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Kudzu Porter - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Kudzu PorterKudzu Porter

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.61%
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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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

California

3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
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%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +7.4%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:25:37 | More by biboergosum
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Yanka

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-03-2013 02:14:43 | More by Yanka
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-02-2013 21:47:04 | More by Westvleteren12
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 19:25:29 | More by Derek
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 05:18:29 | More by BryanCarey
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Summer92

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-28-2013 02:59:48 | More by Summer92
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-19-2013 20:26:58 | More by schopenhauerale
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TJK

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-14-2013 20:22:25 | More by TJK
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-28-2013 05:54:19 | More by smekermann
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-16-2013 17:13:27 | More by DuffDaddy
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-15-2013 23:13:47 | More by Segelstrom
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-15-2013 22:31:30 | More by Kmat10
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Zach136

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-09-2013 22:31:15 | More by Zach136
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-26-2013 11:52:03 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, clear, with garnet tints at the edges. The head is a couple fingers of light beige foam. Moderate lacing.

Smell: Black malts, always unmistakable, edged with a little fresh citrus. Ashen tar-like note from the black malts with some more agreeable chocolate, sweetened coffee bringing up the rear.

Taste: Upfront pop of smokey, creosote-esque black malt ahead of the slightly softer touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Relatively light sweetness. Citrusy, faintly floral hops with a fair degree of bitterness aided a bit by the astringency from the black malts. Drying, lightly lemony, lightly astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (just barely). Medium carbonation.

Overall: After the mildness of the brown, I wasn't expecting a stronger American citrus hop presence. Also, as is always the case, I'm never too keen on the inclusion of black malts, a very overbearing addition, in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:26:56 | More by ChainGangGuy
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dfillius

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-02-2013 22:54:12 | More by dfillius
Kudzu Porter from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.