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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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All of us here at Epic are happy to introduce the newest exponential libationóBlue 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 Utahís 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


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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle (Batch 2) and served in snifter: Pours a muddled deep brown with a light tan ring of foam and good lace. The aroma has a moderate fruitiness but could not tell it was Blackberries. Some piney and herbal esters. Very light nutty notes as well. The taste is twangy but really not much else until you get to the resiny and soapy finish from the Spruce. This really needs to have more richer Porter notes IMO. Overall:

E for effort, nice idea, willingness to try new combinations. Okay Blackberry undertones.

F for execution, Spruce brings a herbal soapy character to the edges and finish... not enough true roasty and nutty Porter notes.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nivekkcul (14) - - OCT 19, 2014
This is the best beer I have had in a while. The taste is amazing. Slightly effervescent but dark with a great finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
The porter itself is solid. Supplemented with light spruce herbalness. The blackberry lends a sweetness and tartness to the flavor. Different, but good."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fakebeersnob (183) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
After reading reviews I was expecting just a light berry taste. I am getting overwhelming jam taste. Light porter, donít really get the spruce on it. Towards the very end I am getting a bit of a burnt taste, but overwhelmingly very berry flavored. Hideoutís Blueberry cobbler was better.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Release #1.
Appearance: Even through the darkest light the center of this appears black, the edges are a deep purple to garnet hued though with some sediment showing. The head is short, quickly forming a thin tan coating with a bubbly edge.
Aroma: The aroma smells a bit of jam with a dash of pine needles. The aroma is weak and fruity mostly, not appealing or painful.
Taste: Very slight chocolate upfront and throughout with a dash of fruitiness and pine on the finish lingering a minute. Nothing bold, very light in flavor. The chocolate malts show through more as I drink it, but this is a bit watery. The finish is sort of piney, sort of metallic.
Palate: A bit watery with light carbonation.
Overall: A very meh porter. I see that the second release was higher in ABV so maybe Epic saw that this was too thin also? Very thin and lacking in much character. Itís inoffensive, but itís nothing I would want to drink again in this state.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Blueberry flavor was excellent. Didnít catch the spruce. Minor roast contribution. Three cheers for Epicís innovations!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Nice. Strong blackberry infused flavor. Port base is good. Surprisingly carbonated -- a fizzy pour. Slightly tart; nor sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
On tap. Black with a fizzy tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted grain aroma. Silky bright medium bodied palate. Tastes of milk chocolate, cherry, citrus, and vanilla with a malty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with beige head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is bready malt and faint blueberry. Thin mouthfeel with tangy berry and resin. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle v1:   Deep cola, thin frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Roasted malts, ashy, charred wood on the nose.   Faint spruce tip, but not much in the way of blackberries.   Minor dark chocolate, or bakers chocolate.   Ashy, very ashy, roasted malts, light bitterness, bakers chocolate.   Not too bitter, not all that malty.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little astringent on the finish.   Not a very clean example.   Wished it had more blackberries.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Black with a tan head. Light lacing with a film of retention. Nose of light roast, chocolate, blackberry and some roasty sourness. Tastes of blackberry and/or blueberry extract, dark chocolate, light candy sweetness and dries out on the backend. Medium feel, medium body, and a light sourness.


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