Backyard Porter - Fountain Square Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
4 oz pour at tasting even. Growler. Review from notes.
A- Thin brown body with light head. Not too deep brown
S- Nice balance hop malt, hops and some woodsyness
T- Smokey malts with just a bit of hops for balance. Pretty good overall profile and balance
M- A bit on the thin side, but not a major detractor
O- Solid, straight forward porter with smokey tones
07-25-2014 18:51:19 | More by PBRmeasap1980
3.86/5 rDev +7.2%
Decent porter from Fountain Square brewing. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a medium tan head and thin lacing on the glass. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate and sweet caramel malts. Very rounded mouthfeel, not overly coating. Tastes of chocolate up front, medium roast coffee on the back, caramel on the sides with light bittering hops on the aftertaste. As a fan of English style ales, this hits the mark. Solid session beer for the porter fan. As a note I will add that some of the beers in the six pack were complete foamers, just so happens this one did not explode. Lots of variance from beer to beer. Still, this one was a winner. Will try the little lady's later and see how she fares with it. Subject to re-review.
07-08-2014 20:17:43 | More by Brutaltruth
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
A- Pours a deep brown in color, with lots of red tones and not very close to black. Average sized, 2 finger head forms and is medium tan in color. Retention and lacing are both very good. Some particulates are suspended in the body of the beer.
S- Lots of chocolate notes hit the nose first and are backed up by a little bit of burnt malt. Mostly sweeter chocolate flavors here that dominate the scent throughout.
T- Lots more burnt malts are prominent in the taste compared to the scent. Not much in the way of the chocolate flavors I found on the nose here. Starts dry and burnt in the flavor department. Burnt flavors are just a little bit bitter and are the primary flavor throughout the drink. Burnt flavors linger after the drink with maybe just a touch of smokiness.
M- This beer is rather thin and light on the tongue with a medium level of carbonation. Strong burnt malt flavors provide a little bit of body. This beer is pretty easy to drink too.
Overall, this is a slightly above average porter. It would really stand out if the chocolate on the nose translated into more chocolate in the flavor. Otherwise, there are some good burnt malt flavors and quality feel on the tongue. I wouldn't mind drinking a few more of these.
01-31-2014 00:58:00 | More by boilermakerbrew
3/5 rDev -16.7%
Into a tumbler glass it immediately fills the glass with foam. Trying again, and "beer rinsing" the glass first, it pours with only half a glass of foam. Color is a dark brown with some minor clarity around the edges when backlit. Lots of foam, coats the glass in sheets. The overcarbonation is a potential sign of infection though.
Aroma holds nothing out of the ordinary. Roasted malt, a little chalky.
Astringent tartness and some weird solvent minerality show up first. Dry roasty malt underneath, but it's marred by the off flavors and seltzery overcarbonation. Will try this again someday to re-evaluate, hopefully this was an isolated case.
01-04-2014 02:24:09 | More by emerge077
4.01/5 rDev +11.4%
Thanks to Justin for the trade.
A: nice caramel color, a bit lighter but head was very good to end of glass
S: very roasty, grainy and chocolatey
T: very similar to nose
M: rounded with grains and toasted quality
O: high drinkable and very tasty, nice balance of malt and hops
12-23-2013 03:33:14 | More by wisrarebeer
3.6/5 rDev 0%
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass
A - It is brown to dark amber in color with amber highlights with an inch or two of tan head. It looks more like a brown ale than a porter.
S - The aroma is chocolate and cocoa.
T - The taste begins with some cocoa. Then I get some roasted malt. It finishes with a bitter burnt flavor.
M - Medium
O - I kept thinking I was drinking a brown ale. The burnt finish was the only thing that reminded me that I wasn't.
12-04-2013 21:55:18 | More by buschbeer
Backyard Porter from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
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