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Backyard Porter - Fountain Square Brewing Co.

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fountain Square Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 10-27-2011)
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Reviews by wisrarebeer:
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

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
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

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
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

Pours a dark ruby, with a small head of tan bubbles. Minimal lacing.

Nose is roasty and fruity, and the body is light, even watery.

Flavor is toffee up front, with some roasty chocolate in there as well. Maybe this isn't super unique or standout, but it does go down smoothly, and Backyard Porter is a faithful and flavorful English-style porter.

05-04-2013 23:32:54 | More by secondtooth
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-09-2013 23:12:26 | More by freewill35
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-30-2012 21:29:09 | More by FalconA
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

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
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Thanks Howard!

01-04-2014 02:24:09 | More by emerge077
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grogged


2.38/5  rDev -33.9%

On tap at the Red Lion Grog House. Served in 16 oz glass w/ Fountain Square Brewing logo.

Pours a deep brown with a creamy tan head that looks delicious. The smell was fragrant, almost earthy, yet slight off. Roasted coffee comes to mind, but there's an industrial whiff to it also. The mouthfeel is different. The carbonation stands out noticeably and not for the better. Full, yet fizzy and inconsistent. The coffee taste comes to the fore and so does the bitterness. The problem I had with this beer is that the bad carbonation notes and the bitterness linger too long in the brut(al) finish. I can love a beer that's slightly off, but this one was too far off for me. A drain pour.

05-15-2012 02:11:12 | More by grogged
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Highstplz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-04-2014 23:42:43 | More by Highstplz
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noblittjared

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

01-11-2013 00:40:55 | More by noblittjared
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-04-2013 13:54:40 | More by jmarsh123
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buschbeer

Ohio

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
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smchenry75

Indiana

5/5  rDev +38.9%

12-16-2011 22:00:51 | More by smchenry75
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jadler16

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2014 17:11:02 | More by jadler16
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aasher

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

On draft at McKenzie River off of 82nd St.

This arrived a medium bodied coca brown in color on the verge of black with a one finger cream colored head. The nose features slight coffee, slight dark chocolate, and bitter roast. It solid, more bitterness than most. The flavors feature coffee and cream first and foremost. The chocolate is light subtly sweet. It finishes off dry and bitter. It drinks smoothly and between light and medium in body. Overall this is a solid beer and a nice first experience from this brewer. I'll try more of their beers in the future.

02-08-2012 20:45:04 | More by aasher
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-25-2014 01:47:58 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-01-2014 16:26:14 | More by Drknight
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-01-2013 14:01:06 | More by speedvagen
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Brewbadeezees


3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

08-11-2014 20:43:07 | More by Brewbadeezees
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-08-2013 06:42:43 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-14-2014 22:01:08 | More by robwestcott
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LarBob1969


4.5/5  rDev +25%

02-07-2013 18:40:45 | More by LarBob1969
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juzh12

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2014 17:42:02 | More by juzh12
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denimdemon

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-30-2012 16:08:59 | More by denimdemon
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Flight317

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-30-2014 22:55:09 | More by Flight317
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Backyard Porter from Fountain Square Brewing Co.
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