Wasatch Polygamy Porter
While I may have harbored some trepidation toward the Apricot Hefeweizen upon opening a recent package from Utah Beers, the one that I was probably most looking forward to sampling was the Wasatch Polygamy Porter, a 4% ABV (24 IBU) American porter. Nothing says awesome like a full-flavored, sessionable brew, and that’s exactly what we have here with this brew.
Polygamy Porter isn’t overly robust, but it carries a solid dark malt flavor profile with a subtle oaty character that also gives the brew a smooth texture. And while I certainly enjoyed the Squatters IPA (and actually rated it higher) and aspects of the other brews in the package, I think this one was my favorite of the bunch.
Polygamy Porter pours a near opaque, dark chestnut with a light tan head that dropped slowly to a full ring and patchy surface cover.
The beer smells great. Deep, dark chocolate, black coffee, grain/oats and a touch of a roast in the background come together nicely.
Oh, that’s smooth. There’s definitely a good bit of oats in the mix there, not only in terms of flavor, but also as it contributes to the beer’s texture. Solid dark malt character keeps company with chocolate and a light coffee character. Polygamy Porter’s soft carbonation and medium body only add to its smoothness.
This may not have been the highest quality beer of the bunch that I received, but there’s just something about a porter that I really like. And this one is no exception. It’s not the most robust or fullest bodied one, but it’s also one that has great flavor and won’t cause you to feel as though you’ve been run over by a truck in the morning if you decide to have more than one.
This is a review of a promotional sample from the brewery.