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Kudzu Porter - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Kudzu PorterKudzu Porter

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BA SCORE
79
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of AUGRAD06
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

AUGRAD06, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
3/5  rDev -13.5%

cjgator3, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of tazzman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tazzman, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Golden32
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Golden32, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of a0lbudman
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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

a0lbudman, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
3/5  rDev -13.5%

TheSleepyMonkey, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Cavanaghty, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of brasher503
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

brasher503, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

DamageCase76, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +15.3%

ninaturner, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of rworkman
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

rworkman, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

AgentMunky, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of 007deepsouth
3/5  rDev -13.5%

007deepsouth, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Erik-P, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of rogerdandy
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of JasonLovesBeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

JasonLovesBeer, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of JeanDuteau
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

JeanDuteau, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of ZachT
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

ZachT, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

biboergosum, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Yanka
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Yanka, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Westvleteren12
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Westvleteren12, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Derek
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 7/18/13.

A: Deep mahogany/chest-nut brown, pours with a light tan head, thing ring of retention shows some leg.

S: Grainy aroma: roasted nut, brown sugar & chocoate.

T: Lots of roasted nut, some light coffee, hints of cocoa and orange zest. Slight grainy astringency. Modest bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body, nicely carb'd, hint of acidity.

O: I suspect this would be better when it's fresh.

Derek, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of BryanCarey
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Back 40 Kudzu Porter is dark brown in color with a nose that combines light roasty notes, citrus fruit, and dark malts. The light tan foam is nice and does leave some lacing as you consume.

This porter has a semi- complex taste with flavors such as roasted malt, chocolate, mild citrus, and a hint of smoke. Sample a little more and other flavors make their presence known, like mild coffee and even some woody notes. The body of the beer is light to medium and it is remarkably smooth for the style.

I love a good robust porter and while this is not full- bodied enough to qualify as a robust beer, it is still tasty enough and full enough to make its mark. I like the different taste sensations and the way they combine into one, synergetic beverage and I found that I liked the beer more and appreciated it more when I opened and sampled a second bottle. It’s not an easy beer to find if you live outside of Alabama, Florida, and the nearby areas, but it is worthy of your time if you can find it.

BryanCarey, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Summer92
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Summer92, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

schopenhauerale, Nov 19, 2013
Kudzu Porter from Back Forty Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.