Beer of the Weekend #736: Polygamy Nitro Porter

The beer tonight is a Wasatch Brewery brand beer brewed by the Utah Brewers Cooperative of Salt Lake City, Utah, that I have not tried before: Polygamy Nitro Porter.

The beer pours a very deep brown color that is leaning toward black into a pint glass. A little more than a finger of dense, light tan, nitro-style head sits atop the beer. It dissipates very, very slowly, though. The aroma has a pleasing roasted character. It also has that nitro smoothness. Other scents include coffee, milk chocolate, light caramel, and cherry licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety — very true to style. The roasted character is prominent but muted and somewhat distant like it usually is with nitros. The flavors are there, though: milk chocolate, light caramel, and roasted malt, which leaves a nice bitterness on the taste buds. There is a hint of dark fruit.

Fun facts about Polygamy Nitro Porter:

• Style: BA classifies it as American porter.

• Price: $1.79 per 12-ounce bottle at the Hy-Vee on Waterfront Drive in Iowa City.

• Alcohol content: 6 percent ABV.

• Polygamy Nitro Porter is the nitro version of Polygamy Porter, which I have not tried yet.

The Quiet Man’s grade: B-.

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