This porter from Utah's Uinta Brewing Co. is named after that state's highest mountain. It's a traditional, robust porter that took bronze at this year's Great American Beer Festival.
Uinta's beers are available throughout the Rocky Mountain states, the Pacific Northwest and along the East Coast.
Dark brown in color and nearly opaque with a warm copper-brown glow. Modest cream head that leaves sticky lacing. Holding it up to light reveals a steady upward flow of very small bubbles.
King's Peak has a rich, sweet malty aroma. There's also an underlying sticky, fruity scent of caramelized fruit. Whiffs of a light, smoky wood... bourbon barrel.
Taste & Feel
Leads off with a dry bite that mellows into a silky blend of flavors. Robust, lightly smoky malt with hints of espresso up front, changing to a dark fruitiness. Subtle earthy hops present throughout.
It has a medium body that provides a rich, creamy mouthfeel with a clean, dry finish.
Pretty good. I'm looking forward to enjoying another with tonight's beef stew.
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