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All of us here at Epic are happy to introduce the newest exponential libation—Blue Law Porter. This is a medium-bodied porter to which we added blackberry puree at the end of primary fermentation and finished it with spruce tip extract harvested from Blue Spruce trees found on the grounds of Utah’s State Capitol building. It has a roasting profile with a fruity tartness and an aftertaste of resinous spruce.
Rel. 1 - 5.9 ABV
Rel. 2.- 7.0 ABV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Release #2 at 7% ABV. Opaque dark brown with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, soft chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is tart berries, soft roasted malt, and faint chocolate. Body is light and has a strong, spritzy carbonation. Lingering berry tartness throughout. Ends with more soft chocolate, tart berries, and roasted malt. Too much blackberry and not much else. Disappointing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Sample at World Of Beer. Dark brown pour with a minimal beige head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Roast malt and coffee in the nose. Light to medium body with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt and subtle berry. The finish is mildly bitter with a coffee aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Smells like a porter with light chocolate aromas. Faint blackberry and chocolate flavors. Overall a tasty porter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Draft. Not much aroma that I can place. Not quite black. I taste way too much roasted coffee for my liking. I don't get much fruitiness. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly sspiced rich dark cocoa with a shot of espresso. Taste is coffee grounds with bitter cocoa and a hint of subtle and sour spice. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of spruce, chocolate, faint berry notes. The taste is strong tart berries, mild chocolate, mild spruce. A bit of spice. Medium bodied, a little disjointed. Not great, but a nice experiment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Ok, weak pour. Color of charred wood with a significant amount of light showing on the edges. One finger of wispy tan head shows. Nose is no good, kind of convoluted and ’butty’ with hints of blackberry and almost no porter character. Evergreen comes through just a tad. Flat flavor, some bitter grain shows through with a touch of spice from the spruce and some berry character. A noble effort I suppose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. The aroma is sour/tart, pine, fruity, slight infection, chocolate. The flavors are more of the same. This is an odd combination of ingredients. Not very easy to drink. Gets better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4916) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2012
22oz bottle (release #1) from the brewery
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted coffee, bakers chocolate and dark berries
Taste: Roasted malts, dark roast coffee with a bitter (spruce?) earthy finish
An interesting change from a regular porter, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Release #1 bottle from the brewery. 5.9% ABV. Pours a dark brown with a big, foamy tan head that disappears quickly with nice lacing. Interesting aroma that leads with some roasted coffee & baking chocolate and finishes with some spruce/pine bite. The berries appear in the flavor with some tartness. Nice but a little thin overall.

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