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Kudzu Porter - Back Forty Beer Co.

Kudzu PorterKudzu Porter

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%


Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Reaper16 on 06-08-2011)
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Reviews by jmbraxton:
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-19-2012 01:32:37 | More by jmbraxton
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2014 12:29:16 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Tyler_Sly

Alabama

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 06:12:56 | More by Tyler_Sly
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-04-2014 13:17:52 | More by JohnnieNepal
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2014 02:00:39 | More by thatoneguymike
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Brinks

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-12-2014 18:19:40 | More by Brinks
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AUGRAD06

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 20:03:13 | More by AUGRAD06
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cjgator3

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-28-2014 01:11:42 | More by cjgator3
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tazzman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-11-2014 22:21:56 | More by tazzman
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Golden32

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

02-11-2014 02:43:16 | More by Golden32
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-black with a slight red tint coming through with an almost white head that leaves a spotted lace
S-roasted malt with what seem like a brown sugar smell with a slight hop aroma
T-roasted malt comes in at first then comes a hop bit that fades to a roasted hop flavor
M-full body and low carbonation
O-a strong Alabama beer coming through, cant wait to try it again

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 04:20:08 | More by a0lbudman
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-01-2014 01:56:37 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you Shan8454 for this in trade.

Appearance: Darker brown, with a thin beige head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts, nutty, and some fruity notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malts, bitter, and some nutty flavor in the background.

Overall: Personally not a fan of porters, but I will give this one credit it is good. A die-hard porter fan I would imagine would enjoys this one a lot.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 20:50:36 | More by Cavanaghty
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brasher503

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-26-2014 02:39:32 | More by brasher503
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-23-2014 02:37:14 | More by DamageCase76
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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-05-2014 17:17:06 | More by ninaturner
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rworkman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-31-2013 07:47:54 | More by rworkman
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AgentMunky

California

3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.

A: Coca cola brown. Ruby clear in direct light. Not much head.

S: Sweet chocolate. Hint of cream.

T/M/O: This is tasty! Smooth, robust, and creamy. Hints of chocolate and milk. Round and smooth, with a slightly nutty finish. Recommended! Would have again. Great example of a porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 03:13:45 | More by AgentMunky
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007deepsouth

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-11-2013 17:59:54 | More by 007deepsouth
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-11-2013 06:54:47 | More by Erik-P
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-10-2013 17:06:25 | More by rogerdandy
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-06-2013 05:28:17 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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JeanDuteau

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2nd beer of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar is another porter, but a more regular porter. It has a nice dark colour and pours with a normal head of reasonably thick foam. The smell and taste was chocolatey with some of the hops coming through in the smell. The dark malt taste was not overpowering and I really appreciated the taste of this beer. You could feel the beer over the entire palate and there were hints of smoke - although I only started to detect this after reading the bottle where it hinted that the beer was trying for this, so it could have been a placebo effect.

I rate this beer fairly high and would look for this as a porter on any pub's menu.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:23:26 | More by JeanDuteau
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-03-2013 03:59:40 | More by ZachT
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, day 2 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. 'Kudzu', an apt name for a beer from the American southeast, with one of the better taglines about the product therein that I've seen on a label of late: "Careful, it will grow on you!"

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick brown hue, with one finger of bubbly, loosely foamy tan head, which leaves a bit of spooky skewed webbed lace in places around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of bittersweet cocoa powder, bready caramel malt, lactic sourness, a mild oily nuttiness, burnt coffee, and a vegetal, green sort of reserved hoppiness. The taste is more gritty dark chocolate, roasted caramel malt, fairly innocuous milk solids, pithy stale nuts, faint bitter coffee grounds, a hint of citrus rind, and rather subtle earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, but mostly just supportive in its plebeian duties, the body a decent medium weight, generally smooth, and maybe a wee bit creamy, in the whipped air sense. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the bready malt tempered yet by the lingering dry coffee, char, and musty earthy hops.

Not too shabby a porter, overall, the basic elements are all there, except those that would differentiate this as an American version of the style. Yes, I'm nattering on about hops, and I fear that while this offering may once have had a complement befitting its fecund moniker, it has been squandered away by all the time it has been squired away in that big box 'o random beer, gussied up for this year's Yuletide.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:25:37 | More by biboergosum
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Kudzu Porter from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.