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Kudzu Porter - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Kudzu PorterKudzu Porter

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reaper16 on 06-08-2011)
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

BigGold, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

gritz147, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +17%

Pours a clear, dark brown. 3/2 inch had of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, roasted malt, hint of sweet malt, alcohol, hint of chocolate, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American porter. Mouth feel is sharp and clean with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of coffee, hint of caramel malt, alcohol, pine, and hops. Overall, decent porter, good complexity, but the hop levels almost make it taste like an American black ale.

Tone, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Jeff8ham, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

bongobeer, Aug 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

sewhitehead, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

BrewerDawg, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Mistacrowley, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Sanmn420, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

khargro2, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

GeorgiaGirl93, Jun 09, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -8.4%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: Pours a fairly dark brown, not quite opaque, with low visible carbonation. A thin tan half-hearted head tries to form with very poor retention.

S: Not a lot of aroma here – roasty notes, some sweetness from the malts, and a touch of chocolate.

T: Roasted malts with moderate bitter character, hints of chocolate and less coffee, and some resinous hop bitterness near the end.

M: Has a thin body for porter (more like an average brown ale), and is nearly undercarbonated. Medium alcohol presence.

O: Very, very unimpressive – not an undrinkable beer, since the roasted malt character keeps things interesting. I won't give up on the brewery after this beer. But ultimately this is a poor porter.

macrosmatic, Jun 08, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +13.5%

Another outstanding Porter....this time from an Alabama Brewery..

Was pleasantly surprised how good this Porter is and did not find it to be watery as some have mentioned. I passed on several other porters to buy this brew and was rewarded with some good brew...

Andco924, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Texasfan549, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

sanford_and_son, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 22, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -8.4%

I had this beer in a bottle. As far as appearance, the bottle was a bottle; nothing to say there. As for when I poured the beer into my pint, it had a pretty attractive look to it; very dark and retained a good head for a great length of time.
The smell was pretty good but nothing to write home about. Like that of a typical porter smell, it had a dark coffee smell with a subtle sweetness about it.
The taste: It was okay. Typically, when I drink darker beers I like a richer more full body taste. This beer was pretty thin.
Mouthfeel: As I said before, I like a more full bodied feel to my dark beers. This, I'd more closely associate with a black lager.
Overall: I'd drink this beer again but wouldn't send anyone out to try it.

Tyler_Sly, Apr 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

JohnnieNepal, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

thatoneguymike, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +18.2%

It pours nice and dark. Not much of a head on it at all. Mild chocolate flavor, with a dark roast coffee taste that lasts on your tongue. Malty taste becomes more prevalent as it warms. Nice and light in mouthfeel, so it doesn't weigh you down or overwhelm your taste buds. A good go to Porter.

AUGRAD06, Mar 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

cjgator3, Feb 28, 2014
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Kudzu Porter from Back Forty Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.