in the mouthfeel only added to this brew's appeal as it went down quite easily, while being unmemorable. This would be a great introduction to the style for someone unaccustomed to it while keeping me engrossed, even after all my years of imbibing. Fun stuff worthy of it's surreal label!

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Photo of mwilbur
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a nice dark brown with 1/2 inch light mocha nitro head with good retention. Expected more cascading effect...yes I poured correctly.
S: Sweet lightly roasted caramel malt and some grain notes in the background.
T: Follows aroma with sweet and lightly roasted caramel malt dominating the taste with mild grain notes in the background.
M: Light-medium body. Darkly sweet and oh so smooth thanks to the nitro.
D: A decent brew, but was certainly expecting more. The nitro saved it...which says a lot.

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Photo of Suds
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Utterly black, thick, with a creamy, nitro-tan head. The aroma is of coffee....highly roasted espresso and roasted malt. The flavor is similarly coffee-like. Thick, full, creamy, and intense. Wonderfully flavorful and enjoyable.

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Photo of Zorro
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Scents of perfume, chocolate, caramel and coffee. The hop used comes off as flowery.

Starts out mildly sweet and mostly patent malt. Tastes of chocolate, carbon, and vaguely spearmint. Mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK porter.This doesn't have the same bubble show in the glass that a Guinness does and that is the biggest disappointment.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Utter black in color, with a small tan head, which soon fades away. Thick, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Bitter chocolate and cocoa, with slight earthy hops dominate the aroma.

Taste: Opens with mellow cofee and semi-bitter cocoa.. As the taste progresses, the coffee and coca establish a solid undercurrent. As the taste progresses, the cocoa dominates. Finishes with a long, lingering note of semi-bitter Baker's chocolate.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, full.

Drinkability/notes: Beats the "standard" Polygamy Porter, but still seems understated and without the capacity to be enthused.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of 303beer
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a nice thick head. Nice and dark. You can see through it when held to a light in a pint glass. Wow its smooth and creamy. This beer is dangerous, I could drink these all day long. It's good. Had taste of roast even a touch of smoke on the second drink. Has some chocolate to it as well. I'm headed right back to the store for more of these. Good job to the brewers. I recommend this to anyone unless you must have a high hop profile in your beer.

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Pologamy Nitro Porter from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 23 ratings