Badger Porter
Sand Creek Brewing Company

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From:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #489
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,184
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 15.87%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
57
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 09, 2022
Added:
Feb 15, 2007
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  6
SCORE
77
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Rated: 3.87 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I got a bottle of this beer off the single shelf from a beer store in LaCrosse, WI. The beer poured a nearly opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had subtle vanilla and cocoa tones. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with vanilla and mocha presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Sep 27, 2020
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a glass. The beer pours a dark but clear brown color with a one inch tan head.The foam slowly slipped away leaving just a thin cap and no lacing on the side of the glass.
The aroma is mostly sweet cocoa nibs.
The taste follows the nose, sweet with a touch of coffee, there is nothing bitter or dry to the sip.
There is plenty of carbonation, also this beer is thicker or a bit creamier than I anticipated.
This beer tastes fine, I would drink it again.
Dec 24, 2019
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sand Creek Badger Porter, 12 oz bottle, no date, poured into Tallgrass Globe Snifter.

A very anemic tan-looking liquid comes forth from the bottle, but as it forms it develops a medium to heavy brown color. Whew, that was close. Some white head standing about 1/4 finger tall, slight lacing broken up above the head which I assume is where it stuck after the pour.

Aroma is nearly non existent but I can detect some slight earthy notes, perhaps a touch of sawdust and toffee.

Flavor brings some interesting notes of blackberry, cola, coffee, caramel, cocoa nibs, and gritty dirt. I can get with this. Easy drinking.

Feel is about right, if a bit thin, and has some nice slickness to it as well. Roast and dryness accompany a stiff but busy moderate to high carbonation with slight stickiness at the back end.

Overall, hey, this wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. The nose and appearance were garbage, but the feel and flavor were highly enjoyable. I could see how some folks would DP this, but for me it works fine. Not bad, I'd probably pick up another single or two next time I'm over in WI, note to self.
Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by AuntBea from Illinois

Jan 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Sep 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.45 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 02, 2017
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
My first Sand Creek ale isn't a good start.
Badger Porter has a thin mouth. High carbonation makes it worse. Easy to drink, not easy to buy again.
Dec 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Mar 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.79 by TexasATM3 from Indiana

Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by CraigP83 from Minnesota

1.49/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
To light in color for a standard porter, light auburn, lots of floating particulates. Smells oaky, dry, slightly sour. Has to be Infected, Drain pour.
Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.49 by pauldig from Texas

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 2.96 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Sep 12, 2015
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Rated by npachl from Wisconsin

1.93/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Horrible
Aug 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by BeerDazed from Wisconsin

Jul 24, 2015
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with light tan head. Coffee, roasted malts, and raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with coffee and chocolate, light sweetness too.
Jun 26, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L: Pours fairly clear chestnut brown under a thuin cream to light tan foam collar.
S: More brown sugar and darker sugars than chocolate or coffee aromas, faint chocolate but no harsh roast aromas.
T: Chocolate but dry and not sweet and more in the middle than in the front, leasding into the after taste. Some graininess. Finishes dry with a touch of tartness.
F: Very creamy, medium full body, with very fine soft carbonation.
O: This is a fairly tame porter. The chocolate is there but fairly toned down, no coffee, the hops are mild and the alcohol is moderate.It is not huge and in your face but it is easy to drink.
Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.04 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.29 by Thos2020 from Wisconsin

Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 2.79 by Faunland from Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by EddieJoe from Illinois

Jan 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by EvanSalibi from Illinois

Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by wrightst from Maryland

Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.65 by smbslt from Illinois

Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bandi from New York

Sep 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by metter98 from New York

Sep 14, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by kraticus41 from Minnesota

Sep 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Bluegrass49 from Minnesota

Sep 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by assman79 from Wisconsin

Jul 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by KyleSweetsema from Minnesota

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by falconxman from Illinois

Jul 16, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Nickyscott1899 from Wisconsin

May 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by DarthGuitarHero from Minnesota

Apr 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by bismarksays from Iowa

Apr 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Apr 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by MN_Beerticker from Minnesota

Mar 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Mdodge8837 from Minnesota

Feb 02, 2014
Badger Porter from Sand Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 109 ratings