Kudzu Porter - Back Forty Beer Co.

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Reaper16 on 06-08-2011)
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Photo of Derek
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of Summer92
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of TJK
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of smekermann
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of dfillius
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BojanglesO7
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of swedishmailman
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Akfindlay
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Ragamuffin1970
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ahommell
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pretty. Shows a very dark red/brown. Foamy head. Lacing stays throughout.

S: Hoppy. More than expected. Can be a little off putting if you think that this is a porter.

T: Smoother than anticipated. It has a slight smokey flavor to the beginning of the sip and a strong back half of the sip that you can get the taste of a more woody porter. Goes down very smooth. Impressed with the different folds of flavor. I get a different idea of oak, coffee, and possibly even a hint of nutmeg in a sip studied carefully. However, this isn't about how careful it is. This drink is supposed to be a brutish porter... I mean look at the name. KUDZU takes over everything in the South, but this porter is much more delicate. However, it is going to win over many friends. Tasty!

M: Light at first. It is a very smooth porter. The after taste leaves a very normal porterish taste and a feel and it sticks with you for some time. If drinking this with food, be sure to pair it correctly, otherwise you may not be happy with how your food tastes or feels. I was incredibly happy with this beer as I was just drinking it for the pleasure.

O: Wow. Surprised. This is my first beer from Gadsen, Alabama. Thoroughly impressed with the delicate, yet strong porter. The porter is not the usual garden variety but has many folds of taste.

Photo of DocAJ
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Crimsonfloods
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jmathis
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of bcuz7
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mbonugli
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Kudzu Porter from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.